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I love the name and have worried about the same perception, but it seems like there are a lot of closet Gillian fans out there! Go Gillian! (Especially spelled with a G).
May 1st, 2013, 02:33 PM
If you love Roo, I'd go with Ruth. Unlike Ruby, it's a classic that would fit with the sibset. (Plus, RUTHIE. So cute.)
May 1st, 2013, 02:29 PM
Margaret Gertrude (who later changed her middle to Ann) and Gail Emily. I'm using Margaret for a future first daughter.
My great-grandmothers are Anna Mae (I wish this didn't resemble like anime...
Ahhh, I totally have surname envy, and I'm so glad someone asked this question. My husband's surname and mine are both Anglicizations of (much more interesting) Norwegian names. Wish we were still...
April 27th, 2013, 04:12 AM
Blade, thanks for the math and the sleuthing! A couple of weeks ago, I had noticed Francine popping up suspiciously often for a name that is solidly off-trend--and in lists that included all these...
April 13th, 2013, 02:18 PM
Oh hey, I live in Wallingford! And Trophy Cupcakes would be an excellent place to scope out names. :) Or Molly Moon's.
Among my friends and coworkers (I work for a literary journal), I know...
March 21st, 2013, 04:42 AM
Honestly, I think a lot of the posts I've seen featuring Francine are from the same group of posters, some of whom responded here. I was curious enough to ask because, as I and many others are noting...
March 20th, 2013, 07:35 PM
Ok, so some Francine fans just go for the midcentury style in general, and some for the French ending. It's helpful to see that list of French names that some of you associate with...
March 20th, 2013, 01:27 AM
Ok, so somehow, I am seeing a LOT of Francine on these boards lately, and I can't help but feel like I'm being trolled when I spot every new mention of how great it is.
I just don't understand...
March 19th, 2013, 03:07 AM
If you're truly asking for the candid reaction of a stranger who doesn't know your personality and your full story--as posting this question on a message board would imply--then yes, I would judge...
March 11th, 2013, 01:15 AM
Margaret, nn Greta, would be perfect with a sister Caroline. I love Camille and Caroline, too--such gorgeous, classy sister names. (I think the Nameberry tendency to avoid matching initials at all...
Yup, just saw someone on Facebook who named their baby girl...Sylas Isabelle.
My brother Evan started at Harvard and shortly thereafter began to go by Bert, a diminutive of his middle name (not Albert, but obviously similar). I think Albert is fabulous. Plus, any names that...
Segan to me looks like a misspelling of Sagan (as in Carl Sagan). I would pronounce it Say-gan, and I'd recommend going with that spelling/pronunciation because otherwise...semen.
I actually went...
January 27th, 2013, 04:37 PM
I love them together. Both so classic, but they share a spare, austere quality that makes them feel modern.
Vaughn is a family name for me, and I would use it in a heartbeat except it sounds a...
I love Frei pronounced "fray," or the Frej spelling. I think, if I were you, I'd also like the fact that no one would look at it and think that it must be a surname you picked yourself, like...
January 19th, 2013, 04:43 PM
I love Flora Suzanne. Charlotte Suzanne is fine, too, but one vowel ending and one consonant ending have a lightness that I prefer to two consonant-ending names together.
Flora Suzanne just...
January 13th, 2013, 03:49 AM
I love Bridget Clara--the lightness of Clara makes for a really nice balance with down-to-earth Bridget. It gives the combo a little more style currency than Laura does.
I think they both sound...
January 13th, 2013, 03:41 AM
Anastasia is timeless and lovely. Congratulations!!
Couldn't you tell her that Ivee sounds like it should be pronounced with an emphasis on the second syllable, as in I.V. drip? Not so cute when you have that image in your head....
January 9th, 2013, 04:09 AM
I agree with the Lucian=Loo-shen and Lucien=Loose-ian assumptions. My best friend has a son named Lucian (here in the US) and it's pronounced Loo-shen.
I'm just mad about Saffron: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZpzl_sH0g
I once had a really entrancing blonde camp counselor named Saffron whose entrance song was "Mellow Yellow." Saffron is...
Tesla the car company is going to explode--Motor Trends' Car of the Year, etc etc (my husband is obsessed with them), so I would stay far away from Tesla/Tessla.
My favorite longform of Tess is...
I do not understand the Francine love. It's like Frances with too much makeup on. IMO, "-ine" and "-een" endings should stay in the mothballs for a few more decades.
January 2nd, 2013, 12:54 PM
I agree with blade on Romany--it would be like naming your child Celt, or Samoan, or Briton. Romilly is the closest alternative, and very pretty. Or Roma, which has more verve.
I'd also advise...
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