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  1. Thread: Ruined Forever?

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    Godiva -- go-DIE-va, first syllable is a bit...

    Godiva -- go-DIE-va, first syllable is a bit clipped with strong emphasis on the second syllable, is how I've always heard it, in case anyone is curious…

    I do really like the sound of the name.
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    I love Claire. She is just so pretty. Claire...

    I love Claire. She is just so pretty. Claire Olivia is nice, but just nice. Both names are very well established, so together they are a bit too…unimaginative. I think it'd be really great to go bold...
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    Clementine is at the top of my list and she...

    Clementine is at the top of my list and she drives me crazy when it comes to a middle name. I posted a thread about it a little bit ago and while the middle names I'm aiming for have special...
  4. Thread: Family Name Combos

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    Eva Diana -- Okay, so I have a penchant for fn/mn...

    Eva Diana -- Okay, so I have a penchant for fn/mn combos that both end in "a"
    Eva Catherine -- Beautifully balanced, classic, strong.
    Diana Catherine & Mary Catherine -- these are tied. While I...
  5. Thread: Wren

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    Poll: Hmm. While I'm not nearly as particular about the...

    Hmm. While I'm not nearly as particular about the ultimate flow, now shared sounds, balance syllables, etc., Wren "Doe" does sound a bit choppy as well as kind of runs together, so I would rather see...
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    Other things to consider with this word and its...

    Other things to consider with this word and its meanings:

    A fallow field is a field that has been plowed but not seeded to restore fertility. Used in farming and crop rotation, etc. This is my...
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    I really love the idea of a name that hints at...

    I really love the idea of a name that hints at nature (a lesser known flower) or another classic/vintage floral choice.

    From your list I think Rosamund and Thomasina are gorgeous together....
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    I too think Magnolia Pearl flows very nice,...

    I too think Magnolia Pearl flows very nice, however when both names are word names I feel like it can be a little…gimmicky.

    Magnolia Faye
    Magnolia Kate
    Magnolia Xanthe / Zanthe
    Magnolia Millay...
  9. Illyria / Ilaria have a old world medicinal herb...

    Illyria / Ilaria have a old world medicinal herb sound to me.I prefer Illyria of the two. I do think you're over thinking it a little, but I know exactly how you feel -- sometimes suddenly we realize...
  10. Thread: our twin girls

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    I actually really like Ricci Clementina & Noemi...

    I actually really like Ricci Clementina & Noemi Beatrice. While I absolutely adore Clementine, I find I like the touch more frilly Clementina with the short and spunky Ricci. Since Ricci also sounds...
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    I don't think it should matter, personally. In...

    I don't think it should matter, personally. In some cases where the name is quite different, possibly even unheard of, wherever you are, you'd probably get inquiries as to where the name comes from...
  12. Thread: Name sightings

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    Caper, Bronwyn, Eden and Ezra at the park today!...

    Caper, Bronwyn, Eden and Ezra at the park today! 3 and under.
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    Taissa! I love it! While there may be...

    Taissa! I love it! While there may be pronunciation issues, it's easy enough to correct and I think once people hear it correctly they'll say it the right way as it's quite easy to say and is "ooh!...
  14. Thread: Double First Names

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    I quite like double barreled first names and...

    I quite like double barreled first names and would love to hear more updated, fresh combinations. Not too long ago there was a Mary Nova post on here and I thought that was darling. I'm also...
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    Poll: Interesting to read about the responses you've...

    Interesting to read about the responses you've gathered.

    Cosette -- I too see cassette and corset, which makes the name a little strange. It is also quite cute, maybe even …coy, but I can...
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    Rosemary -- I like it and I think it would be...

    Rosemary -- I like it and I think it would be given new life on a little one. I do prefer Rose or Rosalie as a PP also said. It is too much with Briar IMO, as they are both nature names AND both...
  17. Thread: Swedish name Åsa?

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    I LOVE IT! And have it as a potential middle name...

    I LOVE IT! And have it as a potential middle name as my trepidation is that it loses some of its appeal (IMO) without the sort of clipped "suh" that comes with Swedish pronunciation / accent.
  18. Thread: Sister for Cyra

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    I feel like Sky and Cy is a bit too similar /...

    I feel like Sky and Cy is a bit too similar / cutesy for a sibset, unless they enjoy that aspect of it! Which is totally fine too.

    Cyra &….
    Aria
    Livia
    Juno / Juna / Juniper
    Melia
    Sylvie /...
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    I think they are all usable, though some are...

    I think they are all usable, though some are bolder than others and will therefore have more instances of being polarizing in people's reactions.

    Leander, Otis, Clifford, Roscoe, Shepherd, Luther...
  20. Everyone who felt the need to predict my baby's...

    Everyone who felt the need to predict my baby's sex believed that I was going to have a boy: Surprise! It was a girl. It was kind of funny and in more than one instance I was glad for certain people...
  21. Thread: Sibling Name Help!

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    Eoin, Fionn and Rowan (prefer Roan, and also love...

    Eoin, Fionn and Rowan (prefer Roan, and also love Ronan) from the boys. Maeve and Evelyn from the girls. Both of which have Irish roots/variation as well: Meabh and Eibhleann, which I would be...
  22. Thread: Wdyt

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    Hmm. Well, I don't think Clare or June are...

    Hmm. Well, I don't think Clare or June are "girly" names (such as Isabella is), even though they are strongly identified as feminine names and I do prefer them as such. However, I do think they'd...
  23. Thread: WDYT of Saxon?

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    I don't think it's terrible, but if you're...

    I don't think it's terrible, but if you're looking for a name that will be either adored, liked or neutral then I don't think this is it. It'll raise some eyebrows and get the responses as seen hear...
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    Poll: I think that if you are going to call Theodore...

    I think that if you are going to call Theodore Teddy %100 of the time, you should just name him Teddy, as within the sibset they are all "just" nicknames, rather than Charles, Jackson / Jacoby /...
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    Luise -- loo-EE-zuh is the best I can come up...

    Luise -- loo-EE-zuh is the best I can come up with as a written explanation. Quite similar to Louisa. Here's the german prn on Forvo: http://www.forvo.com/word/luise/
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