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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    My name was supposed to be Jana until the day I was born. Then, when my mother saw me (thus goes the legend) she exclaimed "That's no Jana, that's a Charlotte!". Not sure how true this story is, but I'm glad the decision went as it did.
    TTC since Jan 2014 - male factor infertility? - fertility treatment starting Feb 2016
    Keeping our fingers crossed for a little Harriet or Frederick

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    New Jersey
    I would've been Adam if I was a boy. Ended up as Tressa.
    proud aunt to
    Liam Joseph (b. 5/8/2006)
    Aurore Brynn (b. 10/13/2012)

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Ariadne - I was gutted when I found out as I was given a ugly 'unisex' name that is not feminine or remotely interesting and have spent my whole life correcting people who try to make the spelling more girly or call me Mr.
    Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Hogwarts, United Kingdom
    My mum considered Chloe and Grace before deciding on Jessica. She was convinced I was a going to be a girl (she never found out on ultrasound, she just knew, same with my brother before me) and she didn't think of a boys name. Once she thought of Jessica though, she never considered anything else.
    Just a curious Britberry.

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  5. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    IIRC, my mum started out loving Agathe - pronounced in French (ah-GAHT), but loathed the Danish pronunciation of it. Then it was between Robin and Selma. Robin was the top contender because she knew that my middle name was going to be Elvira, which was my great-grandmother's middle name, and Selma was that very great-grandmother's mother. The European Robin is my mum's favourite bird and therefore the love for the name. Then somehow she found Zelia and that became it. My second middle was going to be Marcelle, but I ended up with a family surname instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by lyraslife View Post
    I'd have been either Dagmar, Hanneloa/Hannelore, Hannah or Vibe.
    I like them all, just not Vibe, as it's not international and when in Denmark it's a bird, it's not in English.
    Your parents have a neat taste in names I love Dagmar and Vibe (I would have loved to be a Dagmar myself, but *sigh* my mum isn't particularly fond of that name - Vibe is more her style, but her former stepmother is named Vibeke and her current stepmother is called Vita, so I guess that was out of the picture from the get go).
    Zelia • XXI • History student • Film and royalty enthusiast
    I run vesperlynds and everythingroyalty, and export names from Greenland and Inuit mythology
    Henry Ásgeirr Lórien • Alexander Adelin Pemba "Sasha" • Atticus Aksel Ivik • Oscar Llŷr Igaluk
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Asta Ivalo (EE-vah-lu) Galadriel • Aviaaja Catherine Françoise "Avi" • Evelyn Alvaret Cleopatra "Elví"

    GPs: Nor Valdemar Oisín • Saxo Edmund Bertil • Olga Agnes Lúthien • Alva Alatáriel Madicken

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