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!

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
October 18, 2017 10:37 AM

Congratulations! As nedibes suggested, you have found a name with a different stress pattern and ending! Well done.

October 17, 2017 07:03 PM
In Response to Gender of Callahan

My niece has that name and has mentioned many times how annoyed she gets at all the soup references.

October 1, 2017 02:49 PM

That's great! Is there any culture in which people do not have names?


September 22, 2017 02:13 PM

A because of Maya.

September 22, 2017 02:09 PM

And now you've got names from A - Z!

September 20, 2017 07:44 AM
In Response to Sib name

I know a family with this exact combination of names. The younger sister is named Mae.


September 20, 2017 07:42 AM

With a brother named Grant, I wouldn't do Hugh.

September 8, 2017 05:39 AM

I love it! After Alex started kindergarten last week, one of the teachers notified me that he is calling himself Alexander. I asked him why and he said it's because there's another Alex in one of the other classes and he doesn't want anyone to get confused. This is quite a change from two years ago, when he learned that his name was Alexander and not Alex and threw a massive tantrum. I asked him what he didn't like about it and he said, "The -zander part." 

September 7, 2017 09:21 AM

I don't know about Lagertha. It sounds far too close to 'girth' to me, at least the way I'm saying it in my head.

September 5, 2017 08:34 PM
In Response to Who's on first?

Hilarious! You should be writing for a sitcom.

September 5, 2017 12:47 PM
In Response to Who's on first?

She saw it written down on the teacher's door, so unless the teacher got it wrong, it's Secret! I'd like the name on a fictional character, but on a real person it's a bit much.

September 3, 2017 06:45 AM
In Response to Need help deciding!

I think it would be confusing for others, but not for the child. After all, kids adapt just fine to parents who speak different languages, so I don't see why it would be confusing to have dad use one name and mom another. It would be normal for the kid. Other people, however, would probably find it confusing.

September 3, 2017 06:41 AM
In Response to Lu or Lou?

Three cheers! This is fantastic! 

September 2, 2017 08:07 PM
In Response to Lu or Lou?

Gasp! You used the word 'sex' in your post! I'm not trying to be prudish; I'm actually rejoicing that you got past the spam filter! Could the algorithm have changed? Are we now allowed to write about Gretchen, Fletcher, etc.?

September 1, 2017 06:22 AM
In Response to middle name for Austin

I prefer Ames (and love Marilynne Robinson!) but was reminded of convicted spy Aldrich Ames. I don't think he is a reason not to use Ames, but he is my primary Ames association.


At least she'll have initials that spell AIR, which is pretty cool.

August 31, 2017 02:27 PM

Wow! How long did the research take you for this week's post?! Names have led your computer to some interesting places.

August 29, 2017 09:03 PM

How about Felix or Sebastian?

August 29, 2017 08:43 PM

Wonderful news! You chose a beautiful name. 

August 29, 2017 12:32 PM

I believe that nedibes hit it on the head with her theory that Reynardo was named for a fictional character's pet fox. It occurs to me, however, that perhaps dad added a D to the front of the name at the last second, making the baby's name Dreynardo. As a rebellious teen, after being grounded for the fifteenth time, he changed his name back to what his mother had originally intended, and formalized the change on his eighteenth birthday. ;)