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    Need opinions on these rare ones (how am I still not in love with a name?!)

    Oh my gosh, here I am in my third trimester, and I'm in the full-on baby name blahs. I have two top contenders - one I don't want to even hint at because it's been getting too many hits on here lately; and then P e a r l, the name I always thought I'd name my youngest daughter (back when I thought I'd have all girls, ha ha), which also has been getting tons of attention on here and is on the top 1000 and will probably only get more and more popular in the next five to ten years.

    Thing is, by this time with my pregnancies with my sons, I'd fully committed to a name and was THRILLED with it. I experienced just as much name anxiety and name indecision leading up to choosing the name, and I've never gone with my original pick (or else my kids would be Felix or Lucius, Arlo, and Axel), but when I actually settled on the name we ended up using, I loved it and couldn't wait to use it, and kind of felt like a crazy genius for even having thought of it. That's how I felt about Clover as my girl name when I was pregnant with my second and third sons, and at the very beginning of this pregnancy, too. But then slowly I soured on Clover and now I could never imagine using it, and I have yet to find a thrilling replacement. I briefly fell in love with the name Marigold, then I got like eighty signs from the universe that I shouldn't use it then dropped it right before I found out it's going to be the name of a character on a major NBC sitcom premiering sometime soon.

    I desparately want to feel that way again about a name, especially since I know I CAN, and am very nervous to go in with a couple of names that I just really like instead of love. I don't want to have name regret and be back on here a few weeks or months later asking if you think I should change her name! So here are a few that have lingered on my list but I haven't seriously considered until now. If you could tell me what you think of them, what kind of imagery they bring up, what kind of kid/woman you imagine having that name, what kind of family you imagine a kid with that name being from, and also if you think that the name will "blend in" with the way most names sound these days (the last one is my main concern with my main contender right now):

    Rosegold - someone suggested this in one of my original hundred-page threads from a few months ago, and I do really like it a lot. I love the nn Goldie (even though I do know of one little girl named Goldie already from my middle son's preschool). I think it sounds like vintage jewelry. Does it sound too made up? Are Rose names overdone? Would Rosie definitely end up being a nn? I don't like Rosie at all.

    Holiday - would this definitely turn into Holly? I really like Holly on other peoples' daughters, but not on my own. Also my husband told me a million years ago he once had a big crush on a girl named Holly but she was too good for him, and I'm still a little pissed about it!

    Topaz - major contender, but aren't there like a ton of commercial products and software programs and stuff named Topaz? Does it sound like a tampon brand? Does it sound too commercial or industrial or boring? What would the nn be? Toto? Pazzy? Paz? Taupe? Paz and Pazzy I really dislike. Also the first syllable of our last name has the same unpleasant braying "A" sound that Topaz has, and maybe that's a bit too much.

    Cinnamon - I like the hippie aspect, but is it too strippery/porny? It doesn't have enough ooomph sound-wise either, does it?

    How would you all rank these? Should I use any of them?

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    I actually like all of them! I remember your loooooong thread, many good names there! I don't think Cinnamon is a stripper-name. It's a lovely name, and the most delicious spice (it's on my list for baby as well)! I'm ranking them in this order: Cinnamon, Holiday, Rosegold, Topaz - but I TRULY love all of them!
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

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    I do think Rose is overdone even if you add -gold on the end. I like Topaz and Holiday. I actually REALLY like Topaz.

    I'd prefer Cinna over Cinnamon.

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    Thanks so far guys. In all my name reasearch I discovered I only really love noun names for girls, and one of the things I like about Cinnamon is the potential nn Minnie, so I do like Cinnamon over Minnie. I feel like I need to get more jazzed for Topaz. Don't all those names sound really cool in a row? There are so many combos that sound great and awesome as like a sibset, but as the only daughter in the family, I need something that's going to stand out by itself!

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    I think Cinnamon and Topaz are very special and fullfills your requirement. I'm liking Topaz more and more by the minute, it's really a cool and stunning name!
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

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