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May 10, 2018 04:30 PM

Thanks so much! I'll definitely look into it!

May 8, 2018 01:29 PM

Where did you get the information on most common age of a name? I've never heard of that and would love to check it out....... 

May 8, 2018 01:22 PM
In Response to Identical twin girls

That's a gorgeous set IMO. 

May 8, 2018 08:22 AM
In Response to Identical twin girls

What are you going for with the combos? Are you thinking more matchy-matchy, pretty together but unrelated, or somewhere in between?  

A "few" (I thought of more than expected) ideas that can be combined as you please: Antonia, Alina, Aria, Anya, Annika, Annaliese/a, Anastasia, Ana, Bianca, Bria, Camila, Carla, Candace, Carlotta, Catalina, Carina, Daria, Diana, Davina, Elisa, Emilia, Eva, Evelina, Eveline, Francesca, Fiona, Flavia, Frida, Fabiola, Gianna, Giovanna, Giulia/na, Genevieve, Guinevere, Giuseppina, Hannelore, Ina, Isadora, Isabella, Isabel, Imogen, Josefa, Josephine/a, Julia/na, Jamila, Katrina, Katarina, Katharina, Liana, Liliana, Lucia/na, Ludmila, Lavinia, Mattea, Maria/na, Magdalene/a, Maddalena, Mina, Meta, Mona, Nina, Natasha, Nadia, Nola, Penelope, Philomena, Pia, Philippa, Pippa, Priscilla, Rosalind, Rosalina, Rosabella, Rosa, Rona, Risa, Sabina, Sofia, Stefania, Selena, Sylvia, Theresa, Thea, Theodora, Viviana, Valentina, Wilfreda, Xenia, Yasmina, Zara, Zena, Zola

May 6, 2018 04:42 PM
In Response to What do you think?

Isn't Zinnia (the flower) pronounced the same as the anglicized pronunciation of Xenia? I would guess that Zinnia would be more familiar to anglophones than Xenia. The OP could try that spelling if the pronunciations match.

May 5, 2018 03:25 PM
In Response to Name the Scheer Family

Eleanor Joanne Scheer (8) 

Thea Melanie Scheer (7) 

Maxwell Michael Scheer and Mae Margie Scheer (4) 

Abner Jules Scheer (1)

May 5, 2018 03:16 PM
In Response to Baby #1 Ideas

Like what Karyn said, don't worry about flow. Judd Robert flows fine, and even if it didn't no one really cares (or is even aware of the middle name most of the time). 

May 4, 2018 09:31 PM
In Response to Theo vs. Theodore

Definitely go with Theodore. Theo is an obvious diminutive, and once people hear you use it they will as well. To be honest, some people may assume Theodore is the full name anyway (I know I'm guilty of assuming  boys named Sam or Ben are Samuel or Benjamin). You also get the solid history of Theodore, and avoid any unlikely but possible hurt of your friends. 

May 4, 2018 02:04 PM

I'm so sorry, and I share in all your frustration. You kind of have the right to blame the spam filters ;) but I'm sure you did a great job naming on your own. What did you end up choosing? 

We're all missing Miriam! If anyone is in communication with her, please send our love!

May 4, 2018 07:58 AM
In Response to Baby #1 Ideas

Yes, JR is adorable!

May 2, 2018 08:06 AM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Holden (literary and fits with current trends without being overused), Elliot (unique ending), Wesley (west-related names always make me think of the west coast, and this definitely isn't heard enough. I prefer the spelling Westley, however) 

Like: Keegan (quirky, playful, well-established, but seems kind of like a dad name), Rowan (I love the name, but prefer Rohan on a boy because I feel it masculinizes it. The w makes it seem more feminine.) Colt (I couldn't get rid of 4) 

Lose: Sam (so overused, and nickname names kill me already), Callum (negative association), Louis (I get that it's French, but it just doesn't work in an Anglophone area. Just name the kid Louie.) 

New List: Holden, Elliot, Wesley, Keegan, Rowan, Colt, Tanner, Reeves, Finnlan

May 2, 2018 07:47 AM
In Response to Angeline

That's a great point. I definitely know some less-than-wholesome people named Angel/Angela/etc. I doubt people would expect "angelic" behavior from an Angelina/Angeline.

May 1, 2018 04:33 PM
In Response to Angeline

Wow, I really never thought about how angels got their overwhelming positive reputation. They're described in the Bible as majestic to the point of being frightening to mortals, and you're right about how metaphorically bad they were at times. Must be one of those things that just happened in our minds over time that's not at all related to facts.

May 1, 2018 04:18 PM
In Response to Angeline

I prefer Angelina because it's more familiar in the modern naming scene. Angeline feels quite elaborate, which may be what you're going for, but for me it's a negative. Angelina will be more wearable in the real world, and you can still call her Angeline as a nickname! 

Veronika seems dated in my opinion, and the "k"seems unnecessary, although many people prefer that spelling. I prefer Angelina/Angeline to it.

April 30, 2018 08:50 PM
In Response to Baby #1 Ideas

Although I have known many people who didn't (usually because of family tradition), I would say put the call name first to avoid confusion. It's people's first instinct and expectation, and will prevent the child from having to explain many times why he "first name" is his middle name, sort of. 

Would you still call him Judd if you used Judson, or use the full name Judson? If he would go by Judd anyway, I would say to just use Judd. That way you have the direct links to both grandfathers. If not, Judd versus Judson is really just a matter of your preference, personally I prefer the length and "full"-ness of Judson, but it's your call. Jude also came to mind as a close alternative to Judd if your not loving the other two. 

April 29, 2018 06:41 AM

I agree. You love Adley, so go for it. I personally would not be at all surprised to meet an Adley in day-to-day life. Even if she decides she wants something more conservative, you have Elizabeth and all of it's variants.

April 28, 2018 02:24 PM

This. No idea where your relatives got that idea, but ignore it.

April 27, 2018 03:08 PM
In Response to Invent a name!




Girl- Calliope

Boy- Nicodemus

April 27, 2018 03:00 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love- Evangeline (so elegant and underused), Cleo (just seems so fun and young, and I love uncommon endings), Ava (I wish it wasn't sooo popular, the old Hollywood usage and the v sound make it so glamorous. I could never use it because of the popularity, sadly)

Like- Beatrice (a little stuffy, but pretty), Callie (I would have to give her a full name, but I like it as a nickname), Rose (a bit boring, but everything else about it I like) 

Lose- Delilah (Biblical villain), Becca (doesn't seem like a full name and seems outdated), Ronya (just what?) 

New List- Evangeline, Cleo, Ava, Beatrice, Callie, Rose, Corinne, Bela, Elam

April 27, 2018 02:44 PM
In Response to Update

Congrats! Four boys, goodness! 

Cyprian is way out there, but when it's in the middle name slot it doesn't really matter. Since you and your husband both love it, I would seriously consider using it. You may regret it if you don't. On the other hand, middle names always get bonus points for being family names, and Gregory is much more solid and well-established. It comes down to what's more important to you. 

You could also do a double-barrelled middle, but you should probably talk to someone who has lived with two middles before making that decision. I've heard it's quite difficult. Nevertheless, you could use both the quirky middle and the family middle.