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    Honestly West is not my style and I understand...

    Honestly West is not my style and I understand why Westley might be problematic but really my opinions matters little in this case. If you and your hubby like West thats all that matters.
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    I love these: Alaric (This one could be...

    I love these:
    Alaric (This one could be difficult depending on the exact pronunciation of your ln and your accent.)
    Alder
    Arlo
    August
    Cyrus
    Felix
    Jasper
    Lysander
    Marlowe/Marlow
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    I think unless you are using Hadley as a way to...

    I think unless you are using Hadley as a way to honor Bradley it’s too close. Though since you aren’t married (yet) I’d say keep the name on your potential list for the future. Otherwise you could...
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    With Madelyn and a Maverick I really like Maeby...

    With Madelyn and a Maverick I really like Maeby nn Mae. (It would keep the v like letter in each name - y’s and v’s always give me a similar visual feel).

    I also like Minerva, Mauve, Mayve,...
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    I too think you might be pronouncing it...

    I too think you might be pronouncing it incorrectly. As multiple sources suggest that Leire is of Spanish (more accurately Basque) origin I plugged in the spelling you like into a “read out loud”...
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    I haven’t really updated my listings numbers in a...

    I haven’t really updated my listings numbers in a since the 2011 stats but I assume they won’t have changed that drastically. A number of my favorites didn’t make it into the top 1000.
    Aurelia,...
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    I haven’t really updated my listings numbers in a...

    I haven’t really updated my listings numbers in a since the 2011 stats but I assume they won’t have changed that drastically. A number of my favorites didn’t make it into the top 1000.
    August,...
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    I should preface this saying that Christmas is my...

    I should preface this saying that Christmas is my favorite family holiday - and Noelle is on my mn girls list just for that reason. Because of the strong Christmas association for me I strongly...
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    1) I really think it depends on the guy. Teddy is...

    1) I really think it depends on the guy. Teddy is one of my two favorite nn’s for Theodore. Teddy and Thor.

    2) As an Alexandra who went by Alex until I went to college and then started going by...
  10. I’m not really a short fn sort of person. Somehow...

    I’m not really a short fn sort of person. Somehow three letters always feels a little incomplete to me. If you were going for a longer name with Leo or Eli as a nn I’d pick Leo. Leon Atlas (this...
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    I tend to like: Fiona Lorelei Heather Loreley...

    I tend to like:
    Fiona Lorelei
    Heather Loreley
    Ada Lorelai
    Brianna Lorelai
    Davina Lorelai
    Esme Loreley

    Does Lorelai/ei have to be a mn? How about these?
    Lorelei Hope
  12. Thread: August (Gus) ?

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    Sad I actually really love Auggie and rather...

    Sad I actually really love Auggie and rather dislike Gus. But I’m usually one of the few.

    I think August would be handsome with your other kids names names. It didn’t even occur to me that Georgia...
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    I wouldn’t only use one letter - it makes it...

    I wouldn’t only use one letter - it makes it difficult. But if I knew in advanced that I was having 19 girls I’d probably choose a theme of sorts. In the spirit of the Duggars and their faith I’d say...
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    I usually would suggest to stay away from other...

    I usually would suggest to stay away from other -ia names but then I’d be calling the kettle black (see my signature). lol. Below are my thoughts on each name. (* my favorites)

    Victoria and ____...
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    I’m listing less obvious options (IMO) as I...

    I’m listing less obvious options (IMO) as I assume you’ve gone through the usual suspects.
    E Names:
    Elva/Elvira
    Elodie
    Endora
    Esmeralda/Esme
    Eugenia
    Erie
    Echo
    Eunice
  16. Thread: Am I Too Picky?

    by lexiem
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    Felicity and Paige are word names as is Scarlett....

    Felicity and Paige are word names as is Scarlett. Felicity means “the state of being happy”, Paige is derived from Page which well means a piece of paper or a servant boy, and scarlett is derived...
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    I think Emily is a fine name. It doesn’t strike...

    I think Emily is a fine name. It doesn’t strike me as being as “cool” or “awesome” as Lucy. Mostly I think because Lucy always strikes me as a 1950s throwback while Emily still feels like a 1980s...
  18. Thread: Am I Too Picky?

    by lexiem
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    I think your rules are fine.... I agree with...

    I think your rules are fine.... I agree with pp.’s that some might be a little tricky.

    In particular these seem a little difficult:
    No word names - technically this would eliminate all virtue,...
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    Never thought you were. I was just looking at the...

    Never thought you were. I was just looking at the names you choose and figured since you are a bit on the adventurous side I’d suggest it. Even on NB we tend to talk about “thinking outside the box”...
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    Poll: Frieda is the German spelling. Frida is the...

    Frieda is the German spelling.
    Frida is the spelling used in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
    Both are clearly variants of the same name meaning peace - FYI: the german word for peace is Friede,...
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    I’ve never been a fan of Devin but I love Devin...

    I’ve never been a fan of Devin but I love Devin Ignatius.

    I really don’t think you’re names are OTT at all.
    I think that names like Bartholomew, Rutherford, Isambard, and Bayard are probably...
  22. I “what is popular/common” is a very personal...

    I “what is popular/common” is a very personal choice option.
    If you live in the US you can look at the SSA lists or regional list as well as birth rate and decide what is acceptable to you. Is...
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    I love Poesy - so much in fact I went on a fn for...

    I love Poesy - so much in fact I went on a fn for Poesy name searching mission a little while ago. (It just doesn’t work so well in German and as I’m 1st generation German-American so most of my...
  24. Thread: Baby girl #4

    by lexiem
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    Poll: I voted for Malia. I think it’s the least matchy...

    I voted for Malia. I think it’s the least matchy of your options and I like that it (like your other three girls names) ends with an M. I might have voted for Cecilia but you already have Calista and...
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    I also like: Gwendolyn: Gwen, Wendy, Windy,...

    I also like:
    Gwendolyn: Gwen, Wendy, Windy, Dolly
    Josephina: Jo, Posey, Josie, Jolie, Fee
    Mavis: Mae, Avi, Missy
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