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  1. #1
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    Can first and last name end in -ly?

    Baby #3 is due in a few weeks and my husband and I've narrowed down our list. However, one of my top girl names end is Kirrily, which, like our last name "Nicely" ends in -ly. I also like Rilla. My husband likes Genevieve (I don't that much) and we both like Wren. My main question is does Kirrily Nicely sound too strange? With our first two I stayed away from any name ending in a "LEE" or even an "EE" sound. But there are so few names that strike me as ones I'd go with. I know I don't want something that is on the top of the charts - something unique but not too unusual. And who knows, since we don't know the gender, perhaps all this concern will be for naught and it will be a boy. Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks!

  2. #3
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    Personally, I'd stay away from the "ee" sounding first names, unless the "ee" is somewhere in the middle. Like Reese Nicely or Leah Nicely.
    Girls - Abigail, Georgianna, Anne, Charlotte, Claire, Genevieve, Annette, Eliza, Felicity, Hannah, Noelle, Eugenie, Grace, Phoebe, Philippa, Cecilia, Cecily, Elizabeth, Hollis, Piper, Lorelei, Vivienne, Paige, Carolina, Isobel, Lucy, Molly, Georgia, Victoria, Naomi

    Boys - Bobby Sparklefritz until H can offer suggestions. Ones I like: Rory, Owen, Tyler, Ian, Elliot, Alexander, Ephraim, Levi, Jacob, Reid, Avery, Nathan, Miles, Jasper, Spencer, Toby, Dean, Philip

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