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I'm too much a fan of the full name so I have to say "use it." Then you still have the option of using Bastien as a nickname.
I like it. As a child in Italy, I played with a little girl named Mina. I like that it's not Mia or Nina but is reminiscent of both.
July 9th, 2013, 09:49 PM
My favorite girls' name is Madeleine. Madeleine is the most common spelling in the UK, where I grew up. I think it is head and shoulders better than the other spellings. More authentic, classy and...
June 1st, 2013, 11:56 AM
Margaret and Annie. Great grandmas Mary, Ellen, May and Susannah.
June 1st, 2013, 11:51 AM
May 25th, 2013, 09:43 AM
Some of mine I would use, others I never would, mostly because they don't go with my (difficult) last name. Here's a mix names I've been loving lately.
Cordelia - Ever since I read Evelyn Waugh's...
April 29th, 2013, 08:16 PM
Love Josephine and it reminds me of Jo from Little Women.
April 29th, 2013, 08:12 PM
My Elizabeth would be Eliza or Liza.
I don't care for any of them. I would say my favorite is Isla.
April 25th, 2013, 06:43 PM
To me, it's slightly dated. I would put it in a category with Natalie. I believe both names are classic and will survive for a long time to come, but you don't hear that many babies being given...
I am not sure about the alliteration here, but Julia is a gorgeous name, as is Jane.
It bothers me when parents choose names that are too close, in either sound or origin, for multiple children. This week I met sisters named Olivia and Lily. I didn't particularly care for that...
April 15th, 2013, 02:37 PM
Sabrina? or Sophie.
I love Therese. I think it's beautiful, meaningful and classic. I don't know about nicknames, I would probably just use Therese without shortening it. Tessa is cute but more suited to Theresa.
March 30th, 2013, 01:28 PM
March 10th, 2013, 05:52 PM
1. William Ambrose
2. Madeleine Grace
3. Sebastian John
4. Julian Michael
5. Elizabeth Clare
6. Rosalind Helen
7. John Paul
I used a virtual coin toss for the genders. :-)
Love what you said!
My husband and I are Catholic and really like the name Ambrose, as it has such a rich and ancient history in the Church. Do you like Ambrose? What is your impression of Ambrose? Do you think it could...
It is a short form of Bridget. I knew one person with this name. It was hyphenated, Bridie-Kate. She always went by both. I think it's totally usable.
I love your children's names. My name is Catherine and my sister is Clare!! I love Caroline and although the names are close, I think it works. They are all classic beauties and the C/K theme is nice.
Funny... I live in Melrose, Massachusetts. I can't think of it as a name because of the town, sorry.
Gillian is my mother's name! I think it's a great choice. We are from the UK and I'd say both spellings are common there. The G spelling is more distinctive in the US so why not go for it? Everyone...
February 21st, 2013, 09:03 AM
I like your names! Here are some others that might go with them.
Sebastian nn Seb
Gregory nn Greg
Matthias nn Matt
Leopold nn Leo
Alastair nn Ali
Oliver nn Ollie
Alonzo nn Lon
February 20th, 2013, 08:43 AM
Gemma has been popular and well used for several generations where I come from (the UK). It's an interesting question as to why it was never nearly as popular in the US. It is an Italian name and a...
February 20th, 2013, 08:38 AM
I live in Massachusetts and teach second grade. I have taught at least one Ava every year. There are multiple Avas in the school. I would say along with Sofia/Sophia, it is the most common girls'...
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