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    What am I forgetting?

    Hello (again) Berries.

    I keep thinking I am done with lists, but somehow I just keep coming back to it. Perhaps I am unsettled since I know this will be our last naming opportunity, and our only...
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    I was going to suggest Esther or Edith but other...

    I was going to suggest Esther or Edith but other people beat me too it! :)
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    Congratulations! We were in exactly the same...

    Congratulations! We were in exactly the same situation a few months ago, with twin boys, expecting another and hoping for a girl for our last baby (not that I don't love boys, but gender balance in...
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    The first time we waited for the test to finish...

    The first time we waited for the test to finish together (and then my husband went to buy more tests because he didn't believe it!). Since we live so far away, we called our families to tell them,...
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    Our boys didn't walk until 14 or 15 months. One...

    Our boys didn't walk until 14 or 15 months. One of them was just like you describe- had been holding my finger almost walking for months before he finally got up the courage to do it on his own. And...
  6. working in a connection to peace... need ideas! fia?

    Hi Berries!

    We realized after we named our twin boys that both of them ended up with a name that has some form of connection to peace (Axel- father of peace, and Oliver- less direct, but...
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    I think it is great to see a dad so publicly...

    I think it is great to see a dad so publicly involved in the naming process! However, I strongly believe that the final name needs to be something both parents are comfortable with. Saying that is...
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    Thanks everyone! I am either getting used to it...

    Thanks everyone! I am either getting used to it or they have calmed down a bit in the last couple of weeks. Now I can try to focus on naming this little girl. My husband and I have, to put it mildly,...
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    As for soothing crying babies, with our twins the...

    As for soothing crying babies, with our twins the thing that helped us the most were the 5 s's from Harvey Karp. Google it and you'll find it, but here is the gist from his website:

    Swaddling:...
  10. Poll: I was going to say it was a tie for me between...

    I was going to say it was a tie for me between Fiona and Lydia, but based on your description of wanting something with 'quirky old-fashioned chic charm' I would definitely say Fiona. Lydia is lovely...
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    Thanks for your responses stephykneejo and...

    Thanks for your responses stephykneejo and angelicainc. It helps to hear other people's experiences. I feel like such an annoying patient when I call continually and am concerned. I am feeling a bit...
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    How much Braxton Hicks...

    Hi Berries,

    First, let me just say I am in contact with local health care professionals but I am having a hard time interpreting from their comments whether what I am experiencing is common or not...
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    Although it is not my style, I think it is a...

    Although it is not my style, I think it is a perfectly nice choice and will honor your grandmother and tie in nicely to things that are important you. My only question is how you are pronouncing...
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    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts! Wow!...

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts!

    Wow! Based on these responses, everyone has positive impressions of Audrey (which is great) but I am wondering if anyone has negative opinions on it. I...
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    Opinions on Audrey

    We are looking for your thoughts on the name Audrey.

    What associations do you have with the name? (Particularly things that might be relevant in the wider world- 'I met an Audrey once that I...
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    I was going to say the same thing as flamingo...

    I was going to say the same thing as flamingo said. I think the 'zel' sound at the end of Hazel is a nice, if subtle, link to Zelma. But I also like the suggestion about using her maiden name as a...
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    Poll: Down to 7... Help us narrow it further!

    Hi Berries.
    My husband and I are expecting a daughter to join our twin boys in December. Here are the names we are considering (although my husband swears his name list isn't finished, looking at...
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    We had shooshoos and really liked them....

    We had shooshoos and really liked them. http://www.shooshoosusa.com/
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    My husband and I didn't pick our boys names...

    My husband and I didn't pick our boys names before they were born. We took a very intensely debated 'short list' to the hospital and when they arrived we took 2 days to make our final decisions. I...
  20. Thread: Eliza or Beth?

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    I love Eliza and think it works fine as a nn for...

    I love Eliza and think it works fine as a nn for Elizabeth. To me Beth feels very meek, while Eliza has more of a feeling of spunky excitement.
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    Thanks everyone for the input and suggestions! A...

    Thanks everyone for the input and suggestions! A lot of the things you suggested are names one or the other of us has brought up at some point so it seems we have communicated our ‘style’ pretty...
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    A sister on the way for twin brothers

    Three and a half years ago the Nameberry community helped us name our twin boys, Luke Axel and Oliver Graham. Now we are reaching out again for feedback/ input/ ideas regarding names for our...
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    I wouldn't do it personally. To me they are just...

    I wouldn't do it personally. To me they are just too similar. :(
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    I LOVE this name! I would push for it for our...

    I LOVE this name! I would push for it for our girl due in december if we didn't already have a Luke. (Husband's choice, not mine. He kind of boxed me out on that one. If that makes no sense, look up...
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    I like the approach of using a girls name from a...

    I like the approach of using a girls name from a Dylan song! That might be a nice compromise. But that said, I wouldn't think twice about meeting a little girl named Dylan. In fact, in my 6 years of...
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