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October 11, 2018 09:41 AM
In Response to Transgender Boy

I could see that! It's not so much about that first letter, but from 4 syllables to 2, totally different styles, and in my example -- the first syllable sound is *almost* the end sound of the new name, but yet not. Now he feels like this is for sure his new name, so I will absolutely keep trying, but using "him" instead of "her" has been an easier switch than the switch in names.


October 10, 2018 08:18 PM
In Response to Transgender Boy

I completely agree with all of this. We have a friend of the kids who is transitioning, and he has chosen a name so very different that I actually do better with pronouns than I do with his new name. I'm still trying very hard, but I know I've blown it a couple of times.

September 25, 2018 12:50 PM

I loved this response too! So adorable!

September 25, 2018 12:49 PM
In Response to Evangeline?


My 7 year old will gently correct someone when it comes to her name, and when in private will laugh and say, "I got another Evange-LINE today! I wonder if I'll ever meet an Evange-LINE?"

September 24, 2018 05:37 PM

You have Evangelina on there twice, and no Evangeline. I'm guessing one of the -linas is supposed to be a -line?

September 24, 2018 03:25 PM
In Response to Evangeline?

My 7.5 year old has a middle name already, and this doesn't address the OP's question.

September 24, 2018 01:01 PM


Keep: Chloe Annette 

Switch: Bailey Addison 

Change First: Madeline Anita

Change Middle: Isabelle Astrid

Initials: Ainsley Tamar


Keep: Elliott Parker 

Switch: Jude Everett 

Change First: Felix Quincy

Change Middle: Landon Dominic

Initials: Cedric Thoreau

September 24, 2018 12:22 PM

Keep: Julian Kurtis

Switch: Parker Everett (I can't do two r's!)    

Change First: Donovan Banks 

Change Middle: Landon Reid

Initials: Chandler Samuel

September 24, 2018 11:13 AM
In Response to Evangeline?

My daughter is Eh-Van-jeh-leen. We get about 50-50 for -leen and -line. 

The one I wasn't expecting (and we get about 10% of the time) is when they start it with: 



Or when we get asked if we made it up.

September 24, 2018 11:03 AM
In Response to Updating for girl #4!

Lovely! Congratulations!

September 24, 2018 10:46 AM
In Response to He has a name now

Well done! Congratulations!

September 24, 2018 10:45 AM
In Response to Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls

Drop: Mackenzie (dated and popular), Kayley (variant spelling and dated

Add: Arley

Abigail, Addison, Adelyn, Adrianna, Adrienne, Alice, Allison, Alma, Amelia, Amy, Andrea, Angela, Angelica, Anna, Annabella, Anne, Annika, April, Arianna, Arley, Ashley, Aubree, Auden, Audrey, Ava, Avery, Belle, Bethany, Cadence, Cara, Carly, Carmen, Caroline, Carolyn, Casey, Cassidy, Catherine, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Clara, Clarabella, Claire, Courtney, Crystal, Eliana, Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Emily, Emma, Erika, Erin, Evelyn, Everly, Grace, Gracelyn, Hailee, Hannah, Hazel, Heather, Helen, Jessica, Jordan, Karen, Kari, Karla, Kate, Katelyn, Kathy, Katrina, Kayla, Kelly, Kelsey, Kendall, Kirsten, Leanna, Lula, Madeline, Madison, Paige, Rachael, Samantha, Sara, Scarlett, Shari, Sharon, Sierra, Stacey, Stephanie, Sydney, Sylvie, Taren, Taylor, Teagan, Tess, Tracy, Victoria

September 24, 2018 10:40 AM
In Response to Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls

I just have to say, it is weird to see my name, my nickname, and my sister's name all in the same post and not referring to me! :-)

September 11, 2018 09:11 PM
In Response to Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls

Drop Greta (I like it as a nn but like the full name better), Juliette (I prefer the other spelling)

Add: Felicity

Briony, Cora, Eliza, Felicity, Imogen, Ophelia

September 11, 2018 12:33 PM
In Response to Alphabet Drop - Boys

Frank - we've got two other choices to get to this nickname.

Felix, Ferdinand, Ferris, Floyd, Flynn, Francis, Franklin, Frederick

September 10, 2018 11:27 AM

Keep: Adelaide Wren 

Switch: Corinne Elianna 

Change First: Rosalie Mae

Change Middle: Nina Celeste

Initials: Zoe Amorah

September 10, 2018 11:25 AM

Keep: Milo Bennett 

Switch: John Levi 

Change First: Donovan Patrick

Change Middle: Matthew Sebastian

Intials: Alistair Corbin

September 10, 2018 11:21 AM

Sophie & Jolene - they just feel disjointed, and Jolene feels dated in comparison to Sophie

Louisa & Grace, Mary & Rosalie, Ruby & Suzanna, Ruth & Zara, Thea & Danika

September 10, 2018 11:20 AM

Corianna - I get three syllables in and want to change the -na to -der

Amalia, Allegra, Aviva, Anita, Antonia, Belle, Brynn, Briony, Claire, Courtney, Colette, Delilah, Danielle, Delta, Edie, Eden, Emily, Ember, Eliza, Elia, Everly, Felicity, Faye, Gloria, Halley, Hope, Hailey, Isabella, Imani, Inez, Iris, Ida, Julianna, Joelle, Jada, Junia, Jane, Kaya, Lola, Leona, Lillith, Lyra, Maureen, Mariana, Meridian, Melina, Marion, Melinda, Maritza, Marceline, Marissa, Malin, Noelle, Nina, Natalia, Nahla, Nova, Odessa, Oona, Olive, Paulina, Polly, Penny, Phoebe, Quinn, Raina, Rory, Rosamund, Riley, Rhiannon, Sloane, Shoshana, Summer, Skye, Shiloh, Stephanie, Sheila, Samara, Tamsin, Tierney, Tatiana, Valerie, Violeta, Veronica, Vada, Wren, Winter, Whitney, Yanna, Zinnia

September 10, 2018 11:18 AM
In Response to Alphabet Drop - Boys

Forrester - This is a car

Fabian, Federico, Felipe, Felix, Felton, Ferdinand, Fernando, Ferris, Filip, Finn, Finch, Finian, Finlay, Finley, Finneas, Finnegan,  Finton, Fisher, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Flash, Fletcher, Flint, Florentino, Floyd, Flynn, Forbes, Ford, Fordham, Forrest, Foster, Fox, Francesco, Francis, Franco, Francois, Frank, Franklin, Fraiser, Freddy, Frederick, Fulton