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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Thoughts on Zinnia in Girl Baby Names
    To me it seems very "Nameberry" i.e. it's a name I see a lot on Nameberry but I've never met or heard of anyone called it in real life. However I do...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Flordeperia in Girl Baby Names
    Hmmm... I know some basic Spanish and if I recall correctly flor means "flower" and perla means "pearl" so I don't think this name is really Spanish....
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    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    I think it has a great meaning and is unusual without being obscure.
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    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    I live in Britain and this name would never be used here as prat is a word meaning idiot and a term for one's behind. However if you live in the US...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Graeme in Baby Names
    Where I live Graeme is a well known alternative spelling of Graham. Personally I find Graeme/Graham to be rather dated. It's a "dad name" over...
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    February 25th, 2017, 10:54 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Quick Question Thread?! in Baby Names
    I prefer the first sibset. Ellington and Nightshade aren't my style. Thoughts on Lazare (boy)? I spotted it in today's blog post and it piqued my...
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    February 25th, 2017, 10:23 AM
    I like Evadne. I'm interested in Greek mythology so I have seen the name before. I do think that if you live in an English-speaking country you would...
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    February 25th, 2017, 10:09 AM
    lumen replied to a thread Artemisia? in Girl Baby Names
    Artemisia is lovely and I think it really complements Emiliana. It's a very feminine name that has a great meaning and associations. I do feel that...
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    February 25th, 2017, 09:58 AM
    I studied Latin for a while and I think of it as being the Latin word for evening and evening star. I like it. Though I'm aware that it does have a...
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    February 23rd, 2017, 03:58 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Ireland? in Girl Baby Names
    It seems very American to me. I've never heard of any Irish person who has Ireland as their name.
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    February 21st, 2017, 02:25 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Valen for a boy? in Boy Baby Names
    Valen may only have a girl's entry in the NB database, but I've never heard of anyone with the name. I think it could be unisex.
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    February 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
    I love Cyrus. To me it sounds handsome and dignified. It's a great cross-cultural name. Darius also comes to mind.
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    February 20th, 2017, 04:41 PM
    I think Edie is cute and I normally love vintage names but Edith doesn't appeal to me for some reason.
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    February 20th, 2017, 04:08 PM
    lumen replied to a poll Irene vs Mirjana in Girl Baby Names
    I voted for Mirjana. It's a very beautiful Slavic name. Irene has a rather dated feel for me when pronounced the English way.
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    February 19th, 2017, 04:53 PM
    lumen replied to a poll Mydentity in Talk About Baby Names
    Tess, Tessa and Tessie are traditional nicknames for Theresa. Do any of those appeal to you?
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    February 19th, 2017, 12:37 PM
    lumen replied to a thread "Trendy" names in Baby Names
    To me a trendy name is usually a formerly rare name that has rocketed in popularity. Often it's the name of a celebrity or celebrity baby, or the...
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    February 17th, 2017, 04:09 PM
    I like Angelina the most, followed by Angelica. Angela has a slightly dated feel for me. Angelina Phoebe Angelina Iris Angelina Violet Angelina...
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    February 17th, 2017, 10:45 AM
    I like Nicholas more than Hunter (I dislike the hunting connotation). The nickname Nico feels quite fresh and modern.
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    February 16th, 2017, 04:50 PM
    I don't mind Fitzwilliam. It is a bit of a mouthful but there are several nice nickname options.
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    February 16th, 2017, 04:31 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Filomena Soleil in Girl Baby Names
    I really like it. Filomena is lovely vintage choice and Soleil makes a striking middle name and has great symbolism.
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    February 16th, 2017, 04:12 PM
    I really like Rembrandt. It feels distinguished. Rembrandt Hugo and Hugo Rembrandt are handsome combinations.
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    February 16th, 2017, 04:02 PM
    lumen replied to a poll Meriel vs Mariel in Girl Baby Names
    They're both nice but I prefer the sound of Mariel to Meriel. I like the French form Marielle the most.
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    February 15th, 2017, 06:08 PM
    Congrats! Pomeline Elisabeth is an adorable name.
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    February 15th, 2017, 06:05 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Quick Question Thread?! in Baby Names
    @bellerose: I really like Achille in French, but unfortunately it would never be pronounced correctly by English speakers. @kaylalily: Sylvia Iris...
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    February 15th, 2017, 03:20 PM
    I think Solenne/Solene is very pretty and unusual. I like both spellings but I think Solenne would work better in English. I would pronounce Solenne...
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    February 15th, 2017, 10:13 AM
    I really like Viola and Iris, and I think they would both sound great with Pearl. Constance isn't my style but I think it's a fine name and has some...
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    February 14th, 2017, 07:21 PM
    Word names are a really broad category. I like some but others seem strange or corny to me. For boys I like Jasper, Prosper and Griffin (though I...
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    February 14th, 2017, 04:14 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Vera or Maeve in Girl Baby Names
    Maeve is lovely and has a powerful namesake (the mythological Irish queen). I really do like Vera, but only when pronounced VAIR-uh. The VEER-uh...
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    February 14th, 2017, 03:57 PM
    lumen replied to a thread Edel in Girl Baby Names
    I know an Irish Edel (she pronounces it ee-DEL). I find it pretty but I think it would probably be mistaken for Adele a lot.
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    February 14th, 2017, 03:43 PM
    I do prefer Milena, but I think Mila is definitely usable on its own. It's a sweet name with a lovely meaning.
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