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  1. #26
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    Fascinating stories everyone! When I was third grade I went to a book sale with my mom and bought a baby name book. I would use it to name my Barbies and characters in the stories I would write. I still have the book and it is so funny to look through at the names I highlighted or my own concoctions written in the margins. Some are very chic and wearable others not so much!!

  2. #28
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    Character naming when I was 13. Then I got addicted. My friends think I'm a total weirdo, but that's okay, because they're right. At least my kids will have cooler names than theirs.
    I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.

  3. #30
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    My mother sells books, and one day when I was nine years old I found Bruce Lansky's "Baby names around the world". I read that thing from cover to cover over and over and over again. Heck, I'm still reading it (even if the binding is broken).
    Jules Balthasar-Fox Gabriel Malachi-Arthur Isidore-Percy Raphael Johannes

    Marguerite Aliénor-Geneviève Paloma Elisabet Ombeline-Antonia Fatime

    Noemi-Domitille-Rowena-Célimène-Luna-Antares-Casimir-Bram-Marcel

  4. #32
    Sometimes I think I was just born with it. I got a doll when I was three and named her Gilly Renee. All of my dolls had first and middle names. I remember sitting in the third grade and making lists of my favorite names. A few years ago I stumbled upon an old list at my Grandmother's house and it made me laugh. I too would search the cabbage patch kid aisle and read the names. I still remember a special My Little Pony that I could order and name myself. I named her Niagra (after the waterfalls) and thought i was in heaven. At the age of eight my mom bought me my first copy of Beyond Jennifer and Jason (way before Madison and Montana) and I would read it every night! My mom is a name nerd too and we both see names in colors, so...yeah I think I was born with it! Sometimes it still blows me away that I have actually NAMED my children.lol

  5. #34
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    Aug 2011
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    I think I've always been a name nerd. By the time I was 7, I was renaming my dolls so often, my mother bought me my first baby name book just so I'd have a larger pool of names to work with. It was one of those little "pocket" books sold by the register in the grocery store. I still have it, all held together with tape and marked with crayon.
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    Mom to N
    Malcolm, Tristan, Aaron, Garrett, Vincent, Clark, Euan, Thaddeus, Eli or Elias, Wesley, Peter, Nathaniel
    Iris, Bridget, Bonnie, Averill, Petra, Saige, Catherine, Yvette, Viviana, Romilly, Martha, Gillian, Grace

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