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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June 19, 2017 05:33 AM

My brother's original hens are Chips and Salsa. 


I don't have that impression of Lucinda at all, and I live in the U.S. It is the sort of name many of my friends are giving their children: old-fashioned and off beat.


Huh?! Lolu, don't listen to this. Lucinda is a lovely name.  

June 11, 2017 05:56 AM

I can think of several kids named Daniel, all called by their full name. That's a cute story!

June 10, 2017 05:07 AM
In Response to Pronunciation? Help..!

If you're in the US, the second capital letter will be dropped on all official documents. I would go with Eli Son as the first and middle names. That way people who see his name in written form will pronounce Eli correctly and he can just direct them to call him by both names.

June 9, 2017 08:51 PM
In Response to Pulcheria

Oh please tell me there's a relationship! That would make Candide even that much more hilarious.

June 9, 2017 02:43 PM
In Response to Pulcheria

I too suffered from this misunderstanding and am so glad this came up! Puce is a beautiful color, but I had been maligning it my whole life. Oops!

June 9, 2017 02:40 PM
In Response to Pulcheria

I used steatopygia once while playing the dictionary game, knowing full well that no one would guess (or believe!) the correct answer. Once I revealed the definition, my friend immediately quipped "Baby got back!"

June 8, 2017 07:48 AM

For some reason I keep reading Lettuce instead of Lucetta. 

June 7, 2017 08:15 PM
In Response to Reality

The name was ringing a bell, so I went back and checked my kids' yearbook. In the 2009-2010 school year, they attended school with a fourth-grade boy named Reality. 

June 7, 2017 07:23 AM

Wow. That's quite a choice! (re: Fraternidad)

June 7, 2017 07:21 AM

This is a case of "damned it you do, damned if you don't." Tough to be a celebrity!

Congratulations to the family.

June 6, 2017 06:28 PM
In Response to Lorea

No, I read Loraya as "lor eye uh". Those stinkin' English vowels! I guessed the correct pronunciation of Lorea, but I'm a Spanish speaker.

June 6, 2017 06:26 PM
In Response to Name

I can certainly see why you'd want to make lots of life changes! Here are some ideas for choosing a middle name:

1) Use a place name of a place that is special to you. Do you love Atlanta? Alyssa Georgia. Alyssa Charlotte. Alyssa Austin. Heck, even Alyssa Australia or Alyssa St. Louis. 

2) Do you have any special qualities to which you wish to aspire? Alyssa Grace, Alyssa Serenity, Alyssa Peace, Alyssa Love.

3) Do you have a favorite animal or plant? Alyssa Robin, Alyssa Bear, Alyssa Rose, Alyssa Oak.

4) Do you want to honor a grandfather or friend? The people on this forum are really good at coming up with cross-gender namesakes if you want to feminize the name of a male friend or family member (or modernize a female's name).

Good luck!

June 6, 2017 01:52 PM

Not boring at all! This makes me want to read Chaucer again. Thanks!

June 6, 2017 10:47 AM
In Response to Reality

I read an article about Ms. Winner this morning simply because I couldn't make heads or tails of the headline. It so confused me that I became instrigued, especially so once I realized that "Reality Winner" was an actual name. It actually surprised me that the article I read (from the Guardian) made no comment whatsoever about her name or how she got it. Even a "Ms. Winner" would have helped me parse the text!

Doesn't her name sound like that of a racehorse?

June 5, 2017 01:55 PM

The only Darcy I've ever met is a boy. He's now about four.

June 5, 2017 01:51 PM

My husband's colleague just accepts a hard 'g' in his name (Tuğrul).

June 4, 2017 05:04 AM
In Response to Girl Name Help!

That's the pronunciation I'm familiar with as well. Kateri is a name that I've come across only in very devout Catholic circles. Siblings might be Zélie and Bernadette.

June 3, 2017 10:53 AM
In Response to Pronunciation? Help..!

You're not going to find a spelling that will get you that pronunciation. At least, not one that won't give your son massive headaches. Eelyeson? Eeleyson? Eli'Son? Ugh. I think your best bet is just to pick a spelling that you (and he!) can live with and train people to pronounce it correctly, knowing that strangers will get it wrong. It has worked for Shia LeBeouf.

Another solution might be to name him Eli with a middle name that starts with Son (Sonny, Sonnet?). Then you could call him Elison without the pronunciation confusion on class lists.