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    There is an Elaina at the school that I teach who...

    There is an Elaina at the school that I teach who constantly deals with being called EE-lay-na and eh-LAYN-ah. Point of the story, sometimes people will overly complicate even a simple name. I don't...
  2. I like Delara and Aylin best. Also have you...

    I like Delara and Aylin best. Also have you considered Selene as a variation of Celina? I think Delara Selene and Aylin Selene sound dreamy. I even like Mavera Selene works well too.
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    Gianluca nn Luke

    Gianluca nn Luke
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    Borys Miron Olek Roman Anna Hanna...

    Borys
    Miron
    Olek
    Roman

    Anna
    Hanna
    Natalka (though this is a nickname in both cultures)
    Tamara
  5. Thread: Clea

    by teacherma
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    Clea

    I have been thinking about Clea and am wondering how most people would say it. While I do know the correct pronunciation, I wonder how much variance that there is. If you wouldn't mind, please share...
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    Great-Grandmothers: Annunziata who went by...

    Great-Grandmothers:

    Annunziata who went by Nancy
    Irma (air-MAH in Italian) Giuseppina who went by Irma (ER-mah) and Josephine equally
    Katarina who went exclusively by Catherine (though I have...
  7. Thread: Armin?

    by teacherma
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    Armin is allllll Van Buuren for me, which makes...

    Armin is allllll Van Buuren for me, which makes it pretty cool, in my opinion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armin_van_Buuren

    For those interested, Armin comes from Arminius and is used in the...
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    Once while I was substituting, I had a Dmitri, a...

    Once while I was substituting, I had a Dmitri, a Demetri, and a Dimitri in the same grade. The Cyrillic spelling is Дмитрий, and there are many ways to transcribe the name. (Also, Dimitri is the...
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    While it is a legitimate name in its own right,...

    While it is a legitimate name in its own right, I've always liked Erno as nickname for Ernest. http://www.behindthename.com/name/erno
  10. Thread: Neve (neh-v)

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    http://www.forvo.com/word/neve_campbell/#en' ...

    http://www.forvo.com/word/neve_campbell/#en'

    This is how Neve Campbell's name is said. Is that what your aiming for?
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    I've been practicing French with DuoLingo on and...

    I've been practicing French with DuoLingo on and off. I'm mainly looking to increase my knowledge of French grammatical structure as I teach ESL. I'm found that knowledge of the students native...
  12. Thread: Kitty

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    Keturah Kalista Kateri Katalina Kristina...

    Keturah
    Kalista
    Kateri
    Katalina
    Kristina
    Kristiane
    Kitana
  13. Thread: Olympia

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    I remember someone on Nameberry suggesting Polly...

    I remember someone on Nameberry suggesting Polly as nn for Olympia and I've always liked it.
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    I think Jane packs a punch. A wonderful classic...

    I think Jane packs a punch. A wonderful classic name that has a wealth of images - strong, independent, sweet, and kind. The sort of name that works equally well as a tough girl or a bookworm.
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    Wm was a common abbreviation for William. At...

    Wm was a common abbreviation for William. At least judging by the documents that I have read on Ancestry.com, it was.
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    While Eugene is very dated, I've always like Gene...

    While Eugene is very dated, I've always like Gene and think of it as vintage cool. I'm throwing out Gene Lawrence or Gene Lorenzo.
  17. Ideas: June Blanche Evangeline Daisy...

    Ideas:

    June
    Blanche
    Evangeline
    Daisy
    Eugenia / Eugenie
    Therese
    Victoria
    Estelle
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    Some different suggestions (a mix of style -- not...

    Some different suggestions (a mix of style -- not really sure what you'd like best)

    Willa Concordia
    Willa Corbin
    Willa Cordette
    Willa Corisande
    Willa Corin
    Willa Corliss
    Willa Corsica
    Willa...
  19. Sylvia and Eurydice are some of my favorite name...

    Sylvia and Eurydice are some of my favorite name although Eurydice is on my middle only list. I have had Sylvia Eurydice as combo before and really like it. Might be something you'd consider.
    ...
  20. Not sure if it something that would work for you,...

    Not sure if it something that would work for you, but there's "banta," an word from the Avesta (a collection of writing in an ancient Iranian language) which means "ill".
  21. There's also this resource too --- Medieval Names...

    There's also this resource too --- Medieval Names Archive

    The table of contents allows you to select a specific culture and lists name articles that provide insights into names from the medieval...
  22. Thread: Aleah?

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    This name derives from either عليّة (Arabic) or...

    This name derives from either عليّة (Arabic) or עֲלִיָּה (Hebrew). Since it is originally from languages that use other scripts, it can be transcribed in multiple ways. Popular transcriptions...
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    What about Delphine Amara? The een from Maureen...

    What about Delphine Amara? The een from Maureen is already in Delphine.
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    @Nooshi - How strange that you mentioned this! A...

    @Nooshi - How strange that you mentioned this! A good friend of mine had this combination as well -- heterochromia (though hers was slight, one blue-green eye and the other green) and one little...
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    I, too, wondered if Kelly Clarkson is a Whovian...

    I, too, wondered if Kelly Clarkson is a Whovian with this name.
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