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    I really object to "should" and "must"...

    I really object to "should" and "must" proclamations that don't take regional accents into account. Pronounce it however it's customary in your area, but don't make sweeping generalities. "Soy-er"...
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    Poll: Why not just tell them to call her Marguerite? In...

    Why not just tell them to call her Marguerite? In my experience, nicknames emerge on their own over time, based on personality, appearance, etc. You might be surprised what you come up with after you...
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    Lots of great names here. Another I think is...

    Lots of great names here. Another I think is worth adding: Lorena. It was a popular song during the war-- read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorena_(song) -- and in fact, in GWTW...
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    Estelle is completely French to me; young, sweet...

    Estelle is completely French to me; young, sweet and beautiful. I had several teenaged students named Estelle and found them all charming.
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    Wow. As a redneck from Alabama who shops at Bass...

    Wow. As a redneck from Alabama who shops at Bass Pro and got a doctorate from The University of Alabama (Roll Tide), I'm incredibly offended by most of these comments. I'll take the "butt end" of the...
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    Poll: One of my childhood friend's grandmothers was...

    One of my childhood friend's grandmothers was named Evie Mae (rhymed with Chevy). I always thought it was so pretty and uncommon.
  7. Thread: Hyphens?

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    I'm fond of double names, no hyphen. Mary Kate,...

    I'm fond of double names, no hyphen. Mary Kate, not Mary-Kate. My stepsister gave her kid a hyphenated middle and it was all I could do not to roll my eyes and say, "You know you could've given him...
  8. Thread: Milo Wayne

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    Wayne is definitely fashion limbo, and lots of...

    Wayne is definitely fashion limbo, and lots of Americans don't like it, but I think it's a clunky-but-cool name, my very favorite kind!! :D
  9. Used to be done all the time, at least in my...

    Used to be done all the time, at least in my region. I know plenty of mothers/grandmothers with the same first or middle. A family name is a family name, so I see nothing wrong in sharing. I have the...
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    This is almost exactly what my niece was to be...

    This is almost exactly what my niece was to be called had she been a boy, but Leo Julius. Everyone was totally excited about a little Jules. It was so cooool, lol.
  11. I've mentioned this on other posts, but my...

    I've mentioned this on other posts, but my husband has two middles and his sisters have one. No one cares. No one has ever cared. It's totally a non-issue. :cool:
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    When it rhymes with Emmy, I consider it girly....

    When it rhymes with Emmy, I consider it girly. With the French pronunciation (ray-mee), it registers as masculine for me.
  13. I think Lee Crosslee is bearable, particularly...

    I think Lee Crosslee is bearable, particularly since he has the longer form Leander to fall back on. If it's any comfort, I know a Leeann Lee and a Harley Lee (ugh) who've gotten through life with no...
  14. I think it's very pretty. I only know one Hadley...

    I think it's very pretty. I only know one Hadley IRL, a cute 17-year-old student at my school. I believe Hadley has risen steadily in popularity in the last few years since the publication of a novel...
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    I think deviled eggs. Immediately. Every time. :/

    I think deviled eggs. Immediately. Every time. :/
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    Girls Charlotte- Someone on the boards once...

    Girls

    Charlotte- Someone on the boards once pointed out that it has "harlot" in it, and I can't get past that. Ever.
    Charlie- cute, sassy
    Beatrice- pretty, interesting
    Georgiana- lovely &...
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    Then I call her Pookie. That's pretty easy,...

    Then I call her Pookie. That's pretty easy, right? ;)
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    Yesterday at the grocery, my cashier's nametag...

    Yesterday at the grocery, my cashier's nametag said "Loreal," and I swear to God my first thought was, "Oh pleeeeeease have a sister named Maybelline!" :eek:
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    I'd stick with Gene/Eugene because of...

    I'd stick with Gene/Eugene because of pronunciation. The masculine name Jean has a completely different sound, so how this name is pronounced determines which gender it's for.
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    My rule of thumbs is "I'm going to use the same...

    My rule of thumbs is "I'm going to use the same name your mother does." I teach high school, and it's not uncommon for kids to give me a name they want to be called rather than a name that they are...
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    An acquaintance of mine had a baby girl a few...

    An acquaintance of mine had a baby girl a few months back; first name Betty (after the family matriarch), middle is another family name, one syllable, let's just use Don here, haha. She's calling her...
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    Go for it. My husband has two middles and it's never, ever been a problem. His full name appears on his passport and driver's license; in most other things he just uses his first middle initial. His...
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