• Katie O

    Truman is cute. I would have never thought about it as a girl’s name, but it’s unique and Tru would be cute.

    Some of my favorites are Stella, Ruby, Tessa, Rory, Tillie, Willa, and Callista. Of course with each passing year my cats get these names and the future kids name list gets smaller.

    Of course I think Leta would appreciate Aurora (Rory or Briar Rose), Cinderella (Cindy or Ella?), Belle, Arielle, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahantas, and Snow White.

  • Anonymous

    I like the name True for a girl.

    Heather and Jon
    Leta and True
    Coco and Chuck

    True’s middle name could be Princess which would foster sisterly affection, dontcha think?

  • http://goingtothecountry.blogspot.com Terri

    Our daughter is named Veronica AKA Roni and she really likes it. or so she tells me. I like Tru for a girl…or Trudy. Great spin on a family name.

  • Amy

    I’m delurking to tell you that our son’s name is Truman Tate. Truman is definitely not common, so when I read the name I started laughing. My daughter’s name is even less common – Maris Paige.

  • http://jenninejohnson.com Jennine

    How about “Runs With Scissors”?

  • Anonymous

    We’ve been having the same issue naming our second (due June 9th.) We had a beautiful girl’s name picked out for our first: Sofia Joy, but didn’t find out the sex and ended up with a boy (and we only had a middle name picked out!) He ended up being Owyn Sebastian. We know we’re having a girl this time, and I’ve had a favorite name picked out since LONG before I ever knew my husband: Talia (accent on the “i” – can’t figure it out on my new mac) It has taken me two and a half pregnancies to convince him. It isn’t run of the mill (try being a Jessica, product of the 80′s) and the meanings are beautiful, but he’s afraid it sounds too ethnic (we’re both whiter than white) or that she’ll be called Taliban. Whatever – I would have ended up being very disappointed in the end if we had named our first Sofia (had she been a girl) even though it is a beautiful name – so I am putting my foot down.

    Now, about the middle name…

  • Sarah

    My husband and I didn’t decide on a name until about two weeks before my daughter was born. She’s now Ava Catherine, Catherine being a family name (but it pissed off his side of the family because it wasn’t Katherine) and Ava being a derivative of Evelyn, my grandmother’s middle name.

    All I can say is, don’t tell anyone until you have her. If your family is anything like ours, they’ll just bitch. :P

  • http://iaskedwhen.blogspot.com Whitney

    I can’t resist but throw in some suggestions. But I’m sure you’re going to choose an amazing name. Can’t wait to find out what it is!

    -Josephine (call her Jo or Josie)
    -Aurora (Rory)
    -Lura
    -Wren
    -Harper
    -Olive
    -Kahlo
    -Jillian
    -Ferne
    -Adelaide
    -Aster
    -Emerson
    -Greta
    -Celia

    Someone mentioned Coraline earlier and asked if it was lame to name someone after a movie, but it was a book first, making it less lame. I think its a cute name…

    Okay this is too much fun.

  • Brooke

    Oh, where have my manners gone! (it seems all I could talk about in my first post was my dire naming issue- I’ll chalk it up to ‘placenta brain’)

    Congrats to you, Jon, and Leta! I wish you luck in finding that perfect name:)

    p.s.
    I think Truman for a little girl is the bees knees.

  • Anonymous

    What about Truly? (yes I am ripping that off from chitty chitty bang bang)

  • http://www.wrightforyou.com Caroline Wright

    Oh my god. Did the internets just name your daughter Truman?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that! I kinda love it, actually. Did you have any idea that so many people would be supportive of Truman for a girl’s name?

    If I had a baby tomorrow, I would name her Friday. I know a woman named Friday, and she’s the shit, just 32 flavors of fun. Everybody is always glad to see her. I think she has developed a spectacularly delightful life philosophy over the years, largely because of the way the world responds to her… always with a little joy: ‘It’s FRIIIIIDAAAAAY!!!’ I mean, how can one resist?

  • Eden

    …and Google tells me the UBN has been mentioned on this site already about a million trillion times.

    I should have guessed.

  • Laura

    I don’t have children myself, but I do have dogs. Our spoiled baby girl (she’s actually 7.5 years old!) is named Lily. I picked this name for her b/c it was the name of a little girl in a lovely book I was reading at the time and it has been so perfect for her ever since. I love this name and believe it is beautiful for a “tip-toeing” precious girl.

    I also have a friend who named her first girl just a couple years ago “Greta Rae”, and I absolutely LOVE this name.

    So, I suggest either “Lily” or “Greta Rae”.

    Good luck to you both on agreeing eventually!

  • Anonymous

    Please, please don’t name her Truman. Tru is a pretty nickname, but Truman sounds too masculine for a girl. Also, it would be too easy for other children to tease her. Children could call her Tru-man, Tru-woman, Two-woman, Two-man, and many more. Save her from this humiliation.

  • http://forgingahead.wordpress.com Kathleen@ForgingAhead

    My husband and I can barely agree what to name a cat! A kid would be our undoing.

