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  1. Thread: Baby books

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    I received a whole pile of various baby/parenting...

    I received a whole pile of various baby/parenting books (mostly as gifts from my own overanxious mother) while I was pregnant. There was only one that I found useful. It's basically a how-to guide...
  2. Thread: Charles _ _ _

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    I like Charles Ira

    I like Charles Ira
  3. Of the ones you mention, I like Sebastian and...

    Of the ones you mention, I like Sebastian and Nathaniel a lot. I prefer different nns than Sebby and Nate, however. Have you thought of using Sabe (rhymes with Gabe) and Nat instead?

    Others I...
  4. Thread: Gatsby

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    I think it would be an odd choice. As a name,...

    I think it would be an odd choice. As a name, it's tied closely to the Fitzgerald character, and Jay Gatsby is somewhat of a problematic namesake.
  5. Not sure if this is quite what you're looking...

    Not sure if this is quite what you're looking for, but:

    Ivy
    Ellery
    Phoebe
    Calla
    Iris
    Briony
    Cecily
    Susannah
  6. Hmmm... Leo Maro Hugo Milo Aldo Otto Gus...

    Hmmm...

    Leo
    Maro
    Hugo
    Milo
    Aldo
    Otto
    Gus
    Sepp
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    I think it's fine if the name is a relatively...

    I think it's fine if the name is a relatively common one (as these are). I would, however, probably give the other child's parents a heads up beforehand.
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    I like: Imogen Cordelia Plum Imogen Cordelia...

    I like:

    Imogen Cordelia Plum
    Imogen Cordelia Posey
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    Might I suggest Clara Josephine? I really love...

    Might I suggest Clara Josephine? I really love the idea of Clara with Trevor and Adelaide.

    From your list, my favourites (based largely on flow with Josephine) are Hazel Josephine and Olivia...
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    Very nice. Desmond was on our short list, too,...

    Very nice. Desmond was on our short list, too, for many of the same reasons you mention. We would have used Des as the nn. I think it pairs very nicely with Sanders.
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    I think Ezra paired with something besides Jude...

    I think Ezra paired with something besides Jude (i.e. non-religious) would be the way to go for you.
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    All are lovely choices. I'm not as much of a fan...

    All are lovely choices. I'm not as much of a fan of Noah as your other choices (though I do love Samuel!), however.

    Henry Daniel = Nothing to fault here, though I'm not sure that I love Daniel as...
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    I agree that a three syllable middle works well...

    I agree that a three syllable middle works well with Fraser:

    Pascoe Elijah
    Pascoe Julian
    Pascoe Nathaniel
    Pascoe Adrian
    Pascoe Josiah
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    Levi and Milo Levi and Bede Levi and Clark...

    Levi and Milo
    Levi and Bede
    Levi and Clark
    Levi and Reid
    Levi and Owen
    Levi and Noel
  15. Arthur Miles flows better, I think.

    Arthur Miles flows better, I think.
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    It's really great!

    It's really great!
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    I used two, BUT the boys' second middle is my...

    I used two, BUT the boys' second middle is my surname (my husband and I have different surnames). So it's: FIRST -- MIDDLE -- MY SURNAME AS SECOND MIDDLE -- HUSBAND'S SURNAME

    This seemed like a...
  18. Thread: Aphra!

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    Aphra Behn comes to mind. Not a bad association,...

    Aphra Behn comes to mind. Not a bad association, though.
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    Annabel and Imogen is my favourite, followed...

    Annabel and Imogen is my favourite, followed closely by Annabel and Evelyn. Scarlett is not one that I personally find appealing--I think it's a divisive name that people either really dig or really...
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    All three names are lovely, but Sophie and Olivia...

    All three names are lovely, but Sophie and Olivia just sound like they should be sisters to me!

    I agree with pp that Ava and Sophie just don't go as well, and the similar ending on Audrey and...
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    For my part, I think "most classic" means: in use...

    For my part, I think "most classic" means: in use by English speakers for several centuries and in the top 100 for *most* of the past 100 years. They are the group of "classics" that, judging by the...
  22. - a friend who lives in the same city/town has...

    - a friend who lives in the same city/town has named her child

    No.

    - a friend who lives futher away has named her child

    Maybe, if it is a common name (let's say in the top 50 or so)

    - an...
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    Like many others, I really like Merri Avalon.

    Like many others, I really like Merri Avalon.
  24. Thread: MN for Cora

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    I like Cora Lucille best, though Cora Lucy is...

    I like Cora Lucille best, though Cora Lucy is nice.
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    Cora and Iris Cora and Lydia Cora and Averill...

    Cora and Iris
    Cora and Lydia
    Cora and Averill
    Cora and Cecily
    Cora and Pearl
    Cora and June
    Cora and Ivy
    Cora and Leonie
    Cora and Phoebe
    Cora and Violet
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