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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July 1, 2016 07:56 AM

Lucubratrix has given you some excellent advice, and I concur that you don't have to choose a name for your daughter immediately. My second child's birth was traumatic, and I wasn't awake for it. I didn't get to see him until several hours later and didn't feel very bonded to him at first due to the circumstances. My mom started calling him Stephen (his name is Peter) because her nephew is named that and she always calls everyone by the wrong name. It confused me because even though I knew his name wasn't Stephen, it started to feel like it was. It took me several weeks to settle in to the name I had chosen and now, of course, I can't imagine him with any other name (and my poor cousin's life has taken some dramatic turns and he has been in and out of prison, so I'm doubly glad that my son doesn't share his name).

Similarly, it took me several weeks to connect my third child with his name. Seeing it written out was particularly jarring. Even though I chose his name and love it, I felt a disconnect between the cute baby I was holding and his full name written on a piece of mail. It was as if by receiving a notice from the pediatrician about his first appointment, the universe were somehow conferring status on him as a named being; yet another one of the ways my mind was blown as a parent.

Good luck during this difficult time, but above all, I offer you a hearty congratulations and blessings on your family!

June 30, 2016 12:00 PM

To my American ears, there can only be one Rose Kennedy (mother to Jack, Bobby, etc.). Kennedy Rose doesn't do much to erase the association. If you like short middle names, you could always do something like Kennedy Mae, Kennedy Fern, or Kennedy Jane (or June).

Rosalie also works with all those middle names, except maybe Fern.

June 30, 2016 09:14 AM

Congratulations! Great news.

June 29, 2016 07:43 AM

Edward or Theodore? (Ted, Ned, or Ed?)

June 27, 2016 07:46 AM

Jude Thomas immediately made me think of Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure. If you like British classics, go for it!

June 24, 2016 02:49 PM

I personally like Ivy, Isla, and Noelle. I have a friend whose daughter is named Malin. She pronounces it Mah-lin. You might get that pronunciation a lot.

June 22, 2016 03:58 PM

I think of both Charlotte and Georgia as place names, especially when used together. I'd use Emilia.

June 22, 2016 06:46 AM
In Response to Girls Name

No problem. Use it!

June 20, 2016 08:35 PM

Congratulations! Grace is a beautiful name.

June 20, 2016 08:31 PM

Awesome! Congratulations.

June 20, 2016 11:35 AM

Congratulations! His name works really well with his brothers' names.

June 20, 2016 07:36 AM
In Response to He's here!

Great news! And you're right, you can't go wrong with an archangel. It's a lovely name.

June 20, 2016 07:35 AM

Congratulations! I love the names you chose. Best wishes for babies that learn how to sleep through the night quickly!

June 17, 2016 10:05 AM
In Response to Due with #2

I agree with this. I have known three Sabines. Two were German and pronounced it Sabina, but the other pronounces her name Sabeen.

June 16, 2016 06:10 AM

My son goes to school with a boy from Turkey whose name is Artun (ar TOON). That's not an English name, but is easily pronounced in English and will certainly work well in Turkey.

June 15, 2016 08:38 AM

My little niece named Amelia calls herself Mia. 

June 14, 2016 07:28 PM
In Response to Yearbook

Another new discovery: there is a Griselda in the middle school! 

June 14, 2016 11:11 AM

Dorit, a friend of my mother's has a granddaughter named Natile. It wasn't until I heard the grandmother pronounce the child's name that I realized it was creative spelling of Natalie. After reading the Christmas letter, I had assumed the name was pronounced Nateel.

I suspect Natalytynn is Laura's typo, but I don't doubt that someone could find the name appealing.

June 12, 2016 08:18 PM

You're not kidding! I love reading the comments that my Venezuelan family members' friends make on Facebook for the names alone. They are wild. Jackniry (female) and Wladimir immediately come to mind.

June 11, 2016 04:44 AM

I ran across at least two Bettys in my children's elementary and middle school yearbooks for the 2015-2016 school year. Both are Hispanic.