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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.

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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~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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    All mine are safe!
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥
    19. Name nerd. College freshman.


    ~ Eliza Josephine ~ Esther Christabel ~ Harriet Aurelia ~ Mary Jessamine ~ Rose Georgina ~ Sarah Margaret ~
    ~ Asher Benedict ~ Gabriel Walter ~ John Constantine ~ Noah August ~ Reuben Alexander ~ Samuel Ernest ~


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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 | Susanna | Alistair

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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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