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Willow Brooke sounds like a housing development or some other sort of place name
December 29th, 2013, 08:43 PM
I'm at a similar place in life. My mother was also a stay-at-home mom and I am glad for that. With most careers, I would be afraid of exiting the workforce completely to raise children. I'd want...
I like it. I'm a sucker for names from the cosmos and similar sounding boys (Ewan, Everette, Everest, etc)
December 29th, 2013, 08:23 PM
I thought of Lucy from Charlie Brown, who isn't nice.
I have a friend with a little Leighton, and I dislike the name. It feels like it is trying too hard to be "cool" (trendy). The "LEE-ton pronunciation is not intuitive, imo.
December 29th, 2013, 08:01 PM
Just a note that Marin isn't just an alternate spelling; it's an alternate pronunciation as well. The accent is on the second syllable rather than the first.
I like Florence because of the lovely Florence Nightengale association. I predict an imminent resurgence of Florence being used as a name again.
Oh, sorry...nicknames. I knew I was forgetting to mention something: People often bring up "Amy" or "Ammy" or something as nn possibilities...which, sure, I suppose those could be usable nicknames,...
Emory James or Emery James if you must use James.
2184Yes, I would love to meet anyone else named Amity. You'll still get the Amityville Horror associations once in a blue moon, but even when I was growing up in the early 90's it was rarely...
I agree Valentino and Valentin are nice alternatives.
Evander Thomas is my favorite, followed by Evander Sterling. Another name that might fit your taste: Hadrian? Hadrian Thomas.
December 29th, 2013, 03:16 PM
Of your paired down list, I like Beckett best but I've always had a soft spot one for that name since I'm a huge fan of Conan O'Brien. None of your names are bad, but my least favorites are Griffin...
McKinzley feels juvenile and indulgent; something only an preteen could dream up. A prime example of how more is not necessarily better. It is the worst tryndee smoosh I have ever heard. And it's...
Hypatia (best name ever, if it didn't feel so weird)
Halona -- Afraid of offending other cultures
Kavita -- ditto. Ah, such a beautiful name!
Portia -- Stupid...
I'm like that in real life but not online. I once told my best friend my favorite name (at the time) and she looked at me like I was crazy. So lesson learned, never again! Our childrens' names...
December 28th, 2013, 07:43 PM
@emilyva your dramatic reaction to my warning strikes me as suspicious. If you truly are looking for names for your child, I hope that you want to know that there is disgusting urban slang related...
sigh-ann with equal emphasis on both syllables or a slightly more on the first
Since you don't live in New York, I wouldn't worry about it. I do think Elliot Spitzer, but most people are not news nerds to the extent that I am. Plus, he won't be in the spotlight forever. It's...
December 28th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Ooh, one of my favorite topics!
First off, the "F" names--especially Felicity and Florence. Francis will go gangbusters.
Vera appears to be poised for an exponential rise on the SSA list....
Congratulations, and good luck!
December 28th, 2013, 10:46 AM
Yes, I've heard it in comedy movies and maybe from HBO-type comics. Combine poo and sex in the most disgusting way possible. I had to look it up on Urban Dictionary to find out the (supposed)...
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