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Your first paragraph is exactly my hesitation with the name! I really do love it, but it's kind of been ruined. Yet I almost feel like I want to restake a claim to the proper name and thumb my nose at those who have messed it up (sorry all the Maddylynn likers out there).
Linnie was my first choice until I saw Millie. Hubby vetoed all the "D" nicknames (including just Della), and I thought of Adele, but it's so attached to the singer, that I don't know if I could do that. I do love Adeline as a proper name itself, but it was vetoed as we're not sold on the duplicate initials thing.
I like the idea of Mina maybe. Mila is too "hot" right now with the celebrity set, that I want to veer away from it (plus my niece is Mailee -- pronounced Miley).
What about just Mae? That was almost DD's middle name...
Also, throw in any additional non-Maddie/Maddy nicknames you can think of! Thanks!
Wonderful name! Nope--I think you are just fine with regards to the cousin. While the ending is similar, they are different.
Temperance (g), Journey (g), Clarity (g), Peregrine (b), Flint (b), Autumn (g), and
I don't think it's so much that it isn't the broad association that you thought it was, but that there's only so much space that can be dedicated to each name. I have found several that seem pretty obvious to me that are missing from the book. For Florence, I also associate it with Flo from the Progressive commercials and Flo-Jo (Florence Griffith Joyner--Olympic medalist).
My daughter's own name--we constantly get, "Oh like in Nanny McPhee!" Very few have ever said (unless they were addicted to the show), "Oh, like the actress in Lost!" We have had a few with the "Princess and the Frog" association, so I can see that in there, but why is "Nanny McPhee" missing?
You are not alone in this. My husband tends to get stuck on one name even when I've told him it's a no. It'll be interesting next time as I managed to use that one name in her middle name. He had nothing else to offer at the time, so it will be interesting picking another girl name out (we'll be team green).
Temperance (g), Journey (g), and
Also very Greek. :-) Most of them are Slavic/Greek in root.
Anastasia (g), Sebastian (b), Petrina (g), Veronika (g), Constantin (b), Alexander (b), Catherine (g), Nicodemus (b), Matthias (b), Cornelius (b), and
Those are awesome names, awesome sib names, and awesome triplet names.
I think you can rest knowing you have given each a fabulous name. :-)
FWIW, I love both Emma and Abigail, and they fit well without being too "matchy" for a multiples set. May I ask your boy name?
It seems like quite a stretch to me. Maisie is traditionally a nickname for Margaret as is Daisy. While the flower theme is there, Rosamund would lend itself more to Rose or Rosie to me.
OTOH, nn's that arise on their own that have nothing to do with the given name (ie. Our Ev@ngeline is called Bunny by her Daddy because she was born on Easter morning). Those tend to grow organically over time though.
Hmmm... other ideas:
Henry, Reid, Wesley, Oliver, Ross, Vaughn, Jack, Ethan, Elliott, Alan, Curtis, Miles, Emmett, Wyatt, Carson, Warren, Vance, Tyson, Connor, Lane, Tucker, Ellis, Chase, Landon, Spencer, Robert, Nolan, Davis, Max, Leo, Mitchell
Any of those close?
That was a well written, well thought out article! What a pleasant surprise! :-)Although the first comment was rather silly as it did address that (albeit in a miniscule way).
Anastasia (g), Sebastian (b), Petrina (g), Veronika (g), Constantin (b), Alexander (b), Catherine (g), and
Dagnabbit. I hope Gabrielle doesn't turn out to be a big storm. Katrina is already ruined for us. :-(
I know one who pronounces it like the flower (Dahl-ya) whose mother didn't like the "h",and one who pronounces it Dah-lee-ah which is what she thought the pronunciation should have been when she read Dahlia in a book, so spelled it that way to "avoid confusion". Miriam probably knows the correct pronunciation. :-)
That is *awesome*! :-)
Why not Nicholas with the nn Cole? I think Nicholas Arthur would be a smashing name!