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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    I feel like this question comes up quite a lot, but hey I'll answer again because it's fun. I very definitely want two children only. In an ideal...
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    January 26th, 2015, 06:25 PM
    Which names, if any, do you think have gone far enough toward pink and are ready to be used for boys again? Personally, I think Aubrey, Avery, and...
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    January 26th, 2015, 08:12 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Assumptions in Baby Names
    Well, if I had to do a 'profile' based on names, I would guess: Middle-class, reasonably privileged background and financially well-off,...
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    January 26th, 2015, 07:59 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Help!!! Ragnar?!? in Baby Names
    RAG-nar is almost exactly how it's pronounced in Icelandic, though, and it would be fair to say that Icelandic is a lot closer to the 'original', so...
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    January 25th, 2015, 11:21 PM
    The sibset Catherine Ophelia and William Balthazar! So gorgeous :) Also Blade's kids, Antoine Raphael and Cassia Viviane Noor. Those two are just...
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    January 22nd, 2015, 09:11 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Less Adds!!!! in All About Nameberry
    I use an ad blocker for all internet browsers. However, I only use 'ordinary' computers and laptops since I don't own a smart phone or tablet. Is it...
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    January 21st, 2015, 10:25 AM
    Regarding food, also, if you have a freezer, use it! It is often much cheaper to buy/cook in bulk. Cooking for one is a ridiculous drain on finances...
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    January 21st, 2015, 07:42 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Defend a name in Baby Names
    Nameberry says that Emil "has a slightly unfriendly feel". I really don't see this myself, to me it seems like a very soft, gentle and, yes, friendly...
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    January 21st, 2015, 05:58 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Accent Marks? in Baby Names
    People would do that for sure, haha! I already see this sort of thing sometimes on Facebook, people making their names 'cooler'. It's really funny if...
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    January 20th, 2015, 11:39 AM
    The last novel in English that I finished was A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel. She is a really incredible writer, I was seriously...
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    January 20th, 2015, 05:29 AM
    Shilo, congratulations on a son! Lovely name :) Geeknamer, I hope everything's fine with you also, sounds a bit worrying! Did I miss something, is...
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    January 19th, 2015, 02:35 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Make something up? in Boy Baby Names
    If the reason you 'have' to use Christian is because it's a family name that's very important to you or your significant other (which I understand),...
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    January 19th, 2015, 02:25 PM
    I wouldn't do it, no. There are plenty of people in Iceland with names like Jón Jónsson, Jóna Jónsdóttir etc, and I've always found it pretty silly....
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    January 19th, 2015, 10:12 AM
    It's also basically impossible to define 'maturity'. At what point do you become mature? I can look back on my teenage years and see that there was a...
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    January 19th, 2015, 09:10 AM
    Oops, sorry, cross-posted. 1. Mmm yikes I can't remember many that I actually saw. That space one with Sandra Bullock was from last year, wasn't...
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    January 19th, 2015, 09:07 AM
    1. Yes, of course. This is a sensible and rational sort of discrimination, because age has very real effects on ability to do/handle certain things....
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    January 19th, 2015, 08:04 AM
    I actually think that in plenty of cases the younger members are helpful and do consider real life in their responses. I just ignore responses from...
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    January 19th, 2015, 07:36 AM
    I heard that Heath Ledger in his turn was named after Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, so in a roundabout way it would be like a double reference...
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    January 19th, 2015, 07:11 AM
    1. Small city, because I don't like other people particularly but I grew up in a village and there was nothing to do and no amenities. I like being...
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    January 19th, 2015, 07:10 AM
    1. Small city, because I don't like other people particularly but I grew up in a village and there was nothing to do and no amenities. I like being...
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    January 19th, 2015, 05:20 AM
    I think that really depends where you live. Here in Iceland we have 6 months, and it is expected to take around 2-3 months. Nobody would even ask...
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    January 18th, 2015, 06:00 PM
    1. Just for a year, I think Australia. I wouldn't want to bother learning a third language, and I think so many Australian cities would be such...
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    January 18th, 2015, 05:12 PM
    I don't really want to wait, but I sort of have to because it takes two to make this decision and he is adamant about waiting for a while after...
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    January 16th, 2015, 11:41 AM
    1. Yes. I am more of a fan of literature than the visual arts, but I also like paintings. I don't know who is my favourite, perhaps J.M.W. Turner....
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    January 15th, 2015, 05:47 AM
    If I have a baby boy next, I'll be keeping his penis far away from scalpels. You're right, in Europe it is hardly ever done unless the parents are...
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    January 14th, 2015, 06:14 PM
    Whoops cross-posted. I'll answer yours too :) 1. No. Because I don't believe in the supernatural, simple as that. I don't see any evidence for it....
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    January 14th, 2015, 06:10 PM
    1. Does it count if I say I would just change my first name to my middle name? I could do that. If I had to change it altogether I would be stumped...
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    January 14th, 2015, 05:46 PM
    jackal replied to a thread wdyt of Siegfried Darcy in Baby Names
    I kind of like Siegfried! I don't think it's difficult to say (although I might not be saying it in 100% German style). Very Wagnerian! It also...
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    January 14th, 2015, 05:22 PM
    Wonderful ideas Feberin! I bet your kids will really treasure those books when they're big. I definitely want to do a photo album, possibly with...
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    January 14th, 2015, 08:24 AM
    1. The fruit I eat the most is definitely banana, because it's tasty, fairly filling and very practical/portable. The fruit I most enjoy the taste of...
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Elísabet - Elva - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa

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