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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    blade replied to a thread Scarlett in Girl Baby Names
    I think it's waaaaaay too much. It's bookends, a matched set, etc. But I do think Scarlett is a good stylistic match for Jameson and actually...
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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Well I must say I'm very happy to see so much appreciation for Noor! I would love to see it used more widely.
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    I think Stella fits beautifully. Stella Leonor(e)? Lovely!
    27 replies | 914 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    blade replied to a thread Sister to Arianna in Girl Baby Names
    Well, Arianna is a bit trendy now (not a slur-- it shows people have good taste). So I'll say she picked something else in that same 'girly, classic,...
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    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    blade replied to a thread Michaela in Girl Baby Names
    I think MarceLINE and floRINa share too many sounds. Michaela is a lovely and dignified name-- I think the Makayla trend is thankfully past, and we...
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Anything with a vaguely continental feel would go nicely. Klara and Theo are both a tad exotic but still short and accessible. Maren Ingrid...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    lexiem replied to a thread Isabelle vs Isabel in Girl Baby Names
    I usually like going with the simplest spelling (unless there is a reason not to....) so.... Isabel. But since you are also honoring an Isabella -...
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    November 25th, 2014, 06:39 PM
    blade replied to a thread Ttc 2015 in Momberries
    Thanks all. @Io-- you too! @babylove I think it's swell. In a lot of cultures evidently this is the ideal (older brother, younger sister), and...
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    November 24th, 2014, 12:22 PM
    blade replied to a thread Ttc 2015 in Momberries
    I would like to try to have a third, starting in mid-2015 or so. I will officially be of Advanced Maternal Age and so even though I would prefer a...
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    November 24th, 2014, 12:07 PM
    Blaise is pretty close to perfect for me. It has a great history, wonderful namesakes, is rare but pronounceable. It has that...
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    November 24th, 2014, 12:05 PM
    I evaluated your signature already. :) Could the next person look at the Arabic names? I'm interested in how they strike people phonetically, if...
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    November 24th, 2014, 12:03 PM
    In my experience with Japan your child will likely not be seen as a "real Japanese"-- he'll always be a gei-jin, even with a Japanese name and being...
    13 replies | 36 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 02:17 AM
    Abram, Ambrose, Asher, Augustus, Basil, Benjamin, Cassius, Daniel, Dimitri, Elliott, Felix, Gideon, Gregory, James, Jason, Jasper, Jude, Leo, Linus,...
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    November 24th, 2014, 02:07 AM
    Congratulations! I think you stayed true to your style and picked a very memorable, wearable, workable name.
    15 replies | 107 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 02:02 AM
    Cecilia doesn't literally mean blind. It's an old Roman *family* name-- much like a surname-- and a relatively well-established one at that....
    27 replies | 266 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:55 AM
    I like the long AHHH sound and things that end with N.
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:53 AM
    Take a test 2 weeks after the potential point of conception. Breastfeeding is an *extremely* variable and unreliable method of contraception. The...
    7 replies | 18 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:46 AM
    blade replied to a thread Just Gus? in Boy Baby Names
    "Acceptable" is a loaded word, but I don't care for it. It strikes me as too folksy, too plain, too hard to dress up if the occasion requires. I...
    3 replies | 27 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:40 AM
    My favorite is Eloise-- it's a really nice phonetic contrast to Jillian and Oliver (which are L-heavy) and fits the tone quite well. Others: ...
    10 replies | 17 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:35 AM
    blade replied to a thread Fiora or Philomena in Girl Baby Names
    I think you need to be Italian to use Fiora and Catholic to use Philomena. If both of those apply... From what I understand, Fiora is rarely used...
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:27 AM
    You have a spunky, unpretentious style and favor shorter, simpler, accessible names. For a girl, I think an ending -s, -r- or -l sound would work...
    6 replies | 14 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:03 AM
    blade replied to a thread Rupert? in Boy Baby Names
    I find Rupert insufferably prim. Many "old-fashioned" names have a quiet beauty if you look hard enough and shake off your preconceptions, but I just...
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    November 24th, 2014, 01:01 AM
    blade replied to a thread Lucky number 7 in Boy Baby Names
    I think I remember you considered Stanley for Arthur. Congratulations on your son! What are the reasons behind your choice, if you don't mind me...
    4 replies | 14 view(s)
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    November 24th, 2014, 12:52 AM
    I think Lee has a sort of backcountry twang, like Wayne. It can be salvageable if you paired it with something slick (since it's pretty versatile)...
    5 replies | 18 view(s)
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    November 23rd, 2014, 11:59 PM
    blade replied to a thread Kaiser in Boy Baby Names
    There is someone floating around nameberry who named her son Kaiser-- but I have to agree, I don't think it's usable. Those associations are...
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    November 23rd, 2014, 11:57 PM
    blade replied to a thread Truman and Orson in Boy Baby Names
    I like Orson more than Truman-- it's less presidential, less surname-y, and has something to do with bears which most little boys would find cool.
    5 replies | 5 view(s)
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    November 23rd, 2014, 11:53 PM
    Nina Elizabeth: A nice balance of the slightly uncommon, vowel-rich, Eastern European Nina and the familiar, buttoned-up classic Elizabeth. Great...
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    November 23rd, 2014, 08:19 PM
    blade replied to a thread Regulating visitors in Momberries
    OK, I'll say it-- that sign is bats^&* crazy. It's one thing to deal with uncomfortable situations as they arise, but putting up something like that...
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    November 21st, 2014, 04:03 PM
    Well, if you want a name day then you'll have to choose a saint's name. Plenty of saints have names derived from the ancient pantheon but ones like...
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    November 20th, 2014, 11:31 PM
    blade replied to a poll Odin-Thoughts? in Boy Baby Names
    Great Odin's Raven! I would choose Henrik.
    4 replies | 3 view(s)
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    I'm curious, Dr. Blade. Does this list of diagnoses sound plausible to you?

