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September 15, 2018 12:28 PM
In Response to Sibsets in the Wild

But, do they really exist? (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

August 10, 2018 03:45 PM

I've been crushing on Sylvan nicknamed Van lately.

Atticus, Malakai, Isaias, and Sylvan.

Ace, Kai, Ike, and Van.

Genevieve makes me think of Imogen, Beatrix, Sylvie, Juliet.

August 10, 2018 03:35 PM
In Response to Ambrose?

Ambrose is not my style, but I don't see anything particularly wrong with it. If you're not liking it, it might be time to start looking at other possibilities. Do you have any names or name styles you like?

August 10, 2018 03:29 PM
In Response to Haneke?

I think there's a difference in naming your child after someone  and a certain person making you aware of a name. I think your situation seems like the latter and I don't see a problem with that at all.

July 26, 2018 07:46 AM
In Response to Brainstorm for twins

Rayna, Skye, Genevieve, Leonie, Juniper

Milo, Finn, Ezra, Van, Kai

June 9, 2018 06:33 PM

Laine, Skye, Naomi, Mattea, Jessa.

March 6, 2018 02:53 PM
In Response to Middle name help

Now I have "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band in my head

"Some people call me Maaaur-ieeece".

August 11, 2017 09:47 AM
In Response to Urban Fantasy names?

What about Sylvan for the male dryad? He could use Van as a nickname, especially around humans.


I pronounce them differently. I say Laura with the first syllable rhyming with car and far; the first syllable in Lora would rhyme with oar. I was born, raised, and live in a Mid-Atlantic state. My guess is that this would vary by region in the U.S.

June 14, 2017 07:03 PM

Utah stood out to me, Oaklee, Navy, Indie, and Kate.

February 23, 2017 07:35 PM

I had a great-Aunt named Ruth whose nickname was Polly. Her sister was named Alta Elsie but was never called Alta (at least when I knew her, I didn't even know that was her first name until I saw it in the family bible), she went by either Elsie or her nickname, Gippy.

In the next generation, my dad was named Lee, partly because my grandmother didn't want him to have a nickname. All the neighbor kids called him Jake.

January 31, 2017 09:07 AM
In Response to Name Categories

Thought I'd help you out:

N- Narcissus

Q- Quince

Z- Zinnia

U & X- even google can't find anything.

January 9, 2017 12:36 PM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Adele, Meg, Helene

Like: Cali, Lillian, Nora

Lose: Agatha, Alana, Sadie

New list: Adele, Meg, Helene, Cali, Lillian, Nora, Skye, Rayna, Leonie

January 7, 2017 06:59 PM

Some of my favorite books are Louise Erdrich's first five novels: Love Medicine, Beet Queen, Tracks, Bingo Palace, and Tales of Burning Love. These loosely interconnected stories take place on a fictional American Indian reservation and the nearby town of Argus in North Dakota. Some of my favorite character names are Lulu Lamartine, Fleur Pillager, June Morrisey, Albertine Johnson,  and twins Eli and Nector Kashpaw. The names do a great job of conveying the characters ethnic backgrounds and their personalities. They also contribute to the novels' sense of place and time.

Louise Erdrich's other novels are also very good, but the names and stories of these five have stuck with me for years after reading them. In fact now I want to reread them.

January 1, 2017 11:24 AM

Or Romilly could be a similar sounding alternative.

January 1, 2017 11:18 AM
In Response to Middle name for Sofie

I also like Sofie Selene the best of your choices. My suggestion is Sofie Skye.

December 18, 2016 10:25 AM

I think the spelling Addalea is the most likely to get the desired pronunciation, although I think Adalea looks prettier. Is the pronunciation more important to you than how it looks?

October 30, 2016 10:18 AM

I recently became aware of two families with a Willow and an Owen.

September 17, 2016 04:29 PM

Beverly > Everly

Renee > Esme

Beth > Bethany

Jill > Jillian

Jennifer > Genevieve

June > Juniper

Melody > Elodie

Edith > Eden


September 8, 2016 05:42 PM
In Response to One Letter To Another
















And now I'm stumped.