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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    I breastfed my daughter until she was around 15 months, exclusively breastfed until she was around 5 months. I was taking the mini pill from around a...
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    February 17th, 2017, 03:31 PM
    I think you should listen to your doctor and try not to get too attached to the idea. It's not impossible but yeah obviously your chances of...
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    February 14th, 2017, 01:13 PM
    @gemmiebee - Wow, so cool you're feeling movement now (and your husband too). It's the best bit of pregnancy :) Until they get big and strong enough...
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    February 13th, 2017, 04:12 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Nicknames for Oliver in Boy Baby Names
    I have never met an Oliver who wasn't Olly/Ollie/Oli. It's just one of those automatic nicknames that I don't think you could reasonably expect to...
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    February 13th, 2017, 04:01 PM
    It's OK. Kind of a 90s name and I always associated it with the nastier boys in the school. Callum to me sounds like the sort of boy to be smoking...
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    February 13th, 2017, 03:57 PM
    Would you consider the first names? I think Evan Louis is nice. Or Evan Ross, I agree it's not a big deal to use the same middle name for cousins,...
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    February 7th, 2017, 06:33 AM
    jackal started a thread Easter egg hunt in Momberries
    Hi, we're going to my parents in England for Easter this year, which means that hopefully the weather should be nice enough to do an egg hunt in the...
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    February 6th, 2017, 06:05 PM
    I think they are all three good picks. I would pick Oscar personally but I don't think you have a bad pick there. We didn't name our baby until...
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    February 6th, 2017, 09:08 AM
    With the exception of Nameberry, I don't talk to anyone except my partner about the names we are going to give our children because I don't think...
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    February 5th, 2017, 03:40 PM
    Theodore is more trendy right now and Timothy might perhaps be seen as more dated, but I personally prefer Timothy. To my ears, it's a rock-solid...
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    February 5th, 2017, 03:32 PM
    Erm, of course there is. I don't even know what it would be a short form of (Julius? Julian I guess). Jules is an independent name with a long...
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    February 4th, 2017, 04:14 PM
    Toby is not a nickname to me, it's just a different form of the name, like Matthew and Matthias. It could be a nickname for something else, but not...
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    February 1st, 2017, 10:39 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Naming after a pet? in Baby Names
    I think some names are great on pets and children, and there's nothing really wrong with using the name twice. But all the names for the pets I've...
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    February 1st, 2017, 05:21 AM
    Thanks everyone, I think I was just a bit hung up because to my (English) ears it sounds like such an upper-class name, so I was worrying the full...
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    February 1st, 2017, 05:12 AM
    I went to secondary school with someone named Stefan and he was STEF-uhn. I think that is the standard British way of pronouncing it. The other way...
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    January 31st, 2017, 07:42 AM
    My champion daughter rallied and was well enough this morning to go to playschool, so we both went to the scan! Everything looked perfect, healthy...
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    January 30th, 2017, 10:57 AM
    Do you think if you had a boy named Benedikt you would call him that or is it a bit too long and 'grand' to go without a nickname? I wouldn't really...
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    January 30th, 2017, 06:08 AM
    As a general rule, yes, it's a great option because it is a low impact exercise. At 2 months you should really be able to do most exercises as long...
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    January 30th, 2017, 06:01 AM
    Not sure, maybe soon, maybe after the 20 week scan. Maybe not at all. I prefer to wait a while into the 'telling period' at least to give me a chance...
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    January 28th, 2017, 10:04 AM
    Well it's top 100 in British Columbia at least (so actually more popular than George for that particular province), and that list doesn't seem to be...
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    January 27th, 2017, 09:47 AM
    Do you know you are having a boy? I ask because your OP was phrased in such a way that I wasn't sure, you talked about the name you would use for a...
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    January 26th, 2017, 09:41 AM
    @rosebyanyothername - This is my third pregnancy and I have one child. The first pregnancy never really got off the ground so I don't have any...
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    January 26th, 2017, 05:53 AM
    @ann79 - Exactly, it's a surprise either way! We don't do gendered clothing for babies and we won't even pick a name until at least a few weeks after...
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    January 23rd, 2017, 06:49 AM
    We're definitely finding out the sex, assuming baby cooperates at the 20 week scan. I flip flop a little between hoping for a boy or a girl. Mostly I...
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    January 23rd, 2017, 06:28 AM
    I feel that a lot of what might be called 'weird' names are just the parents trying too hard to make some sort of statement about how cool and...
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Freyja Elísabet - June 2015
Baby two due August 2017
Ideas for a boy: Benedikt - Elías - Emil - Jóhann - Matthías
Ideas for a girl: Elva - Inga - Íris - Salka - Sóley
Other loves: Erlingur - Ingimar - Kjartan - Óskar - Róbert - Ingunn - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa - Þórunn

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