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April 4, 2015 09:10 PM

What about Jeremiah? Was a bullfrog! Was a good friend of mine! 

March 8, 2015 03:24 PM

That's completely not how I say Karina (or the three Karina's I know don't pronounce their name that way).

Kuh-REE-na is how I've always heard this one pronounced.

March 8, 2015 03:01 PM
In Response to SIster for Lydia

I know this is more out there, but I've been lately playing around with the idea of Iolanthe nn Thea.

March 7, 2015 06:01 PM

Must sic my husband on this coding idea..... Love it!


March 7, 2015 04:56 PM
In Response to A Nymbler Name Game

Florian (b), Celeste (g), Roland (b), Camille (g), Elodie (g), Anatole (b), Lisette (g), Gerard (b), 


Therese (g)

January 25, 2015 10:02 AM
In Response to Alliterative Sibset

I could easily do either A, E, or M for girls and either A or M for boys.

(not all of these would be used, I'd have to make choices)
Anneliese, Amelia, Abigail, Alexandra, Ariadne, Annabel, Arley
Evangeline, Eleanor, Eloise, Elisabeth, Elspeth, Evelyn, Emaline, Estella
Margaret, Madeleine, Moriah, Miriam, Myrtle, Minerva, Michaela

Alexander, Arthur, Alistair, Aubrey, Ariel, Arley, Alonzo, Anders
Matthew, Matthias, Malcolm, Milton, Maxwell, Merritt 


Darn it! Two of my favorite names are on this list!  Linnea and Matthias.

January 6, 2015 09:01 PM
In Response to Baby brother for Norah

Congratulations! Lovely name! :-)

January 4, 2015 01:05 PM
In Response to Book Club

One I found fascinating on names (the subject matter actually is all about naming) is:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


January 4, 2015 01:00 PM
In Response to Book Club

Excellent. Thank you!

January 4, 2015 11:53 AM
In Response to Book Club

I know two little Christabels. Both go by Chrissy which seems very dated to me (both are under age 10).

January 4, 2015 11:47 AM
In Response to Book Club

Ok--which one is a good one to start with?


January 4, 2015 11:24 AM

Congratulations! I'm trying to convince my hubby that Theodore is the right name if we have another boy! :-)

January 4, 2015 11:14 AM

This! :-)


December 28, 2014 08:06 PM
In Response to Classically Confused

My only suggestion at this point (you've gotten great responses on the middles) is that since all 5 girls have their own first initial that you keep that trend so that no one has all three the same initials.

That leaves you with:
Mary or Olivia for girls

Oliver, Henry, Oscar, and Felix for boys.

Of those choices, I think any of the girls' names fits well and Oliver or Henry fit well with your girls (although I love both Oscar and Felix).

Other girl ideas:
Katherine, Felicity, Margaret, Isobel, Iris, Josephine, Madeleine, Naomi, Sarah

Other boy ideas:
Thomas, James, Joseph, Ethan, Evan, Vincent, Frederick, Donovan


Happy naming!

December 28, 2014 10:51 AM

Going from the Roy, you could also look at Stephen (Biblical, but not on your list) which means "crowned one" which you could get to via Roy meaning "King".

Another idea is to look for something that meant something to the man you are trying to honor. Was he into cars, animals, football, etc. Then look for something meaningful from there. 

There are many ways to honor someone.

December 27, 2014 05:44 PM
In Response to Alice or Charlotte?

I agree also.

December 27, 2014 05:30 PM

Congratulations! That is a beautiful name! :-)


After years of snubbing his nose at it, hubby finally came around about a month ago saying that he likes the name Eleanor "somewhat". I don't have another decade to wear him down though...

December 27, 2014 05:26 PM

I've got Robin Hobb's on my to read list. Working on Boneshaker now (local Seattle steampunk!).

December 27, 2014 05:13 PM

Your pattern is similar to ours (after just two kids), but one that most people will have no clue to. A die hard namie will get the origin pattern, but other than that, you should be good to go.


(Our pattern is 4 syllable Greek origin names in vowel order. We have an A and an E so far. We joke that we have to have girls from here on out to get: Isadora or Iolanthe, Olivia, and Uropia) LOL!