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May 21st, 2013 11:50 PM #21
I'd highly recommend spelling it as Forest over Forrest (a tribute to the Civil War general). I actually find Forest and Forrest to be highly masculine names (I'm Southern, so I know a lot of male Forrests), so I would agree that it is best as a mn. It's nice to have a fn that indicates she's female for substitute teachers, job interviews, telemarketers, etc. Moreover, if Forrest/ Forest ever shoots up on the boy charts, she'd have another option to fall back on. Even though I'm generally opposed to using masculine names on girls, I think that this one is an exception as there's a really cool story behind it. It's much better than saying "I named you Forest, just because I thought it was funky." I also had a dream years ago (before I even met my husband), where I saw a son and a daughter. I heard myself yell "Emiliana!!!" at the girl, then woke up. So, if I ever have a daughter, she will be named Emiliana (a name I don't think I'd previously even heard). Eliza Forest is beautiful, and I think she'll be happy to have a story with the name.INTJ Anthropologist Living in the centre of China, married to a Persian, and just enjoying a completely unpredictable life
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May 21st, 2013 11:51 PM #23Senior Member
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May 22nd, 2013 12:09 AM #25
I've never been one to really get into MTV, and didn't know they had a show like that. I have a Google mission tonight!
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May 22nd, 2013 12:15 AM #27
I honestly am slightly embarrassed I remember that Forrest-on-a-girl-MTV-show anecdote, haha. Such a random reference. I can't remember what the show was called, though.Lucia
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May 22nd, 2013 12:17 AM #29