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    And that is my cue to not to visit this forum...

    And that is my cue to not to visit this forum again.
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    "You will understand why" is a bit condescending....

    "You will understand why" is a bit condescending. I understand perfectly, just disagree wholeheartedly. If it makes people upset to hear girls having boy's names, then they certainly don't have to...
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    Yikes, not sure why people are so adamant that a...

    Yikes, not sure why people are so adamant that a boy's name must be a boy's name, especially when all the sounds are assigned pretty arbitrarily. Why is Declan masculine, but Caitlin feminine? Makes...
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    You get more mileage out of William, because he...

    You get more mileage out of William, because he can be either William or Liam. I don't think it's that difficult to make a nickname catch. If that's what you call him, that's what other folks will...
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    I would naturally pronounce it Lahn-a-kuh, but...

    I would naturally pronounce it Lahn-a-kuh, but I've never heard it before.
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    Throwing my pennies in for Mimi or Rosie....

    Throwing my pennies in for Mimi or Rosie. Adorable and sweet, the both of them.

    Dylan is cute if you end up going with it, but sounds super trendy to me and not necessarily unique, as hubby seems...
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    renrose, The sounds are similar, near...

    renrose,

    The sounds are similar, near identical, in our dialect, maybe not yours.
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    Thank you everyone for your input and...

    Thank you everyone for your input and suggestions!

    I suppose when I say popular, I mean, "in use". I'm seriously popular-name phobic because of my own name, and it ends up getting projected on to...
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    ee-VAN-ja-leen One of my favourites : )

    ee-VAN-ja-leen

    One of my favourites : )
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    Alternatives to Mary?

    I adore the name Mary, both the sound of it and the figure it historically represents. But it's so bleeding popular! It's not necessarily trendy like Isabella or Sophie or the like, but it's a...
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    I think it's darling and it's on my list. I...

    I think it's darling and it's on my list. I pronounce it the Anglicised way, ee-SOLD.

    How are those other versions pronounced, particularly Eseld? Is it ee-SELD?
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    Prefer Amaya, something about that 'n' throws me...

    Prefer Amaya, something about that 'n' throws me off. But it's a perfectly sound name. Very sweet, feminine, and beautiful.
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    Leandra, perhaps? And you could pronounce it...

    Leandra, perhaps? And you could pronounce it either LEE andra or LAY andra.

    I think Lesley --> Leah doesn't really make sense, and I'd always wonder why they weren't just called Leah, especially...
  14. Thread: Rylant?

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    Not a huge fan. For some reason, Rylant sounds...

    Not a huge fan. For some reason, Rylant sounds more made up to me than Rylant, despite being a real (sur)name. Why not Ryland or Riley? Hmm, maybe Ryder/Rider?
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    Hawthorne is a name to me first, a plant second....

    Hawthorne is a name to me first, a plant second. So I wouldn't make that association at all. It's a very, very common surname. So I don't see the problem! It's not so obviously planty in the way that...
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    Some lovely names here! I've got to say, the...

    Some lovely names here!

    I've got to say, the maritime / space geek in me *adores* Fleet. Even though it's not traditionally used as a name, it sounds like a name. Other names in that vein worth...
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    It's a lot! It was my favourite name when I was a...

    It's a lot! It was my favourite name when I was a kid, and I would call all the characters in my stories Amadeus, regardless of gender. I don't know why it's not quite clicking for me these days as a...
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    I think it's not that bad at all : ) The truth is funky/unique names don't ruin lives at all. I've met a Pagan, a Darth, and folks with names much weirder than that, and the truth is, they're doing...
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    Reminds me of the Wizards of Waverly Place (I...

    Reminds me of the Wizards of Waverly Place (I think it's a television show on the Disney Channel or Nick? For some reason, it's in my head.) It sounds all right to me, though it's a bit more...
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    John - Jack Alexander/ra - Sasha Joseph - Seph...

    John - Jack
    Alexander/ra - Sasha
    Joseph - Seph
    Christopher - Topher
    Tobias - Toby

    Hm, can't really think of any others, except for a few Russian ones, perhaps.
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    Here were the first ones to pop into my head: Laurel, Lila, Blair, Elise, Colleen, Natalya, Anabel, Jocelyn, Rosalind
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    In that case, to the OP, do be conscious of folks...

    In that case, to the OP, do be conscious of folks mispronouncing it. I have a good friend whose daughter is named "Kerry", and folks are always pronouncing it like, "Carrie", regardless of how much...
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    Pronounced Sair-en, or sa-REN? Either way,...

    Pronounced Sair-en, or sa-REN?

    Either way, sounds lovely, but does blend in a bit with the other sort of trendyish "en" names, Gavin, Teagan, etc etc. But pretty, no doubt about it.
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    I love Henrietta, but I adore those old stuffy...

    I love Henrietta, but I adore those old stuffy names. I think when you see them on a cute tea cup human, they get all new life. It's quirky and fun, and it ages well. I can imagine Henrietta the...
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    If you like August, perhaps Agustin or Augustus? ...

    If you like August, perhaps Agustin or Augustus?

    Other names that strike me as sounding similar to others on your list: Marcus, Marlon, Eliot, Leon, Victor, Adrian,

    Possible Middles: Hunter,...
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