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    I'm finding out if I possibly can! Because I'm...

    I'm finding out if I possibly can! Because I'm impatient and curious and I want to stop calling it 'it' - I find it awkward.

    I'm also very much team gender neutral, as far as possible I won't be...
  2. Thread: Bilingual kids

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    @ninasapphira - With three languages it is called...

    @ninasapphira - With three languages it is called trilingualism, not bilingualism, for obvious reasons ;) That will be really tough with more languages than parents! Unless maybe you plan to never...
  3. Thread: WDYT of Inga

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    Thankyou for your feedback, everyone! I am...

    Thankyou for your feedback, everyone! I am surprised to see how well it went down actually! Maybe the people who didn't like it just avoided commenting :)
    I think I will definitely be giving it more...
  4. Thread: Twin girls!

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    I think they are both lovely! Ottilie however is...

    I think they are both lovely! Ottilie however is very uncommon and there does seem to be a lot of confusion surrounding the correct pronunciation, it doesn't seem to be intuitive, so I would suspect...
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    The most effective, and brutal, method is to let...

    The most effective, and brutal, method is to let the father/mother of your child look at it. Unless you are very lucky and happen to have very similar tastes, you'll end up with a seriously trimmed...
  6. Thread: WDYT of Inga

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    WDYT of Inga

    I like a lot of names, for boys and girls, that start with Ing-, and the common short forms Ingi for a boy and Inga for a girl. Now I'm wondering about Inga just by itself. It's very common in...
  7. My boyfriend refuses to do any 'serious'...

    My boyfriend refuses to do any 'serious' discussions until we know the sex - he can be coaxed into light discussions but I'm not pushing it, there's no rush. We should hopefully find out whether...
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    Congratulations Feberin!!! That will save you...

    Congratulations Feberin!!! That will save you some naming hassle, since you already found the perfect girl name. How lovely to be able to start thinking of her as Maggie already. Your plans to tell...
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    Lcd, oh cool, if you're feeling the same sort of...

    Lcd, oh cool, if you're feeling the same sort of thing, maybe I'm not imagining it. Or rather, I know I'm not imagining it, but maybe I'm not imagining that it is baby-related. I mean, I don't feel...
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    Poll: I like all of them, including Anthony, apart from...

    I like all of them, including Anthony, apart from Roger. I can't get over the silly sexual jokes with Roger ('Roger the Cabin Boy' style).

    I voted for Robert because I think it has the same...
  11. Thread: Name colours

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    I think it used to be that all names were green...

    I think it used to be that all names were green and then they decided to gender it for some reason. So if you're looking at a post made in 2010 or something, the names will come up green, but if you...
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    To be honest, I think you handled it just fine....

    To be honest, I think you handled it just fine. Now your kids aren't ashamed about sex or their bodies, and it's not some mystery or dirty secret *shrug*. I think it's important and very healthy to...
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    I am still slightly unsure, but I think I may...

    I am still slightly unsure, but I think I may have begun to feel the monster moving. Obviously I have no idea what it is suppose to feel like (although yeah I've read a million descriptions online, I...
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    The only Google results I got that weren't Google...

    The only Google results I got that weren't Google misrecognising the word generous in old books seemed to be a misspelling of a man named Geerhardus Vos, who was a theologian of Dutch descent.

    I...
  15. Thread: Nameberry memes

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    Yeah, I think you nailed the problem here. It's...

    Yeah, I think you nailed the problem here. It's that you don't find these names interesting, so you don't see any difference between them. Am I perhaps right in guessing that these sorts of names are...
  16. Zoe, I'm sorry you're going through this, it...

    Zoe, I'm sorry you're going through this, it really sucks. If you think you had a miscarriage, even if you were feeling physically fine I would strongly advise you to go and see your doctor. While I...
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    WAY too much to live up to in my opinion. Like...

    WAY too much to live up to in my opinion. Like naming your kid Einstein, it's just pretentious I think to give a name with so much association with extreme intelligence. What if he's not academically...
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    That's such a shame, you had a great list. Seems...

    That's such a shame, you had a great list. Seems like if you came up with 30 and he rejected every single one, it might be his turn to come up with some that he likes? Have you asked him to produce...
  19. Thread: Emmanuel

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    I like Emmanuel, but I do associate it very...

    I like Emmanuel, but I do associate it very heavily with Christmas (because I only ever really hear it in Christmas carols, apart from Immanuel Kant). So by extension, yes, I do think it is an...
  20. Thread: Clive

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    Extremely dated in the UK. I would expect a Clive...

    Extremely dated in the UK. I would expect a Clive to be in his 50s at least, probably older. I don't know, to me it doesn't sound sophisticated, it just sounds old. For that reason it really doesn't...
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    Welcome Zoe and Evening, and congratulations on...

    Welcome Zoe and Evening, and congratulations on your pregnancies! Zoe, I'm sorry for your loss, your daughter has a beautiful name.

    Lavender, sounds like a nice holiday :) I'm glad your nausea is...
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    I have a Biblical Hebrew name that was pretty...

    I have a Biblical Hebrew name that was pretty uncommon when I was born (late 80s), but has since become more popular and is currently extremely popular in the US, and fairly popular in the UK...
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    1. As a native speaker of English, both are...

    1. As a native speaker of English, both are equally easy to pronounce. I couldn't draw a distinction there, I have absolutely no problem pronouncing either one. In many other European languages,...
  24. Thread: Joakim?

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    You do know that it's not pronounced the same,...

    You do know that it's not pronounced the same, don't you?

    If you don't live in a country where j is pronounced as y, don't use this name, it would be too much of a hassle to live with. If you were...
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    I don't think it's insensitive or disrespectful...

    I don't think it's insensitive or disrespectful at all - not least because nobody who could possibly be affronted by it would ever find out. However, I think it's slightly disingenuous. Is it really...
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