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post #41 of 55
It was clear to me! :LOL It just reminded me I wanted to post that blog link after Pom's reference to the babycenter list. The SSA has so many cool features for name research added in the last year or so. http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ is the direct link in case anyone misses it in the MSN article.
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by Pom

But you know, our DD's name was around 35 or 58 depending on the list you looked at when she was born in 2001, and now her name is at #12...so whatchagonna do?

My mom swore no one had my name when I was born and people gave her flack for it...but it was THE name for the era. Doh!
Yup, my mom named me Kimberly thinking she was being soooo original. She thought my name would be so unique. The only place she had heard it was the Kimberly diamond mines. She had never heard of it for a name of a person before (she wasn't from this country though). It was very popular as I was growing up.
post #43 of 55
We have Mia on our short list. I didnt see it listed yet. I like different but not weird names.
post #44 of 55
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post #45 of 55
my dd is Marlena.
post #46 of 55
I have a Madeline (Maddie) and she has been in preschool for 2 years and several other class activities and has been the only Madeline. There are several Madisons though.

I also LOVE the name Magdaline. That was my first choice but hubby vetoed.
post #47 of 55
I love the name Madeline. Sadly, it falls under our ex-pet rule. Our family dog when I was growing up was Madeline.

We are currently considering Margaret (Maggie as a nickname) for our girl name.

We've not been concerned about popularity, just gone with names we've loved. My first is Katherine (Katie) as it is a family name. Our second is Emily because I've been in love with it since I was about 4.


Bec
post #48 of 55
Thread Starter 
Bumping my own thread with a new idea...

Miriam Elizabeth

And DH really likes...

Audra Kiyomi

which does not fit any of our "rules." :LOL

Of course, with Miriam, I think I'd have to forego Joseph for a boy, as it's a bit close to Mary and Joseph, which is a little cutesy for me.

Apparently, Joseph is VERY popular - ranked 6 in 2003, and pretty much around 6 or 7 in popularity since 1900. BTW, did I mention how in love I am with Name Voyager? It's my new favorite toy!
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by mara
Yup, my mom named me Kimberly thinking she was being soooo original. She thought my name would be so unique. The only place she had heard it was the Kimberly diamond mines. She had never heard of it for a name of a person before (she wasn't from this country though). It was very popular as I was growing up.
I was born in 1969. My parents named me Kimberly Anne. There were 5 Kimberly Ann(e)'s in my 12th grade English class.

My mother really wanted to name me Kimberly Leigh (say that out loud) I would have been Lee-Lee for life THEN when I was pregnant with our second boy, I really liked the name Reece. DH liked Zachary. I suggested combining the names, Zachary Reece. (say *that* out loud) He would have been Ree-Ree :LOL
post #50 of 55
Miriam is lovely.

I would hesitate on Audra just because she'll have to spell it all her life. Always choose a name with a basic spelling. Just trust me on this. My Mom goofed and I still have to spell my name for everyone, everywhere I go. Yuck.
post #51 of 55
Miriam is pretty and so unique.
I wouldn't so much go with Madeline, even though I think it's a lovely name, just b/c of the Madison phenomenon. I know, it's a pain. I like the name Emma, but I just can't do it, because everyone else likes it too. (My girl name is Grace, which used to be unique, but apparently it's getting very popular in the US).

My fave M name is Maria.
post #52 of 55
I love Miriam.

My granny's name is Mercy. I plan to use that if I ever have a girl, and it would go well with Elizabeth.

I also like:

Mathilda/Matilda
Magdelena/Magdelene
Martha
Manya (pron: Mahnya, it is an old nickname for Marie or Maria)


I also do really like Madeline as well
post #53 of 55
Madeline is pretty common....

It also has the huge issue of how do you spell it and how do you pronounce it. I have friends with daughters named Madeline (and its variations) and I ALWAYS call every one of them Maddie because I cannot remember who is Mad-uh-lyn and who is Mad-uh-line. If you use it, please spell it ending in "lyn" if that is how you want it pronounced.

I LOVE Meredith!!!!!!!!!! I agree that you can't use Elizabeth with it but having to follow two strict rules is pretty restrictive. I'd go with one or the other if it comes down to that. Rather a first name you love and no Elizabeth than one you just think is ok but goes better with Elizabeth IMO.

What about Mariah? Marissa? Megan? Mia? (really like Mia!) Miranda?

I think that only Megan goes with Elizabeth - agreeing with previous poster who didn't like the "uh" ending on the first name right next to the "uh" beginning of Elizabeth.

Sorry if this is repeated - I only got through the first page....
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by mimie
Here's how Madeline ranks over the years from the SSA site (thanks, mightymoo!):
Two problems: 1) I think those rankings count a different spelling as a different name. If you add together the different Madeline spellings, you are going to get a higher rank: 2) Names vary by region. When I went to high school in Boston, there were several Caitlyn's and Ian's in each class. Coming from the Midwest, I had never met ONE before.

That being said, I think that Madeleine does have a tremendous potential to become the next 'Jennifer' if it isn't already!
post #55 of 55
Madeline is a beautiful name- I know a Madeline Rose... & you can guess how I feel about Joseph~ although he is NEVER called Joey!
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