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    Haha yes, strike this definitely. Naming your...

    Haha yes, strike this definitely. Naming your child after a brand of contraception would certainly send quite the signal as to whether you planned to have her or not! One exception is maybe Yasmin,...
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    Me too! Somerset to be more specific.

    Me too! Somerset to be more specific.
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    Yes, they are both pronounced exactly as written....

    Yes, they are both pronounced exactly as written. Their simplicity is a big plus for me! Svala is the Icelandic word for swallow (the bird) and Elva comes from a word for river, so they are both...
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    Names too close?

    If I have a daughter, and I get my own way (which you know, maybe I won't, but let's imagine I do), I feel I would be most likely to name her Svala. This is my number 1 girl's name.

    However, my...
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    Using my long list: 1) most unusual - Snjólfur...

    Using my long list:

    1) most unusual - Snjólfur
    2) most traditional - Jóhann
    3) most urbane & sophisticated - Ingimar
    4) most rustic & outdoorsy - Bjartur
    5) sounds the most modern - Felix
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  6. Thread: Ttc 2014

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    Haha, yeah, once he was awake he was more...

    Haha, yeah, once he was awake he was more enthusiastic. I guess it's a pretty bewildering way to be woken up, though. We are trying to stay positive and not think too much about last time, but I...
  7. Thread: Ttc 2014

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    Yeps, pregnant again! Fingers crossed it works...

    Yeps, pregnant again! Fingers crossed it works out this time, come on tiny ball of dividing cells.

    My boyfriend's initial response: Mmmpphh.

    Although he was basically asleep when I told him!
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    This snippet from Peep Show basically sums up my...

    This snippet from Peep Show basically sums up my feelings about Ian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtyiHYnnJD4

    Ian is a serious dad name in the UK. It's nice enough, and I'm sure it has a better...
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    I think Evander is a great substitution for...

    I think Evander is a great substitution for Alexander in this case! It sounds perfect to me.
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    I love Timothy! It's very handsome. I have a few...

    I love Timothy! It's very handsome. I have a few dear friends named Tim (technically Timothy, but I think basically all adult Timothys are called Tim), and so for me it just feels like a very...
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    My sister-in-law's youngest boy is the result of...

    My sister-in-law's youngest boy is the result of an IUD failure. I wouldn't rely on one myself after hearing that story (although I don't think she was using the hormonal kind, which I imagine is...
  12. Thread: Coding berries?

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    Not myself, but my boyfriend is a programmer. If...

    Not myself, but my boyfriend is a programmer. If you enjoy HTML, I just wanted to strongly encourage you to think about studying computer science at university and learning some proper programming...
  13. Thread: Ttc 2014

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    I'm sorry about your grandmother, lcd. Maeve...

    I'm sorry about your grandmother, lcd. Maeve Josephine is beautiful, I hope you get the chance to use it.

    Well, I'm on day 30 and still no sign of a period. I know I should just go get a test, but...
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    Austin, definitely.

    Austin, definitely.
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    Poll: Mackenzie, definitely. It's not my favourite name...

    Mackenzie, definitely. It's not my favourite name out of the bunch - in fact it's my least favourite. But it does sound great with John.

    John Ross I want to like but two one-syllable names in a...
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    I think they all sound great together! All one...

    I think they all sound great together! All one syllable, stylish and your girl names are traditional enough that I don't think anyone will assume that Quinn is a girl. Although I see what you mean, I...
  17. Thread: Brighton?

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    I think of Brighton, which is a lovely seaside...

    I think of Brighton, which is a lovely seaside town, Britain's gay capital, very nice place. It doesn't seem like a human name to me, though.

    Do you have any connection with Brighton?
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    Poll: I think it slightly depends on what your surname...

    I think it slightly depends on what your surname is? Can you give us a general idea (starting sound, number of syllables, etc)?

    But just going from the first and middle, I picked Ivor Benedict....
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    That makes no sense. X the name of the actual...

    That makes no sense. X the name of the actual letter is pronounced eks, but the letter in English usually just denotes 'ks'. No matter what your accent, I highly doubt you are pronouncing words like...
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    Well, if you want to make it accurate, don't go...

    Well, if you want to make it accurate, don't go all namenerd on it. There was a lot less variety in first names than there is nowadays and most of them were extremely standard. Make sure about a...
  21. Thread: Erlingur

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    As luck would have it, we do indeed live in...

    As luck would have it, we do indeed live in Iceland! However, I am English and all my family is living in England so we'd be over there fairly regularly and our children would have, I certainly hope,...
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    So, Asche, did it make an appearance? I guess if...

    So, Asche, did it make an appearance? I guess if it did that would have got you off the hook for drinking at the wedding, right? I hope it didn't though :)

    My period is due in the next few days,...
  23. Thread: Erlingur

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    Erlingur

    I've been thinking about Erlingur recently. It is pronounced basically like AIR-linger, and I believe exists in the Scandinavian countries as Erling. It means 'descendant of the earl/jarl'.
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    Well, I wouldn't say that Mackenzie is a Scottish...

    Well, I wouldn't say that Mackenzie is a Scottish girls' name, it's a surname directly indicating maleness. As a girls' name it has a decidedly American feel.

    Try this site.

    These are some nice...
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    Well, we only get data for the top 50, but a few...

    Well, we only get data for the top 50, but a few of my boys' favourites are pretty popular:

    Matthías - 21-24, 18 births in 2012 (0.77%)
    Róbert - 15-16, 20 births in 2012 (0.86%)
    Emil - 21-24, 18...
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