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  1. #6
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    I think of them as "compromise" names (they are also family names so I love the connections I have to the names if not the names themselves). They are names I like but ae not my favorites:


    Girls - Sara, Rose, Mary, Lisa, Anna, Susanna, Josephine. Martha

    Boys - Daniel, Joseph, Peter, Patrick, Timothy, James
    I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.

  2. #8
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    I have 'safe' names. Like you said, they're names I like well enough, wouldn't mind on kids of mine but wouldn't pick due to popularity/liking other names better etc.

    Girls - Elinor, Holly, Laila, Charlotte, Scarlett, Emmeline, Clara, Jasmine

    Boys - Daniel, George, Arlo, Rafferty
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  3. #10
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    All mine are safe!
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥

    Ada ♥ Beatrice ♥ Christabel ♥ Cordelia ♥ Dorothea ♥ Eliza ♥ Elza ♥ Frances ♥ Harriet ♥ Ida ♥ Iris ♥ Jessamine ♥ Joy ♥
    Mary ♥ Matilda ♥ Nora ♥ Olive ♥ Pearl ♥ Rosabel ♥ Rose ♥ Rosemary ♥ Sarah ♥ Thessaly ♥ Violet


    Abel ♥ Archer ♥ Asher ♥ August ♥ Beau ♥ Benedict ♥ Edmund ♥ Fletcher ♥ Francis ♥ Gabriel ♥ Isaac ♥ Joah ♥ John ♥ Josiah ♥
    Jude ♥ Nathanael ♥ Noah ♥ Raphael ♥ Reuben ♥ Samuel ♥ Sebastian ♥ Tobias ♥ Winston ♥ Zachariah

  4. #12
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    Rose and Simon. They're both lovely, but I don't love them enough to put them up with my favorites.
    Ingrid | Kit | Esclarmonde | Alistair | Susanna | Emun

  5. #14
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    No, I don't have "safe names". I have "names I like" (a very long list!) and "names I like that we would actually use". I'm a pretty realistic namer, I guess. I don't feel that strong desire to use every name that I love. Just because I like it doesn't mean it would suit our child. We give our children names with history and significance, that tie them to their family, heritage, and faith. We also try to pick names we think they will like and will grow with them. Many (most?) of the names on my long list don't necessarily fit all the criteria.

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