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April 9, 2016 10:06 AM

Evangeline also

April 9, 2016 10:04 AM

My niece is Elise Ge0rgia. I've always thought that had a lot of smooth flow with just enough spunk to make it interesting.

My son would have been Katherine (or some spelling thereof) Elise if he had been a girl, so I do love that combo, but with your first daughter having Kate for a middle, that is territory I would never go into.

Elise Alexandra is very pretty, and a family tie is a wonderful thing. 

March 29, 2016 12:02 AM
In Response to Sextuplets!

Including children we already have, and DH's input:

Madeleine Jean
Anneliese Ruth
Genevieve Mae

Nathaniel Stephen
Benjamin Patrick
Donovan Grant 

March 26, 2016 12:19 PM
In Response to Abetta

It came to my mother in a dream is exactly how I got my name! It actually is a fun story to tell. :-)

March 26, 2016 12:05 PM
In Response to Gabriel

I'm so glad you've come back to Gabriel. I've always loved it in your sibset. 

I get the fears, but since I regularly call X@nder Ev!e and vice versa (due to similar personalities, X gets called Seth frequently -- Seth is my brother), I wouldn't stress it.

March 26, 2016 11:14 AM
In Response to Which parent to honor?

Congratulations! Beautiful name!

March 6, 2016 09:37 PM

I know two baby girls named Gloria. I'm gonna guess this one is coming back sooner than the others.


February 17, 2016 11:20 AM

We're talking about Madeleine with the nn of either Mella, Della, or Linnie.

February 17, 2016 11:08 AM

I noticed the pattern, although differently than the double consonants. Your oldest has -llen for a middle name while the other son has -llen for the first name. I had to double back to re-read actually. 

What about changing it up and doing double vowels instead? Aaron, Isaac, Cooper, etc.

Or if you want to keep with the -llen, then (I'd recommend a middle): Cullen Of course if you have more children, that really paints you into a corner. 

I like the idea of Elliott as it does the -ll- and has an e in it to tie them together.

Or just break the double thing and do it fabulously. (Although I do know a sibset with Kellen and Torin, so they go together to me).


February 17, 2016 08:14 AM
In Response to Morrie Thomas


February 17, 2016 08:13 AM
In Response to She's here!

Congratulations! Lovely name!

February 5, 2016 10:50 PM

My niece is Elise Georgia. Looks like Elise may have been one of your first middle name choices.



January 17, 2016 11:13 PM

I'm surprised it hasn't come up yet, but my first association with Carmine is Carmine the Bowler in the movie Mystery Men. He's only talked about, but he seems pretty awesome. :-)

January 17, 2016 11:08 PM

I know two Spencers. One has an older brother, Tyler. The other has a brother named Ian, and sisters named Abigail and Shelby.

January 17, 2016 10:48 PM

I'm in your camp, Emily.ei!


January 17, 2016 10:44 PM

I love this so very much.

January 7, 2016 12:33 PM
In Response to Initial issue?

I have a giant collection of Giant Microbes. My brother decided I needed all of them. I can say my brother "gave me the Pox" and my mother "gave me the Clap". 

My daughter insisted on sleeping with the sperm the other night, so yeah.... 

January 7, 2016 12:29 PM
In Response to Second Twin

I know an Arthur nicknamed Ace. :-)


January 7, 2016 12:26 PM


January 7, 2016 12:12 PM

I like how you laid this out. 

In our case, our first born (DS) has his first name after my deceased great-grandfather. I'm his only great-grandchild who remembers him, we loved the name, and both of us felt it was "right". His middle name is after his father who was named after his grandfather. However, it is a common name that is also the middle name of one of my cousin's, so we pleased both sides of the family.

DD's name evolved into her final name. In doing so, we accidentally used a similar, but different name to one of his great-great-grandmothers and also followed his sister's pattern of an "E" name, so that side was happy (although my cousin named her daughter a similar first name indicating they weren't going to use a nickname, then changed her mind, then changed the spelling so now the girls who are 5 weeks apart have the same spelling of the nickname, but different pronunciations, so this has caused a bit of confusion for the large extended family). Her middle name was a compromise. It was after one of my great-grandmothers but the name is in use as a first for an aunt and a middle for a cousin. So we changed the spelling (Katherine to Kathryn) which also used a "y" from my first name and my husband's second middle name (which is what he goes by). So again, both sides had a name, but it was a more subtle connection.