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  1. Thread: Saoirse?

    by laoidh
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    Saoirse is pronounced 'SEER - sha'. It's...

    Saoirse is pronounced 'SEER - sha'. It's beautiful, though not intuitive for American spellers. I don't think that should be a deal breaker though.

    You should probably be aware that in Northern...
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    Beautiful names! The girls sound gorgeous,...

    Beautiful names! The girls sound gorgeous, congrats!
  3. Thread: WDYT of Iselle?

    by laoidh
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    I wondered how usable it would be too - it's so...

    I wondered how usable it would be too - it's so pretty! But if the storm does a lot of destruction, like Katrina, then it might not be usable for quite some time...

    I think it's izz-ELLE, but I'd...
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    The name is usually spelled Muirren and is...

    The name is usually spelled Muirren and is technically pronounced Mwir-enn. It's beautiful and on our list, but I worry about how it will translate in the States. (Our familyis half American and half...
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    I agree with Pam. I'm in Ireland and actually,...

    I agree with Pam. I'm in Ireland and actually, when spelled that way, in Irish, the linn ending makes it sound more like Ashling. Ashlin would be accepted, but not Az-lyn. So yeah, if you want the...
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    Thank you for these! I love Gia/Gianna! June,...

    Thank you for these! I love Gia/Gianna! June, Joni (really cute!), Ioanna and the Swedish Janna/Jannicke. I'm assuming the Swedish and Eastern European variants are pronounced with y sound? Like...
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    Feminine forms of John...

    DH and I agreed a long time ago that our next baby (if a boy) would have the middle name John (family name, all our kids have family middle names). We haven't yet decided what will happen if our next...
  8. Thread: Too Weird?

    by laoidh
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    We named our children as individuals and didn't...

    We named our children as individuals and didn't worry about how they sounded together as long as they weren't rhyming. Our naming choices had more to do with what we loved at the time and our...
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    Thanks for the links renrose! I'm an American...

    Thanks for the links renrose! I'm an American living in Belfast and wouldn't have known where to look for that kind of info. :-) Also, you have my name as one of your fave combos and I rarely come...
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    I know an Elena Maeve (but spelled the Irish way,...

    I know an Elena Maeve (but spelled the Irish way, Méabh) in real life, but she's 20 months old. :-)
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    I love Fitzwilliam and Mavity. But your...

    I love Fitzwilliam and Mavity. But your suggestion of Trevyn made me think of the English surname Trevelyan (prn treh- VEL- yun) as another possibility. Good luck!!
  12. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll be passing...

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll be passing them on. :D I'm sure several are too 'out there' for her (like Olive - I love it but I'm sure she'll say no way!) but still, it will give her ideas as...
  13. Help please! Classic/vintage girls names for my SIL...

    My SIL is expecting a girl and is stuck on names. She likes Lilly, Bella, and Isla but feels there could be a better name out there. Suggestions please, because while I like those names, they're not...
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    Thanks for the replies! I tentatively suggested...

    Thanks for the replies! I tentatively suggested the spellings Aila, Eila and Ayla to her but mentioned that they all would be likely to be misspelled and mispronounced. (Both my son and I have two...
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    Personally I think Aria Madeleine is too pretty...

    Personally I think Aria Madeleine is too pretty for a nickname. ;-) However, it's all up to you. My nn is an established name in its own right and doesn't have much in common with my actual name, and...
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    Alternate spellings for Isla?

    My SIL is expecting her first baby - a girl. She loves the name Isla but is concerned the spelling isn't very intuitive. I told her I thought Isla was actually the most straightforward for that name,...
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    Admittedly I might be biased because I live in...

    Admittedly I might be biased because I live in Ireland and Irish names in particular are quite familiar to me, but spelling Siobhan "Shevaun" just seems wrong to me. It probably makes it a lot easier...
  18. When our DD was born we had a short list of names...

    When our DD was born we had a short list of names that no one had seen except us. Once we brought her home from the hospital my MIL pressed us to get on with naming the baby, even though we enjoyed...
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    I had to laugh a little when I read this because...

    I had to laugh a little when I read this because our DD's middle name is the same as our cat's. cat was here first, and she was named in part after my grandmother (an odd tribute, I know, but it...
  20. Thread: Twin name help!

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    Ooh, Fox and Bracken sound smashing together!...

    Ooh, Fox and Bracken sound smashing together! Like both pp, I think if you use a name like Fox (which I love, btw), his brother should also have a 'stand out' name. That doesn't mean (to me) that it...
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    Aubrey & Camille - LOVE Bethany & Grace - LIKE...

    Aubrey & Camille - LOVE
    Bethany & Grace - LIKE
    Kirsten & Hillary - DISLIKE

    Syrus & Sayer (BB)
    Rowan & Hazel (BG)
    Aveline & Cora (GG)
  22. My friend just name her baby Miriam Faith, nn...

    My friend just name her baby Miriam Faith, nn Mimi. It's really cute on her. :) it might be considered strange I guess, but I think Miriam Nicholas is really cute, especially since it's a tradition....
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    I think it's really pretty and unusual (I love...

    I think it's really pretty and unusual (I love unusual), and I think your daughter will love hearing how she came to be named. :)
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    Hypothetical twins...

    A friend of mine just had twins, so it sparked a debate between DH and myself about what we would name twins if we had them. He's not that interested in names though so pretty much agreed to whatever...
  25. I've also chosen uncommon names for my kids, and...

    I've also chosen uncommon names for my kids, and I've begun to wonder too if my DD's name is too 'out there' (she's 14 weeks old). However, my DH and I love the name, and we think it suits her...
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