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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September 18, 2014 09:13 AM

Love it! Just yesterday I was thinking about the name Earl. I only know one, and he's in his early 40s. It was not a common name when he was born either.

September 16, 2014 07:52 PM

Thanks for the primer on Hawaiin names. I have always been fascinated by the Hawaiian language (and threatened languages in general) and am thrilled to hear that there are still some native speakers around. 

September 16, 2014 07:39 PM

I didn't know Chance, Judd, or Moss, but knew the rest of them. As always, it was nice to learn something new!

September 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Congratulations! I love his name.

September 11, 2014 07:06 PM

<p>I absolutely loved the Rain Wild Chronicles. Althea and Brashen do appear, albeit briefly. I gave my husband the most recent Fitz book for his birthday. He read it in three days, but said it is not a classic adventure story. It's more just tales from Fitz's life. I'm excited to read it, especially as it's so large that it's obscuring my view of the clock next to my bed! Start with the Farseer books and work your way through. You're in for a treat. And I'll add Lorna Doone to my list; thanks!

EDITED: My computer crashed after my first entry. This is my reconstruction. :)

September 11, 2014 06:58 PM

I LOVED the Rain Wild Chronicles. Althea and Brashen do appear in them, albeit briefly. I just gave the most recent Fitz book to my husband for his birthday. It's now sitting on my bedside table, where it obscures my view of the clock. It's thick! My husband enjoyed it a lot, but he said it is not a classic adventure tale. But hanging out in Robin Hobb's world (or worlds!) is a wonderful way to pass an afternoon (or seven). I recommend starting with the Farseer books and working your way through. You won't regret it.

September 11, 2014 06:32 PM

I like Caitlin Louise Mae, but think you need to be prepared for a lot of comments about Louisa May Alcott. It would be fun to introduce her to Alcott's books; she'd feel a special bond with them.

September 8, 2014 09:47 AM
In Response to Baby Jesus?!?

You could use two middle names and then go with whatever first name suits your fancy. Patrick might get lost in the shuffle that way, but you'd be able to honor all of the relatives that way.

September 6, 2014 03:33 PM

Emmett, Calvin, Josiah, Jared, Gilbert, Cyrus, Jasper, Wyatt, Garrett, Gareth, Perrin, Oscar, Ronan, Dominic, Wesley, Landon, Felix, Victor, Eamon


I prefer it when a June is born in October, or an October in June. Seems less cheesy and more like the parents just liked the name, independent of its timely associations.

September 6, 2014 06:01 AM

I'd skip Lea if you go with Vivienne/Vivian/Viviana. Too close to Vivien Leigh. All the versions sound nice with Rae, however.

September 5, 2014 06:58 PM
In Response to That poor Wentz boy

Micheal and Jeffery are also common misspellings.

September 5, 2014 03:19 PM
In Response to Bexley?? For girl

I'm with Kismet on this one. Bexley Rosalie sounds fine to me because the emphasis is not on the endings.

September 2, 2014 07:26 AM

There are a lot of them. Use the "name finder" tool on this page. Some that I think might work are Vanessa, Alessa, Brisa, Carissa, Larisa (I much prefer this to Larsa, which makes me think of lard and louse), Louisa, Mariposa, Nyssa, Theresa (not even in the top 1000 anymore), or Thaisa.

August 29, 2014 06:41 AM

The only Lucian I've ever met is now about seven. He attended my older son's Waldorf preschool, so I'd say your guess about the demographics is correct.

August 28, 2014 08:47 AM

Don't use Anne unless you're a fan of actress Anne Archer.

August 27, 2014 09:32 AM

I have heard of girls named Hunter. It's not subtle, though!

August 27, 2014 09:30 AM

I have a good friend with sons named Ian, Colin, and Aidan. As far as I know, they don't get mixed up (at least not on sound; they all kind of look alike!).

August 27, 2014 09:28 AM
In Response to A name for a boy

Well, as the mother of a Peter and an Alexander, I have to recommend the latter. I felt slightly rueful that I hadn't named my daughter Catherine (she was born first), but they are my three "greats" regardless of their names. Alexander probably isn't dorky enough for your husband, however. How about Alec?

August 25, 2014 08:02 PM

If you live in an area where there are some Spanish speakers, I would stick with Miqueas. You will have to educated fewer people, and the likelihood that even the non-Spanish speakers know how to pronounce things even a little in Spanish will help. In my area, even people who have no familiarity with Spanish know to pronounce José, Enrique, and Juan simply because there are enough Hispanics here that there has been a general education in Spanish pronunciation. 

Michaeas looks to me like you were trying to write Michaelmas and left out a few letters. Even though I knew the spelling, I had to check three times to ensure that I had typed it correctly.