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    Thanks everyone! These give us a lot to think...

    Thanks everyone! These give us a lot to think about. I particularly like the Thor-related suggestions. Unfortunately Toby/Tobias oz out bc my partner had a lousy colleague by the name :(
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    Boy names that start with T?

    Hi all, my partner recently expressed an interest in boy names that start with T (for honor reasons) and I'd like to find more to suggest to him. He's very supportive of my name nerdiness, but has...
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    Ramona is great, and I'm a firm believer that...

    Ramona is great, and I'm a firm believer that literally anything is OK as a middle name.

    Maxen... not so much. It looks very masculine, made-up, and will be dated by the whole pack of -en early...
  4. Thread: Béla

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    I really like Béla! In theory. But...I...

    I really like Béla! In theory.

    But...I wouldn't it as my name if I were a boy in the USA. Two exceptions that would maaaybe work: if I was growing up in a very cosmopolitan city (NYC- especially...
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    Congrats! Katherine definitely offers the best...

    Congrats!

    Katherine definitely offers the best options in terms of many nicknames... Kat, Katie, Kit, Kitty, Kathy, Callie, Kitsy...

    I would also imagine that the "Ka" and "T" sounds are...
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    Hi! I understand your impulse. Your surname...

    Hi! I understand your impulse. Your surname sounds relatively easy to find first names for, too.

    My thoughts:

    Arela- this name is one letter away from the word "areola". I would say don't do...
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    Scarlett for sure. It's the most classic.

    Scarlett for sure. It's the most classic.
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    Poll: Also just to be clear: I actually agree with...

    Also just to be clear: I actually agree with O'Donnell's liberal/progressive politics-- but I know many people don't, or find her inflammatory, and I wouldn't want to burden my kid with her as an...
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    Poll: Bad Association with name Rosie?

    Hi all,

    Just to be clear, Rosie is part of my screen name because it's been my most consistent favorite girl's name for years.

    That said, it recently came to my attention that for a lot of...
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    Poll: What about Wilhelmina Clinton? Or Wilhelmina...

    What about Wilhelmina Clinton? Or Wilhelmina Clint? I tend to be a bit strict about honor names (unless you're Jewish/Ashkenazi) and really think it's best to keep as close to the original as...
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    How terrible. My condolences to her family and...

    How terrible. My condolences to her family and friends, if they're reading this.

    I can only assume nobody really looks at the "Everything But Names" section of the forum, which is why I'm the...
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    Thanks for all these thoughts and insights,...

    Thanks for all these thoughts and insights, everybody! You've made me love the name even more, and I think it's inching towards the top of my list... now much convince fiance (who prefers short names...
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    lumen! you're right, I think, about the -mund...

    lumen! you're right, I think, about the -mund ending. Maybe that's it. I can't think of any other female names that end in -mund...few even end in -nd (Rosalind? Diamond...?)
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    I'm so glad you like it ashthedreamer! I really...

    I'm so glad you like it ashthedreamer! I really like it too. It's funny you have 9 born in 2013-- are you looking at the SSA txt files files downloaded in a zip from their website? They're titled...
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    Rosamund/Rosamond

    ...is way rarer than I expected. Neither name even appears on the SSA Beyond the Top 1000 lists for 2013, meaning neither was given to more than 5 girls last year. Rosamund was given to 9 in 2012,...
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    Poll: Me! I'm not into it at all. But I never have...

    Me! I'm not into it at all. But I never have been. It's always seemed trendy and not very substantial.
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    Congrats! Both Lillie and Elodie are cute,...

    Congrats!

    Both Lillie and Elodie are cute, but Lillie maybe goes better with Josie in terms of style. Josie is sort of down-home, country, vintage, cozy, and timeless, whereas Elodie is more...
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    Poll: Thanks cyoung325! We actually do have a middle...

    Thanks cyoung325! We actually do have a middle name already picked out. It's my mom's name but it is super-distinctive so I'm not going to spell it out...it sounds a bit like "Lila" though. Obviously...
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    I wouldn't want to have to live day to day with...

    I wouldn't want to have to live day to day with any of these. Forced to choose, I guess Ramses isn't completely terrible. Ransom would be very tough though. And also Reason. They're the sort of names...
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    Poll: Thank you so much everyone who has voted so far! ...

    Thank you so much everyone who has voted so far!

    For our personal situation, Grace and Zelda are family names, and Alice has special personal significance. The rest we just like, with Pearl being...
  21. Thread: Nell

    by rosierose
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    I prefer Helen, Helena, or Eleanor with the...

    I prefer Helen, Helena, or Eleanor with the nickname Nell. Penelope to Nell always seems like trying too hard to me (not rational, I know! Sorry!) I don't think I'd want Nell as a standalone name. It...
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    Poll: Aaaaand, I managed to leave one 'i' out of...

    Aaaaand, I managed to leave one 'i' out of Lilith. Yikes! Well, maybe that's a sign.
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    Poll: Oops...I made the poll question slightly...

    Oops...I made the poll question slightly different than the post subject line. Oh well! Interpret either way you wish.
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    Poll: Which name would you want as an adult?

    Hi all,

    I'm refining my girl name list as my partner and I talk more seriously about having kids in the next few years. I asked a version of this question on the forum a long time ago, and it...
  25. Poll: Charlotte or Hazel for sure! Stylistically...

    Charlotte or Hazel for sure! Stylistically they're the sweetest with Leo, and also they feel the most timeless as names overall. Alexa, Kaylin, Lauren, and Taylor are all VERY outdated now. Taylor,...
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