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Unless you're planning on spending a lot of time in the UK, I wouldn't worry about how a place so distant from your home perceives a name. I think that the perceptions and popularity of a name in...
Tough question! The only long form I can think of is Galatia (and that's assuming you don't mind geographic names).
My boyfriend is named Iain and while that spelling poses no problems in Scotland, in North America it is almost entirely unheard of. When he spells it for someone here their reply is often that...
February 6th, 2014, 01:43 PM
I can think of enough examples of male Robins that it shouldn't be a problem (Christopher Robin, Robin Hood - which is a pretty cool namesake). If he doesn't like his full name, there are also...
The current Supreme Court of Canada has an interesting mix:
Beverley (f) (Chief Justice)
October 27th, 2013, 12:36 PM
As a child of bilingual parents, I would like to reassure you that me and my siblings have had no issues with this. Our parents pronounce our names differently depending on which language they are...
October 19th, 2013, 04:54 PM
You could go off the pill and then switch to barrier methods (condoms, diaphragm, etc.) for a few months. That way the hormones from the pill are out of your system and you have had a few cycles...
October 9th, 2013, 06:49 PM
While a smoosh name is one way to honour two people, it's not the only way. If you used your favourite name starting with E as a way of honouring two women whose names both start with E, that is...
February 24th, 2013, 05:19 PM
Theo Hendrick & Saskia Johanna! (Dutch)
I adore Theo as a stand-alone name and would love to use it some day!
Keeping it short makes it more modern and the upbeat "o" ending fits well with your sibset. By comparison Samuel seems rather...
February 20th, 2013, 09:48 AM
I'm a 20-something Gemma in Canada, where it's uncommon enough to not have the dated 80's vibe it's associated with in the UK. I get lots of positive compliments on my name, and if anyone tries to...
I find Jacoba to be rather formal. And while Cobie would be a cute nn, the only Cobie/Coby's I've met have been Dutch women of my mother's generation (over 50). Unfortunately to most Dutch ears it...
Unfortunately when I hear Mirabel all I can think of is the airport near Montreal. So for a girl I'd prefer the Mirabelle spelling to distinguish the two.
I know a real life example: mother is Marianne, her first daughter is named Anne-Marie (goes by Anne or Annie).
My siblings and I all have two middle names. My parents gave us first names that they liked but weren't necessarily in honour of anybody, and used the two middles to honour family and escape any...
August 28th, 2012, 10:06 PM
I have yet to meet another Gemma face to face, so I'd like to think that I'd feel a bond and be excited if it ever does happen. I do feel a bit possessive of my name because I tend to be the only...
Check out this blog for ideas: http://www.babynamesfromyesteryear.com
Their Victorian entries from the Gentleman's magazine marriage announcements, while British, may still be a source of...
There's no need to look to the middle name for nicknames! If you don't like Rick/Ricky, there's always Henri/Henry, or the so-retro-it's-cool Henk/Hank.
Signed, a girl with a lot of Hendrick's in...
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