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Mid-twenties, U.S., Just married and eagerly awaiting the baby name discussion!

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March 13, 2018 04:58 PM

Here's a vote for Sonora! I like the freshness of the name and the vintage-esque feel. I think it goes well with the other kids' names and shouldn't be difficult for anyone to pronounce. Isabella is also nice, but it doesn't have the same flair as Sonora.

February 1, 2018 02:47 PM
In Response to Names on the Edge

I love Tempest, Independence, and Chrysanthemum for girls, but I don't know if I could ever use them... Plus DH is not a fan, so it's moot.

January 4, 2018 01:41 PM

I'm not a huge fan of Mars. Tobi I wouldn't mind as much, if it weren't for the spelling. It seems a bit young to grow well with a child. I like both Blue and Park. I think either would work well, as long as you were willing to be considered just a bit eccentric. For me, I think Blue is both unique and is androgenous, if that's what you're going for.

January 3, 2018 07:08 AM

I love the name Calliope! I think it's fun, but still distinguished, and has a lot of nickname choices, as you've mentioned. I'm not the biggest fan of the Calliope Celeste combo, but if Celeste has a lot of personal meaning for you, it's not a dealbreaker by any means. Congrats on finding a name that you love and that your husband loves too!

September 29, 2017 12:38 PM

Jett: Maybe with one T. Not with two.

David, Nelson, Reese, Robin, Roger, Reuben, Waylon, William

September 29, 2017 10:13 AM

Terrell: Not a huge fan of this name. It feels more like a last name to me.

David, Jett, Leroy, Louis, Nelson, Reese, Reuben, Robin, Roger, Waylon, William, Xavier

September 29, 2017 07:18 AM

Branden: This spelling is irritating. Brandon looks better.

David, Jett, Lake, Leroy, Louis, Nelson, Reese, Reuben, Robin, Roger, Terrell, Waylon, William, Xavier

September 25, 2017 03:46 PM

Personally, I like the idea of an Annabelle Therese, as the previous poster had mentioned. If that's a bit much, I think your selections are overall very nice. The only one that gives me pause is Cameron Jade. With your last name, I'm afraid that Cameron sounds masculine to the point that I would probably not guess she was a girl if I saw it written or heard it out loud. I knew a Camrin in college, and that immediately reads female to me, so maybe that would be of interest? But honestly, nothing is problematic to the point that I wouldn't use it.

September 20, 2017 01:52 PM

Natalie: just slightly less personality than the other three, as much as I like it.

Lara, Natalie, Vanessa, Virginia

September 20, 2017 07:12 AM

Jennifer: too dated.

Athena, Lara, Liberty, Myra, Natalie, Rosalinda, Vanessa, Virginia

September 19, 2017 02:17 PM

Haleigh: This spelling makes me cringe.

Athena, Carole, Ginnie, Jacinda, Jennifer, Kerry, Lara, Liberty, London, Myra, Natalie, Rosalinda, Rose, Skylar, Vanessa, Virginia

September 19, 2017 01:06 PM

Lexis: Too much like Lexus, the car brand.

Athena, Carole, Ginnie, Haleigh, Jacinda, Jennifer, Kerry, Lara, Liberty, London, Margery, Myra, Natalie, Rosalinda, Rose, Skylar, Vanessa, Virginia

September 13, 2017 12:24 PM

Wow! When I first looked at this, I did a double-take; I all of a sudden thought that Serena was in a same-sex relationship. I've certainly never heard of a father/daughter junior, but I think it's really cute myself. I suppose we'll have to see how annoying it will get bureaucratically, and how much Alexis, Jr. will like it growing up.

July 28, 2017 08:18 AM
In Response to Which Do You Prefer

Congrats! I appreciate both names, but I prefer the sound of Georgia Lucille with your (imagined) last name. I think Georgia Roo-blank sounds beautiful.

July 25, 2017 04:55 PM

Something I always think of when a last name is also a common given name is that people may be confused if his given name sounds like a last name and vice versa (Such as: having Hudson Sc0tt may result in some people thinking his name is Sc0tt Hudson.) Not a dealbreaker, but I think it's something important to note.

For that reason, and sticking to less trendy names, I like Brendan, Logan, and Joseph the best. Good luck!

June 30, 2017 02:01 PM

That was my same thought. It sounds like two brothers, especially Dylan and Wyatt.

I think my preference is toward Crosby because of this. It also is a more unique name. I think of Bing Crosby first, followed by the character in the show "Parenthood".

June 28, 2017 02:08 PM

I think both your options are lovely! Of the two, I personally prefer Calvin Joseph, as Calvin Bennett sounds better to my ear than Asa Bennett, but it's pretty much a matter of taste at this point. Good luck!

June 28, 2017 12:19 PM
In Response to Name Change Opinions

I prefer Augustine. I think it's more recognizable as a name and is very pretty. :)

June 15, 2017 02:40 PM


Say: I've been just thinking that this name needs a comeback! It makes me think of Singin' in the Rain.


Think: Actually, my first association is Cosmo from The Fairly Odd Parents, but I'm not going to tell them that. I like it despite that though


New name: George (b)

June 15, 2017 10:57 AM
In Response to What's in a surname?

This article is fascinating to me. I had no idea that it was forbidden in Quebec to take one's husband's name, and the practice seems as much se xist as it is feminist. You still get the name of a man, just one who created you rather than one you chose. Saleema's journey doesn't have an answer, and I find that far more interesting than if she had said she loved her name change.