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    September 29th, 2014, 09:46 AM
    I think Fleur is a sweet, simple floral name that compliments Maeve and Rose well.
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    September 29th, 2014, 08:12 AM
    I like Neva but much prefer Matilda. It strikes me as noble and dignified, and I like the nickname Tillie.
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    September 29th, 2014, 06:17 AM
    lumen replied to a thread meaning change?? in Girl Baby Names
    If you seek factual information about names then I recommend looking at a more scholarly website, such as Behind the Name, or a name dictionary...
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    September 24th, 2014, 02:18 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Manon? in Girl Baby Names
    Manon is nice, but I prefer the sweeter Ninon.
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    September 21st, 2014, 04:31 PM
    I also noticed this group: http://nameberry.com/nametalk/group.php?groupid=27
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    September 14th, 2014, 02:30 PM
    Behind the Name is a good place to start: http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/scottish Annabel and Arabella also arose in Scotland, but for...
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    September 7th, 2014, 02:36 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Unique/Made Up/Rare in Baby Names
    For my own children I prefer traditional names that have historical and literary significance. There are some combined names (e.g. Anneliese) and...
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    September 7th, 2014, 01:35 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Allegra..... in Baby Names
    I like Allegra. It's a sweetly feminine name with a joyous meaning. Possible sibling names: B: Orlando, Raphael G: Cosima, Ottilie
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    September 7th, 2014, 10:29 AM
    lumen replied to a thread How Odd is too Odd? in Baby Names
    I think people innately know how most names will be perceived in their community. If a name sounds too "odd", you just know it does, in the same way...
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    September 5th, 2014, 01:01 PM
    In the UK it's an-TOHN-ee-ə/an-TOHN-yə. I've never heard anything else in English, though I do know that in Greek it is pronounced with the stress on...
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    September 5th, 2014, 07:28 AM
    I think the moderators should close this thread, as this one was. It seems to be an attempt to insult the Behind the Name community.
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    September 3rd, 2014, 09:16 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Diana in Girl Baby Names
    I like Diana. It feels classic and elegant to me rather than dated.
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    September 3rd, 2014, 09:00 AM
    I have read the guidelines regarding registering births in Northern Ireland and have concluded that there are no laws here which restrict the choice...
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    September 2nd, 2014, 08:04 AM
    Sonia - I'd opt for the original form Sophia. But if you want something less popular there's the Polish diminutive Zosia. Richard - Rico, if it's...
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    September 1st, 2014, 01:54 PM
    I find Neva very pretty, and it doesn't sound overly close to Ezra in my opinion. The Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova has a daughter called it,...
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    September 1st, 2014, 09:11 AM
    I would transcribe it as ANN-ih-kə, but I know that would likely mislead American readers, since British people pronounce the name Ann(e) in a...
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