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 9, 2015 06:12 AM

I would recommend reposting this in the first forum "Baby Name Ideas and Dilemmas" as it gets a lot more traffic. This forum is all about playing name games (name your fantasy quadruplets, roll dice to find names, etc.). You will get many more responses in the first forum.

October 8, 2015 09:07 PM

I don't get it. Is there a pop culture reference I'm missing? Is it the Mad Men effect? Funny aside: my first political memory is from the day Nixon resigned. The news came over the radio and my mom made my brother and me stop talking. We asked what had happened and she told us the president had quit. We asked why and she turned around (we were in the car), gave us a stern look, and said, "Because he lied." I realize that most people naming babies are at least a decade (or two!) younger than I am, but I am surprised that Nixon's image is such that people think the name is a good choice. I guess that stylish 'x' is really powerful!

October 5, 2015 07:32 PM

Fantastic news! I love their names. Best wishes.

October 5, 2015 11:44 AM
In Response to Need a Pen Name

My next-door neighbor is in his 70s and has the surname Rose. He's not Jewish.

I really like Foster or Day. If you're looking for a timeless name, I'd suggest something like Mary or Elizabeth.

October 4, 2015 06:12 AM

Luna, you don't seem to have an appreciation of how dangerous the internet is. Please talk to your parents and other trusted adults about this! There are people on the internet looking for people like you. It's sad, but these people seek for children and teenagers who are trusting and looking for friends. They will pretend to be your friend and will eventually suggest getting together. These meet ups will seem totally harmless, because the people will present themselves as being your age, and because you will have been "friends" with them for a while. You will think that they know you, care about you, and have your best interests at heart. They don't. Trust me on this. 

The situation I've described above is why the members of the BNW are concerned about you. You have shown yourself to be very trusting and naive when it comes to the internet. THIS IS DANGEROUS! I don't suspect that anyone on this site would be doing this, as discussions of baby names don't typically draw out men who prey on young girls, but I don't know that for certain. Please read up on appropriate behavior online and speak to trusted adults about this (your teachers, older relatives, etc.).

October 3, 2015 09:00 PM

You're in luck! Freya is Scandinavian and is popular in England.

October 3, 2015 08:58 PM
In Response to New Names to Love?

My daughter turned 13 a few months ago. She really enjoys DIY, Dogo News, and Pottermore. Those sites are intended for people your age.

October 3, 2015 07:48 AM
In Response to A quick question

I would write down the two names and ask random strangers to pronounce them for you. You could try this in a coffee shop and preface it with, "My husband and I are trying to decide on how to spell our daughter's name. Could you help us?" People like to be helpful.

Trying to write out how we would pronounce the names is difficult as English vowels do not have fixed pronunciations. A real life test will get you better results. Ultimately it's your decision. Good luck!

October 3, 2015 06:40 AM

I mix up my children's names and they couldn't sound more different, so I'd avoid Ryne and Rhys. Riordan nicknamed Rory seems like a way to bridge your lists.

October 3, 2015 06:37 AM
In Response to Baby Name Regrets

I'd keep the spelling. There is no way to spell a short name in English that will guarantee a particular pronunciation. Yes, you could change his name to Tay-oh, but then you'd lose the meaning and have to contend with snide comments about the weird spelling. One correction on pronunciation should suffice for most people, and as he grows, the number of people who already know his name will expand, meaning he will have to correct the pronunciation less and less often. And if you ever move to an area with a large number of Spanish speakers, the chances that you'll hear the right pronunciation on first meeting will increase.

Your only other option would be to change his name to something with an unambiguous pronunciation and spelling, like Bob, but that would be a shame.

Congratulations on your blessing!

October 1, 2015 05:08 AM
In Response to 12 Dancing Princesses

Just this morning I saw a baby Jezabel (that spelling) listed in the baptism section of the church bulletin. I was surprised.

October 1, 2015 05:03 AM
In Response to Need Ideas

I'm reviving this thread as it seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. 

If your friends are considering Joleah/Jolayah, I assume that they are not wedded to the idea of using a traditional Latino name. I have no idea what boy name to pair with Joleah; maybe Jayden?

With Mateo/Matteo, I would suggest Luis, Arturo, Diego, Cristian, Gael, or Rafael.

October 1, 2015 04:55 AM

Just adorable. Congratulations.

October 1, 2015 04:52 AM

We (the mods) decided to delete it because the thread had devolved into name-calling, profanity, and ugliness. Three cheers for the BNW community: that's the only time in 10 years that something like this has ever happened!

ETA: We had a discussion about censorship and do not plan to delete posts based on content unless they slander other members of the site. Other mods, feel free to chime in.

September 29, 2015 09:02 PM

That's quite a diverse list! The most surprising to me is a girl named Archer.

September 29, 2015 03:51 PM

How funny! My niece Lily is an identical twin. Her sister is Isabel.

September 29, 2015 12:43 PM
In Response to Too many Os?

How wonderful! I love how Amadeo rolls off the tongue. Congratulations.

September 29, 2015 10:35 AM

Charlotte and Camilla immediately call to mind the royal family (the baby princess and her grandmother). That's certainly not a bad reference, but it's something to be aware of if you go that route. 

September 28, 2015 06:15 AM
In Response to Help Us Choose!

Yes, and Gr@ce ends with the 's' sound.

September 25, 2015 06:03 AM

Thanks! This is fascinating. I looked up the Cornish language, which I had thought was considered extinct, and was delighted to read that the number of speakers is slowly growing and that there is a movement to revive it.