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  • lexiem's Avatar
    December 8th, 2014, 04:21 PM
    I get that you want a name that both you and your husband like... but it is so frustrating when guys do this. It's really sweet of you to completely...
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    December 7th, 2014, 07:03 PM
    blade replied to a thread Ttc 2014 in Momberries
    A consistent value of 1-2 on a quantitative serum test means you are not pregnant. It's within the standard range of error on the instrument...
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    December 5th, 2014, 12:18 PM
    blade replied to a thread Ttc 2014 in Momberries
    Well, technically if you're not pregnant your HCG should be 0. But laboratory-wise anything less than 5, I believe, is called negative. A TV...
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    December 5th, 2014, 12:15 PM
    Here's the usual doctor hedge: it *could* be anything, and diagnosing you over the internet is not exactly best practices. But by far the most...
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    December 2nd, 2014, 07:20 PM
    Sophie-Claire Juliette, Sarah Katherine Lea, Serena Isabel and Caroline Augusta Jane. Grace Margaret Eve I sort of love that Grace is a classic...
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    November 29th, 2014, 11:20 AM
    blade replied to a thread Ttc 2015 in Momberries
    I don't have anything picked out, as in set in stone. My favorites currently are Blaise Gregory Tariq and Fleur Sylvana Sahar, but they are quite...
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    November 27th, 2014, 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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    November 27th, 2014, 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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    November 27th, 2014, 02:55 PM
    I think Stella fits beautifully. Stella Leonor(e)? Lovely!
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    November 27th, 2014, 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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    November 27th, 2014, 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...
    20 replies | 698 view(s)
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    November 27th, 2014, 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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    November 27th, 2014, 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 | 222 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 | 503 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....
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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 | 106 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 | 84 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 | 96 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...
    10 replies | 70 view(s)
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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 | 84 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...
    12 replies | 313 view(s)
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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...
    10 replies | 703 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 | 107 view(s)
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