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My sister, Melissa, could always get items with her name on them. Sadly, I would look and look and always be disappointed when my own name didn't appear. I still check out those racks! You'd think after nearly 40 years, I would have learned my lesson.
All I wanted were those pretty little barrettes with my name. My mom tried to make it up to me by ordering pencils with my name printed in gold. Pencils. Boo. Thank you for trying, Mom!
Becky -- Congrats! I'd like to suggest my sister's Hebrew name, Malka. I always thought that Mally (or Molly) made a very sweet nickname.
As for pets, we have a Great Pyrenees named Tess and two cats, Jefferson Davis and Delta. Sadly, Magnolia passed away a couple of years ago.
Finally, a quick funny story: I worked as a vet tech in high school and into college and we had a client whose name was Fred and he called his dog Manfred. I said to him one day, "Aren't YOU the man-Fred?" He didn't think it was funny.
As a frequent lurker and occasional poster, I can't say I remember a time when we had so very many expecting.
I will now add my name to the list. After two failed starts, I am pleased to say that we are, as of today, 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant (not that I'm counting). After our failed starts, I won't even approach the topic of names with DH until we get another few successful weeks under our ice-cream loving belt.
Happy thoughts to lucubratrix, Chimu, Fish, justpups, TM, CrystalS26, and Elizabeth T (and anyone else I may have missed) and continued good health!
One of my girlfriends has two children under the age 5 called Jake and Samantha. Anyone who came of age in the '80s will probably remember that Jake Ryan and Samantha Baker were the lead characters in the Molly Ringwald classic Sixteen Candles.
@hyz: you said, "My second thought was of this rather unpleasant girl at my high school--I had to think a minute about why Felicity reminded me of her, and then I remembered that her name was Felicia."
Please, lord, let me not have gone to school with hyz!! :)
EVie said, "Eo - thanks for that info on Kathryn! I really like Catlin - I've also seen Catrin as another variant, which I like a lot as well, though I don't know where/when it comes from."
I have a rather learned friend whose name is Katrin. She told me that Katrin is Gaelic for Katherine while Caitlin is Gaelic for Kathleen.
Love the name game! I like your assessment of Gerard. If your friend follows the Ashkenazi (cultural) tradition of naming for a recently dearly departed family member, perhaps baby boy will be named for a Grandpa Jerome. Gerard would pay homage but with a modern twist.
Keep us posted!
Congrats on your very exciting news! If you like the idea of Alice but are concerned about it's popularity, what about the very feminine Alicia? You have two pronounciation options -- Uh-LEE-Shuh or Uh-LEE-SEE-uh -- both reminincent of the original name your two families share.
Or I might just be biased because Alicia rhymes with Felicia. Take all of my advice wiht a grain of salt, please!
In my accent, Reagan doesn't rhyme with Megan. :)
I went to high school with a girl called Dandilyon. Yep, and that's how she spelled it too. Her parents loved some Rolling Stones song. We all called her Dandi.