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    Today, 05:54 PM
    Inigo and... Amelie Aurora Coralie Elodie Leonie Leonor Marina Milena
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    Today, 05:29 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Renee? Rene? Renae? in Girl Baby Names
    I like Renée the most. I associate René with European men.
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    Today, 03:28 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Quick Question Thread?! in Baby Names
    Similar-sounding names: Eira, Arianwen, Ariannell, Ariadne, Arianna, Ariane, Ilaria If you're looking for names of a similar style to Aria, then...
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    Today, 01:30 PM
    I think it has a pretty sound, but I feel it would often be misheard where I live since it's totally unfamiliar to most people.
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    September 26th, 2016, 05:11 PM
    Popularity doesn't really concern me. Only a couple of the names in the England and Wales Top 50 appeal to me and I wouldn't consider any of my...
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    September 26th, 2016, 05:09 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Your pick in Baby Names
    I like: Charlotte Mariella Cecily Helena Cressida Blanche Seraphina Thisbe
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    September 26th, 2016, 04:31 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Inigo in Boy Baby Names
    I quite like Inigo. Would you be using the Spanish pronunciation (Íñigo) or the English one? Personally I prefer the Spanish, which is less...
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    September 26th, 2016, 12:54 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Name Troubles in Writers' Corner
    How about Erinna? It was the name of an Ancient Greek poet.
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    September 25th, 2016, 02:07 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Princess Names? in Girl Baby Names
    Are you looking for names that a real-life royal family would use, or just names that sound princessy? Royal families tend to stick to very...
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    September 25th, 2016, 11:27 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Your Opinion? in Girl Baby Names
    I've never heard of the singer. I know vaguely of the Disney movie but have never seen it. I'm not a fan of the name. It sounds somewhat cheesy to...
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    September 25th, 2016, 08:09 AM
    I love Philomena! I like Sebastian, Theodore or Raphael as brothers, and Genevieve, Clementine or Eloise as sisters.
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    September 25th, 2016, 07:58 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Lolita in Girl Baby Names
    I think only some denominations of Christianity have Lucifer as part of their beliefs. I was raised Christian and I never heard Lucifer being...
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    September 24th, 2016, 01:33 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Lolita in Girl Baby Names
    I have read it is quite common in France. There is a well-known song by the singer Alizée called Moi... Lolita. Personally it's a GP for me. I...
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    September 24th, 2016, 12:05 PM
    I agree with the previous posters that the "lady of sorrows" meaning often given for Lola is an oversimplification. The name Dolores (which Lola...
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    September 24th, 2016, 11:45 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Mira or Vera? in Girl Baby Names
    I prefer Mira. I do like Vera when pronounced VEHR-ah though.
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    September 23rd, 2016, 06:43 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Quick Question Thread?! in Baby Names
    Tess Carolina Lily Ruth Carolina Lily Jane Carolina Lily Fay/Faye/Fae Carolina Lily Thoughts on Blanche? How do you pronounce it? Could it make...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 06:25 PM
    Here are some related names. Charlene: Charlotte, Charlize, Carla, Caroline, Carolina. Behind the Name has a fairly extensive list of names...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 11:57 AM
    I adore Liv, especially with the Norwegian pronunciation (my chief association with it is Liv Ullmann as well). I think it ages well. Historically...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 11:12 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Is Romeo too much? in Baby Names
    David and Victoria Beckham have a son named Romeo. Personally I think the teasing potential is high though, at least in the UK since it's an unusual...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 10:34 AM
    I have a crush on Louis Theroux, so LOO-ee it is.
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    September 23rd, 2016, 10:09 AM
    Leah is usually stated to mean "weary" in Hebrew (though an alternative Akkadian origin meaning "cow" or "mistress, ruler" has been proposed). ...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 08:59 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Sif Carolina Lily in Girl Baby Names
    I've heard of Sif as a Norse mythological name pronounced "seef" but most English speakers would be totally unfamiliar with it. I think Sif...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 08:23 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Name sightings in Talk About Baby Names
    A Youtube vlogger I started following has a son named Galahad. I spotted the name Jacaranda in a magazine, which featured an interview with the...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 08:07 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Phineas??? in Boy Baby Names
    I like Phineas. To me it sounds like a vintage name that's ready for revival. I've never heard of the cartoon - I'm not sure how well-known it is in...
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    September 23rd, 2016, 07:42 AM
    Personally I think it would be confusing since the names sound nothing alike and Lily is more often used as an independent name than a nickname. If I...
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    September 21st, 2016, 01:52 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Debra? in Girl Baby Names
    I do think it's dated. I'd group it with names like Barbara and Patricia - 1950s and 60s favourites that are currently in style limbo. I agree that...
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    September 21st, 2016, 01:05 PM
    In the UK it's usually VEER-uh. I believe the VEHR-ah pronunciation is used in some European languages.
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    September 21st, 2016, 06:24 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Quick Question Thread?! in Baby Names
    @myosotis: I'm not sure how to pronounce it and I don't think other people would be sure either. Some might say VEE-uh-triks, others might say...
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    September 20th, 2016, 06:54 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Roman Frost? in Boy Baby Names
    I really like Roman. I think it's a handsome and dignified name. I'm not a fan of Frost (I've never heard of it as a name and I just think of the...
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    September 20th, 2016, 05:51 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Quick Question Thread?! in Baby Names
    I think Tessa Eugénie is lovely and has great flow. Do you pronounce Denise with an S sound at the end or a Z sound?
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