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March 11, 2015 01:49 PM

My oldest two boys are Paul and Mark so I give a vote for Paul as a great brother to Mark.  I also like Jude and Joel.

I would caution you that my Mark who is old enough to have strong opinions was absolutely HORRIFIED by my idea to name a baby Mary because it's so close visually to his name. 

February 27, 2015 07:00 AM
In Response to Middle name for Grace

Clare and Katharine 

February 26, 2015 04:33 PM
In Response to Violet's twin sister!

Violet is also a character of Dahl's - Charlie and the chocolate factory.  

February 26, 2015 08:19 AM
In Response to Middle name for Grace

Adore Grace Elizabeth!  It's one of my top picks of we ever have another girl. 

February 25, 2015 01:10 PM
In Response to My God-daughter

Yeah, I guess some might feel like Theresa had been stolen, but I feel like I've gotten my Teresa.  

Good to "see" you too.  I still read threads from time to time but haven't posted too much lately.

February 25, 2015 01:05 PM

As the misspellings mount, I've second guessed choosing to spell our daughters name Katharine.  Seeing it at the top of this list is so great.

January 14, 2015 12:06 PM

I agree that there is no real need to continue the alphabetical pattern, but I would continue the French influence theme.  I wanted to suggest Therese.

January 13, 2015 06:18 AM
In Response to Unhateable names

I agree about with you JnHsmom that there are a few hitches in her theory.  I really championned Henry for my 3rd son and both my hubby and my mom were not impressed.  Maybe my husband didn't hate it but he certainly mocked it ruthlessly. 

I agree with the inclusion of Matt/Matthew.  How could you hate Matthew?  

August 11, 2014 02:23 PM

Congrats!  That's exciting news.

April 30, 2014 04:47 PM

I like Mina best.

April 14, 2014 03:30 PM
In Response to Baby #6 is here!

I can't believe it just occured to me to check in and see if you had had your baby!  Congratulations!   I love his name!  


I must admit that sitting here big as a house with my back killing me, I'm a bit jealous that I'm still waiting on my number 6 to show up =) 

April 6, 2014 07:26 AM

 Thank you everyone for your responses.  I think we've bonded with this little one as Andrew.  Looking forward to meeting him soon.

March 12, 2014 12:45 PM

I really like Eli and I find it a very strong boy's name.

March 10, 2014 06:38 AM

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March 6, 2014 05:49 AM

I do find Kathryn a bit too close to Karen.  If you like Lauren better then Laura by all means use it.  I think it'll age just fine.  I like all three of your other choices -- Isabel, Eleanor, and Charlotte.  So then I jump to the nicknames you are considering and I find Elle the most fun so that would be my choice.

March 5, 2014 10:34 AM
In Response to Kathryn nickname

I have a Katharine so I'm biased in favor of Kathryn.  However Kara/Cara strike me as such a lovely nickname for Caroline.  Like Kathryn, Caroline is a lovely classic.  If your falling for Kara, I'd consider naming her Caroline rather than Kathryn.  There are so many nicknames for Kathryn that it does seem a bit unusual to create a new one.

March 4, 2014 01:56 PM

I think Sarah is a great fit for your family! 

February 24, 2014 01:32 PM

I'm not normally a fan of alliterative names but I really like them when they start with "M"s.  I find that if the number of syllables between first and last differs the alliterative name tends to work better and sound less cartoonish.

February 21, 2014 12:05 PM
In Response to Having 2nd thoughts

I totally agree that Simon would be a lovely fit.  I just haven't been sure of the repeated "on" endings.  It's interesting that you think Levi is a good fit because I really like it but thought it was pretty different.  I also like Peter a lot and we considered it for Paul.  I've questioned using it since then because having a Peter and a Paul seemed a bit much -- not because of the repeating initials just because they are so closely associated with each other.  I've also wondered if Peter Tys0n has a bit of a flow issue because of the two "t"s so close together.

I also like Nicholas a lot but so few people know that it's in the New Testament that it doesn't feel like a Biblical name. 

February 20, 2014 12:39 PM
In Response to Having 2nd thoughts

We actually would have used Jude Lawrence had Katharine been a boy so it's a strong contender.  It wouldn't take much to convince dh at all.  We considered it for James but at the time my mom's dislike of the name turned me off a bit. 

I like Gabriel well enough and I think it's on both dh and my long list.  Matthew is a great name and I wouldn't mind using it with Tyson.  I hesitate only because I find Mark and Matt a little close.  Although Timothy is a family name, I think if we're going to do a "T" name we'd have to go with Thomas as it's a long time favorite for both my husband and I.