About Me

As long as I can remember I have been intrigued by names. I grew up in a large blended family with all of us having names ranging from extremely common to very rare for the time. I have eight kids-twins Nat@sha Brynn and 0scar Lukas (18), Gemm@ Tatum (13), J@yde Charlotte (11), Emili3 Mackenzie (10), Vikt0ria Belle (6), Hunt3r Alexander (4), and our newest addition Er1ka Donna (6 months).

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September 1, 2016 09:14 PM

My eldest daughter has two friends called Brittany and Mykayla. For some reason I can never get their names right! The amount of times I have seen one of them in public and said "Hi Britt-Mykayla, sorry!" or "Hello Myk-sorry, Brittany!" is embarrassing!

I went to high school with two girls named Samantha and Joanne, exclusively called Sam and Jo. They were not related but looked alike. Since then, every time I meet a Sam or a Jo(e) of any gender I have to remind myself that their name is Sam, not Jo(e), or vice versa!

December 26, 2015 06:37 PM
In Response to Middle name for Helena

My sister's name is Helena Nicole, so of course I think it works well. Although we use the pronounciation He-LAY-na, rether than Helen-ah, I still think it works either way. I'll also suggest a short, simple middle name-I really like Sage & Claire from your list.

November 20, 2015 11:15 PM

I come from a large blended family, so for this I'll stick to myself and my three biological sisters. Thinking about it, I've now noted that our names seem to follow a pattern-rather uncommon for the time first names with very common middle names.

Helena Nicole: Dad wanted to honor his mother, Helen, but mom thought the name was too old ladylike, despite still being fairly common then. Helena was a compromise name. Nicole was just a name they thought sounded nice.

Mercedes Mary: Dad loved Mercedes-Benz cars, and mom liked how the name sounded with dad's surname, so she agreed to the name. Mary is a family middle name from mom's side.

Violet Rose (myself, as my username would suggest): I was born when the name Violet wasn't in the top 1,000. Mom loved that it was uncommon, but still relatively familiar. My dad would always give my mom roses on Valentine's Day, and since I was born mid-February, they thought it would be sweet to reference that in my name.

Noelle Beth: She was born Christmas Eve, and mom and dad wanted a way to honor her Christmas season birth. They ended up choosing Noelle simply because they thought it sounded nice with the rest of our names. Her middle name was originally going to be Elizabeth, but everyone was having difficulties saying 'Noelle Elizabeth' (I actually tried it while typing this, and it is still very difficult-try it yourself!), so they decided was a nice way to fix the issue and still use Elizabeth, to a certain extent.

September 5, 2015 06:42 PM
In Response to Invent a name!




Girl: Violet

Boy: Axel

September 4, 2015 04:57 PM
In Response to Gingham girls

I personally don't associate toys with names, but I do remember when I had my third daughter and named her a variant spelling of Jade, my eldest daughter (who was five and a half years old at the time and obsessed with Bratz dolls) asked why I named her after one of her dolls!

July 15, 2015 02:53 AM
In Response to Invent a name!

Estrella -> Esbrella

Billy -> Bizzy


Girl: Alessandra

Boy: Emil