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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December 14, 2018 08:49 AM

My guess is that Arrow is a nod to the CW's show by the same name. It's a hit maker! Laurel, Felicity, and especially Thea all rose dramatically after the show's debut in 2012. Oliver was already quite popular, so while the show may have given it a bump, it probably didn't have too much of an impact.

December 13, 2018 08:19 AM
In Response to Help with dog name!

My mind went to the flux capacitor, too! I actually looked at a list of botanical names that sounded like capacitor, because I was thinking of something like Phlox Camellia would be funny, but couldn't find any that quite worked. (It had been on my mind anyway, because my heater died two weeks ago and the technician told me the capacitor had blown. His mouth went on talking for another five minutes about the intricacies about the system, but I processed none of it and instead was back to the future with Doc Brown and Marty McFly.)

December 10, 2018 07:02 PM

Suzanne, I really appreciate all the effort you put into making these eclectic lists for everyone. I always enjoy seeing the wide mix of names that you put into them. 

December 10, 2018 08:35 AM

Callibee makes a very compelling argument for Yanny/Laurel. We do seem to be living in hyphenated times, with most of the attention focused on the two sides of the hyphen and not enough attention paid to the hyphen itself.

I also like the nomination of Wakanda. Both the names of the characters and actors seem au courant (Nakia and Shuri; Lupita, Sterling, Danai, and Florence). The prevalence of the Marvel super heroes seems to reflect a certain amount of nervousness in the zeitgeist--we have a longing for someone to come in and make sense of the chaos. T'Challa and the rest of the Marvel pantheon do just that (up until Infinity War, at least!). So why Wakanda and not, say Ant Man, as the NOTY? I think Wakanda ties together all the themes mentioned in the other nominations: the racial tension anxiety reflected in the BBQ story, diversity and style among the royals (Meghan), and the gun culture names (the villain is named Killmonger). If only Black Panther had characters named Beto and Stormi! 

December 9, 2018 04:17 PM

Congratulations! You have achieved a rare feat: names that match without matching. Kudos.

December 7, 2018 06:12 AM

Wonderful news! She has a beautiful name to go with her siblings' equally lovely names.

November 30, 2018 10:02 PM

Congratulations in advance and best wishes for a smooth and safe delivery tomorrow.

You've got three solid choices. My personal favorite to go with Robin is Anders, but I think the other two work well and are handsome names. One way to decide might be to make an acronym of your first names. My family has taken to writing acronyms on gifts (TAPES, A PEST, PATES, SPATE). Do you and Mr. Lorelei have names that create fun acronyms for gift giving with S, R, and ?. All other things being equal, that might be the piece that sways you in one direction or another. 

Please send us an update when you're feeling up to it.

November 17, 2018 11:20 AM

Fingers crossed that the app's notoriety fades, especially as this child approaches middle and high school. The jokes would be horrendous. It is too bad because it seems like a great word name in isolation.

November 17, 2018 07:30 AM

Congratulations! This is so exciting!

November 8, 2018 04:02 PM

If Curly can be the nickname for a bald guy named Joe, then I think Lana as a nickname for Lorena is more than doable. In fact, it seems logical. Go for it! (Or Lucy, Sophie, or any of the other names you love.)

November 7, 2018 10:04 AM

I think Tinder would be a hard name to bear, especially if the app continues to be popular. Perhaps this little Tinder was named for the app?

October 18, 2018 06:33 AM

Years ago a friend told me she was planning on naming her daughter Whisper (this, despite the fact that she is 5'10" and her husband 6'5"). She had a son and named him a word-name meaning 'voyage'.

October 6, 2018 05:54 AM

I agree with suzannembrown. This is not a terrible combination. He may well get a comment or two but I doubt that it will be constant.

September 27, 2018 09:09 PM
In Response to Ariel for a girl name?

My first association is playwright Ariel Dorfman and then Ariel Sharon. Despite that, the little mermaid reference is so pervasive that I would assume a child named Ariel to be a girl.

September 26, 2018 10:32 AM

Thank you for including the poem! I was unfamiliar with it. How wonderful. And congratulations on discerning Shelly the Wookie's name. 

September 20, 2018 10:11 AM

Lump! That is so awesome. Thanks for the laugh. My brother had a cat named DB, short for Dirty Bastard. I rather like Lump better.

September 16, 2018 05:34 AM

Tyler and Taylor both go well. Riley also works.

September 16, 2018 05:30 AM
In Response to Updating for girl #4!

Congratulations! What a beautifully-named set of sisters!

September 9, 2018 07:59 PM
In Response to Wynter???

Naming your child Wynter Wilde would be setting her up for a lifetime of lame jokes: "Is winter going to be wild this year?" "She's like a snowstorm, that wilde wynter!" etc. In the Marvel universe, it would be a terrific name. But not for a real child who would have to navigate her teen years with such an easy target.

September 9, 2018 07:54 PM
In Response to Baby Girl Mena

I have never met a Spanish-speaking Mena (or any other, for that matter). As noted upthread, you will have to guide people's pronunciation, but that's not a big deal and the list of potential alternative pronunciations is short. Go for it! It's a lovely name.