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October 11, 2015 12:01 AM

New student in this class: Calder (b)


I heartily second this (and love that she is Sina!). Both of my children have 4 syllable names (9 and 10 letters each). 

DS was supposed to be Alex, but turned out to be a Xander until about 3 years ago (he's 14 now), when he chose to go by Alex. Then over this last summer he picked out the *one* nn that I never wanted him to use, and went by AJ. I made sure to not make any comments about his choice and even called him AJ as he desired me to. My husband started to make a stink which I took him aside and talked to him. He didn't call him AJ, but then didn't say anything either.

He's back to Alex which is great (in my book), so it only lasted about 3 months. I think he was kind of trying it on for size if that makes sense, and then decided that it didn't quite fit. 

DD on the other hand went through a phase where she was *only* her nn and would get very upset when you tried to explain what her full name was. Thankfully, she is through that, and now responds with ,"I'm nn, first, middle, surname. But you can just call me nn."

October 4, 2015 03:50 PM
In Response to Twilight???

My daughter would probably be thrilled to have a little sister named Twilight because of MLP. Although she might be jealous as she's convinced that she *is* Twilight Sparkle.

October 3, 2015 09:51 AM

Jean is my mom's middle name, and I'm seriously thinking about it, but it seems to be considered outdated in most places.

October 3, 2015 09:50 AM

LOL! Nope, they are just Thomas and Jude per their blankies yesterday!

September 26, 2015 08:21 PM

Ok, Ellaweise's baby brothers are:


Thomas and Jude


Kind of a letdown. 

September 21, 2015 08:01 PM

Oh, interesting! It's a Filipino surname as first name!

(And I meant Southeastern Asian decent)

September 21, 2015 08:00 PM

I kinda wondered that myself. She has twin baby brothers that I'm dying to know their names.

Rizal appears to be of Southeastern decent. Conlan has no photo up yet. 

September 21, 2015 07:52 PM

Dying laughing over the Vashon Island comment. LOL!

September 21, 2015 03:37 PM
In Response to Aril?

I usually just set myself up with a movie, a paring knife, two bowls, and a large towel on the couch. ;-) 

Sometimes I'm feeding the kids though. 

September 21, 2015 03:10 PM
In Response to Aril?

So Cut it in half, then turn it flat side down on a cutting board. Then whack it with the back side of a tablespoon for about 30-60 seconds. It gets out aggression too. ;-)

September 21, 2015 03:04 PM
In Response to Triplet names???

This is going to sound weird, but I think Brooke is the outlier in this group despite matching initials. Stylistically, it's just very different to my ears.

September 21, 2015 02:38 PM

Congratulations! I love the name Benjamin!

September 21, 2015 02:13 PM
In Response to Help With Fourth Baby

Oh, I love this idea! It also keeps the "s/soft c" sound at the end of all their names without being obvious!

September 21, 2015 01:33 PM

So Now I have the other class (same thing -- 2.5-5 years old):

Alley (g)
Charlie (g--full name, I checked)
Clare (g)
Conlan (b)
Ellaweise (g--pronounced Eloise)
Quinn (b)
Rizal (b)
Tanner (b) 

September 21, 2015 01:30 PM

So I discovered that Adella and Zarina are sisters. 

Nah -TALL-ya is how they are pronouncing it. :-)

Last year was just Jackson (b) and Jaxon (g), so they were referred to as Boy Jackson and Girl Jaxon, but now there is another one thrown in the mix. He's New Jaxson. LOL! 

September 13, 2015 02:25 PM
In Response to Triplet names???

Of course you don't have to names triplets with sound alike names. In fact, it is frequently touted as being more problematic to have similar names.

My personal preference if for multiples to have names that each have their own initials and stories behind their names.

September 12, 2015 08:33 PM
In Response to Stick with Maisie?

Excellent choice! Happy birthing!

September 12, 2015 08:24 PM


September 12, 2015 08:13 PM
In Response to Aril?

This was my first thought also (and we're way addicted here--although I found a quick way to loose them!). 

Hmmm..... now I need to go to wikipedia. Interesting!