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    Introducing Madelief!

    Madelief Helene was born yesterday at 9:15 p.m. after what I think was the world's shortest labor. I barely got to the birth center in time for the catch. I was hoping for a waterbirth this time...
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    I'm afraid I haven't got any interesting art...

    I'm afraid I haven't got any interesting art history references this time around (and Aleydis's name was only accidentally related). Madelief is from Madeliefje the Dutch name for the common Daisy....
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    Baby is here! Turns out she is neither a Evelien...

    Baby is here! Turns out she is neither a Evelien or a Margreet. Her name is Madelief Helene! It fits her perfectly. Will make a proper announcement later.
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    Since we live in and English-speaking country, we...

    Since we live in and English-speaking country, we tend to Anglicize pronunciations for simplicity's sake, so closer to Mar-greet than mar-great. I also have always loved the form Marguerite, which...
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    Yep, there seems to be no way around that. Dh...

    Yep, there seems to be no way around that. Dh thinks that it wouldn't be so noticeable if we chose a less recognizable or another Dutch name. i.e. Greet Madelief or Greet Liselot, etc). I'm not so...
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    Yes, we don't seem to be avoiding nicknames this...

    Yes, we don't seem to be avoiding nicknames this time around. I really like Kess as nn for our boy name. I also like Evie and Lien (LEEN) for Evelien. Dh really likes Greet, but isn't a fan of the...
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    Nope, not in the Netherlands, but my husband and...

    Nope, not in the Netherlands, but my husband and I met while doing graduate degrees in Leiden back 14 years ago. I studied 17th and 18th century Dutch art history and worked for a long time in art...
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    Almost 42 weeks and no name!

    I posted a while back about boy and girl names for baby #4. Well, I'll be 42 weeks on Friday, and if I don't go into labor by then, my midwife says I'll have to go to the hospital for an induction on...
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    Wow, thanks for all the feedback. I like some of...

    Wow, thanks for all the feedback. I like some of the suggestions, and I'm a little surprised by the positive response to Evelien, which is probably close to the top for me. I thought the -lien...
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    Poll: Thanks! Kessel is pronounced KESS-ul. We'd...

    Thanks! Kessel is pronounced KESS-ul. We'd probably call him Kes.
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    Poll: Vote on our top contenders!

    These might take some out of their language comfort zone (these are Dutch or Dutch-esque), but please vote for the best out of these options. We are leaning pretty strongly towards one, but I'm...
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    Dutch-esque girl name for #4

    Hello! I'm Devin and I'm 32 weeks pregnant with my 4th child (sex unknown) and we're having a much harder time with names this time around that "fits" with our other children.
    My son is Leiden...
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