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  1. Thread: This or That

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    June (both are icky old lady to me) Anouk...

    June (both are icky old lady to me)
    Anouk (gorgeous, one of my top 4)
    Clea (just)
    Elodie (lovely)
    Milou (I like the French feel)
    Merida (because Magnolia is too too much)
    Poet (for its sounds...
  2. Thread: Serenity

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    Just for interest: The only Serenity I know is...

    Just for interest: The only Serenity I know is anything but. In fact, it is a joke amongst those of us who teach her, as she can usually be found yelling, racing around and generally being loud,...
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    Definitely and I think/hope that the ones which...

    Definitely and I think/hope that the ones which DON'T ever disappear (after, say, 20 years) are the ones that it's safe to call your child! So start making your lists early, kids ;)
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    My favourite it Hesper. Also like Crisseda,...

    My favourite it Hesper.
    Also like Crisseda, Draco, Elara, Luna, Ophelia & Phoebe. A starry sky is my favourite view, so enjoy finding names with such associations.
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    So pleased I'm not the only one to sit through an...

    So pleased I'm not the only one to sit through an hour-long show just for the last few minutes when they announce the baby's name! :)
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    I like it. Maybe the only surname-like name I've...

    I like it. Maybe the only surname-like name I've ever warmed to. A little edgy, a little cute, great sound. Go for it :)
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    I have always liked Emrys. Hadn't come across...

    I have always liked Emrys. Hadn't come across Omri until your post, but like your husband, I'm kind of anti-religious, so avoid biblical connections.... with the exception of Tabitha, which has so...
  8. I don't have a special category of twin names...

    I don't have a special category of twin names (maybe I'll develop one!) but would pair my favourites as follows:

    g/g Isolda & Eluned
    b/b Edmund & Caspar
    g/b Freya & Oskar
  9. Echo is my latest crush. Can't quite understand...

    Echo is my latest crush. Can't quite understand why I've overlooked it in the past (maybe I'm drawn more towards simpler names as I get older... Anouk has replaced Anoushka on my list). Doubt it will...
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    Ooh, thanks emsky. Hadn't spotted that. One day...

    Ooh, thanks emsky. Hadn't spotted that. One day I'll pluck up courage to ask...
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    Not sure that surnames count, but still chuckle...

    Not sure that surnames count, but still chuckle at my 9 yr old self thinking Descartes was Greek and therefore pronounced Dess-cart-eez. Aww.
  12. In real life, I'm still intrigued by siblings Neo...

    In real life, I'm still intrigued by siblings Neo and Obi. Can't wait to find out what their little sister is called...
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    Ouch. Yep, that was painful to read. One of my...

    Ouch. Yep, that was painful to read. One of my pet hates is double-barrelled names. The other would be trendee/soulless/kre8tiv names. But I like a challenge! So...

    Best: Marcel (normally yuk, but...
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    Really intrigued to see Arlen on here. I taught a...

    Really intrigued to see Arlen on here. I taught a boy with that name about 10 years ago and had never come across it before, or since (except in baby name books). I'm not a fan of August/Gus so Arlen...
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    Edmund Caspar. Caspar Edmund. Can't decide,...

    Edmund Caspar.

    Caspar Edmund.

    Can't decide, but either way I think I'd call him 'Ned'.
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    I'm still trying to work out the origin of one of...

    I'm still trying to work out the origin of one of my pupils' names: a girl called Emeral. Anyone come across this before? Surely they didn't just miss the 'd' off Emerald?!
  17. F: Freya and Fred (Despite my dislike of matching...

    F: Freya and Fred (Despite my dislike of matching siblings, I would consider these because I love them so much. And if necessary, I'd add Fflur and Felix)
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    E: Eluned and Edmund are my favourite,...
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    Isolde Freya and Eluned Anouk Boy have I...

    Isolde Freya and Eluned Anouk

    Boy have I missed nameberry (finally managed to log in after 9 months of frustration... crikey, I could have had a babba in that time!). Pleasant as it is rolling my...
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    Thank you for this :) Oh, and the newly-approved...

    Thank you for this :)
    Oh, and the newly-approved Bror reminded me of Burr.
  20. You know you've spent too long name-surfing when...

    you read the thread title 'Middle name for These' and think 'hmmm, Thee-see, maybe related to Thisbe' for several minutes before the light dawns...
  21. Willow is the only W name I don't hate! Sorry! ...

    Willow is the only W name I don't hate! Sorry!

    Prefer Beatrix for the funky '-x' as opposed to hissing '-ice', but both are nice with Caleb & Annabel. (Hmmm, just noticed that'd make first...
  22. Harriet is an old, old favourite of mine. A...

    Harriet is an old, old favourite of mine. A frightening 22 years ago, I used it for my pet mouse (!), and am going to suggest it for the potential sister to my niece Lorna. Not surprisingly, Lucy and...
  23. Thread: Maude

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    Want to like it but just can't. A book I read as...

    Want to like it but just can't. A book I read as a child may have ruined it for me because the words ugly, dumpy and mean spring to mind. And now - thanks to missmargot - I think I know which one!...
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    Poll: One of my favourite names (can't use as already...

    One of my favourite names (can't use as already in family). I really want to go with the traditional French Claire... but the sweet simplicity of Clare wins in the end.

    PS Until I came on...
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    Thank you for fascinating thread, am thrilled to...

    Thank you for fascinating thread, am thrilled to pick up some new Scandinavian names from other posters and read such 'telligent comments :) Specially like Rumle - pronunciation/meaning?

    Regarding...
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