Elizabeth T.



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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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October 20, 2014 11:31 AM

I prefer Iris to Faye, but I love both names. Faye conjures up an imagine of sleek elegance to me, while Iris is sweet and bright.

October 18, 2014 10:13 AM

Parabéns e boa sorte!

October 18, 2014 04:43 AM
In Response to Baby Girl Name

Jaina Shasana is the name of a religion in India. If you choose this name, be sure to look into Jainism. I'd steer clear myself, because it seems really weird to name one's child after a religion (even if unintentionally), although there are plenty of people named Christian. My guess is that most of the people named Christian are Christians, however.

October 17, 2014 08:38 PM
In Response to What could it be?

Caprice, Cherish, or Clarity? 

October 17, 2014 08:31 PM

There were five girls named Elizabeth in my eighth-grade class. The kicker was that we all had the same middle name. I never minded and never felt that people mixed us up. This semester I have two Justins, two Matthews (their last names are nearly identical), two Courtneys, an Elena and a Helena. I just look at them when I call on them or say their last name along with their first and have not had much confusion. One semester I did teach four Jennifers, but one went by her middle name and two used nicknames, so it worked out.

Luke does not scream "Biblical name" to me in the way that Isaiah does. Perhaps being introduced to Mr. Skywalker at a young age has something to do with that.

October 17, 2014 05:10 AM
In Response to A brother for Victor

Gulp. I didn't stop to think about why Hugo sounded so good with Victor! Slapping myself on the wrist now. And I just read all 1000+ pages of Les Misérables to boot. (Anyone who has not yet done so should race off to the library.)

October 17, 2014 05:03 AM

Declan, Sebastian, Ryan, Emmett, Calvin, Gabriel

October 17, 2014 04:54 AM

Gray flows really well with Kieran, so I'd stick with that. Kieran Gray flows well with all of your surname choices, so I'd look for reasons to keep each choice rather than for reasons to get rid of them. You have given two reasons to use Cheshire: it was your great-grandmother's name and it's rare. The other names on your list are much more common. Cheshire also connotes a bit of whimsy and mystery (from the Cheshire cat), so if that's what you're going for, I'd say you have found a winner.

October 17, 2014 04:48 AM

Congratulations, Alice and welcome Vera Fernanda! Pop back in from time to time when you are more rested.

October 15, 2014 09:34 AM
In Response to A brother for Victor

The only Victor I know comes from a cross-cultural family (French and American). His brother is Felix. 

Here are some other options: Adrian, Sebastian, Daniel, Francis/Francisco, Hugo, Arthur/Arturo, Rodrigo, Nicholas/Nicolás

October 15, 2014 04:26 AM
In Response to Linus and Melvin

German and unpopular--Linus seems to fit the bill

Here are some other choices (not all German): Caspar, Otto, Rudolph, Bertrand, Clement, Horace, Emil, Edmund, Clifford, Leander, Cecil, Armand, Hugh, Florian, Felix, Gilbert, Rupert, Leopold, Cormac


October 15, 2014 04:20 AM

That is an example of what we on this blog used to call the Ethel Mae Postulate. A rare name pops up in pockets and seems to be everywhere.

October 13, 2014 08:39 PM
In Response to Named into a corner!

That's brilliant! It's a daring choice, but Sparrow, Star, and Piper (or Sandy) make for a well-matched set.

October 13, 2014 08:18 AM

Congratulations! The Gwenyth spelling is very rare, but strangely the only two people I know with this name have that spelling. The first is ten, the second eight.

October 13, 2014 07:17 AM

I don't have much to add because I was so much on the same wavelength as EVie that the names that popped into my head were Louisa (before I saw it was on your list) and Thomasina. Georgiana is an Austen name to me, so you might want to google other names that she used in her novels for inspiration. I don't think Elizabeth and Georgiana would get you too many comments, because Georgiana Darcy is not so well-known that the general public will remember her. And besides, how could one talk too much Austen? 


Here are a few other Austen names: Elinor (or Eleanor--she used both), Augusta, Carolina, Catherine (called Kitty), Cecilia, Frederica, Harriet, Henrietta.

As for Philippa, I like it a lot. Pippa is a great nickname. And Philippa is apparently also an Austen name, taken from Love and Freindship [sic], a story she wrote at age fourteen.

October 12, 2014 08:31 PM
In Response to Name for baby boy

Alexander, Nathaniel, Joel, Daniel, Josiah, Isaac, Phillip, Dominic, Patrick, Aidan, William, Griffin, Gabriel, Eric, Nicholas, Christopher

October 12, 2014 03:52 AM

It isn't just you, JnHs mom. I also thought of the three ships, although Franz does admittedly break up the set.

October 11, 2014 03:19 PM
In Response to I went with...

What wonderful news! You chose a beautiful name. I am so glad you are feeling peaceful with the decision. Please do stop in and visit from time to time. It's much easier to help other people name their babies!

October 10, 2014 02:43 PM
In Response to Dilemma: pseudonym?

When I was Joe--it's a YA book. I believe she has at least one sequel now. The first is a cliffhanger, so I need to find the new book!

October 9, 2014 07:24 PM

The only one I see as being problematic is Maden, simply because some people may pronounce it May-den, which is an unfortunate name for a boy (homonym for maiden).