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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.
    Ruby, Nixie, Anna, Harlow, Davida, Rosemarie, Elaina, Valentina, Josephine, Lillian
    Davis, Alden, Luke, Micah, Rudy, Isaac, Gabriel, Julian, Simon, Jasper, Euan, Oliver, Silas, August

  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
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    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
    ♀ Monet | Monroe | Celsius (MN) | Malachi | Chai | Iowa
    ♂ Celsius (MN) | Monroe | Andrew

    "Cat Mom" to: Tiger Lilly Jane

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Northern Virginia/DC metro area
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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
    College student, bookworm, terrible influence.
    Owner of a cat: Minerva "Minnie"


    Current favorites:
    Odette Cosima Fionnuala Iphigenia Coraline
    Emmett Kieran 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 01:35 PM.
    Sorry for bad English, I am from other country

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