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    My heart sank to read this. I have not posted in...

    My heart sank to read this. I have not posted in a very long time, but Rollo's gentle wisdom and love for for her family (especially her husband, children, and grandchildren) shone through everything...
  2. Thread: Picking a surname

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    Thank you all for your calming words! I would...

    Thank you all for your calming words! I would definitely consult an older child about any change in their name, and maybe picking which one would be a fun way to bring them into the family....
  3. Thread: Picking a surname

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    Picking a surname

    Hi Berries,

    I honestly don't know if my husband and I will be lucky enough to have a baby at this point, but I spend an inordinate amount of time fretting over little things in case we do. We've...
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    Beautiful name! Congratulations :)

    Beautiful name! Congratulations :)
  5. My husband and I both have double barreled...

    My husband and I both have double barreled surnames. It has caused literally no problems in our lives. If it gets left off a form, I change it. This is no trouble. No one calls me by just one of my...
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    I think Elva is darling! I love it, it has just...

    I think Elva is darling! I love it, it has just the right touch of whimsy without getting carried away. Elva Margaret would be my pick!
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    Poll: Isla - it's so lyrical and lovely. Corinne sounds...

    Isla - it's so lyrical and lovely. Corinne sounds a lot like Karen and Lynn and other 60's names to me!
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    I have two middle names, it's never been an issue...

    I have two middle names, it's never been an issue for me. I always use both when it comes up. I don't really think it's the huge drama some berries make it out to be. Sometimes, just sometimes, I...
  9. My mother kept her maiden name, and my surname is...

    My mother kept her maiden name, and my surname is hyphenated. I kept my name when I got married, and we've decided that our children will have a hyphenated surname (my husband has a hyphenated...
  10. It sounds like you like Wilhelmina best, and I do...

    It sounds like you like Wilhelmina best, and I do too! I've loved that name ever since I read Enid Blyton's Mallory Towers series when I was little. Wilhelmina/Bill was my idol! I think Wilhelmina...
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    A member of my family was named after a dog and...

    A member of my family was named after a dog and he honestly hates his name. I only found out recently how very hurt he was when he found out why he was given the name, and it shocked me. I don't know...
  12. I think Ada is lovely, and such a great namesake!...

    I think Ada is lovely, and such a great namesake! I don't really get a dusty feel from it, I don't know any Ada's at all! I think popularity dates names, and I don't think Ada has ever been...
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    This is confusing to me, because if we're talking...

    This is confusing to me, because if we're talking about the Italic tribe the Sabines (you may have heard the story of the rape of the Sabines?) I've only ever heard it pronounced say-bine.
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    I've always assumed that Augustine was a male...

    I've always assumed that Augustine was a male name, and I only just stopped to think why. I think I just assumed it followed a similar evolution to Constantius/Constantinus --> Constantine or...
  15. Just curious how you found the name out? It...

    Just curious how you found the name out? It doesn't seem to be anywhere else online!
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    What about Elva? It means leader of the elves,...

    What about Elva? It means leader of the elves, makes me think of magic, and cool green forests, and enchantment! Nickname Elfie or Effie (I know an Elva nicknamed Effie) is very sweet! I also think...
  17. Thread: Tattie

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    I just think of the adjective (dictionary...

    I just think of the adjective (dictionary definition follows):


    - Worn and shabby; in poor condition: "the room was furnished in slightly tatty upholstered furniture".
    - Of poor quality: "his...
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    I know a Katherine who goes by Rina, and five...

    I know a Katherine who goes by Rina, and five that go by Kate, two Kathy/Cathys, three Katies, one Rin, and one Kath. Catherine/Katherine really is the most ubiquitous name of my group of friends! I...
  19. Thread: Iole Juno Hope

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    Iole Juno Hope

    Belatedly announcing the birth of my beautiful goddaughter Iole Juno Hope. She arrived eight days late on February 28th at a few minutes after midnight.

    You may have seen me other thread, I was...
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    Cora is lovely on its own, I think. I am not very...

    Cora is lovely on its own, I think. I am not very drawn to Corawyn, it's a bit hard to say. What do you think of Coraline? Coralie? Or even the simple and vibrant Coral? These are my favourites of...
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    I have two middle names, and haven't ever had any...

    I have two middle names, and haven't ever had any issues on forms etc. When I was "middle-named" my parents used both names. Always. If someone called me just by my first two names I'd feel it was...
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    Poll: Thisbe Lavender is far and away my favourite!...

    Thisbe Lavender is far and away my favourite! It's so distinctive, and sounds lovely with your children's names.

    Best wishes, and congratulations!
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    If I remember correctly from your previous posts...

    If I remember correctly from your previous posts your last name is Kane? I think Delaney Kane is too rhymey. It would bother me a lot, when I was considering changing my surname when I got married...
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    Poll: Another vote for Sophie, Amelia Sophia sounds...

    Another vote for Sophie, Amelia Sophia sounds sing-songy. It's not bad, it's just that Sophie is better!
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    Thank you all for your replies. I'm glad Amabel...

    Thank you all for your replies. I'm glad Amabel has been so well received, but I think pronunciation but me too much of a problem. Emily is from New Zealand but lives in Canada, so she is always...
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