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    Thanks for the info (and the link,...

    Thanks for the info (and the link, splinteredruler). So you think this is the way it was till both spellings went pink? With exceptions, obviously (I know of several male Leslies and several female...
  2. Thread: Lucius?!

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    I love Lucius! I'd be thrilled to see it on a...

    I love Lucius! I'd be thrilled to see it on a little boy. It is a difficult name for me, though, for a couple of reasons: a) I have trouble with the pronunciation. I prefer LU-see-us, but I'm in the...
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    It's funny how perception changes. If you didn't...

    It's funny how perception changes. If you didn't know how Leslie's been used over the past century, you'd hear Wesley and assume Lesley was a boy's name too, wouldn't you? I actually first heard...
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    Hi! I've missed you. To begin to answer your...

    Hi! I've missed you. To begin to answer your question, just for my own organization of mind I'm going to separate your crushes into three rough categories.

    Classics/Modern Classics:
    Calvin...
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    Leslie/Lesley--Boy or Girl?

    I haven't been around much lately--busy summer!--but my interest in names (of course) remains keen. Here's an unsolved question I've turned over in my head for a long time: were the spellings Leslie...
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    Congratulations! I'm so happy to catch this...

    Congratulations! I'm so happy to catch this announcement. I have long admired your choice of William Balthazar, and Catherine Ophelia has a similar classic yet unexpected grandeur. Enjoy your little...
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    Congratulations to you and your daughter's...

    Congratulations to you and your daughter's family! I'm fond of the name Idris; I picked it out of an old baby name book long before I ever heard of Idris Elba. It's nice to hear of it being used,...
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    The reason Laura's husband is the only Almanzo...

    The reason Laura's husband is the only Almanzo you can think of is because his family may well have been the originators of the name, if the story is true. In one of the books, Almanzo told Laura...
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    Poll: I like "eye-van" just fine, but I also have a...

    I like "eye-van" just fine, but I also have a definite soft spot for the Russian pronunciation, "ee-VAHN," especially with the nn Vanya. So cute!
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    Sorry, I accidentally posted twice.

    Sorry, I accidentally posted twice.
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    Hanover...why am I thinking of a racecourse?...

    Hanover...why am I thinking of a racecourse? Aha--I Googled it--there was a prominent Thoroughbred racehorse and sire called Hanover, a prominent Standardbred pacer called Bret Hanover (because he...
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    Poll: I saw Ivan and Leo together and just had to say...

    I saw Ivan and Leo together and just had to say we have friends with an 8- or 9-year-old son named Ivan Leo! They were his two grandfathers' names.

    Would your hubby like Iver better than Ivan? I...
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    I don't like the name Gertrude, but I don't...

    I don't like the name Gertrude, but I don't believe my dislike is founded on the fact that it's an "old" name. I don't personally know any Gertrudes, young or old, though whenever I hear or read...
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    I didn't dredge it up, but I did give it a bump!...

    I didn't dredge it up, but I did give it a bump! I got excited by the title and didn't even look at the date. Sorry! Glad you've found a spot for Caspian--he's so handsome.
    I guess Reepicheep would...
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    Isn't name collecting fun? Those of us who aren't...

    Isn't name collecting fun? Those of us who aren't pregnant yet can actually have the best time, because we can treat names like playthings--picking them up, riffling them through our fingers and...
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    I like Addison on a guy, and Addison Peter is...

    I like Addison on a guy, and Addison Peter is rather awesome. I was just starting to discover it and think how cool it was, with its meaning "Adam's son," when it shot up the charts for girls. I dare...
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    Edmund is my current favorite Narnia-reference...

    Edmund is my current favorite Narnia-reference name. I also love Caspian. A few more not mentioned above: Cornelius, Drinian, Rhince, Bern, Octesian, Restimar, Rilian and Tirian.
    Are you thinking...
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    Congrats to your family!

    Congrats to your family!
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    Aw, congrats! I remember Cyrus's announcement and...

    Aw, congrats! I remember Cyrus's announcement and thinking what a handsome name that was. And I'm the oldest of 8, so I know where Rosem@ry's coming from. I wouldn't trade it for anything, though it...
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    Five pages of congrats before I got here, and...

    Five pages of congrats before I got here, and I've been watching! Congratulations again! She's beautiful. I'm so happy for all of you, and happy that your sweet little girl finally has the perfect...
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    Wow, Birdsong! To my personal style it's a bit...

    Wow, Birdsong! To my personal style it's a bit much as a first, but I'd swoon over it in the middle. Congrats to your friends!
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    Aw, he's precious! Congratulations! Thanks for...

    Aw, he's precious! Congratulations! Thanks for the photo. Cato is a great name.
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    Congratulations! Such a pretty yet solid name.

    Congratulations! Such a pretty yet solid name.
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    I like them both, but I wouldn't be as pleased to...

    I like them both, but I wouldn't be as pleased to meet a baby Thorin right now as I would have been before the movies came out. I have nothing against Richard Armitage, but he shouldn't have been...
  25. Thread: He's here!

    by auroradawn
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    Congratulations! It's so nice to see someone use...

    Congratulations! It's so nice to see someone use Martin. Enjoy your little badgers :)
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