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  1. #1

    Baby Name Lover Just Lost

    I want to first and foremost say I know I have plenty of time to choose a name (adopting a baby girl) and I'm sure when I see her face it will make a lot more sense what to choose- so trust me- I get that 100%! With that said, I have loved baby names since I was a little girl like many of you (bought my first baby name book at age 10 with my allowance- Beyond Jennifer and Jason) and I've always looked forward to the process of naming my first child. Now that that time is here- I'm more lost than ever before. I feel like I've always been pretty knowledgable about names. I really monitor names a lot. In 1996 when I was 8 I named my first American Girl doll Sophia (#124 at the time) and now it's #1- which I just think is fascinating!

    Anyway- I've always loved very simple simple simple names. In fact- I have a list of names that range from as simple as Mary, Claire, and Elizabeth to a bit more "unique" like Frances, Beatrice, and Louise. As you can see- the theme has always been timeless and simple.

    Now I have NO idea what I want to do name wise. Sometimes I think I want something very hippieish. I live a pretty crunchy lifestyle (we're talking no paper in my house- anywhere hah!) and I really identify with a more organic approach to life- but hippie-ish names aren't my thing for the most part. I like some- like Willow, Lark, Sparrow- but I can't take them seriously personally in case she wants to be a lawyer or a doctor.

    I just feel lost. Anyone experience this and how did it work itself out? I'm sad because although I know it will all work out wonderfully and it's such a trivial thing to be concerned about- I've looked forward to this my whole life and now feel like a deer caught in headlights!

    Thanks in advance for your own experiences! That's what I'm interested in!
    "Mom" to 2 border collies- Jude Nathaniel & Jonah Samuel

    Top 5 girls have always been: Mary, Frances, Elizabeth, Henriette, Margaret

    Top 5 boys have always been: George, Peter, Francis, Benjamin "Benji", Arthur
    Check out out my Ethiopia adoption blog!

  2. #3
    Ps. and just to say- the one name that has EVERYTHING for me- sentimental reasons, history, originality, a mix of classic + slightly less classic feeling = Adah. However- I think it would have pronunciation issues (which would drive me INSANE as a parent- I know myself!) and I know so many little Addisons/Adelyns/Addies. Frustrating!
    "Mom" to 2 border collies- Jude Nathaniel & Jonah Samuel

    Top 5 girls have always been: Mary, Frances, Elizabeth, Henriette, Margaret

    Top 5 boys have always been: George, Peter, Francis, Benjamin "Benji", Arthur
    Check out out my Ethiopia adoption blog!

  3. #5
    When I first saw "Adah" I wanted to pronounce it AY-duh, so yes, I see your point. Well, you could certainly still go for it, or you can use it as a middle! Here are some other ideas for you to consider:

    Theresa
    Nora
    Catherine
    Irene
    Rose
    Violet
    Kayla Marie - 25 - USA
    wife to James Edward - mommy to Kiera Jaime (2014)

    Ovary lurkers:

    Girls (under construction):
    Tamsyn Isolde, Brenna Carys, Morgana Chalcedony (GP)

    Boys (family names, set in stone):
    James Gavin, William John

  4. #7
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    I love your classics! Mary is one of my favs! I also love Ada, is that prn the same as Adah?

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