    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...60#post2282260
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    May I just say, I love the cohesive 1's 2's and 3's in the birthdays of your sweet little ones. I can't help but notice whenever I see your signature. Lovely coincidence, haha. =]
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    Glad to see you back on the forums! Hope you had a nice break from NB and are getting some quality time with A and C!
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    Hey - I haven’t seen you around but Congrats on little Cassia. Awesome name. I hope your little man is loving having a little sister to play with. (Or at least stare at, at the moment)!!!
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    (I meant, you have a message in your actual email inbox!) And I know I know you're holding a baby, so no need to reply. Just FYI.
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    This is the first time I have ever messaged anybody so I might sound a little weird and I apologize if I do. However, on one of your older posts when you were stating some names you liked for your little girl, you posted one and I fell head over hills for it.

    Photini. Even though it kind of sounds like a mixed drink, I thought it was beyond adorable and I was wondering, what kind of middle name would you place with a name like that? I've tried ALL kinds of names from common like Hollis, Bonnibel, and Lark to the extreme like Cosette and Pearl. Nothing fits. Since you know of this name, I thought it'd be a question for you. (:
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    This is the first time I have ever messaged anybody so I might sound a little weird and I apologize if I do. However, on one of your older posts when you were stating some names you liked for your little girl, you posted one and I fell head over hills for it.

    Photini. Even though it kind of sounds like a mixed drink, I thought it was beyond adorable and I was wondering, what kind of middle name would you place with a name like that? I've tried ALL kinds of names from common like Hollis, Bonnibel, and Lark to the extreme like Cosette and Pearl. Nothing fits. Since you know of this name, I thought it'd be a question for you. (:
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    Dr. McNinja is back! Yay Hope everything is going well for you and little Bladette!
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    Blade! Congrats on your ultrasound confirmation of a little lady human. I'm sure Antoine will be the best big brother once he understands what that means, haha. Any chance that it will inspire the hubby to weigh in on the second half of the girls list now? =]
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