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    My name is Sarah and, though I can't really...

    My name is Sarah and, though I can't really relate to unwanted nicknames, I've been surprised that some people don't know how to spell such a common name.

    When people ask my name in order to...
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    When I saw Caira, I had to pause for a second to...

    When I saw Caira, I had to pause for a second to get the pronunciation (before I looked at your notes) and the first pronunciation that I got was the same as Kyra. And then I thought, "Well, that's a...
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    Nowakasia- I appreciate your comments so much!...

    Nowakasia-

    I appreciate your comments so much! I do realize that we don't all have the luck of having children when we want, but a girl can hope, no? :) Truthfully, I would rather have my...
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    Thanks dindlee and leadmythoughts for your...

    Thanks dindlee and leadmythoughts for your responses and they lead me to think the same thing as before--wait and see how it goes and take it from there. Hopefully I'll be able to find a satisfying...
  5. I had to look at it for a second and then I came...

    I had to look at it for a second and then I came up with rah-my-AH-nee.
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    When to conceive as a teacher

    Hi everyone. I live in the US and I'm entering my first year of teaching (public high school) this September. My husband and I both want children and we definitely both agree that ttc/birthing our...
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    Cora & Sylvia (

    Cora & Sylvia (<6 months)
    John "Jack" & Charlotte (mid 20s)
    Hunter & Austin (mid 20s, b/b)
    Branden & Brynn (schoolage)
    Abigail "Abby" & Erin (schoolage)
    Greg & Zach (20s)
    Holly & Haley (20s)--I...
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    I've been thinking a lot about this topic lately....

    I've been thinking a lot about this topic lately. For me to have a baby, I would prefer around the beginning or middle of May. I'm a teacher and this would give me my 6 weeks of maternity leave and...
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    My husband shared a room (and a bunk bed set)...

    My husband shared a room (and a bunk bed set) with his sister until he moved out to go to college! His sister is 2 years younger than he is. He says that they really didn't have issues with it, and...
  10. I have a very common name, think top 3 for at...

    I have a very common name, think top 3 for at least two decades. It's less common now, but still by no means unusual. Growing up I always had at least 3 or 4 other girls by this name in my grade at...
  11. Thread: The LAST Name

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    You're right to a point. If all of the members of...

    You're right to a point. If all of the members of a family marry someone from within the same "naming culture" then you will have a more straightforwardly named set of ancestors. However, as...
  12. I agree with raqkel. I one of multiple girls...

    I agree with raqkel. I one of multiple girls named the same thing as others of my friends and it didn't matter in the least. Even if you do name your daughter based off of your current circle of...
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    I went to high school with an Allegra (the...

    I went to high school with an Allegra (the medication was out while I was in HS) and I never associated the name with the medicine. I think that it is a beautiful name and, if anything, conjures up...
  14. I absolutely love Anne London. However, as others...

    I absolutely love Anne London. However, as others have said, if you call Stanton "Stan" then Anne and Stan is too similar for my taste. Catherine (spelled this way) is lovely as well. You really...
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    Ways to get Anna

    I really like Anna for a girl, but Anna by itself is a touch boring for me. What are some longer names that could have Anna as a nickname? The ones that I can think of are Annabel (and all of its...
  16. In all honesty I don't really like Burl. It makes...

    In all honesty I don't really like Burl. It makes me think of burly or a burl on a tree (a large deformation). It is definitely a very masculine name, which if you went with it would make a good...
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    I would pronounce it shuh-SHOW-nee

    I would pronounce it shuh-SHOW-nee
  18. Congratulations on your engagement! From you...

    Congratulations on your engagement!

    From you list I like the following names, and I didn't really take the last name into consideration:
    Sullivan Webster (I haven't ever though of Sullivan as a...
  19. Thread: Annika.....

    by mayjune
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    This is how I would unless I were corrected by...

    This is how I would unless I were corrected by the name bearer.
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    Piper Mimi Sparkle Remmy (and its variants)...

    Piper
    Mimi
    Sparkle
    Remmy (and its variants)
    Mitzy
    Misty

    I second whoever said a two-syllable name ending in an "ee" sound.
  21. Thread: Tate?

    by mayjune
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    I knew a Tate in high school--he's probably about...

    I knew a Tate in high school--he's probably about 26 now. When I found out that was his name, I was surprised that it wasn't a nickname, but rather is given name. For me, it's too short for a given...
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    I always think of Bode Miller (spelled this way,...

    I always think of Bode Miller (spelled this way, but pronounced the same way as Bohdi), who is a man. I think that the name is so uncommon/not well known that it could go either way.
  23. Thread: Rita & Vera?

    by mayjune
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    I LOVE the name Rita! I think that it is due for...

    I LOVE the name Rita! I think that it is due for a comeback, although if it gets too popular I think that it may lose some of its spunk. I know a little Rita who isn't any older than 4 years old....
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    I disagree a little bit with east93. It may be...

    I disagree a little bit with east93. It may be necessary for him to write his full name out if he has an international job opportunity, but probably rare for him to have to simply put his 3 initials....
  25. Thread: Ilse?

    by mayjune
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    I LOVE this name! My high school English...

    I LOVE this name! My high school English teacher's daughter was named Ilse--she is probably about 19 years old now. Her sister is Ingrid. The Ilse I know is a phenomenal ballerina, so I associate...
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