Megan W.


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December 13, 2018 07:07 AM
In Response to Help with dog name!

Congrats on the new dog and I'm sorry your old dog passed.  I still miss our old pup, and the new one has now been with us for 4 years!


I love obscure names on dogs.  I particularly love Minnerva (Minnie? Nerve?) and Myrtle.



December 10, 2018 07:48 AM

Congrats on deciding!  That's a big step.  Now I hope for the best for mom and baby, for a safe and healthy delivery.

December 2, 2018 03:28 PM

Having grown up near the Hudson river, I think they go together because they are both place names.  To me Georgia is a classic girls name that goes with just about everything.


I do like the other names on your list, thought fo rme Libby remains a nickname rather than a stand alone.  I like Britta far more than the once ubiquitious Brittnay.

December 1, 2018 09:00 PM

If it isn't too late, I'd vote for Robin Leszek and Anders Peter.  While I love Willem, the Robin-Willem combination is too much.  I find Robin Aron too sing-songy, but I also think middle names matter much less, so I'd also be inclined to go with the person who meant the most too you.

These are all lovely names!  Best of luck to you and the boys!  Congrats!

December 1, 2018 06:32 AM

I'll confess double barrel names really aren't my style, but Catherine-Taylor could work, it's just long - I'd be prepared to accept naturally occuring nicknames.  For example, if you spelled Catherine with a K, you could call her KT (Katie).


I think your bigger challenge is that Catherine and your other girl names are fairly traditional girl names, and Taylor reads as a more modern, unisex name (though in my world, it is mostly female).  Siblings don't have to match, but its a consideration.  Jamie and Jean don't help make the name more feminine.  Jamie is also unisex and Jean in a double barrelled name makes me wonder if the speaker is French or English.  (Jean-Paul for example)

I agree with the above poster that Tayla seems more like Kayla to me, but if you like it, go for it!


Of your choices, I do like Catherine Taylor the best.

November 27, 2018 09:32 AM

I really like Emilia Engel (and Emmy Engel).


I'm not a fan of names that can be pronounced multiple ways, as I'm tired of correcting my own name, so for me, that eliminates Lana. 


Ella is lovely, but it overused in my neck of the woods.

November 27, 2018 09:29 AM

I really like Beto.  Politics has so dominated our news; Beto seems like the coming of a new era, even if he didn't win.  (And also all of the above reasons).

Meghan is an interesting choice, I like the reasoning behind it, but the name invokes popular baby name of the '90s to me more than the Duchess.  Time may change that.

BBQ Becky does show the (fleeting) power of a nickname, but for some reason doesn't 'grab' me.

Wakanda is the name I'd give for runner-up.  It grabbed a certain segment of the population.  It is the word on my children's list from the block buster movie that showed that black people can be superheros too.  It speaks to a growing American Diversity in a similar way to Beto, but to a different demographic.

November 21, 2018 01:50 PM

Many lovely names ahead of this comment, I'll add Daphne and Phoebe.

November 21, 2018 01:46 PM
In Response to Repetitive or Pretty?

I think it's pretty; keep in mind, you won't often be saying both out loud.

November 12, 2018 06:25 PM

I love the name Alice, and think the connection is sweet.  (Our eldest was upset we didn't name the baby Charlie Brown, and while Charles is a lovely name, it wasn't for us in that moment).

I'm glad you are thinking middle.  For me Ace and Alice is too of a mouthful, but you probably won't be using Alice daily, so it won't matter.

November 7, 2018 04:35 PM

I have a super soft spot for Zeke.  

November 1, 2018 05:18 AM
In Response to Opinions on...

I admit, I prefer Angelina and Sophie more.  I have met many Keiras of a wide variety of spellings.  I like Arina less because it is less familiar, but it has a similar style to the other names you've picke.  I agree with the Irina and and Arena comments.  (Arena is one of those words that when I remove the meaning from it does see more like a girl's name than what it actually means...never noticed that before!)

October 30, 2018 10:27 AM
In Response to Aleia Marie was born!

If she's happy and you are happy, I love the name.  Congrats.

October 28, 2018 07:40 AM

For me the first thing I notice is it starts with Aver which is a word meaning "to state your case".  Otherwise it seems like a fine name that fits into many -line names.

October 28, 2018 07:36 AM
In Response to WDYT of this name?

Dahlia is a lovely name, underused in my opinion.  I think it fits in very well with the many Sophias and Olivias without being a clone.

October 25, 2018 06:36 AM
In Response to Initials Dilemma

I don't think you have an issue.  I'm MW, but always use my middle initial because I don't like the way MW runs together and looks like a great big zig zag, and I have a super common name.  I think you are good to go, and if it is a problem, just always use the middle.

October 25, 2018 06:32 AM
In Response to Erynn as a Boy Name?

For me, as with others above, Erynn reads feminine, whereas Eron or Eren (or the two r variants) read more neutral.  For me Aaron and Erin have two distinct sounds, so I can understand matching the spelling to how you prefer your name.

I'd think about two things: first, how much do you want to change your name?  You could make the change socially, on social media, etc. and leave the legal part alone.  I teach HS and plenty of students don't go by the name on their legal record.  (E.g. legal name Thurston Howell III, but I go by "Junior").  If you change your name legally, you will need to change it all passports, driver's license, etc.

Good luck on your re-start!

October 24, 2018 01:34 PM

How about just Eve or Eva?  Evie would be a fine nickname for either.

October 22, 2018 09:07 AM

If I'm reading Name Voyager correctly, Lorena seems to be the spelling in most common use.  I'd use that as the "easiest" spelling.

October 22, 2018 09:00 AM

The nicknames are close enough; for the reasons HNG stated I have trouble saying these as differently as you might prefer.  If that will bother you, you may need to pick a more distinct name.