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September 26, 2015 09:46 PM

I don't like names that end with son for girls -- it strikes me as odd that son is right there in the name making it a boy's name yet we use it for girls. Just a pet peeve of mine so I am biased against Carson and Emerson.

Tanner could grow on me. How about Sawyer? Think Diane rather than Tom and it has a connection to a strong intelligent woman. Beckett isn't my style for girls, but I really like this last name as a first name in general.

Elle

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May 8, 2015 10:51 AM

My GGB triplets will be 2 next month, and the girls are Emma and Abigail. Hope they don't hate me when they have to use a last initial in school. :~)

 

 

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May 5, 2015 12:51 PM

How about Abigail? It is different enough from Caroline --unlike Charlotte -- but has the old fashioned feel and feminine sound you mentioned. Caroline and Abigail sound like sisters to my ear.

Elle

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May 2, 2015 08:08 PM
In Response to Girl Middle Name/s

I prefer Emmabeth Catherine as Emmabeth is a girl's name while Emerson ends with son making it clearly a boy's name. I mean no offense, just sharing my reasoning.

Elle

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March 20, 2015 10:30 PM

Cosima could be shortened to Coco, as could Constance or Coraline.

Elle

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March 18, 2015 07:00 AM

My son is Jack, not short for anything, but each time I tell an older woman his name, I hear about her brother or father, Jack who was actually John Julian, John Patrick, John Michael...So, I am suggesting John, though I really like Jack as a full name and haven't had anyone be surprised that it isn't short for something else.

Elle

 

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March 14, 2015 09:32 AM
In Response to Annie=nickname?

Annika is a favorite of mine, and Annie would work even though Annika is pronounced AH ni kuh.

Elle

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March 3, 2015 09:23 PM
In Response to Ruby or Matilda?

A few thoughts from a mom of triplets (BGG--and the girls are identical).

It is tempting to want their names to match somehow, even subtly, but they don't need that. My girls, Abigail and Emma, have names we loved. Period. And, they are as connected as two people can be. It is rather amazing to see how much they need/love/read/impact each other.

I am always opposed to matching twin names for reasons I've stated in other fora, and I'll admit that Ruby and Violet do not make me cringe as Karen and Sharon or Bailey and Bently do, but there is still something gimmicky about naming both a color or both a flower or season or anything else.

For me, granted this is pure opinion, naming twins Ruby and Violet is like naming a brother and sister Jack and Jill. I have a feeling that they will get tired of the comments this solicits as well. And people will comment.

Elle

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February 25, 2015 08:18 PM
In Response to Top Three Names

When I see or say Cicero, I hear the song from Chicago. Pop. Six. Squish. Uh uh. Cicero. If I didn't have that association, I'd really like it.

Of the two remaining, Louis is my preference but you will spend a great deal of time correcting people's pronunciation if you live in the states.

Elle

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February 25, 2015 08:13 PM

Don't do this to your twins. Sorry to be so bossy but as the mom of triplets--identical twin girls and a fraternal boy--I am so glad that I gave them names with nothing in common other than style. They don't have their own birthdays; they have the same face; people already mix them up or try to lump them together as if they are one person. Matchy names just seems to make all of that worse.

For practical reasons, different initials help. When Abigail was on medicine that Emma was not, I could put it in her bottle and write a big A on it so that there was no mix up.

And, imagine introducing them. Matchy names sound gimmicky like characters on a Disney sitcom.

I'll stop preaching now; someone can confiscate my soapbox.

Elle

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February 24, 2015 12:18 PM

It is just plain creepy that sexy is being discussed in terms of baby names.

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February 23, 2015 06:09 PM
In Response to Which Z name is best?

I do not like made up names, and Zillee, Zylie, Zaylee, etc remind me of other made up names Kylie and Kaylee. Have you considered using real names that start with Z?

Zola

Zelda

Zoe

Zachary

Zachariah

 

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February 20, 2015 10:39 AM

Clover -- as in 4 leaf for St Patty's Day which is in March--assuming she arrives in March. 

Congrats on girl #3.

Elle

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February 20, 2015 09:56 AM
In Response to Thoughts on Macsen?

Despite the history, it just sounds like all those made up cutesy Mac and Mc names which are the antithesis of my naming style.

But, sometimes people just need to hear a name enough or associate it with a real person in order to appreciate it.

Elle

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February 11, 2015 01:04 PM

My triplets are Abigail, Emma, and Jack. If Jack had been a girl, she would have been Olivia but only because I couldn't talk my partner into Beatrice, so I think Olivia or Beatrice would go nicely with Abigail and Eleanor.

Elle

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February 9, 2015 11:04 AM

It is certainly Downton-ish, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, and not everyone is going to 'get that' anyway.

Elle

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February 9, 2015 10:53 AM

It sounds vintage to me, but I associate it most with Churchill's daughter. I find it lovely, absolutely lovely.

Elle

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February 9, 2015 10:49 AM

It is a stretch, but bare with me: Cameron. It ends with Ron, so he could be Ronnie and have a lovely full name to use when he is out of diapers.

Elle

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My GGB triplets born in mid 2013 are Abigail, Emma, and Jack, so I actually chose two names from the list without meaning to.

Elle

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September 30, 2014 11:52 AM
In Response to She's 9 days old....

I don't get tongue twister from Aurora Wallace at all. It is quite lovely actually. My second favorite is Lorelei.