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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by missmargot View Post
    I like both names a lot. My first thought on Diana was Princess Diana but you're not in the UK so I don't think that matters.
    I never really cared one way or the other about the royal fam, although my husband's caste is the ruling caste of India. I also son't care much for the caste system so there you have it!

    My daughter will likely have dark hair and olive skin too, so I hope this will help her make the name her own. If I was married to a guy with the classic aristocratic profile and blonde hair, I'd probably rethink it a bit because while I have nothing against the late princess I don't want anyone to think I'd name my daughter after her.

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    It's a lovely name and sounds well together.
    I'm not sure that all American forms allow for accent marks, so it might be dropped occasionally. But since you rarely write out a middle name on forms, I think it'll be okay. Go for it!
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


  3. #10
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    I like it. I normally don't like people naming their kids after their fandoms, but as a middle name it's not in your face and doesn't brand or label your kid from the start. I also think Diana Lorien has a really nice flow to it, and it sounds better than Diana Loren.

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    I think you are over worrying about the possible complications of an accent on a mn. Yes, there are a number of US forms that don't allow or account for accent marks but I think that's the extent of the trouble you will run into, esp with a mn -> which are rarely used in daily life and are often unknown to most except family and close friends. (Otherwise, figure out if there is another way to represent that sound. My father changed his German o-umlaut to oe when he immigrated for simplicity sake. Technically it's the old print version of the letter and thus makes little difference to him or his family - it's just easier in the States. Since you've already consulted with a specialist why not see if there is an alternative spelling option you could also consider?)
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  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexiem View Post
    I think you are over worrying about the possible complications of an accent on a mn. Yes, there are a number of US forms that don't allow or account for accent marks but I think that's the extent of the trouble you will run into, esp with a mn -> which are rarely used in daily life and are often unknown to most except family and close friends. (Otherwise, figure out if there is another way to represent that sound. My father changed his German o-umlaut to oe when he immigrated for simplicity sake. Technically it's the old print version of the letter and thus makes little difference to him or his family - it's just easier in the States. Since you've already consulted with a specialist why not see if there is an alternative spelling option you could also consider?)
    I definitely want to keep the o-acute if I use the name. The Tolkien languages are meaningful in themselves and something the author worked on extensively throughout his life. They are works of art. I feel, for myself, that if I am paying homage to his work, it should be done with as much integrity as possible. Otherwise, I can just use the Dutch name Laurien, which has similar enough pronunciation (and was actually on my list before I rediscovered the Tolkien version and realized why I liked it so much).

    I don't mind if the accent is left off of forms although it would be very cool to see on legal documents.

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