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November 23rd, 2013, 12:21 PM
How are you pronouncing it? AL-to or ALL-to? The former sounds better to me as a name because the Al- beginning is fairly familiar in male names - Alan, Alex, Alfie etc. Also, there's the chef Aldo...
I'm watching it tonight and geeking out about going to the 50th anniversary celebration event at the ExCeL, London, tomorrow - I secured a press pass for it on Thursday and I'm going to be live...
Haha, yeah, I love both the character and the actress.
The only Stevie I know in real life is Stephanie nn Stevie, but she's exclusively Stevie. I do like the Stella Eve type smoosh idea - though...
My first thought was Ophelia Betsy.
Sophie and her variants go even further back in the Dahl family, as his mother was named Sofie Magdalene.
And there's some very Berry names in recent branches of the Dahl family tree too;...
I've only ever known one Daphne, and she just so happens to be my 80+ year old neighbour. Because of that, I struggle to picture it on a little girl. I don't think it's all that popular, but has the...
November 5th, 2013, 11:14 AM
Yeah, I think changing Olivia to something a bit more classic 70s might be better. Heather or Laura would be fine for her, but I'd be cautious about switching Hilary to Myra, as that name has strong...
I'm 9,500 in, but I need to do a big surge at the start else I'll have no chance of making the 50k by the end of the month.
@fey - How about: "Despite their differences, they grew up inseparable....
November 4th, 2013, 09:29 AM
Trying to suss out your family trees but there's only a couple of names that strikes me as off. I'd see Olivia as only really suiting a teen or younger, and I find Hilary rather dated - I wouldn't...
My favourite of all the Rose names is Rosa, but of your list I'd go with Rosalie or Rose.
Yeah, I'd pronounce it as Keer-a as that's the legitimate Irish pronunciation, and the Ciaras I've known say it that way. I never even knew people pronounced it like Sierra until there was a singer...
@Calypso - Don't worry about length. I started off writing really short stories, filling the pages of A5 school notebooks and calling each one a book, even though it was six handwritten chapters of...
I'm NaNoing as well this year. Won it in 2010 and 2011, didn't give it a go last year as I had to focus on my dissertation but I found myself missing it so much I've decided to go back to it this...
It might help if you gave us a bit more infomation - character descriptions, story setting and the like.
October 23rd, 2013, 07:48 AM
I was just curious to see if she's a one-off case, or whether it's something that other people do, albeit probably more subconsciously and not to the...
October 21st, 2013, 09:38 AM
We've all got names we don't like for whatever reason - whether it's the style, the sound or just a plain old bad association. But I'm just wondering - how do you react when a person with a name you...
October 21st, 2013, 08:50 AM
Reminds me of a newspaper article I was reading a good few years back now, when there were brothers named Gary and Phil Neville playing football (soccer) for England. It was an interview with their...
October 21st, 2013, 08:33 AM
In which case, I think something like Elliot, Oliver or Bennett would be your best options - something that bridges classic and modern. James and Henry feel too classic next to Philip and leave Devon...
I've always disliked Gretchen as well, it just doesn't have a pleasant sound to my ears. I love both Gemma and Lucy as names - if it was Lucy Gemma and Gemma Lucy I'd have really struggled - but as...
I used to know a Sofia nn Fia as well, so I see it as perfectly usable, as a nickname or a given name ("it's like Mia with an F" isn't hard to explain at all). Filomena nn Fia would be great if you...
Hubert feels more grandad than dad to me. If he's got a brother George then Gregory and Gerald would work as having both G names, and both are dad-sounding names, while Charles also works in a much...
October 20th, 2013, 05:32 PM
Is Devon a boy or a girl? Just because I think of different names trying to match three brothers than I do to matching two boys and their sister, as Philip strikes me as very classic next to the more...
Cah-ro-line. Like Arrow-line, with a C, a short 'a' as opposed to the long 'a' of Care-oh-line, which I've never heard used. Could be another of the US/UK differences in pronunciation, though.
October 16th, 2013, 01:42 PM
Lucas Ebenezer and Miriam Estelle are expecting again, this time it's a girl! Big siblings Geneva and Eveline, who are now 5, are more excited than their parents and little brother Rett....
Uma Paloma and Ian Garrett Jensen are expecting again! This time they are waiting until the baby is born to find out what it is. They know they want a five letter first name, and a german...
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