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  1. #6
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    Dec 2011
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    I have thought about this too and there may not be a way to know for sure if you will love a name in 5 or 10 years. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had three top names on my boys list before we knew she was a girl - Oliver, Ezra, and Isaac. They had all been in my top 20 for awhile and made it to the top 3. Now I know I probably wouldn't use Ezra or Isaac, even though they are still in my top 20. I still love Oliver and would use it but I didn't know that at the time. What if I had picked one of the other names? I could deal with it but I would know there are names out there that I like more. That's why I would only pick a name off of my list that I have loved for years. Also, picking a family name is important to me because it makes me love the name more knowing it honors someone special to me.
    Family Names: Clara, Elaine, Elenia, Mable; Gable, Glenn, Harley, Victor, Waldo
    My Favorites: Carolina, Eleanor, Josephine; August, Jasper, Oliver
    GPs: Amaryllis, Avelaine, Elenna ;Alexei, Bertram, Eugene

  2. #8
    Oh, well, this hits close to home. I really don't know. Sometimes I think being a name nerd makes naming a kid soooo much harder. First, I realize that my favorites have changed and I'm terrified of picking something I won't love in a few years. Second, I over-analyze every name and obsess so much that even my favorite names lose their sparkle. So then I'm always chasing that new name-love feeling, which sometimes only lasts a day or a week. My husband is about ready to kill me.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
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    For me I see how long I have loved the name for, example Charlotte I have loves since 5 years old. I have had it on my names list officially since 2004 or so. I have never taken it off. I consider it life-long love. A name crush for me is one I instantly like, but it keeps going off and on my list.
    Current Favorite Names
    ♀ Denver : Maleficent : Tigerlily : Wednesday
    ♂ Brooklyn : Clyde: : Disney : Elias : Galilee : Juniper

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Anaheim, CA
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    I usually wait a few weeks and see if I still like it as much. Usually, for me, a name love has both a pretty sound and one or more other things going for it, like a great meaning or personal significance, while a crush just has a pretty sound.
    Gwen
    (film student, name nerd, regular nerd, bad influence)

    Current favorites:
    Ismay Cleo Sybella Ailsa Iphigenia
    Prosper Sirius August Malcolm Zephyr

  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by geeknamezyo View Post
    I usually wait a few weeks and see if I still like it as much. Usually, for me, a name love has both a pretty sound and one or more other things going for it, like a great meaning or personal significance, while a crush just has a pretty sound.
    I had a crush on Melisande for months. Crush lasted till I found I can't make any short combos with it. I still like it, just don as much as I used to.
    Last edited by theclocktowerofjoy; June 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 PM.
    Sorry for bad English, I am from other country

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