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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.
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.
I loved this response too! So adorable!
Exactly. 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?"
You have Evangelina on there twice, and no Evangeline. I'm guessing one of the -linas is supposed to be a -line?
My 7.5 year old has a middle name already, and this doesn't address the OP's question.
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
Keep: Julian Kurtis
Switch: Parker Everett (I can't do two r's!)
Change First: Donovan Banks
Change Middle: Landon Reid
Initials: Chandler Samuel
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.
Well done! Congratulations!
Drop: Mackenzie (dated and popular), Kayley (variant spelling and dated
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
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! :-)
Drop Greta (I like it as a nn but like the full name better), Juliette (I prefer the other spelling)
Briony, Cora, Eliza, Felicity, Imogen, Ophelia
Frank - we've got two other choices to get to this nickname.
Felix, Ferdinand, Ferris, Floyd, Flynn, Francis, Franklin, Frederick
Keep: Adelaide Wren
Switch: Corinne Elianna
Change First: Rosalie Mae
Change Middle: Nina Celeste
Initials: Zoe Amorah
Keep: Milo Bennett
Switch: John Levi
Change First: Donovan Patrick
Change Middle: Matthew Sebastian
Intials: Alistair Corbin
Sophie & Jolene - they just feel disjointed, and Jolene feels dated in comparison to Sophie
Louisa & Grace, Mary & Rosalie, Ruby & Suzanna, Ruth & Zara, Thea & Danika
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
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