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Can you give us a hint on the surname? Long, short, first letter, "sounds like" (like you could say "Like Bonner, but with a C", if you don't want it ending up in search engines).
On style alone,...
Sorcha isn't really a form of Sarah. It is originally Gaelic and means "brightness". It predates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It became associated with the English name "Sarah" when the...
Ronan is a wonderful name. Since this is one of the few names you and your husband can agree on, I'd say you've found your boy name. Ronan Paul is strong and handsome. Wonderful!
September 30th, 2013, 08:44 PM
Hmm, I read your original post from August and urge you to go with Anna if it is still between Anna and Isla. I don't think Anna Lee is a deal breaker at all.
Did you consider Annabel? Or Annamae...
September 30th, 2013, 08:39 PM
I was just reading your newer thread where you ask for gut reactions to Isla...so I guess that is your front runner now? I do think it is much too close to Leah and encourage you to avoid it for that...
September 30th, 2013, 08:22 PM
Er, but on the first impressions front-- I think it is elegant, though trendy. Very few people were using Isla before the 2010s at least in the USA. It charted for the first time in 2008 in the 600s,...
September 30th, 2013, 08:00 PM
To me, Isla is WAY too close to Leah. It's a beautiful name, but I would be mixing it up with Leah all the time due to their very similar sounds and syllables. I also think it is a very different...
September 29th, 2013, 04:21 PM
I know a kindergarten-aged Djuna in the USA. It wears well and it's a great name. Enough intelligentsia/high brow types here in the US know about Djuna Barnes though to provoke a positive reaction...
September 23rd, 2013, 12:14 PM
Yes, but I'm more concerned with the possibility of the names sounding dated when my future kids are grown-ups than them having to share their names with many classmates as children. We're about 4-5...
September 19th, 2013, 06:16 PM
Anybody in your family you'd like to honor, male or female? Any place that is important to you? What about your maiden name? If you are truly stumped for a middle name I'd draw from all those sources...
September 19th, 2013, 06:04 PM
I've taught art to kindergarten-aged kids in the past. The only name that was maybe ruined for me was Genevieve-- there was a very difficult Genevieve in one class. Yet even that, saying it is...
I actually prefer the Juliet spelling, too, but it would be an honor name and the person being honored spelled it Juliette-- so I think I would want to stick with the longer version. It also looks...
September 18th, 2013, 05:57 PM
I think Cashmere is a bit much for a real child/person. What about spelling it Kashmir? Totally different look and feel, but it brings it into the realm of unusual place names, and most of those have...
Petra Valentine is my favorite! I know someone with the middle name Valentine and always thought it was a nice surprise-- very warm and distinctive.
I'm keen on the name Juliette these days but curious to know what others think about its future popularity. It's been steadily, but slowly, rising for past 20 years in both spellings...
September 13th, 2013, 03:24 PM
Yes, I would assume the parents were Christian. I know two Evangelines-- one is in her twenties and was homeschooled by her Christian parents, the other is a toddler and the daughter of a Jewish...
September 7th, 2013, 11:56 PM
I'm a bit surprised by all the people who readily agree that the poster should go with an entirely new name to deal with the initial issue. The child involved is not an infant-- she's over two years...
September 7th, 2013, 09:35 PM
It's entirely personal, but I don't think a person loses their identity because they share a name with an ancestor. At all. If you are already calling her Little Josie, then the answer seems clear--...
September 7th, 2013, 09:18 PM
I can understand not wanting her to have the initials EVL. If you simply switch the order to Josephine Emma, she won't.
September 7th, 2013, 08:56 PM
Josephine is a beautiful name. I would simply start calling her Josephine or Josie or Jo and drop Emma or switch it to the middle place. You can see how calling her Josephine feels for a few weeks...
September 7th, 2013, 02:22 PM
Also wanted to ask, what does the first letter of the baby's surname begin with? That might rule out some combinations as having a middle A initial tends to spell words (sometimes neutral, sometimes...
September 7th, 2013, 01:55 PM
Rowan Ashley is my favorite combination. The alliteration of Adelaide Ashley is also appealing. I think I like it more than Adelaide Marie.
Which name is your absolute fave? Do you have one?
July 20th, 2013, 04:59 PM
Just to add, a full list of the ends in -ie/-ey/y names that I love enough to use either as a full name or a fulltime nickname:
Annie (like these last...
July 20th, 2013, 04:49 PM
I'm looking for thoughts/feelings about a conundrum that I'm sure at least some of you also share, and others certainly will have an opinion on.
My partner and I are not...
Also one more note-- it's somewhat obscure, but I'd be surprised if Alice isn't tainted by the fact that Alice Keppel, Camilla's maternal Great-Grandmother, was the mistress to King Edward VII, the...
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