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July 22, 2014 11:19 PM

Fascinating. Thank you, Miriam!

July 22, 2014 11:13 PM

These don't seem like longer names to me despite the first two's 3 syllables. 

Of these, I adore Linnea. :-) 

July 22, 2014 03:51 PM

What about Margaret and Mary?

Polly and Meg or Molly and Daisy? 

July 22, 2014 03:12 PM
In Response to Some name sightings

A few from the playground:


L0ndon (g) and Ax3l (b)
Ezeki3l, Dav!d, Malach!, and Sime0n 

July 21, 2014 07:28 AM
In Response to Stuck on a name...

Uh-oh. My best friend has this slated for their daughter. I'd never heard it before she brought it up.

I think it's fairly straight forward also, but she toyed with all kinds of spellings (Ayven, Ayvin, Aevin, Aevyn, etc). I believe they finally settled on the Aven spelling though. 

July 21, 2014 07:19 AM

I vote for Cora or Francesca. They are both awesome names and "feel" right with Stella. :-)



Really? I've never heard it pronounced with just two syllables. Now, just like Katherine, that middle "e" can be sort of a half syllable when said quickly, but I've always heard it "Rose-eh-velt".

July 21, 2014 07:02 AM
In Response to 3 Baby Bears!

Based on studies and such, it's fairly important that each kiddo in sets of multiples have their own identity. An initial to call their own is an easy way to start.

In addition to being all "R" names, these all essentially mean the same thing too, so I would completely avoid these (are you sure your spouse isn't joking?). 

July 21, 2014 06:52 AM

I vote for Naia. Similar enough to Maia that you'll likely get correct pronunciation.

I have to vote against Mira. It means "look" in Spanish, so that's my first association. Of course I'm constantly telling my children to, "Mira a ______" so I may just struggle.

I think you like the "raindrop names". You might like to look at this post:

July 21, 2014 06:39 AM

I agree with this. I also think Aurelia feels like an elaboration of Aria, and the other twin may feel left out without a "family name" also (now if you can do that with the other name, then by all means go for it).

I really like either Cecilia and Vivienne or Vivienne and Adelaide together, with a slight preference for Vivienne and Adelaide (both end in a silent "e", so have different ending sounds, yet an end that ties together, both are 8 letters long, both are strong yet feminine names, etc.).


July 21, 2014 06:36 AM

This seems way too sing-songy to me. I'd pick either Daisy or Tansy and then match it with a 5 letter flower name that doesn't end in the "ee" sound. 

July 20, 2014 09:46 AM
In Response to Some name sightings


July 20, 2014 09:44 AM
In Response to He has a name now

Lovely name. Congrats!

July 20, 2014 09:17 AM
In Response to Middle name for Hazel

Maybe it's the OP's "name"?  Anything with XO may be more likely to be hit?

July 16, 2014 02:05 PM
In Response to Drug names

I don't know what it is for, but that's exactly my thought. Lots of confusion...

July 14, 2014 02:32 PM
In Response to Scrabble names?


No vowels...

No consonants really... Pot, Top, etc. don't really work for names....


Plum, Pele

July 14, 2014 10:15 AM
In Response to Introducing...

Congratulations and lovely name!


June 28, 2014 03:45 PM
In Response to Some name sightings

Too funny! :-)


June 28, 2014 12:03 PM
In Response to Some name sightings

On late teens:

Sve@ (g--pronounced suh-VAY-uh)
T@mlyn (g)

Toddlers (2-5 years):
M@rliee Je@n 

Sibsets (oldest to youngest):

Aid3n, K@elyn, Ryl@n (b), Li@m, and Em3lyn
Lis@, S@rah, Alex@nder, P3ter, Is@bella, and Eliz@beth  (blended family)

June 27, 2014 11:41 PM

Along these lines, when going to the ultrasound, tell them multiple times you *do not* want to know. Period. Then turn heads away when they place the wand at first because you never know what part you are going to get right at the beginning. We instantly saw our DD was a girl, but we were finding out with her anyway. So look away until they give you the okay!