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post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by minimunklemama View Post
DDC crashing but aI had to tell you the first thing that came to mind when reading this.This is lighthearted too

eunice to come up with another name


on a side note,if you have to use that name you could always call the baby cee-cee as a nickname
I had this same reaction!

Sorry Love, can't help you on this one!

Sadie
post #22 of 39
jumpin in on your ddc.. eunice, mmmm, that's a tough one. i got nothin. can eunice be a middle name, perhaps?
sorry, mama
post #23 of 39
Yuna. I knew a few asian women named Eunice or Yuna. I don't mind the name, as another poster put it, it's not the sexiest name.
post #24 of 39
I like Eunny, too. As in Eunny Jang... a knitting designer. She's awesome. http://www.eunnyjang.com/

sorry for the DDC crash
post #25 of 39
I've had similar issues naming this baby, and what we finally ended up doing was using the Jewish tradition of using the first letter of the name/person we were trying to honor, and picking a name with that same first initial.
I had originally been trying to find names with the same meaning as the names we were trying to honor, but even that wasn't working. I'm happy with the name we picked out even if it isn't an OBVIOUS connection.

Good luck!
post #26 of 39
My husbands grandmothers name is Eunice and the mother of a friend is also named Eunice. The friends mom goes by Neice pronounce "Neecee". She does NOT like to be called Eunice.

Neecee is cute and as a middle name I think would be fine. You would have lots of different ways to spell it too.
post #27 of 39
I like it. I would probably shorten it to Euna.

I like a lot of the older names. There is only one way to get a name back in fashion, and thats to use it
post #28 of 39
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My husbands grandmothers name is Eunice and the mother of a friend is also named Eunice. The friends mom goes by Neice pronounce "Neecee". She does NOT like to be called Eunice.

Neecee is cute and as a middle name I think would be fine. You would have lots of different ways to spell it too.
I knew a little girl we called "neecee" but I'm not sure how she spelled it if it was her full name or anything. It was a really cute name, though.
post #29 of 39
I like Nissa as a nickname for Eunice.
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by Quate View Post
Maybe Yuni? It's a Korean name, I think.
I have to admit after hanging out on MDC, this makes me think of yoni.
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Originally Posted by lotus.blossom View Post
My first thought would be the nickname Una (oona) but honestly unless you use it for a middle name I don't really see it as a good contendor. I am of the opinion that there are so many fabulous names to choose from out there that its hard to pick just one. Why pick one that you don't love? Even if it is a family thing.
ITA!
I love Nissa, very pretty.
post #31 of 39
Doh.

So, she had her baby--did she announce a name? I can't remember ...
post #32 of 39
She had her baby? Oh dang. I just saw this thread and was gearing up to suggest Eugenia.

I wonder what the final verdict was?
post #33 of 39
Thread Starter 
I just logged in again after awhile, been at the NICU all the time - I named her Kate Eunice just did not work for me no matter how hard I tried. I thought maybe DH would go for Victoria since it means the same as Eunice and she barely made it out alive, but he said no.

Thanks for all your suggestions!! Very creative.
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Personally, I don't think either Eunice nor Agnes is ugly.
Good gosh, are you my cousin? Those are both names on my dad's side of the family.

Sorry I couldn't do Eunice. I do know a very sweet little Oona and that's cool, but something about the harder You sound is not my cup of tea. The Eu is not so pretty to look at either. Actually, I've always joked that Eunice and Bertha would make a good pair!

P.S. I much prefer Kate! Not that my opinion matters or anything! Kathleen is a name on my mom's side of the family that I seriously considered. Congratulations!
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Personally, I don't think either Eunice nor Agnes is ugly. I wouldn't say that either is the most sexy name, either, but... Of course, take into consideration the source of that opinion and the fact that I had every intention of naming my lost baby Euphrates (Euphie) if it was a girl (which is still how I refer to it... I think she was the girl I never got to have).

According to this site, Eunice is more popular than you seem to believe.
There's also "Uni" as a nickname (which I like, but again I'm weird).

Hey, this is off topic, and I am crashing this board from the June board, I'm due June 3. Sorry. But, I have the name Aristotle on my list! Do you get comments on the name?



To the OP. Congratulations! Kate is a cute a name.
post #36 of 39
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Hey, this is off topic, and I am crashing this board from the June board, I'm due June 3. Sorry. But, I have the name Aristotle on my list! Do you get comments on the name?

To the OP. Congratulations! Kate is a cute a name.
We often get comments on both our boys' names, though Aristotle more frequently than Raphael. Be aware that the nickname I chose to use (Aris) has an unhappy similarity to a word referring to one's rear end, which unfortunately did not occur to me (and in which my brothers took great pleasure informing me).
post #37 of 39
Love the name Kate! My family has a lot of Irish heritage, lots of Cathleen and Caitlin type names Congratulations!
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by JD5351 View Post
I can't think of anything....I like older sounding names, but Eunice just doesn't do anything for me.
It makes a great middle name.
post #39 of 39
I used to work with a Eunice, everyone called her Ness, in fact I didn't realize her real name was Eunice until I recieved her paycheck by mistake.
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