About Me

my given name is a nickname and I often wished for the longer Kathryn. I've always loved names and have discovered the names I loved in my twenties are no longer the names I love now. when I had my kids we were more trendy and now in my thirties I'm leaning more towards the longer more flowing names. I also became obsessed with the sibset and matchy names when we named our kids. I wish I would have had the clarity then. I have a teenage son, twin boys and a girl.

My Favorite Names
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March 30, 2019 04:09 PM

Just putting a vote in for Elise, I think Juliette Elise sounds beautiful, has the same amount of letters and syllables as your son's name, and bonus is a diminutive of Elizabeth.

January 14, 2019 01:17 AM
In Response to Twins due in April

1st- they are lovely classic names separately 

2nd- If you never knew MaryJane is a very common and decades old slang for Marijuana at least in the U.S.  so common in fact that my grandparents even know this term.

So 3rd- some other names that I put with Mary and Jane...

Jill, June, Jean, Lynn, Anne, Kate, Joan

January 7, 2019 08:20 PM

throwing Emmett out there for a boye

January 7, 2019 08:09 PM
In Response to Our first girl!

ok it might be too much of a stretch but follow me for a second...Chiara believed to be from Clare "meaning" bright or clear.

Dana one origin linking it to wise. Bright as a synonym for smart, clever, wise....

Also did great Aunt Dana enjoy ballet? Maybe link to Clara from the nutcracker?

January 4, 2019 10:01 PM

Since your girls list is slightly longer than the boys and  it sounds like boys names were harder for you. To make your list a little shorter I'd eliminate any doubles from the girls list example taking Wilder off the girls list but leave it on the boys, then I'd eliminate Everly and Merritt from the girls since you like Everett and Merrick for boy names.  I only suggest this because boy names were harder for me too and I ended up with 3 to 1 girl, their names didn't rule out many girl names but her name could've ruled out a lot of boy names I liked, and at the end of it all she ended up with a traditionally celtic boy name that sounds just like a firmly girl name here in the U.S.

January 4, 2019 09:49 PM

Trey was my first thought, also Ant, Anthony, Gino,  or he could end up with a NN like Chip.

November 4, 2018 08:28 PM
In Response to Nickname Dilemma

Absolutely! In fact my daughter insist on everyone having thier own nicknames for her, and only one has any connection to her given name the single letter "K or KK"  everyone else has crazy names for her anything from peanut, bug, sweetness, doll baby, to baby boogher.  


Same. Teresa is what I first thought of

August 26, 2018 08:50 PM

Emma vs Ava

Mia vs Abigail

Emily vs Amelia

Sofia vs Avery

Ella vs Chloe

Ruby vs Aria

Lilliann vs Zoey

Layla vs Camila


Ava vs Mia

Amelia vs Sofia

Chloe vs Aria

Lillian vs Camila


Mia vs Amelia

Aria Vs Camila


Mia Vs Camila 


I'm thinking  Camila and nickname Mia lol


okay now for the new brackets 

Katherine vs Elizabeth

Charlotte vs Josephine

Aspen vs Paris

Selene vs Astrid

Celeste vs Phoebe

Cordelia vs Calista

Darby vs Casey

Melanie vs Madison

Aviana vs Liviana

Claire vs Lucy

Lily vs Rose

Nova vs Luna

Ivy vs Willow

Summer vs Autumn

Ruby vs Jade

Brinley vs Brielle

August 26, 2018 08:19 PM
In Response to The Build a Name Game

Jorge Xavier

Sebastian Rhys

Bradford Royce

Renee Cordelia

Lois Amaya

Alexandra Danielle

August 2, 2018 12:37 PM
In Response to Brainstorm for twins

I'll also jump in and add that I remember very clearly sitting on the floor one night and seeing the crib and two carseats side by side and freaking out that in a few months I'd have two infants, I had so much help with our first baby how was I going to do it this time with so much less help. Then a few months later I remember sitting on my bed with two freshly bathe boys and thinking I couldn't even remember what it  was like to only have one baby to take care of at a time. 

There are things that you can only expirence with multiples and it's awe inspiring to see these beautiful babies that can't do very much yet seem to communicate between themselves.  I found out I was having twins at 7 weeks, and remember reading horror stories on line then my grandmother reminded me that all the twins in the family came years before and thrived and so would mine.  Enjoy the moments they go too fast. My twins are almost 13 

On a side note at 7 weeks it appeared they were modi twins, and as baby A grew faster and larger than B, they were confident in the early assesment. we had an u/s every friday from 20 weeks, alternating from growth one week to bio(blood flow) they still expected identicals in the delivery room.  Baby A was a blond and B had coal black hair, the plancenta had fused so although A grew faster he was never a threat to B. The twins are fraternal.

July 30, 2018 09:28 PM
In Response to Brainstorm for twins

okay top 5's not including my kiddo's because there are just so many great options out there!


Cordelia, Josephine (Josie), Selene, Astrid, Arvena


Sebastian, Silas, Elias, Killian, Alonzo

July 30, 2018 08:58 PM

I'm thinking names like Meredith, Addison, Kaitlyn, flow really well with Lily's sweet and soft sounds. The consonant ending sounds best to my ear.

July 18, 2018 02:27 PM

Elizabeth always brings me to Katherine and Josephine. Josie is one of my favorites right now.  what about searching for a variant of Josephine, I found some more unique ones like Josette, and Josiane.

July 18, 2018 01:16 PM

I don't think they are too similar since you aren't coming at it to make them a pair....they will have different enough nicknames and some things that link them together and as we are often told they won't be seen as a set for most of thier lives. As for mixing the names because they are too close never worry about that most parents will run through all the kids, the pets, and possibly the nieghbor kids names before they get the name right lol. 

Disclaimer I have four kids all 5 letter, two syllable, ends in N names. so matchy wasn't a concern for me.

July 18, 2018 01:00 PM

For now I would look at names you like and ask friends, teacher etc to call you by those and see how they feel. I think most people have negative feelings towards their own names because they are more a reflection of your parents then you.  There are so many beautiful names and your own ends up feeling meh, to your own ears.  

If in a few years if you still feel you don't like your name and have found one that speaks to you and you love being called then yes change your name.  I also think waiting is a good idea because if I had changed my name in high school it would be so different from the name I'd choose now two decades later.  Best of Luck to you!

June 13, 2018 09:43 PM
In Response to Thane, Sloane, and...

YES! THIS! Thank you! That is what it was, I did a quick search after you pointed that out and Slade, Thane and Sloane were all comic villians too!

June 12, 2018 05:28 PM
In Response to Thane, Sloane, and...

Sloane with the e female, without male.  Torquil is close, Fallon fits.  I think its a little bit that I don't have an image or exact definition/association wiith them either. They're close to words as names but more abstract, if that makes sense. Thanks!

June 11, 2018 07:35 PM

agree with most everyone favorites change all the time but today I'll go with

Josephine nickname Josie for something more traditional

Cordelia or Calista for feminine 

Aspen or Sage for Nature inspired

Selene is my top favorite right now

If you have any thoughts on what appeals the group here will give you tons of ideas that fit. Congrats!

June 11, 2018 07:21 PM

Have you explored variants of Jane, they range from Janet to Ivana, and would that be close enough for your honoring of relatives.  Janie seems close to Molly to me but maybe not to you.  

Janie Louise or Janis Louise