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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.

January 7, 2016 12:00 PM

She has a new student in her class:

Claramae -- all one word and always called the entire thing. :-)  

December 22, 2015 07:36 AM
In Response to Triplets...

They would never do that for twins or triplets as frequently (as in the vast majority of the time) they are born early.

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!