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    We know boys whose names are Christopher and...

    We know boys whose names are Christopher and Jonathan, and they go by their full names. It's never been an issue. I can't imagine calling them Chris or Jon-it's just not who they are. I don't think...
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    Favorite girls: Jane-classic and cool...

    Favorite girls:
    Jane-classic and cool
    Thalia-love the sound, positive association with the person I know with this name
    Eleanor-classic, great nicknames-El, Nora

    Least favorite girls:...
  3. Thread: Named after a song?

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    I've read that Chelsea Clinton was named after...

    I've read that Chelsea Clinton was named after the Joni Mitchell song "Chelsea Morning".
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    I've worked with kids for many, many years, but...

    I've worked with kids for many, many years, but have only come across one:

    Girls
    Clarice
    Merida
    Niambe (Nee-ahm-bay)
    Steller
    Tandy
    Marganne
    Malisha (pronounced "Melissa". Go figure)
  5. Thread: Magill

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    Not spelled the same, but reminds me of McGill...

    Not spelled the same, but reminds me of McGill University in Canada.
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    Both names are nice. One thing that does...

    Both names are nice.

    One thing that does stick out to me is the sound of Haven Olivia. When you say it together, it sounds like "Haven Nolivia" or "Haveno Livia" due to the last consonant/first...
  7. Thread: Lauren?

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    My DD is Lauren. She's almost 20, and there were...

    My DD is Lauren. She's almost 20, and there were no other Lauren's in her classes in K-12, though there are a few more now that she's in college.

    I think it's a classic name, rather than dated.
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    DH liked Gabrielle, but our last name ends with...

    DH liked Gabrielle, but our last name ends with double L's, so it was difficult to say and didn't sound right.
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    Aaron Seth

    Aaron
    Seth
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    My sister-in-law is named Leonie. She pronounces...

    My sister-in-law is named Leonie. She pronounces it Lee-OH-knee.
    I'm curious about other ways it might be pronounced, as I've only heard it said this way.
  11. Thread: Names ending in O?

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    I really like Emilio

    I really like Emilio
  12. I had never heard Avery for a girl until...

    I had never heard Avery for a girl until recently. The first time I heard Avery was in the book Charlotte's Web, and it was a male character. Fern's brother is named Avery. I really like the name!
    ...
  13. Thread: Tragic Names

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    Excellent point and well said! I totally agree...

    Excellent point and well said! I totally agree with you.
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    Mave is too close to Maeve. I think Maven could...

    Mave is too close to Maeve. I think Maven could work for a boy.
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    My association with Larkspur is a town in...

    My association with Larkspur is a town in Northern California, in Marin County. Never heard it as a person's name, but I think it would be a cool middle name.
  16. Thread: Genie Poll Names

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    Nivea is the face cream I've used for the past 40...

    Nivea is the face cream I've used for the past 40 years. Please don't name your daughter that!!
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    It's important to me that my kids are named after...

    It's important to me that my kids are named after a relative who has passed away-this is tradition in my religion.
    After that, no negative associations. I worked in schools for several years, and...
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    Another vote for Wren!

    Another vote for Wren!
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    Alwin Almanzo Alexi Alexis Alexandra...

    Alwin
    Almanzo
    Alexi
    Alexis

    Alexandra
    Allison
  20. Jude Magnolia Kandi Carrie Sophie

    Jude
    Magnolia
    Kandi
    Carrie
    Sophie
  21. Several of my older relatives who grew up in...

    Several of my older relatives who grew up in Brooklyn and Queens pronounce names that end in "a" as an "er". For example, Linda is "Linder", Pamela is "Pameler".
  22. Thread: Sutton Adair

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    The two Adair's I've met were both female. I...

    The two Adair's I've met were both female. I didn't realize it was a unisex name.
  23. Thread: Love/Like/Dislike

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    I love how Blythe looks, but when it's spoken, it...

    I love how Blythe looks, but when it's spoken, it sounds like the person has a lisp.
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    Edan Noelle Sage Francesca Willoughby...

    Edan
    Noelle
    Sage
    Francesca
    Willoughby
    Constantine
    Jean
    Louisa
    Lisette
    Paige
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    We've had 3 hamsters. The first two were Nibblet...

    We've had 3 hamsters. The first two were Nibblet and Petal, from one of DD's favorite children's books. The last was supposed to be Mia (Mia Hamster) but when we found out it was a male, Mia became...
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