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  1. #11
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    Feb 2014
    When my parents were thinking of names they had considered: Rebecca Christine, Laura Anna, and Ryan Jamieson. I ended up being named Kaitlin and I love my name. It was common, but every other Caitlin/Kaitlin/Caitlyn/Kaitlyn went with a nickname so I ended up feeling like the only one
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  2. #13
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    Jul 2013
    It's funny because my parents had Ashley Elaine picked out for a girl when my mom was pregnant with my older brother. Since they didn't get to use it the first time, they had planned to use it when my mom was pregnant with me if I was a girl (they didn't know our genders until we were born). When she was 8 months pregnant with me, mom heard Erin Nicole on t.v and instantly fell in love. She asked my dad what he thought of it and he said, "oh man, I wish you hadn't told me that." and mom said, "why?" and dad said, "I love it and wish I had thought of it!" That settled it, I was meant to be Erin. I am SO thankful they changed it because I know a million Ashley's. Haha. If I had been born a boy, I would probably still be nameless. They didn't have any boys names in mind when mom was pregnant with me, so it's a good thing I was a girl. lol. Although, I do think my mom liked Joel and Ethan.
    Not expecting, just having fun collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 24 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.

    Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Audrey, Emilia Noelle, Lydia Caris, Elodie Katherine, Carys Emily, Victoria Elise

    Gentlemen: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Jay, Roman/Rowan Gabriel, Evan Parker, Elliott Jude, Dawson Cole, Jude/Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Nehemiah, Everett Jacob

  3. #15
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Northern Ireland, UK
    I am Victoria Alexandra. (currently legally changing my name to Alexandra Teah nn. Alex)

    My "other names" (or if I had a sister) are:
    Alexandra Victoria
    Charlotte Louise
    Louise Charlotte
    Anastasia Louise - the reason my mum decided not to call me Anastasia is because I was born into a tiny village in Scotland (approx pop. 200 at the time) and most of the people in the village were old and mostly name Katie, Morag, Mary, Malcolm & Jock! She assumed that it was to "wild" for them! I actually would have loved to have been called Anastasia!

    If I had been a boy:
    Benjamin Aaron (ah-Ron, not Erin)
    Aaron Benjamin
    Not very inventive! My actual brother is Donald-Aaron Ian. My dad is Donald, he is the 6th and my little brother is 7th. When my brother was born he called all the Scottish family and said "it's a boy, it's another Donald", meanwhile my mum called all the Northern Irish family and said "it's a boy, we're calling him Aaron. So, he ended up with a hyphenated name. The Scottish family call him Donald, the Northern Irish family call him Aaron. I'm glad I wasn't called Donald! Lmao! phew!

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Apparently I wasn't named for a week. My sister finally stepped in and said you're naming her Lacey that's it!! I was almost Sheila or Shelby. Glad my sis stepped in!
    Current Favorites:

    Girls: Ruby, June,Penelope, Pepper, Matilda, Chloe, Arya, Aurelia, Cricket, Myfawnwy

    Boys: Jack, Phillip, Patrick, Sebastian, Bennett, Copper

    If I had a child tomorrow I'd name it:
    Ruby June or Sebastian Patrick

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    My mom knew nothing about Cynthia all through her pregnancy. She wanted to name me Laura, but whenever she asked my dad about names, he stayed silent. He was no help. The second after I was born, he called me Cynthia, leaving my mom in a complete surprise. I am glad my mom wasn't a name nerd, otherwise she would be livid, especially since my dad already did the same thing when naming my brother.

    Everyone likes my name though, including my mom. It was quickly growing on her. She told me Cynthia is the name of her cousin's girlfriend they've met years before they got married. My dad fell in love with the name the first time he heard about it and had saved it in his mind for.. I'm not sure how long, but it was between 5-10 years until I was born. My mom "unofficially" added my middle name Angelina when I was a toddler and I'll definitely add it legally someday. I'm just too lazy to deal with the paperwork now.

    They found out the sex so they had no boy names prepared at all.
    twenty-something name nerd. infj

    Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
    Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
    Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief

    Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
    Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion

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