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    She has a name! :)

    Our daughter was born on 4 June, and just over three weeks later we have decided on a name for her. She is Freyja Elísabet.

    We picked Freyja because it works perfectly in both Iceland and England...
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    Thank you to everyone for your comments! I did...

    Thank you to everyone for your comments! I did read them beforehand but didn't have time to write a reply.

    Well, the party was great and I am currently up at 4 am with a little Freyja Elísabet...
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    Almost there - I think we have a winner?

    Hey everyone!

    Our little girl is 3 weeks old as of yesterday, and we are just about ready to take the plunge and fix a name on her. It's early for Icelandic standards, but my parents are visiting...
  4. It sounds like you are talking about the name...

    It sounds like you are talking about the name Eli. This is a well-known (or so I would have thought?) Biblical male name that is pronounced EE-lie. Eli is the established spelling, so I would without...
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    Hi everyone, Well, she's here :) I was glad I...

    Hi everyone,

    Well, she's here :) I was glad I hadn't made myself a plan or really set my heart on/against anything, because when it finally kicked off it all went very fast. I woke up at 6 am on 4...
  6. Thread: Major Spamming

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    I seriously don't understand why Nameberry...

    I seriously don't understand why Nameberry doesn't take some sort of measures to prevent this. It's not impossible. There are lots of online forums that don't get spambots (as in the threads never...
  7. Thread: Patriarchy

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    Out of interest, what are your plans for raising...

    Out of interest, what are your plans for raising a daughter in this sort of environment? It's going to be a tough job preventing her from internalising all kinds of nasty things, even more so than...
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    Lcd, congratulations! That's brilliant news, hope...

    Lcd, congratulations! That's brilliant news, hope you and your family are all still doing well!

    Not going to lie, I am a bit jealous sitting here at 4 days overdue (doesn't really seem that much...
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    In other ways I am quite focused on thinking...

    In other ways I am quite focused on thinking about how a name might cause hassle in somebody's life, but to be honest I wouldn't even think about this. All developmentally typical children will learn...
  10. P.S. I'm also English, if that counts for...

    P.S. I'm also English, if that counts for anything ;)
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    Hey, congratulations Feberin! Glad she's here...

    Hey, congratulations Feberin! Glad she's here safe and sound, and I hope your family is settling into the new rhythm all right :)

    Very little news from me. It's less than a week until my due date...
  12. The UK is generally a pretty multicultural place,...

    The UK is generally a pretty multicultural place, especially in the urban areas. I would expect people to be able to handle it. If you want to keep your name it shouldn't really be much of an issue....
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    I don't really like the sound of the name in...

    I don't really like the sound of the name in general, but if I were you I think Keeva is definitely the way to go outside of Ireland/UK. I have complete sympathy with people who think it's tacky to...
  14. Thread: Bra post-baby

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    Well I've bought a pack of pads anyway, so we'll...

    Well I've bought a pack of pads anyway, so we'll see how it works out putting them inside tank tops. I suppose I can just sleep on a towel if they leak at night, right?
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    Lila, congratulations! :) Feberin, you're so...

    Lila, congratulations! :)

    Feberin, you're so close now! Good luck, and I hope she comes sooner rather than later. How was it with your other two, were they on time? Maybe you've already had her by...
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    In my opinion, a name could be considered 'too...

    In my opinion, a name could be considered 'too unusual' if:

    - People in your country generally don't recognise it as a name at all (it makes people go 'What was that?')
    - People in your country...
  17. Thread: Disgusting Ads

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    The level of judgemental attitude here is...

    The level of judgemental attitude here is unbelievable... I'm not seeing these ads (I use ad blocker anyway), but I don't find human bodies 'disgusting' or 'repulsive'. Especially not if they are...
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    I 'announced' our pregnancy on FB when I was...

    I 'announced' our pregnancy on FB when I was halfway through, just after our 20-week scan. So of course most people that I actually see or communicate with regularly already knew. I just found it a...
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    I heard that it was basically a waste of time asking much before 19-20 weeks, because it is just too early to tell and what you get would only be an educated guess. 80% sounds like an educated guess...
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    Feberin, it's good that your back seems to be on...

    Feberin, it's good that your back seems to be on the mend. That is the last thing you need right now! I hope the contractions aren't too bothersome. I haven't had anything strong yet, but I'm a bit...
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    I don't really belong here, just taking a look,...

    I don't really belong here, just taking a look, but I wanted to say that this is not necessarily true on the other end of the spectrum. I was walking around with a friend's toddler when I was 17 and...
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    My name is Biblical (although the actual meaning...

    My name is Biblical (although the actual meaning does not directly mention God) and it had absolutely no effect on my spiritual development. I believed in God when I was little, because I was told...
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    Lol whut? How rude! Anyway, I thought the 'party...

    Lol whut? How rude! Anyway, I thought the 'party line' in terms of safety was against co-sleeping? I know it can be done safely, but from what I've seen it's never quite as safe as giving baby its...
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    I would, yes, but practically I'm not sure it would make all that much difference. If he introduced himself as Drew it's not like I would start calling him Andrew. I would ask 'Is that short for...
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    April, nice to hear how things are going! I'm...

    April, nice to hear how things are going! I'm glad that everyone's healthy and reasonably happy. I can imagine that 'overwhelming' is a bit of an understatement for first-time parents caring for...
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