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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    I would pick: Alec (yeah, I have been in situations with an Alex and an Alec and there is some minor confusion. But really I don't think it was...
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    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    Since Hellen is basically indistinguishable from Helen phonetically, and is also a variant of Helen, I think nicknames would be the last of a little...
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    Even though Hector gets some points for being more unusual, I think Henry is the better name because: 1. It has better nickname options (Harry,...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    These are the ones you might prefer to use, since although I will never use them they are probably more relevant for your purposes: 1. Robin...
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    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Leon or Jasper? in Boy Baby Names
    I think both are great, but I personally would lean more towards Leon because it feels like such a strong, simple name and it has excellent...
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    September 20th, 2014, 07:54 PM
    Hello, I'm tentatively joining you all over here. I got a positive pregnancy test on Friday and, going from the first day of last period, should be...
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    September 20th, 2014, 07:47 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Ttc 2014 in Momberries
    @lcd: I got plenty of negatives last time around, which could be called 'false negatives' indeed! But I'm almost certain, without actually having any...
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    September 20th, 2014, 08:38 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Baby Clothes in Momberries
    Unfortunately, unless people specifically ask what they should get you (thereby indicating that they want to get you something), I don't think there...
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    September 19th, 2014, 07:55 PM
    Haha yes, strike this definitely. Naming your child after a brand of contraception would certainly send quite the signal as to whether you planned to...
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    September 19th, 2014, 06:26 PM
    Me too! Somerset to be more specific.
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    September 19th, 2014, 06:12 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Names too close? in Girl Baby Names
    Yes, they are both pronounced exactly as written. Their simplicity is a big plus for me! Svala is the Icelandic word for swallow (the bird) and Elva...
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    September 19th, 2014, 05:52 PM
    If I have a daughter, and I get my own way (which you know, maybe I won't, but let's imagine I do), I feel I would be most likely to name her Svala....
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    September 19th, 2014, 05:16 PM
    Using my long list: 1) most unusual - Snjólfur 2) most traditional - Jóhann 3) most urbane & sophisticated - Ingimar 4) most rustic & outdoorsy...
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    September 19th, 2014, 02:55 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Ttc 2014 in Momberries
    Haha, yeah, once he was awake he was more enthusiastic. I guess it's a pretty bewildering way to be woken up, though. We are trying to stay positive...
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    September 19th, 2014, 05:22 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Ttc 2014 in Momberries
    Yeps, pregnant again! Fingers crossed it works out this time, come on tiny ball of dividing cells. My boyfriend's initial response: Mmmpphh. ...
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    September 18th, 2014, 04:59 PM
    This snippet from Peep Show basically sums up my feelings about Ian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtyiHYnnJD4 Ian is a serious dad name in the...
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    September 18th, 2014, 03:19 PM
    I think Evander is a great substitution for Alexander in this case! It sounds perfect to me.
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    September 18th, 2014, 03:17 PM
    I love Timothy! It's very handsome. I have a few dear friends named Tim (technically Timothy, but I think basically all adult Timothys are called...
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    September 18th, 2014, 03:11 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Pregnancy with IUD? in Momberries
    My sister-in-law's youngest boy is the result of an IUD failure. I wouldn't rely on one myself after hearing that story (although I don't think she...
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    September 17th, 2014, 04:05 PM
    Not myself, but my boyfriend is a programmer. If you enjoy HTML, I just wanted to strongly encourage you to think about studying computer science at...
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    September 17th, 2014, 03:58 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Ttc 2014 in Momberries
    I'm sorry about your grandmother, lcd. Maeve Josephine is beautiful, I hope you get the chance to use it. Well, I'm on day 30 and still no sign of...
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    September 17th, 2014, 03:53 PM
    Austin, definitely.
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    September 17th, 2014, 03:52 PM
    Mackenzie, definitely. It's not my favourite name out of the bunch - in fact it's my least favourite. But it does sound great with John. John Ross...
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    September 17th, 2014, 03:48 PM
    I think they all sound great together! All one syllable, stylish and your girl names are traditional enough that I don't think anyone will assume...
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    September 17th, 2014, 11:42 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Brighton? in Boy Baby Names
    I think of Brighton, which is a lovely seaside town, Britain's gay capital, very nice place. It doesn't seem like a human name to me, though. Do...
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    September 17th, 2014, 06:56 AM
    I think it slightly depends on what your surname is? Can you give us a general idea (starting sound, number of syllables, etc)? But just going...
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    September 17th, 2014, 05:39 AM
    That makes no sense. X the name of the actual letter is pronounced eks, but the letter in English usually just denotes 'ks'. No matter what your...
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    September 16th, 2014, 05:52 PM
    Well, if you want to make it accurate, don't go all namenerd on it. There was a lot less variety in first names than there is nowadays and most of...
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    September 15th, 2014, 04:01 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Erlingur in Boy Baby Names
    As luck would have it, we do indeed live in Iceland! However, I am English and all my family is living in England so we'd be over there fairly...
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    September 14th, 2014, 08:27 PM
    My initial thought was that I would rather not give out my email online, but if it was over PM I think it might be okay. Anyway, NB is considerably...
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