  • Jessica

    I’m sure you completely intended this post to be a name generator. Even so, I’m going to share our girl name we were saving for our second girl that turned out to be a boy. We’re done having children so I can release it. Gillian. Not horribly common, not so uncommon people will assume she’s from Mars. Also, I like the nickname Gillybean. And I feel you on the agreeing on a name thing. With our son, we didn’t name him until we were about to be discharged! It fits him, but we kind of were like…well I guess we can’t just call him ‘baby’ his whole life and found one we both didn’t yak at. Not a fantastic history for him huh?

  • Sara

    Our second baby is due June 22nd and we just had our level 2 ultrasound at the perinatologist’s office a week ago. We’ve got the opposite problem – tons of girl names, always thought we’d have two girls and it turns we’re having a boy. My 5 year old was initially gutted until she realized this means she’ll never have to share her princess dresses or dress up clothes, or any of her dolls. Then she was so stoked, she actually picked out a name and she keeps referring to him by it. Haha.

  • Mel

    Ok…on the chance that you make it through the other 700 before me, I’ll throw in my 2 cents..

    Going on Heather, Jon, and Leta…either pick a name that starts with F or N….and all names skip a letter.

    So…Fiona, Nadia, Nina, Natalie….

    I also like Chloe and Lauren

    or…here’s my great-grandmother and her female siblings:

    Zula, Floy, Goaldia (Goldie), Isky, and Kromia…they always gets a laugh.

  • Jennifer

    How about Loftan? Again, I like Leta and Loftan both beginning with the same letters. I’m wedding planning right now and as I look at invitations online I also pick out potential baby names. Think about what her name will sound like on her wedding invitations…

  • J

    I have a suggestion for your baby girl,
    Romina Armstrong

    Sounds powerful :) Congrats for your baby Heather. :)

  • Francesca

    I like the following names for girls (feel free to disagree)

    Maeve (pronounced May-ve; This one is my favourite)

    Phoebe

    Kira

    Lexi (short for Alexandra or Alexis)

    Libby

    Kali (a Hindu goddess who’s known to be terrifying… might work for when her crying is waking you up at 3 in the morning)

    Abby

    Zoe (with the dots over the ‘e’. For some reason I just don’t like it spelled ‘Zoey’)

    Simone

    Solange

  • nicole

    how about Shan, for your & Jon’s old friend? Leta & Shan. or you could elongate it to the traditional form of Shannon.

  • Kristi

    So I threw my girl’s names out at you before, but I’ll give them to you again. My husband and I could NEVER agree on names. We had trouble all 3 times. Our second daughter didn’t have a name for a day and a half, because the one we originally picked out for her we decided it just wasn’t her. So here is what we ended up with: Sonya, Lana and Georgia. Simple pretty names that aren’t off the wall, but not the most popular today. Kinda like Leta’s name. I think any one would go well with her name and your last name. Feel free to use any of them. Or here are the ones we almost named each of them: Veronica, Holly, and Kara. The first set fit them all much better!

  • Megan

    I didn’t read all the comments, so I apologise if someone has already said this, but may I suggest “Aisling”? It is the gaelic word for “vision” and is pronounced “ash-ling” so it has an easy, “normal”-sounding nickname.

  • Anonymous

    I vote Addison. If you have a Louise in your family you could name her Addison Louise and call her Addie Lou:)

  • Kristi

    So I threw my girl’s names out at you before, but I’ll give them to you again. My husband and I could NEVER agree on names. We had trouble all 3 times. Our second daughter didn’t have a name for a day and a half, because the one we originally picked out for her we decided it just wasn’t her. So here is what we ended up with: Sonya, Lana and Georgia. Simple pretty names that aren’t off the wall, but not the most popular today. Kinda like Leta’s name. I think any one would go well with her name and your last name. Feel free to use any of them. Or here are the ones we almost named each of them: Veronica, Holly, and Kara. The first set fit them all much better!

  • Anonymous

    Thinkin’ you should go ahead and name your baby one of those old lady names sugested above based on the old lady wallpaper you are considering for her nursery. Out of all the paper you are considering only 2 are even remotely youthful and appealing… the rest look like nursing home wall covering.

  • http://www.fleuris.ca Fleuris.ca

    NO! Despite what earlier commenters have said, not call your girl Truman. It’s a nice name for a boy, but definitely not for a girl.

    I’m sure you’ll find something wonderful eventually.

  • Kristi

    So I threw my girl’s names out at you before, but I’ll give them to you again. My husband and I could NEVER agree on names. We had trouble all 3 times. Our second daughter didn’t have a name for a day and a half, because the one we originally picked out for her we decided it just wasn’t her. So here is what we ended up with: Sonya, Lana and Georgia. Simple pretty names that aren’t off the wall, but not the most popular today. Kinda like Leta’s name. I think any one would go well with her name and your last name. Feel free to use any of them. Or here are the ones we almost named each of them: Veronica, Holly, and Kara. The first set fit them all much better!

  • http://thecaderchronicles.blogspot.com Hayley

    LOL I’m an idiot. I told you that “permission” was spelled wrong on Jon’s site… and I spelled “copyright” incorrectly.

