Elizabeth T.



About Me

I have loved names since I was a small child and am so glad to have found a supportive naming community that shares my obsession!

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My Recent Blog Comments
July 26, 2016 07:58 PM
In Response to Introducing the Twins

Aw, congratulations! Their names match perfectly without being at all matchy! 

July 23, 2016 08:36 PM

I like the previous suggestion of Danelle. I know someone with this name. You could also use Jandelle, Jarelle, or Jandaria. Using Barbara and Darrell doesn't give you much to work with as Bardelle sounds too much like bordello and 'elle' tacked onto Barbara reminds me of Jane (ha!) Fonda in Barbarella.

July 20, 2016 01:57 PM
In Response to Twins: part three

Emery? Quinn?

July 19, 2016 03:33 PM
In Response to Twins: part three

I'd drop Harbor so that she doesn't share an initial with Harlow. I like Elodie a lot, but Ellis fits in better with the masculine sound of your girls' names. How about Ellis and Aspen or Afton?

July 17, 2016 07:39 PM

Miriam, that is outrageous! 

July 16, 2016 09:03 PM

Fantastic news! Well, not about the scary bits, but the overall package--you and Wilfr3d are safe and sound. Three cheers for a well-named baby! And do keep us posted on your niece/nephew to be.

July 16, 2016 06:07 AM

C'mon, NPR nerds! There's also Ira Flatow of Science Friday fame.

July 16, 2016 06:05 AM
In Response to Twins!

Many women claim to know what they're having. I had strong feelings each time and am proud to say that my record was 100% ... wrong! lol

If your children are the same sex and look alike, get their cheeks swabbed. They might be identical even if they are in separate sacs--this is what happened with my nieces.

July 15, 2016 01:40 PM
In Response to Wesley- for a GIRL!

The Princess Bride character is actually Westley, although I imagine that many people hear Wesley, so the association will be there.

July 15, 2016 05:58 AM
In Response to Wesley- for a GIRL!

I know a girl named Wesley. She's 14. It's not my favorite name on a boy and I especially don't love it on a girl, but at least one family out there has done this and it doesn't seem like she's suffered any ill effects. This board tends to be very conservative in its preference for not giving girls names that are traditionally given to boys, so you might wish to try out a different site to see if you get a more positive reception.

July 14, 2016 07:53 PM

They read more like mother and daughter than siblings, at least here in the US.

July 14, 2016 07:52 PM
In Response to Matching Twins

OMG! This story is deserving of a nice merlot and some excellent chocolates (or at the very least some Diet Coke and Twinkies). Touché.

July 14, 2016 10:46 AM

"Wait, you mean that all kids don't love reading the birth announcements? :)"

Busted! Hee hee.

July 14, 2016 10:41 AM

Aryan is actually on the list for boys. In 2015 it ranked 697. I met one last year, a young teenager of Indian descent. I *hope* that this is an example of a name not working well in a new context and that the vast majority of baby Aryans are Indian (how's that for irony?).

July 13, 2016 08:45 PM
In Response to Twins!

My nieces are identical twins and they really resent always being compared. Their parents have done a great job of ensuring that they are treated like individuals, but it's still difficult not to compare them because they do have so much in common. I think that giving twins names that have different styles and initials gives them a sense from the beginning that they are individuals. An acquaintance of mine always dresses her twins identically, to the point that if one needs an outfit change, they both get it. I can't help but wonder what kind of sense of self they're going to have as adults.

July 13, 2016 01:41 PM
In Response to Matching Twins

That makes the story even a bit weirder!

July 12, 2016 08:22 PM
In Response to Last-minute meltdown

Good luck, Emily! You are indeed in the home stretch, even if it doesn't seem like it right now. For what it's worth, I have a Portuguese friend named Margarida who frequently goes by Daisy here in the US. I'm sure some people are confused by it, but so what? Everyone who knows her well enough to know her given name gets it. And those that don't just think her name is Daisy, and perhaps wonder why her parents picked an English name.

I think you've chosen a lovely name and that your mom will adapt quickly. My mother-in-law has stated that she didn't like my niece's name when she first heard it but that now she loves it and can't imagine her granddaughter being called anything else. I suspect this is typical.

July 12, 2016 06:06 AM
In Response to #9 And Out Of Names!

I find the juxtaposition of Maverick and Eden to be a little weird, but mixed in with the other kids I don't think I'd notice it as much. It just seems like you're making some kind of cosmic statement about defiance.

July 10, 2016 07:33 PM
In Response to Matching Twins

I present to you Paulette Harwood, who owns a dance studio in Newton, MA. She is married to Paul Harwood and they have three daughters: Pauline, Paula, and Paulette Jr. (Paula is married to actor Peter Gallagher.) Now that's a lot of Paul names!

July 10, 2016 03:33 PM
In Response to Baby girl!

Congratulations! What a sweet choice. Thanks for popping in to update us.