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Do you mean Alistair? I actually love it (but my son is Alexander, so that's a no-go). I do know 3 under age 3 (one is a girl -- Allistaire), so it seems as though it may be an up and coming name also, but I don't think it will hit the popularity that Harper has.
I immediately went to the Hollywood stars also.Other ideas from around those times:Ingrid (Bergman), Elizabeth (Taylor), Grace (Kelly), Rita (short for Margarita Hayworth), Lucille (Ball), Louise (Brooks), Lana (Turner), Olivia (de Havilland), Lillian (Gish), Mae (nn for Mary West)
I vote for Griffin.
Well, where we got married and where we lived were the same place, so I don't know which holds the reigns on rules for that.
That what I meant--as in the method, not the title of what it is called.
Most states do the attachment, not the amended, last I checked.
And in our state at the time (granted 1998), we could have totally changed our names (which was a possibility we talked about) during that marriage certificate change. It was the one "freebie" you got. I know other states don't do that.OP--are you currently in the UK and going through them?
This exactly. (plus EVie's).
Yep--but apparently I'm a cat whisperer of sorts because we've rarely had any misbehavior that lasts more than a week, and all my cats since I was 4 have always come when I called them and responded to their names. In addition, our also follow some commands (and I haven't really trained them either). One will be where he's not supposed to be, and I can say, "Malcolm, you need to get down." And he will. Or "Get out of the _____," or "Come here please," and they do. I've rarely had to spray water (which is useless as we've always had cats that like water for some mysterious reason) or clap hands. I had one that we had to do the pennies in the soda can trick to keep him from clawing up the couch and to retrain him to the scratching post instead, but that's the only time I've ever had to.
I've had 8 cats that were mine over the years. I trained them with a particular call until we married when my husband trained them to respond to him whistling for them. Now they all respond to the whistle and only 2 respond to the call. Oh well.
Ok, so then Sarah is definitely the best "fit" for siblings in that case.
Rachel, Emma, Leah, Laura, Molly, Sadie, Megan, Nora, Zoe, Erin, Mia, Tess
Ok--there was a 1922 book called Siddhartha about self-realization. And there is an Indian actor by the name of Siddarth who seems really popular.
Other "sid" options besides doing the SD initial thing:
Cassidy (although this reads girl even more than Sidney to me), Isidore/Isidoro, and something that seems like a cult name of some sort Siddarth/Siddharth/Sidhaarth (off to look up references for this one).
No, Sid is not all masculine. Most of the little Sydneys I know running around are nicknamed Syd--all are girls.
I had many of the same feelings, EVie.
I immediately thought of Sweetsville too.
I didn't legally switch mine, but added my maiden as a middle and switched to using my full name instead of a nickname (due to alliteration).
What do you mean by the legal documents which seem to get screwed up? Do they reverse your names or something? That can be a huge hassle sometimes.
Would you just be dropping the first and having a first name and last name? Or would you be choosing a new middle? Or would you consider flip-flopping your first and middle (with the "a" added on the end)?
Keep in mind that when dealing with the legal paperwork, you birth certificate will always reflect the original name, so then you need to haul that and the name change paperwork around to get things corrected.
I think you have two issues: 1) the frustration of the legal paperwork not knowing which is actually your first name and 2) feeling like your first name doesn't reflect who you are. To deal with 1) will a legal name change solve the problem? It is likely going to be even more of a hassle at first, but then there may be some relief down the road. However, you will have to haul around both documents on occasion because of it.To deal with 2) will a legal name change solve the problem? Well, yes and no. There will always be those people in your life who met you as ______ and will think of you as ______. I can pinpoint when I met people based on what name they know me by (and one was just a nickname I went by most of the time). People I met in 6th grade (when I for some reason went by my full name) or who have met me after marriage all call me by my full name. most everyone else calls me by my nickname. However, it was as simple as just introducing myself as "full name" once I got married. It slowly worked itself over time that most people know me as "full name". But it was a process. FB has helped with my friends from school (although sometimes I have to let them know my nickname also to trigger the memory) calling me "full name" now because that's what's on my FB page. But not all of them do, and that's okay. However, all these things can be done without a legal name change. A simple, "I'm choosing to go by my middle name now as it suits me better and my first name just gets too confusing with our last name," will work for most conversations. Good luck in deciding!
My cats know their names very well and will only come if their particular name is called (pain in the butt when you want them all since I have 3--although they come to a whistle too). Generally, cats and dogs listen to the ending sounds of the names as a cue, so I would keep the "-bby" and go from there. Abby would definitely work. Gabby, Bobby/Bobbi, Tabby, Debby/Debbie/Debi, Baby, Maeby, Shelby, Toby, etc. should work too.
Looks like Fay is the original:http://www.behindthename.com/name/fay
I personally like the look of Faye better.
Amaryllis, Daffodil, Magnolia, Laurel, and Jonquil (all names someone I know wears).