    Sorry, Jon! I love your blog, too!

  • http://www.birdysknits.com/blog Birdy

    We had the exact same problem. In the end there was ONLY one name in the universe of names that my hubby and I agreed on: Lorelei. But, I am still a tad bitter, Elizabeth is a lovely name and it would have been fun with all the nicknames. However, I had little standing with naming our daughter since I steam rolled over my hubby with the name of our son.

  • Kristi

    So I threw my girl’s names out at you before, but I’ll give them to you again. My husband and I could NEVER agree on names. We had trouble all 3 times. Our second daughter didn’t have a name for a day and a half, because the one we originally picked out for her we decided it just wasn’t her. So here is what we ended up with: Sonya, Lana and Georgia. Simple pretty names that aren’t off the wall, but not the most popular today. Kinda like Leta’s name. I think any one would go well with her name and your last name. Feel free to use any of them. Or here are the ones we almost named each of them: Veronica, Holly, and Kara. The first set fit them all much better!

  • http://designergirl007.typepad.com Anonymous

    The name is a very tricky subject. Although, isn’t it truly amazing, how whatever name is chosen, when the baby is born the name just fits.

    My husband thought Maximus Studhorse sounded good. I think he was smoking crack and we obviously ruled that out.

    Good luck! Love your blog!

  • http://www.jonesberry.blogspot.com Becky

    I’m tossing Avery into the ring. Or I had a student named Erynn, I thought that was an exotic twist on an old favorite.

    Good luck, my son didn’t get named until he was 12 hours old.

  • thejunebug

    Woman, are you a Utah ex-mormon or not?? Just give up and name her Truman.

    Alternatively you can pick a name from the Utah Baby Namer:
    http://wesclark.com/ubn/

    Both my first AND middle names are on that list. I am ashamed. :P

  • Emily

    Sorry if any of these have been posted but 713 comments are a lot to go through. These are a few I like.

    Ainsley
    Zoey
    Madeleine
    Aiden
    Isobel
    Janti (pronounced jon-tee the “j” is more of a “ge” sound)

  • http://crushedglass.net crushedglass

    I actually ended up with my name because my mother didn’t have any bad associations with it. And, I recently found out, it was one of the names she wanted to change hers to. She thought hers (Mary) was too boring. But she ended up keeping it and I got the name instead!

  • Kristi

    So sorry! My computer was doing wacky things and you got my post 4 times. I didn’t mean to, but I really do like my girls names, so perhaps they’ll stick in your head more!

  • http://www.thecamille.blogspot.com/ Camille

    Heather,

    I’ve got it.

    “Lincoln.” Usually a boy’s name, but I can see this as a really really great girl’s name. Otherwise, go with Truman/Tru. I just think Lincoln goes so well with Leta…

    Leta and Lincoln.

    I like it.

    xx,
    Camille

  • Molly

    Yay! I’m so glad to hear all is well.

    I suggest Molly because I’m great and then you can join me in protesting against its use as a dog’s name.

  • Maiken

    My parents couldn’t agree on my name until they found some Swedish family history. I have loved a name that is linked to family and tradition. I was lucky to know absolutely what to name my daughter, Lucia.

    I wish you all the best. Your blog has meant so much to me as a mom and a woman in the balance of daily life. Thank you for sharing!

  • Spendthrift

    Felicity, and call her ‘Flea’ until she’s old enough to put her foot down.
    Then, when she’s the star soccer player and one of the guys, call her ‘Phil’ until she puts her foot down and becomes homecoming queen as ‘Felicity’.
    I’m sorry it was a TV show, I have always liked the name.

    Julia Grace.
    Clair (or Clare, or Claire) Adele.

  • http://retardedinlove.com Michelle

    Josh and I aren’t even married yet and we have two girls’ and two boys’ names picked out, first and second. So we have nothing to fight about anymore, obviously.

  • Anonymous

    Esha, Neha, Tanvi, Riya, Shweta. Indian names…. search for the meanings on the net. They are lot deeper…

  • Eden

    Two of my favourite girl names:

    Rowan

    Sadie

  • http://libelletage.blogspot.com Lisa

    It’s funny how much time we spend trying to name our kids. I had some friends who kept their baby name a secret because they didn’t want anyone to STEAL it.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/hclaire05/ kami

    Mine is kami sue, you could go with kami tru! LOL!

  • Phoebe

    I’m gonna go ahead and second Daffodil Souffle.

    Seriously, though, find something that feels right…and tell Jon that if he still wants to shoot squirrels when he meets Baby This Name, he’s out. ;)

  • http://www.moggit.blogspot.com Joy

    My step daughter {who is due when you are} chose Olive – Olly for short. :)

    May I offer some unsolicited advice? Whatever name you choose, open your kitchen window, lean out and then scream it 8 times in a row. Then close the window, take a moment to catch your breath, if you still like it – that’s the name for you!

    Joy

  • b

    I think the name Alena is both beautiful and goes great with Leta and Armstrong.