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September 21, 2016 12:48 AM

I believe it is Finnish name, pronounced like San-nah (anna). I think it is okay, and wouldn't be a problem for a kid.

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September 9, 2016 02:56 AM

I think it used to be done in our culture, when babies died more often, but not anymore. Besides, what kid wants to feel they are a replacement for an older sibling who died? Perhaps as a middle name, but not first.

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September 9, 2016 02:53 AM
In Response to Wesley- for a GIRL!

I like it but would never dare. It makes me think of Wesley from BTVS and Angel. Perhaps Wesleigh, Weslyn, Westlyn..

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September 9, 2016 01:45 AM

Sometimes it can work, sometimes it can't. I feel that for example Regina Rose would work, but your names, no. They both start with VER -VER, regardless of their meaning. I would go with another V name, like Victoria, Vanessa, Virginia, etc. in the place of one of your names.

 

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September 9, 2016 01:39 AM
In Response to What if its a boy?

Honestly,  I find Henry a bit boring. I would probably go for something like Hendrix. Warner as a first name would be okay. Martin just feels old.

Sorry.

 

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September 5, 2016 03:47 AM
In Response to Baby #2 - Name Help

I love Margot, but I think you'll get a lot of variations on how it is spelled- Margo, Margaux, etc.

I like Sienna, maybe Sierra?

I also really like Ravenna, but my husband said no.

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August 22, 2016 01:14 AM
In Response to Sibling dilemma

They are variations of the same name, as others have mentionned, but I think the general population wouldn't know this, only name geeks would. If you like them, then I say go for it.

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August 22, 2016 12:47 AM

It is really hard to predict how much initials will be present in your baby's life.

For instance, he may work at a job and his email address could be assigned as gas@company.com, or gasmith@company.com, or GarettASmith@company.com... you never know.

I went to a military school, and we had our last name and initials stenciled on many uniforms, like Smith GA, and it was a high-hazing environment, so the upperclass cadets probably would notice and remark on it (make fun of him for it).

However, i think in normally elementary/middle/high schools, other kids wouldn't know the middle names.

 

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August 18, 2016 08:29 AM
In Response to Names too similar?

Yes, I agree, too close for siblings, but not for cousins/kids of friends.

If they were cousins and you wanted Alicia for example, I might say it is too close, but hey, you can't give up the only name you can agree on for so little.

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August 16, 2016 09:02 AM

Thanks. To be clear, it isn't a family name from his side, he just likes it. His family wants us to have a boy, that is all.

 

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August 16, 2016 06:36 AM
In Response to Lucy or Lucie

My (french) sister in law is Lucie, so I guess I prefer that spelling. Personally, I like the name Luscinia (latin name for nightingale) but husband nixed it.

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August 16, 2016 03:39 AM

Oh yeah, our first is Stella, he actually came up with it, it has special significance for me, my grandmother was Estelle, and I love the meaning of star.

Also, I am not sure "Stella & Alexandra" goes together, but I suppose it isn't really important.

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August 16, 2016 03:38 AM

Thanks, yeah, I can just imagine the question "Mom, dad, how did you choose my name?" "Well honey, your father wanted a boy named Alexandre, but we got you instead, so we decided to name you Alexandra." What a disappointing response  for a little girl to hear!

No, I guess I would just tell her "It was a name that we, especially your father, liked".

I don't mind using a nickname everyday, such as Ally or Al. Not too fond of Alex, Lexi. Xandra is okay.

 

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June 24, 2016 06:08 AM

Virginia!

 

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March 6, 2015 12:36 AM
In Response to Too many names?

I say go for it.

My daughter has three names, her first name and then one middle name for each grandma. That way, neither grandma feels left out.

If we have a boy, we will probably do the same, one for each grandma, and if we have another girl, I guess start branching out to great-grandmas or aunts.

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December 19, 2014 11:41 PM

I like a lot of these names.

for our daughter, it was between Elena and Stella, finally chose Stella. 

If we have a second daughter, will probably give her a middle name of Lucia, in honor of SIL Lucie.

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October 10, 2014 12:33 AM

Hadrian? Hector?

With two H's already, I feel funny suggesting non-H names. I feel like the kid will feel like odd one out.

Otherwise, I don't know, maybe Archer, Charles, Drake, Grant, Maxwell, Spencer,

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October 8, 2014 12:58 AM

Hmm, there are several I would use.

Girl:

Clara, Evelyn, Pearl, Rose, Vera, Violet

Boy:

Everett, Max, Theodore

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September 22, 2014 01:37 AM

Not a fan. Reminds me Loukoum.

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August 29, 2014 06:52 AM
In Response to Too alliterative?

Hmm, usually I am against first/last starting with the same letter, but I think it is cute, though does bring to mind M&M. Give her a different middle name to break things up and provide back up if she doesn't want to go by her first.