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  1. #6
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    I'm on a real Spider-Man kick from yesterday - and Gwen is a main character in the newer movies, played by Emma Stone. Gwen Stacey's such a bad-ass character in the movie, (well, in the 2nd she is), and that's what I primarily link the name to. Gwen is perfectly fine on it's own, and honestly, I dislike it's long forms, except maybe Gwyneira ('white snow').

    Maura and Gwen would be gorgeous as sisters!
    currently undergoing a makeover

  2. #8
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    I also love the name Gwen. I would say go with the full name Gwendolyn, that way she could go either way. I would spell it the more common way, I have two, as you say "superfluous y" and have always had to correct people, it can get really annoying. Plus, it is always cool to have a common theme within names, but think if you were to have any other kids, if you would be able to continue the theme. Best of luck!

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    Guinevere is pretty, but every time I hear it I sing the theme song to "Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders" in my head. Okay, honestly, I'm a nerd and I'd probably sing it at my kid if I had a kid named Gwen regardless of what it was short for, but still. I think it's too princess-sounding for me. LOL!

    I like Gwyneth, but I worry that it's too associated with Gwyneth Paltrow. I mean, I'm barely aware of her, but the Nameberry entry for Gwyneth talks about her like she's all people will think about when they hear the name. I'm not a fan of her, so I wouldn't really want that.

    I like Gwen, just Gwen, better than any of the full-names. At the same time, I think it sounds kind of incomplete. I think Gwendolen/Gwendolyn still seems like my best bet. Plus, Gwendolyn can be Gwen or Winnie, like the girl on "the Wonder Years", which is quite cutesy but suitable for a baby. Gwendolyn is pretty formal, but at least it has options and the girl could grow into it, right?
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley

    If we have another...
    Seamus Arthur/Albert or Brigid Ellen/Helen

  4. #12
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    I prefer Gwen as a full name.
    Piers Lachlan Wilder
    Charlie Bennett Wolf
    Oliver Henry Birch
    Crispin Everett Gray
    Dexter Theodore ?
    Sophie Elizabeth Fable
    Emma Jane Magnolia
    Grace Margaret Birdie
    Lily Anne Vesper
    Nora Vivienne Azure
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~



    heart my son

  5. #14
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    Gwendolen is beautiful! And I love Gwen as a nickname
    Little Munchkin due March 2016

    "A person is a person, no matter how small."
    -Dr Seuss





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