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1
November 19, 2018 12:26 AM

I'm guessing the same. Or the parents met on Tinder? Ha!

 

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November 19, 2018 12:24 AM

I am an Allison in real life. In our church, the adults are usually referred to as Brother or Sister followed by their last name so there isn't much confusion there, thankfully.

And the kindy class hits so many letters in the alphabet. It's quite intriguing!

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May 15, 2018 09:13 AM

I have a little Coralie and we almost exclusively call her Cora. We're expecting our 4th girl here in a few weeks but have yet to narrow down a first name. I contemplated Rosalie for a bit but had similar thoughts. Rosalie and coralie are just too similar in my opinion. 

I looked into alternate ways to get the sweet Rosie/rose nickname. Could you use a variant that has Cora in it? Or even just Cora?

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February 27, 2018 03:27 PM
In Response to Elliot or Elliott?

Happy belated Birthday to you too!

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February 27, 2018 10:27 AM
In Response to Elliot or Elliott?

I am also an Allison with two L's and I've never been overly bothered by having to tell people. I love the name Elliott and would spell it double L and double T. 

Also @apblue completely random, on another post i saw you mentioned your birthday was near another person's due date (Feb 25th) is that correct? Because if so, crazy coincidence, my birthday is also Feb 25th.

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February 18, 2018 05:02 PM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

Flicka is a little too horse for me. If she gets a nickname it will be either Liccy, Felix or Junebug. 

It does seem crisp, doesn't it? It reminds me of my oldest named Brooklyn Ruby and the "pop" it has to it.

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February 18, 2018 04:59 PM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

I really appreciated your comment!

I think the nickname Liccy is sweet. My husbands wants to nickname her Felix which I think is kinda cute and endearing. Our Anneliese is so full of spunk and joy so it doesn't come off as frilly too me. I agree that Felicity D0dge rolls off the tongue well.

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February 18, 2018 04:52 PM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

If we chose Adelaide we'd have to avoid the nickname Addie as we have a niece Addalyn who goes by Addie. And we've got a niece Emily already too.

Funny I like Lila(although it's low on the list) but I detest lillian/lily. I feel like we live in a pocket of lilys.

Eloise is pretty and I really like it but it's too close sounding for me to Anneliese.

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February 17, 2018 09:26 AM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

Updating my list of possible contenders...

Felicity June- still the front runner

Louisa June- I like this because Louisa honors grandma Lois however i worry it sounds to similar to our 2nd child Anneliese. She frequently goes by Annie but her name is one that I love to use the full name.

I'm also still bouncing around with these names; Adelaide, Naomi, Emeline, and Lila.

I like the nickname potential of Adelaide and Emeline. Naomi seems like a very sweet under used name. Emeline is in my husband's family tree and I like that aspect but it feels a little lengthy. It doesn't seem to roll off the tongue (Emeline June D0dge.) I think Adelaide is gorgeous. I'm wondering if I pronounce it correctly. I soften the d at the end.

Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!

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January 24, 2018 05:47 PM
In Response to Baby Boat

I went to high school with a family of three kids named Marina, Sienna, and Triton. I was always amused by the sea theme.

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January 20, 2018 09:15 PM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

Brielle is pretty. My closest friend is named Brie and her daughter is named Ellis. It would be too close for me to name my kiddo that. Thanks anyway!

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January 20, 2018 09:13 PM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

I agree that Felicity goes well with D0dge. I like the nickname Lissie too! 

We've added Bridget to our list. I like the combo Bridget Louisa too. I'm not sure how much I like Bridget D0dge though. Is that too much "dg" sound?

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January 20, 2018 09:09 PM
In Response to Baby #4 is...

Thanks for the suggestions! If we end up falling in love with a B name, we will definitely use one. 

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December 10, 2017 04:20 PM
In Response to Here comes #4!

As a kid/youth I loved writing stories and one of my favorite names to use was Libby. I believe it is a nickname form of Elizabeth. I don't necessarily love Elizabeth. 

I agree on that Rowan is used both for boys and girls. For me, it doesn't fit a boy as much as a girl. 

Sybil is for sure a little more unique. I heard the name recently and really liked it. 

Brielle, Morgan, and Reagan are all ok for me but I probably won't use them.

I like Cael but we couldn't use it I forgot to add. With a middle name Lee it becomes Kailey sounding almost. My brother and Sister in law wanted to name their son Brock, but with a middle name of Lee they figured they shouldn't name their son Broccoli. :)

I had to look Ann Coulter up, lol. I still really don't recognize who she is though! Hallmark has a show, "When Calls the Heart," and a main character is Leeland Colter. Also love the name Leeland. 

I'm so glad I have another 6 months to decide!

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December 10, 2017 02:08 PM
In Response to Here comes #4!

I asked her what she thought and she liked the idea. 

Now that I've been thinking of possibly adding another B, I'm not so sure I want to! I don't label or initial many things but I was putting up ornaments and each of our girls has a special ornament with their initial. Definitely something to think about.

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December 10, 2017 12:51 PM
In Response to Here comes #4!

And, if #4 is a girl, I wouldn't mind using a gem stone for a middle name. I know it seems like Cora, who doesn't have a gem middle, would be left out. However, she has a middle name that honors both myself and my mom and really that is what is most important to me. I like those middles names to be a name to represent family heritage.

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December 10, 2017 12:45 PM
In Response to Here comes #4!

I've pretty much shelved any names that I listed in previous posts.

Boy names I like (although can't use some for various reasons)(not in ranked order):

Bowen

Adrian

Owen (nephew named Owen)

Elliot (favorite)

Blaine (favorite)

Levi (favorite) (Can't use with the middle name Lee though)

Isaac

Judson (favorite) (family name too!)

Colter

Cole

Graham

Cael

Wyatt

Warren

Grant

Matthew (a dear friend of my husband, and while a common name, it has some clear meaning to us even though it doesn't necessarily fit my boy name style)

 

Girl names:

Briar

Felicity

Sybil 

^These names have a different feel than the ones below I feel.

Libby

Morgan

Rowan

Reagan

Brielle

In my opinon, Morgan, Reagan, and Rowan all match the style of our daughter Brooklyn. I have a very dear friend named Brie whose birthday is the day after my due date and it would be fun to use part of her name.

And for those girl names listed, I don't necessarily have a clear favorite in that group. I do like Sybil a bit more than the others.

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December 10, 2017 12:30 PM
In Response to Here comes #4!

That is a hilarious story! 

While the pattern to their names would lead to #4 being a D name, I don't like a D first name with our last name Dodge.

Dorothy Dodge, Daphne Dodge, Darcy Dodge. It's just too much D for me. My hubs is in agreeance with that. And I don't like many D boy names either. 

 

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December 4, 2017 11:22 AM
In Response to Here comes #4!

Thanks for the responses! 

I really like Emmeline/Emmaline. I've liked Bowen too. We have a nephew with three names and Owen is one of those. So I've worried that we couldn't use Owen.

How does Emmeline Opal sound? I don't have a ton of options or ideas for middle names for a girl. 

 

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December 16, 2014 03:36 PM
In Response to Alice or Charlotte?

Thank you everyone! The feedback is so helpful. I forget how similar Alice and Anneliese sound. For the majority of the time Anneliese goes by Annie. I love the A,B,C trend. We like Charlotte a lot but for some reason I can't get hubs on board with Lottie as a nickname. Oh well, she doesn't necessarily need one. Brooklyn never goes by Brook. I think we have a finalist! Yay! And I'm so happy we will use my middle name. Just a couple more weeks till we meet her!