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  1. #1

    Where do you find naming inspiration?

    I love NB, (don't get me wrong) and I follow lots of name blogs and have a moderate collection of baby name books.

    BUT I also am always looking for new ways and places to find names. What're yours? Do you explore cemeteries, read birth announcements etc.?

    Where can I find more names?

    Thanks, Berries <3
    Oh, and Happy holidays!

  2. #3
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    A lot of movies, books and tv shows, britishbabynames.com (BAs), lists on wikipedia (authors, musicians, composers, painters & their families, etc.), behindthenames Top X lists for different countries and decades as well as freebmd.org.uk and familysearch.org for combos and sibling names.

    - Edmund Louis (lou-ee) - Henry - Arthur - Hugo -
    - Eleanor - Rose Lavinia Charlotte - Flora - Alice Cordelia -
    GP: Auguste | Ophelia Sybil | Edith, Adele & Margot (sibset)

  3. #5
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    Definitely British Baby Names, and I used to check out a lot of cemeteries for vintage names! I use a lot of popularity charts, the England&Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland and Ireland charts are definitely within my style, so I often look at as many of them as I can for inspiration!
    Stephanie - Hannah - Ellie - Bethan - Sian - Shannon - Courtney - Elise - Ruby
    Mia - Libby - Demi - Lauren - Sophie - Mollie - Alisha - Amy - Charlie

    Jamie - Henry - Thomas - William - George - Charlie - Oscar - Jude - Andrew
    Louis - Matthew - Aaron - Daniel - Callum - Freddie - Alfie - Jack - Ollie


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    The biggest one is probably genealogy because I really like having the family connection to names, especially in the middle. A couple of my top boy combos have family surnames in the middle and, if children are in my future, I'll probably end up using one or more of them. Even though I'm not a big gamer, I've gotten quite a few from video games. I think it's because I just get so used to hearing the name over and over that it sticks in my head more than normal. Other areas are musicians and literature.
    Lucia Mireille ◊ Romilly Paige ◊ Cressida Lux ◊ Saskia Lior ◊ Leonie Basia ◊ Ophelia Inez ◊ Piper Araceli ◊ Liora Delphine

    Ivo Casimir ◊ Laszlo Frost ◊ Oriole Ibsen ◊ Solomon Idris ◊ Otto Antares ◊ Abram Pierce ◊ Dominic Ozias ◊ Beau Balthazar

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    I agree with genealogy, for me personally it wouldn't feel right to not name a child after a grandparent or heroic ancestor for a middle name anyway. However, for first names I tend to just peruse through forums like this and blogs. As well as other naming blogs/websites.
    I think it's good to keep your options and mind open about names. There are a few that I'd picked out when I was about 13 and now 10 years later I wouldn't touch them with a 15 foot pole.
    Furchild:
    Humphrey

    Proud Aunt of:
    Olly Stephen
    Leo Thomas

    Signature influenced mainly by geneology

    Aurora Joan|Edie Clara|Norah Rosalind|Ivy Serephina|Odette Aubree|Kinley Frances|Bridie Nyx

    Rhett Nicolai|Silas Peregrine|Huxley Lennon|Cohen Obediah|Hamish Fletcher|Corbin Astley|Jasper Adam

    Considering..
    Saskia Edelweiss|Thora Hadley|Maverick Amos|Knox Augustus

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