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  1. Thread: Adoptions

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    Just wanted to add something else after reading...

    Just wanted to add something else after reading through the other comments...
    I think permanency is important for kids. Staying with the family they're born into is, of course, ideal. If that...
  2. Thread: Adoptions

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    (Continuation.) If I were choosing an adoptive...

    (Continuation.)

    If I were choosing an adoptive family, I'd want to talk to them about adoption in general for a bit to make sure we were on the same page about how we viewed adoption, what we...
  3. Thread: Adoptions

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    This is really long but I hope it's helpful! I...

    This is really long but I hope it's helpful! I am an adoptive mom of two sweet little ones born in the U.S.

    I think adoption is sometimes good, is sometimes the right choice, but isn't always. ...
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    When I see it, I usually think, "air-uh-bel-uh"...

    When I see it, I usually think, "air-uh-bel-uh" but "ah-ruh-bel-a" also works. I think both versions are acceptable (along with variations in which different syllables are accentuated).
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    Ahhh, such a tough question! Assuming the names...

    Ahhh, such a tough question! Assuming the names you love go well together in a fn/mn pairing and would also go well as fns for sisters...

    Reasons to use both in one name:
    - That is going to be...
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    I love Lillian--it is such a beautiful classic. ...

    I love Lillian--it is such a beautiful classic. Some may find it old-fashioned, but it's pretty high on the popularity charts in the U.S. these days, so I doubt a Lillian's peers will see it as an...
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    Samuel John Gaspard has a better flow, I think. ...

    Samuel John Gaspard has a better flow, I think. I guess the flow will ultimately depend on ln, but with the fn and two middles, SJG is best. I don't think Gaspard is trying too hard, but I totally...
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    I adore Amelia (it's my daughter's mn)! ...

    I adore Amelia (it's my daughter's mn)! Beautiful name. Lots of nn options. Strong historical figures and role models with that name. That said, if popularity is a big concern for you, you'll...
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    I don't think it's too cheesy! I love the Mae...

    I don't think it's too cheesy! I love the Mae spelling and think it would be a great way to honor your husband's grandmother while distancing the name from the month of May.
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    I'm from the US and generally think "Lewis" when...

    I'm from the US and generally think "Lewis" when I see "Louis" but I'm also inclined to ask about the pronunciation on that one just to be sure. Even here, there are cities pronounced "Louie-ville"...
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    Poll: I voted for Wilson Reese H@nft. I really like...

    I voted for Wilson Reese H@nft. I really like the name Wilson and it seems like a great way to honor your dad. I don't think Reese H@nft is hard to say, but since Reese is unisex, I think it is...
  12. Thread: Sailor

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    I don't love the name Sailor for a girl or a boy....

    I don't love the name Sailor for a girl or a boy. Don't think it fits with Rowan, either. There are many, many more subtle, creative ways of honoring someone who loves the sea, boating, etc. ...
  13. Thread: Jedadiah

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    I know a young Jedidiah nn Jeddy. I like that...

    I know a young Jedidiah nn Jeddy. I like that it's a less commonly used biblical name but one that should be familiar to people. Spelling and pronunciation are straightforward.
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    Rose is a timeless classic. It feels common...

    Rose is a timeless classic. It feels common because it is sometimes used as a filler middle, but I don't really know of many people with the name Rose. And yes, Rosie is such a sweet nn. One thing...
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    For some reason, to me, Fred feels incomplete on...

    For some reason, to me, Fred feels incomplete on its own. I'd recommend using Frederick if you'd like to call him Fred, or, better yet, name him Alfred if you'd prefer something that balances well...
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    For a boy, Henry Martin sounds perfect! I am...

    For a boy, Henry Martin sounds perfect! I am partial to Charles, so for another boy I'd recommend Charles Tobias or Charles Walter (though how adorable would a young Walter be...I think that name is...
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    Poll: I voted for Annabelle Catherine...it's just...

    I voted for Annabelle Catherine...it's just lovely! I think the single-syllable mns feel a bit abrupt with the single-syllable ln. I'm torn on Annabelle Louise. The pairing is wonderful (the...
  18. Thread: Rose and Leo

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    Actually, "Titanic" was my first thought when I...

    Actually, "Titanic" was my first thought when I saw the title of this post! I do think Rose and Leo make a fantastic sib set, though, and I doubt that most of their peers would make the association...
  19. Thread: Narrowing down

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    Harold and Grover are both names I love but that...

    Harold and Grover are both names I love but that often get a negative reaction from others. So great that you're considering them for your son!

    From your list, I think Harold Alexander, Harold...
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    I love Elijah. A solid biblical name with a cool...

    I love Elijah. A solid biblical name with a cool vibe. Elias is also great, but i'm with you on Elisha--I know at least one guy with this name, but I still can't shake the feeling that name has a...
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    From your list, I think Magnus and Aldric are...

    From your list, I think Magnus and Aldric are great names that would fit well with Lucian. Magnus Aldric or Aldric Magnus would work, but you could also use Magnus Roarke, Magnus Bram, or Aldric...
  22. Thread: Wdyt of Edmund?

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    I love Edmund and prefer it to Edwin. Edmund...

    I love Edmund and prefer it to Edwin. Edmund James sounds wonderful (though of course, as others have mentioned, James can be seen as a "filler" mn). I think Edmund James would go well with Hugh...
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    I love Arlo! It starts with the letter A, which...

    I love Arlo! It starts with the letter A, which is hot right now, and also has the same ending as Milo and Leo. It's a great way to go if you want something that's easy to say and spell but not...
  24. Thread: which name?

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    Poll: Both names are beautiful. If you still prefer...

    Both names are beautiful. If you still prefer Elena to Jillian, go with Elena. Husbands are weird like that. Mine vetoed all kinds of names for petty reasons when we were naming our daughter, then...
  25. Thread: Acker - WDYT?

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    Acker does not appeal to me at all. I think most...

    Acker does not appeal to me at all. I think most people would see the name and assume it was a typo of a familiar, similar-sounding name (such as Asher). If you like Asher, Archer, or something of...
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