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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    26

    Trying a New Technique!

    My husband and I have been TTC for over a year and ever since we started trying, I've been on this website "almost" everyday, researching names. The only problem is...my list has grown substantially in the last year. I love too many names!

    We are now happily expecting (10 weeks along) and I know its going to take the rest of this pregnancy to narrow down our list. A friend of mine suggested taking what she called her "baby steps" approach. When she was pregnant (all 6 times!), she would concentrate on 3 consecutive letters a week and all the names she liked beginning with each letter. She would get online or read about each name or ask around about what people thought. Gradually she would narrow it down to one name she like per letter by the end of the week. I decided I would try it with one small change, my friend didn't have the Nameberries for help!

    I'm hoping if I post my lists, you all can help me narrow things down. Even if you just tell me which one of each letter you like, every little bit helps. Thank you so much in advance! :)

    Here is the girls' list. Our last name is Garner and I'm not 100% sure all of these names work well with it. If you feel that one really clashes, let me know! It'll be one less name to worry about! :)

    Oh and the * are family names or variations close to it that we actually like.

    Abigayle*
    Acadia-DH likes nn Cadie
    Adelaide*
    Adele*
    Ainsley
    Alessandra*
    Alice*
    Amelia*
    Anabella*
    Anne
    Annemarie*
    Arielle
    Ashleigh-DH likes it, Im not a huge fan.
    Audra
    Augustana-DH loves this name and I agree its pretty, I just dont know how legitimate it is. Thoughts?
    Aurora
    Aveline*
    Barbara-Would honor my DHs grandmother, but are there ANY cute nns?
    Beatrice*
    Belle*
    Blythe
    Bridget
    Brighid
    Bryony
    Camille*
    Caoimhe
    Caroline*
    Carys
    Catherine*
    Cecilia*
    Christine
    Claire
    Corinne

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
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    Re: Trying a New Technique!

    For A I like Adelaide, Alice, and Amelia. My favorite would be Alice by a long shot though.
    For B I like Beatrice, Bridget, and Blythe. For my favorite Bridget barely beats out Beatrice.
    For C I like Caroline, Catherine (although I prefer it with a K), and Claire. Caroline wins as my favorite, but I like all three a lot.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
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    Re: Trying a New Technique!

    I've just answered on your boys post but girls are harder for me because there are so many more names I like! But I'll try :)

    A - Favourite family name's are Alice, Anabella and Adele though I do like Abigail (spelt this way), Alessandra, Adelaide and Amelia too! So that's no help! Of the other names my fav is Aurora, not to keen on the others. I don't know if Augustana is a legit name, the are some "user-submitted" details about it on behindthename.com but nothing from the website itself. I would guess it's just a variation on Augustina. I actually prefer Augusta, Augustine, Augustina or just August though.

    All the nn's I know for Barbara are old fashioned (Barbie, Babs!) I personally wouldn't use this as a first name, I'd save it for a middle name if you do use it. I LOVE Beatrice and Belle though and those both honour family! I also love Blythe and Bridget. I know a Brighid and the name sounds too harsh to me.

    C - Camille, Caroline, Catherine and Cecilia are all gorgeous and all honour someone! (wow you must have some great names in your family tree!) I also like, Carys and Corinne :)

    Best of luck!
    28 year old name nerd, dreaming of a future:

    Claudie, Lilac, Hadley, Thea, Phoebe, Mirabelle, Penelope & Clementine.
    Otto, Quentin, Xavier, Ace, Lennox, Byron, Rafferty & Harlan.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
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    Re: Trying a New Technique!

    Love:
    Adele
    Alice
    Beatrice
    Blythe
    Bridget
    Camille
    Caroline
    Catherine
    Corinne
    Cecilia

    Dislike:
    Acadia-too sci-fi for me
    Ainsley-That Ain sound. Just yuck. Sorry!
    Ashleigh-dated name + trendee spelling
    Barbara
    Caiomhe-unless you are in Ireland =)
    Christine-very 80's

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
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    Re: Trying a New Technique!

    a name nerd lovin' the classics
    an old fashioned girl in a modern world

    George ~ Thomas ~ Alexander ~ Harry ~ Louis ~ William
    Eliza ~ Beatrice ~ Louisa ~ Eleanor ~ Harriet ~ Amelia ~ Amelie ~ Rose

    Vote on my ever growing namelist!?

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