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June 2, 2013 07:13 PM
In Response to 3rd Girl!

Ok. I think we've settled on Anne Margaret. How does everyone feel about that? I'm not sure I love love it but it like it and we are way down to the wire. 

April 29, 2013 02:49 PM
In Response to 3rd Girl!

So I did read Laura's latest article and now I'm afraid that Charlotte will be too popular. I know, I know, even if a name is "popular" you won't necessarily come across one every day. Do you ladies think it is safe? If there wasn't a Charlotte in my oldest daughter's school I probably wouldn't think twice about the popularity.

Also, the popularity makes me worry about the name will become too "cute", which is totally not what I want. My first criterion for a name is that it is professional. Or will be in 20 to 25 years. Which is why maybe Anne is better?

One previous poster suggested Reese, which I really like, but I'm not a fan of the alliterative R names.

This is our last baby and I feel added pressure to choose the perfect name. Silly huh?

Lillian? Alice?

I'm sure I will just end up going with Charlotte.

April 25, 2013 02:03 PM
In Response to 3rd Girl!

No real theme. Husband's mom and my mom. Think typical baby-boomer names. Charlotte Anne is nice, and I don't think the initials CAR would be too much of a problem in life.

April 25, 2013 12:49 PM
In Response to 3rd Girl!

Our last name is short, but has two syllables. It's Rer@ where they first syllable is pronounced like "rare".

Also, there is a Charlotte in our older daughter's school, but not in her class. That alone isn't enough to dissuade anyone from using it, right? I am from the south originally, though we don't live there now, and I remember it being much more common down there.

April 25, 2013 12:42 PM
In Response to 3rd Girl!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful suggestions! While the literary connection wasn't intentional, it also wasn't absent from our consideration of at least Jane (Jane Eyre has been one of my favorite books since childhood). I like Melissa's idea of tying the names together once and for all as literary namesakes. We are big readers in our house- my fondness for both Anne and Grace come from a recent reading of Hilary Mantel's books about Henry VIII.


I agree with lucabratrix insofar as Anne is similar to Jane in sweetness. If we were to go with Charlotte (to finish the literary connection with a Bronte) would a nickname of Charlie eliminate the similaries to Elliott? We only ever call her Ellie or "E" for short, never Lottie, though I do see how one could.

What are your opinions on middle names for Charlotte? We've used up both grandmother's names in middle names for the previous two girls, so there are no family names that need to be honored.


January 22, 2013 05:10 PM
In Response to Cato

Off topic for the original post:

I never thought of using Maizy as a nickname for Margot! I thought we had a girl's name but now have to reconsider. We thought of using Margot with our first daughter but I thought it was too stuffy for our third child (if she's a girl). But now that I know there is a nickname we like I will consider it. Thanks!

January 15, 2013 04:13 PM

We have an Ellie and a Jane. If this baby is a girl we are going with Caroline.

January 10, 2013 05:27 PM
In Response to Carter?

My mom (who doesn't have a veto-but you know how it is) says Carter sounds too southern (which we are) but now I am starting to second guess it. How do you feel about these names with our girls' names? They are a little uncommon but not strange:





What are thoughts on each of these names?


January 1, 2013 07:47 AM
In Response to Carter?

Thahas everyone for your help. We are leaning toward Carter. We like Charles but it is the name of my boss (and his son) so it might be odd. 


Thanks again!