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post #61 of 120
i named my dd before she was born because i knew before she grace this earth what her name was meant to be and is her name is sirenity Branna nickole
post #62 of 120
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We have an Amelie (Omily), Reagan (Reegan) and a Hadley.  I haven't heard of any more Hadley's.  

Layla was *this close* to being Hadley.  If the name Layla hadn't come to me in a dream a few weeks before she was born, she would be!  :)

post #63 of 120

My husband was a veto-er before Little was born. He naysayed everything I came up with...then one day he suggested Alice (which I saw was on your agree list) and it was done. She was Alice Gage from that moment, and it fit her perfectly when she popped out 7 months later :) Short, sweet, old-fashioned, easy to spell, but not too common. If we have another, I want to have either another A name or a Z name. So I can say I have A to Z and I know I'm done :) But I'm kind of a dork like that. I love the name Audrey. 

post #64 of 120
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Yeah, I'd love a Z name, but DH just isnt having any part of it. But come on, how cool would it be to grow up with a name like Zoe Zoller? Awesome. Dh does not agree. 

post #65 of 120

untill someone saw her initials and started calling her "The Snooze"!

post #66 of 120

Of the names I can think that meet your criteria, I like Persephone, Ottilie, Priscilla and Imogen. I also like longer girly first names and more concise middles. Good luck with your pick! It sounds like an uphill battle! 

post #67 of 120
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DD also has a friend named Maggie, and the other day I heard her dad say her full name, Magnolia. I think it's sweet.
 

 

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I love Calliope! I adore the name Beatrix! It is my favorite girl name. I wanted to name dd3 Beatrix but my dh vetoed it.

 

Beatrix (Bea)

Margaret (Maggie)

Matilda

Hazel

Genevieve (Evie)

 

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Cecily or Cecilia!

(Love them but they were vetoed by my husband who is just like yours, will veto but not suggest.   :)  )

 

That's DF all over the place. The only name he suggested was the name of a Buddha. He said he was joking, but...

 

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I like reading people's ideas of nice names. 

 

However, does anyone actually really name their kid pre-birth?  I know I've picked names but then never actually used them once I saw the kid.  And with the twins I had a name for A and B but once they were born A got B's name and B was nameless for a month.

 

We named both DD and DS before they were born. We didn't have back up names in case they were opposite gender, just the names we picked out.

post #68 of 120
Thread Starter 

Wendy?

 

DH suggested it, and it's the ONE name he's suggested that I like. I dont like Gwendolyn (its an ex girlfriend of DH, so its a no anyway), or Guinevere, or Wanda, so it would just be Wendy.

 

Adaline, Calliope, and Wendy (or, Adaline, Wendy, and Calliope) 

 

Ada, Callie and Wendy

 

 

Opinions? 

post #69 of 120
I don't think it goes with the other two names but if you DH like, go for it. Its not my style so that's colouring my opinion on how it works with the other names. Its like you have these long names formal sounding names and then there's Wendy. Gwendolyn would work better but I understand not wanting to use it. Its like Rupert, Bartholomew, and Bob. You know? Out of place.

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post #70 of 120
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Wendy?

 

DH suggested it, and it's the ONE name he's suggested that I like. I dont like Gwendolyn (its an ex girlfriend of DH, so its a no anyway), or Guinevere, or Wanda, so it would just be Wendy.

 

Adaline, Calliope, and Wendy (or, Adaline, Wendy, and Calliope) 

 

Ada, Callie and Wendy

 

 

Opinions? 


I really like the name wendy - it's very feminine.  What about Willa?

post #71 of 120
Nope. The W is very jarring with the A and C.

Sorry.
post #72 of 120
Hmm. Wendy is cute but she would totally be the odd girl out. I would vote no since it's so different than the others. What about Lavinia?
Adaline, Calliope, Lavinia.
post #73 of 120

As research for Wendy I found this:

 

Gwendolyn and Guinevere are etymologically related in that they are both Welsh names beginning with the element "gwen-" which means "white/dazzling/holy" and is a *very* popular and productive name element for both female and male names. (The Welsh form of Guinevere is Gwenhwyfar, "white phantom/shadow", which is an exact cognate of the Irish name Finnabhair, the name of the daughter of Medb and Aillill of Connacht, in the Ulster cycle). Personally, if Wendy is derived from a Welsh name, my candidate would be Gwendydd (pronounced Gwen-deethe, "white day"), which was the name of Myrddin (Merlin)'s sister (as in the poem Ymddiddan Myrddin a Gwendydd ei Chwaer, the Conversation of Merlin and Gwendydd his Sister). Barrie's "Wendy" was invented at a time when ancient Welsh names were becoming popular again, as an expression of intellectual nationalism.

 

 

As per: http://www.wendy.com/wendyweb/history.html

 

bh == v sound in Welsh.

 

So how about Gwendydd with Wendy for short?

post #74 of 120

Josselin Josselyn

post #75 of 120
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As research for Wendy I found this:

 

Gwendolyn and Guinevere are etymologically related in that they are both Welsh names beginning with the element "gwen-" which means "white/dazzling/holy" and is a *very* popular and productive name element for both female and male names. (The Welsh form of Guinevere is Gwenhwyfar, "white phantom/shadow", which is an exact cognate of the Irish name Finnabhair, the name of the daughter of Medb and Aillill of Connacht, in the Ulster cycle). Personally, if Wendy is derived from a Welsh name, my candidate would be Gwendydd (pronounced Gwen-deethe, "white day"), which was the name of Myrddin (Merlin)'s sister (as in the poem Ymddiddan Myrddin a Gwendydd ei Chwaer, the Conversation of Merlin and Gwendydd his Sister). Barrie's "Wendy" was invented at a time when ancient Welsh names were becoming popular again, as an expression of intellectual nationalism.

 

 

As per: http://www.wendy.com/wendyweb/history.html

 

bh == v sound in Welsh.

 

So how about Gwendydd with Wendy for short?

I read that article too :) I am such a nerd when it comes to where names come from. (or just words in general). I couldnt do Gwendydd, mainly because I dont like the look of it and DH and I have a rule that if I cant look at it and pronounce it correctly on the first try, then its a no go. Honestly, it too DH a long time to convince me of Calliope for that reason (I know millions of people will pronounce it cally-ope on the first sight. ) .

 

I could do Gwyneth, but DH doesnt like it. He we both like Guinevere, but I dont like that spelling of it (I feel like the Guine beginning reminds me too much of Guinea pig) I could totally do it if he would let me spell it Gwynevere but I have always been so against alternate spellings of names, so he probably wouldnt go for it. 

 

He really likes "just Wendy" , as he says. I cant get past the fact that it just doesnt "go" with the other two girls names. Grrr....I hate his ex girlfriend for being so terrible that I cant just name her Gwendolyn (she was awful. DH was her kid's godmother, and we found out that she was using her kid's name to get all kinds of credit cards and running them up to the max and not paying them because "theres not even going to be credit when she is old enough to need it." Total wackadoodle). 

post #76 of 120

Honestly, if Wendy and Calliope are the names you and your husband agree on, go for it. I, for one, think they suit each each other quite well.

post #77 of 120
I love Charlotte May but wont use it cuz i already have a scarlett smile.gif
post #78 of 120
Thread Starter 

I love Charlotte- it's a beautiful name. And Mae will be Calliope's middle name if I have my way. 

 

Charlotte is off the table for us, because my late son's name was Charles (Charlie) and Charlotte is the female version of Charles.

post #79 of 120

Amelia!  

post #80 of 120

How about Lyra?

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