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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...
    3 replies | 273 view(s)
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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...
    19 replies | 1772 view(s)
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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!
    59 replies | 3749 view(s)
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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 | 688 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 -...
    19 replies | 441 view(s)
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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 | 220 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 | 500 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.
    12 replies | 78 view(s)
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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...
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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 | 91 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 | 68 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 | 82 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 | 309 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 | 694 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 | 105 view(s)
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    Wow. You are good at identifying trolls! Just thought I'd say thank you because there are a few threads I could have wasted my time replying to today but I saw your detective work. So thanks!
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    Hi!
    I just wanted to personally thank you for always being so helpful with helping me (and my husband) with our daughters name! You've always commented on my posts and offered your opinions which I find SO helpful!
    One question for you though: If we use the name Eliora, do you think that her middle name should be Catherine or Cate? I love Eliora Cate on its own, but our last name is one syllable so I don't know if that changes anything?
    Thanks for your help again!
    Kristen
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    HI, just wanted to say i think your posts are really cool and refreshing! When I get my lists together, I hope you'll comment! And, your sons name is GORGEOUS!!!!
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