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    Miss Emily Jane...

    Emily Jane made her debut May 19! She weighed 8lbs 5oz and is welcomed by her siblings Katie, Mollie, Susanna, Charles, and William. She is absolutely lovely and has skin as soft as rose petals. I...
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    Your location says you live in Texas, right? I...

    Your location says you live in Texas, right? I live in Texas as well, and although I do live in a large city with a pretty diverse population, I can't imagine these names really escaping association...
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    Poll: I love Nora and thought of using it myself as I...

    I love Nora and thought of using it myself as I am the great grandaughter of a Nora Jane Bell. Julian Cash sounds really cool, but the other day my son was telling me about a boy in his class who is...
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    I love Eleanor. It was my 1st thought, even...

    I love Eleanor. It was my 1st thought, even though I have used Katherine, Elizabeth, and Susanna with my real-life children but don't have a little Eleanor of my own. Beautiful, timeless, historical,...
  5. Thread: TTC Spring 2012

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    How exciting to be starting a family! I'm at the...

    How exciting to be starting a family! I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum, 35 weeks along with my last baby. I have big adventures ahead, but there are so many magical moments associated with...
  6. Wow, there are a few really mean-spirited...

    Wow, there are a few really mean-spirited responses on this thread! Arrow isn't my style either, but I don't think it's indicative of some kind of short coming where the parents are concerned....
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    One of my daughters is about to be 22, and her...

    One of my daughters is about to be 22, and her paternal grandparents still mispronounce her name. They have moved on to also mispronouncing HER daughter's name! Another of my daughters, Susanna, is...
  8. Thread: Cricket?

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    I am part of a large Southern family, and one of...

    I am part of a large Southern family, and one of my cousins once married a woman named Cricket. Turns out her real name was Yvonne, but everyone called her Cricket and had done so for her entire...
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    Wow, I had almost forgotten the age-related...

    Wow, I had almost forgotten the age-related comments I heard during my first pregnancy! I also looked very young for my age (before my hair went grey!). I remember being at work when a woman looked...
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    I have a daughter named Katie, and I'm expecting...

    I have a daughter named Katie, and I'm expecting a little Emily in May! Together, they will have two sisters, Mollie and Susanna. I love the sweet, classic names as well.
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    Thanks for all the comments! I did send a very...

    Thanks for all the comments! I did send a very polite private message to the woman who left that offensive remark on my fb, explaining that I have many conservative friends and relatives and asking...
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    Rude Comments About Pregnancy...?

    Have you ever had someone make a really vulgar or rude comment related to your pregnancy? I'm at 30 weeks, but I've avoided discussing my pregnancy with most people for a long time because I HATE it...
  13. Thread: Gray/Grey Hair

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    Poll: Thanks so much! Yes, several people have asked if...

    Thanks so much! Yes, several people have asked if I went to a stylist for my silvery hair. That was a surprise. When I first started to let it go, I expected the reaction I got while shopping with my...
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    I love Molly! My 20yr old daughter is named...

    I love Molly! My 20yr old daughter is named Mollie. She is smart and pretty, and I think her name really suits her. I've never regretted the choice, even when someone says, "that's my puppy's name!"...
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    I love feminine names and have never considered...

    I love feminine names and have never considered even a unisex name for any of my daughters; however, as a Jane Austen fan, I have to say Darcy would be cute for a girl. I served in the Army with a...
  16. Thread: Gray/Grey Hair

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    Poll: My hair started to go very grey in my 30's. I...

    My hair started to go very grey in my 30's. I dyed it back to brown for years until I got tired of being a slave to "the bottle". I turn 43 next week, and my hair is completely silver. I love it....
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    Poll: What diverse choices! To me, Greta Cathleen was...

    What diverse choices! To me, Greta Cathleen was the name with the most...substance. It would age well, not sound dated in a few years, avoid trendiness, avoid celebrity references, and maintain its...
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    They're not twins, but I had a neighbor with a...

    They're not twins, but I had a neighbor with a brother named Michael and a sister named Michael-Anne. Their dad's name is... you guessed it, Michael. The neighbor's son is also Michael. SIGH. My own...
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    I have a daughter your age, and so 20 years ago,...

    I have a daughter your age, and so 20 years ago, I was busy choosing names (just like now-having number 6!). Back then, it seemed everyone was naming babies Nicole. Or Ashley. Or Ashley Nicole. None...
  20. Thread: Kirby

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    I, too, thought of vacuum cleaners. They are...

    I, too, thought of vacuum cleaners. They are expensive vacuum cleaners that used to be sold by door-to-door salesmen. Because of that, I have a hard time imagining Kirby as a first name. I must be...
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    I'm from Texas, not too far from Arkansas, and...

    I'm from Texas, not too far from Arkansas, and both Addison and Harper seem to have wandered over to the girl's camp down here. Addison is a suburb of Dallas, so I think of a place when I hear it. I...
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    I like the suggestion from an earlier post to use...

    I like the suggestion from an earlier post to use Hattie. That's really cute. When I first read the name, before you clarified how to pronounce Manis, the very first thing to enter my mind was...
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    Lemonjello and Orangejello must be about 80 by...

    Lemonjello and Orangejello must be about 80 by now, and they move from town to town, attending every possible high school without ever graduating or displaying any visible signs of aging. Amazingly,...
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    I love Eleanor. Strong but feminine, of Greek...

    I love Eleanor. Strong but feminine, of Greek origin but prominent in English history, less than 4 syllables, not frilly, not boring...also, I love the characters from literature with this name:...
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    Poll: I have a neighbor named Georgiana, and she has...

    I have a neighbor named Georgiana, and she has expressed to me that it is often difficult for people to pronounce as there are 3 different ways to say it (as expressed above). I also think she finds...
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