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  1. #1
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    My mother likes Leopold? (need advice)

    Sorry for the long backstory in advance!

    My mother has always been unafraid to voice her opinions on names I am pondering, or to offer "suggestions," and literally most anything I come up with, she's not a fan. I had dinner with her a few days ago, and we were chatting about the Royal Baby's name. I brought up the name Leopold as one that would have been neat to hear on the new prince, and she immediately says, "Leopold, that's a cool name." I was flabbergasted.

    For a long while now my favorite boy name has been Leo, although Leopold I have a soft spot for. I'm a little bit conflicted because I feel as if I have settled in with Leo already, yet the idea of using Leopold is tempting. Tempting as a more unusual name / name that actually has grandparent approval. OTOH, I'm not sure how much my mother's opinion should matter, as our relationship is rocky at times; it's not like we're the best friend sort of mom and daughter.

    Furthermore, the middle name I'd planned on using with Leo is Kendrick, which semi-honors my grandfather Kenneth, but without using his exact name. It's the only family name I'd ever use because no other relative I'd want to honor. But - Leopold doesn't seem to flow as well with Kendrick as Leo does. Or does it?

    Basically, I'm looking for some advice, what would you do in my situation?

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    I actually think Leopold Kendrick sounds better than Leo Kendrick. I like the flow a lot better. I think it's great that your mom like Leopold and even though her opinion shouldn't really matter, it's nice to have a name she likes that you also like and has Leo for you in there, and you could still keep Kendrick as I think the flow is great. ^_^
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    Agree. I think Leopold Kendrick sounds dashing!
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  4. #7
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    I adore Leopold Kendrick. What a dashing, aristocratic name!

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  5. #9
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    Personally I think Leopold Kendrick has a better flow than Leo Kendrick. Leopold Kendrick is a very handsome name. Having said that, I don't think your Moms opinion ahould sway your name choices to heavily.
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