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  1. Thread: Pseudonym advice?

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    Poll: Plus, a pen name is about more than masking your...

    Plus, a pen name is about more than masking your identity, it's about creating a name that makes you more intriguing and appealing to readers!
  2. Thread: Pseudonym advice?

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    Poll: I think you definitely need to go with Mulready. ...

    I think you definitely need to go with Mulready. As for the first name, my first thought was Kita, as Nikita is so identified with Kruschev, but I actually think that might work in your favor and I...
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    I think your style might be Eccentric Aristocrat...

    I think your style might be Eccentric Aristocrat -- there's a blog for that! http://nameberry.com/blog/cool-names-the-eccentric-aristocrats
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    Wow, that is a REALLY long time ago. And spelling...

    Wow, that is a REALLY long time ago. And spelling was often free form and phonetic -- thus, Ursillah.
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    Hi Trysaratops -- How far back on the family tree...

    Hi Trysaratops -- How far back on the family tree did you find them? Epicurus -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicurus -- was an ancient Greek philosopher -- maybe the name is a variation of that? ...
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    I think so! Very cool pair. In fact, I think if...

    I think so! Very cool pair. In fact, I think if you did two Scandinavian names -- Viggo and Soren or Viggo and Thor, for instance -- it might feel a bit too obviously themed. But I think Viggo and...
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    There are lots of great R names! Though I would...

    There are lots of great R names! Though I would say that if you're ever going to break this pattern, now would be the moment! I do love Rocco, but other options might be:

    Rory
    Remy
    Raphael...
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    You've obviously done wonderfully with the first...

    You've obviously done wonderfully with the first two and I'm confident you'll find an equally perfect name for the third. I love Jupite/Juper too -- he was the hero of my most recent novel -- and...
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    Wow, laza, I can't believe Nameberry has helped...

    Wow, laza, I can't believe Nameberry has helped name a family of nearly-three children! Amazing.

    Great to see you back. Love Scarlett and Nico -- what a dashing pair! So....Italian Lite names....
  10. Thread: Help Me Decide!

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    Poll: I'm going to vote for Annabel. I think it's...

    I'm going to vote for Annabel. I think it's really cute with Lila -- some light, lively, classic-yet-modern spirit -- and its got more history than Sienna.
  11. Flora: Yes!!!!!!!! Love that name. And I think...

    Flora: Yes!!!!!!!! Love that name. And I think it solves the "problems" of Nora and Vera without introducing any of its own. Lilia and Flora are not like Poppy and Posey or Daisy and Marigold...
  12. Congratulations! I think if you're avoiding...

    Congratulations! I think if you're avoiding Chloe, which you've loved for a long time, primarily because of its popularity, you might want to avoid other popular or soon-to-be-popular names too. I...
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    Poll: Absolutely Edward Barnaby James. It's got that...

    Absolutely Edward Barnaby James. It's got that ultimately pleasing six-syllable rhythm, with a different number of syllables in each word. Plus the surprise and quirkiness of Barnaby is great...
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    Poll: OK, I voted for Harriet June before I knew the...

    OK, I voted for Harriet June before I knew the backstory. I want to change my vote to Ottaline Grey! I'm assuming that's the way your grandma spelled it vs. Ottoline? What a wonderful name with...
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    Can I make a suggestion? Why don't you try to...

    Can I make a suggestion? Why don't you try to find a three-syllable name, which I think would work best with one-syllable in the middle and two at the end. I'd also say -- no first names that end...
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    A very chic young Parisian woman I know just...

    A very chic young Parisian woman I know just named her baby Suzanne. This is the French equivalent of a grandma name and certainly works in both cultures. Marguerite is also chic in France now and...
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    Your list is a mix of very stylish favorites and...

    Your list is a mix of very stylish favorites and more distinctive/quirky choices. So I'll have to vote quirky:

    Nathaniel/Nate (the least quirky, but I love this name)
    Sumner
    Van


    Bliss...
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    Yes, it's clear you like three syllable names and...

    Yes, it's clear you like three syllable names and the letter L (and M, but perhaps another name with both M and L in it would be too much).

    Lorelei definitely goes with your other two names and at...
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    I have to be honest and say I'm not crazy about...

    I have to be honest and say I'm not crazy about Bayla. It feels invented even though it's not. I do agree that Bay is adorable and I'd use it on its own. I love Bea or Bee too and would use it on...
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    What, you tell your husband your name thoughts...

    What, you tell your husband your name thoughts before you tell us!?! Only kidding. So glad this is helping you move in the right direction. I agree with Saracita that Aurora Genevieve is very...
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    Penelope is a lovely name, but I'm going to spin...

    Penelope is a lovely name, but I'm going to spin this toward the positive for you and say since it's been Kardashianed, you are likely to end up feeling like your SIL did you a favor by using it...
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    I think your real problem is whether to confess...

    I think your real problem is whether to confess to your husband, now that you have him on board, that you've changed your mind? Because to me, you have clearly changed your mind and don't want to...
  23. Winston Cole is great, and Win is the perfect...

    Winston Cole is great, and Win is the perfect nickname.

    Since you're so set for a boy's name, that probably means you're going to have a girl! While Olivia is a lovely classic name, it's been...
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    I believe this discussion has gone too far afield...

    I believe this discussion has gone too far afield to be productive. oliviah, whatever the advisability of changing a 17-month-old's name, you say you've been on the boards pretending to be pregnant...
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    Thank you, Renrose

    Yes, rather than a witch hunt, please do message Renrose or one of the other mods or me or Linda to investigate.
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