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April 23, 2015 11:00 AM
In Response to Tell me about Elias

Elias is my dad's middle name and was his father's first name and his grandfather's first name.    The name may go back even further but the family tree I have didn't follow that branch.  So for me there is no surname association to the name. My dad's ancestory is English.  I like the name far better than Elijah and I like Eli on its own as well.


EDA:  My dad's family was from Connecticut too actually.

April 16, 2015 02:02 PM
In Response to Kitty

We call my daugher Kitty about 10% of the time.  I love it as a nickname but would not use it on its own.  I'd be more inclined to use Kit on it's own with Kitty as a call name.

April 9, 2015 11:16 AM
In Response to Name Crush?

Majorly crushing on Johnny right now.  I'd put John on the birth certificate, but it's Johnny that has me smitten.  

Only trouble is that hubby's father is John and my brother-in-law named their nine year old John.  To make matters a bit stickier we have 6 children, and my brother-in-law were only able to have the one.  My husband sees no problem repeating the honor name especially as we very rarely see his brother and the nephew (like they haven't even met my youngest two children yet).  I just hope his brother and the rest of the family would see it that way.

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!