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    Better late than never!

    Quinn Andrea was welcomed on 10/27/11 by her mom, dad & big brother Xavier Eric. She's a smiley, healthy little girl!

    We both loved Quinn and Andrea (Ahn-DRE-ah) is after her father.

    Although...
  2. I only know a couple Masons, however, the name...

    I only know a couple Masons, however, the name was #1 in my state last year (MN) with over 400 of them!
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    Just agreeing with the other responses: Mee-la. ...

    Just agreeing with the other responses: Mee-la.

    Myla = My-la.
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    My husband and I tended to lean towards less...

    My husband and I tended to lean towards less "girly" names also (I think we're going with Quinn).

    Harper was on our list, however, the nickname "Harpie" killed it for me. It is popular, but I've...
  5. Thread: Afton

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    I actually know 2 Aftons in their late 20s - both...

    I actually know 2 Aftons in their late 20s - both girls. Due to knowing them, it is very much a girls name to me.
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    My relationship with my MIL stayed about the...

    My relationship with my MIL stayed about the same; we get along. Like a lot of grandparents, my MIL wanted to feel needed, useful and engaged after our son arrived. I could have done a better job of...
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    Your first trip overnight with him may be a bit...

    Your first trip overnight with him may be a bit daunting, but they're actually pretty easy :)

    For the ride: My son, as an infant, would likely sleep the entire hour car ride. Car rides tend to...
  8. Thread: Annecy?

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    I'm with Oliviasarah. I pronounced this...

    I'm with Oliviasarah. I pronounced this "An-es-ee" until I saw the other pronunciations people listed. I like it and didn't hear "antsy" until, again, I saw others say that. I don't think that I...
  9. Oh, yes! I totally endorse the ovulation kits. I...

    Oh, yes! I totally endorse the ovulation kits. I found that I was ovulating on day 11 of my cycle, which was earlier than I'd expected. The month after we realized this, we conceived. Not saying that...
  10. Those negative tests each month are brutal - been...

    Those negative tests each month are brutal - been there. When TTC our 2nd, I was 28. It took us about 5 months of actively trying; my OBGYN had told me that if it took more than a year that she'd do...
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    I think that it is somewhat normal to have those...

    I think that it is somewhat normal to have those types of fears in the 3rd trimester. Hormones, lack of sleep and general excitement/anticipation over the birth are all a lot to deal with. Your life...
  12. Thread: Is Miles geeky?

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    I love the name. However, when we were naming our...

    I love the name. However, when we were naming our now 2yro, I also brought up Miles and was told by my husband that it was "dorky". Sigh. So, he'd agree with your husband! I think it's strong and...
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    I think it's a great name and I really don't...

    I think it's a great name and I really don't associate it with the movie; although I'm not a kid. For me, the name happens to be used in a movie but it isn't defined by that character. Sort of like...
  14. Thread: Reid??

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    I love Reid, but I'm not such a big fan of Reede....

    I love Reid, but I'm not such a big fan of Reede. Reede almost looks like it should be pronounced "Read-ee" or like "Ree-dee". I know a couple adult men with the name Reid and no one gives them a...
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    Poll: I, too, love Griffith (or griffin). Athan...

    I, too, love Griffith (or griffin).

    Athan would be a bit confusing with all of the Ethan and Nathans, but after correcting people once they should be able to "get it". If you both love it, don't...
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    That is my son's name; we pronounce it zay-vier...

    That is my son's name; we pronounce it zay-vier or I guess you could write it zay-vee-er. We are in the Midwest.

    Your fear of multiple pronucations isn't without base. He has been called every...
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    I love Nora and Nola - that said, in my state...

    I love Nora and Nola - that said, in my state Nora is becoming fairly popular. Especially when combined with Norah. Nola could give you the nickname of Lola, which I also love with Oakley.

    Hazel...
  18. Thread: Boy or Girl

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    I think of a boy, but only because i know a 3yro...

    I think of a boy, but only because i know a 3yro boy named Avery! I think that it is lovely on a girl though. I agree with Mischa; the spelling "Averie" reminds me of a bird aviary also. It was the...
  19. I love so many of those names! I like using...

    I love so many of those names! I like using family names for middle names, so I love Helen with many of your names. I agree with others that iris and Alice may get blended with your last name.

    ...
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    That's tough. If it's you "turn", take your turn...

    That's tough. If it's you "turn", take your turn and pick something you love. Ideally, you could find a name you both love, but if turn taking turns is what you've worked out then don't pick Ava if...
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    Short list for baby #2 - help!

    Hi! Our 2nd, a girl, is due at the end of October and we are starting to narrow down names. Our son is Xavier (Xave or xavie and we use the "zayv-ur" pn). We've found that our style for girls names...
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    Poll: I love all of these names! I would have voted for...

    I love all of these names! I would have voted for Ivy, but Ivy and Paisley remind me too much of wallpaper selections when paired together. Violet and paisley ha a similar feel to me; a purple...
  23. Thread: Leah combos?

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    I like just Leah also! Some other ideas.......

    I like just Leah also! Some other ideas....
    Marilea - pronounced mara-Leah (coworker had this name and I always loved it)
    Thalia
  24. I'm in Minnesota ... Logan: 2 (1yr and 3yrs)...

    I'm in Minnesota ...
    Logan: 2 (1yr and 3yrs)
    Mason: zero. Which is odd bc it was the #1 boys name in mn last year
    Ethan: 3 (3 mos, 2yrs, 4yrs)
    Ben: 8 of varying ages, but all Benjamins. Love love...
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