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July 3, 2015 08:34 AM

Yep. It suddenly hit me one day when I was introducing him for a day camp at age nine. Then I was horrified until I realized no one else had clued in and the name nerd took 9 years to clue in. ;-)

July 3, 2015 08:23 AM

Shouldn't be a big deal. I just realized the other day that my husband and I say our daughter's full name differently. He says Ee-VAN-gel-een while I say it Eh-VAN-juh-leen.

She's 4 and doesn't care (although now I want to correct my husband all the time--thankfully he only says her full name rarely).

July 3, 2015 08:06 AM

I know or have heard the following while out and about:

2 Caedmons

a Crawford, Ephraim, Horatio, Leopold, Sinclair, and Tavish

2 Guineveres and Halcyons

an Oona and a Xanthe.

July 2, 2015 10:48 PM
In Response to Shout-out to Laura W.

Spike and Unique?


June 29, 2015 07:39 AM
In Response to Baby at Tea Room

Oh, that's funny!


June 28, 2015 11:19 PM
In Response to Baby boy: Torrhen?

Good to know. Thanks.

June 28, 2015 11:08 PM



June 28, 2015 09:59 PM

My son is Alex@nder Sh@fer. We didn't figure out the -er, -er until he was 9... No one said anything, and I was focused on the nn Alex with the last name or saying all three names. Best part? He ended up not being an Alex. Until last year, he was X@nder Sh@fer. Again didn't clue in until he was 9.


June 28, 2015 09:37 PM

I love this. My son is Alexander and my DH is Gryph0n. We talked about this, but then went with DH's legal first name for DS's middle name instead.


June 28, 2015 09:27 PM

There are many spellings of Sherilyn (Sharalyn/Sharilyn/Sherrilyn/Sherilynn, etc., not counting the "c" spellings). You'll almost always have to spell this one.

June 28, 2015 08:50 PM
In Response to Baby at Tea Room

Yep-- my son was supposed to be Christ0pher J@mes which we were settled on within hours of finding out we were pregnant. By 8 weeks, I just knew that he wasn't Christ0pher. I kept coming back to Alex@nder, which was on our "middle names only" list. 

I was nervous to bring it up to DH as he tends to get set on things and doesn't like to change. We were in the car, and he brought it up that he didn't think the baby was a Christ0pher at all. I asked him what he thought the baby's name should be, and he instantly replied Alex@nder J@mes. And thus he is. He's very not a Chrit0pher and very much an Alex@nder.

Amusingly, our daughter's name came to be by a very different route, but she very much is her name also.

June 28, 2015 08:09 PM

Where's the "Like" button? I think you nailed this!

June 23, 2015 08:14 AM

Congrats! I love their names, and they fit well together without been all "matchy".  (both Nathaniel and Theodore are on our list for boys)

May 30, 2015 03:28 PM
In Response to Baby boy: Torrhen?

I'm also not really familiar with the books or such.

I have a friend looking at using Torin for her second son, due in August. I'm not sure if she is aware of the association. I'll have to check with her.

She likes that her first son's name is not top 1000 for his year.

Off to research more for her. :-) 

May 30, 2015 03:03 PM
In Response to Meet the Twins

Lovely names! I love that the girls all have names that end in "a", but have different numbers of letters with no matching initials!


May 25, 2015 11:12 PM
In Response to Perphenia Cain

We have a Parthenia in our genealogy. 

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!