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#61 of 76 Old 07-24-2005, 11:49 PM
 
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My daughter's name is Ajah. No one gets that, and to be completely honest, I really don't care, I like it.
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DH knew that when he had a son, his name would be Thor. At first I didn't like it, but as I was pregnant and grew bigger and bigger and felt all the thunderous kicking, I realized I had a Thor in me. Many people look at us quizzically when we say his name is Thor (and yes, I have to spell it a alot or people say "what?" "THORN?") but I think it suits him completely. I really think that if you are willing to go with your instinct you will name your child what they were "meant" to be named.

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Isn't there a actress with that name,I would pronounce it Na-Stash-Ee-A.It's pretty.
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I think it's a beautiful name, Momma.
But to be honest, it doesn't matter what I or anyone else think. If you love the name, that is what matters.
I like unusual names though. One of my dd's names is Malaika...pronounced Ma-li(long I sound)-ka. No one ever pronounces it right the first time, but I think it is a beautiful name...and my daughter is most definitely a Malaika!
Blessings to you and your little daughter!
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It is a beautiful name. Go with what feels right to you. Congrats on adopting your daughter!!!!

What is your son's name, by the way?
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My daughter's name is Ajah. No one gets that, and to be completely honest, I really don't care, I like it.
How do you pronounce your dd's name? I have a friend that named her daughter Aya. I was wondering if you pronounced them the same (EYE-yah).

Thank you to everyone that gave your support and compliments (those are always nice to receive).
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Isn't there a actress with that name,I would pronounce it Na-Stash-Ee-A.It's pretty.
Thanks mom. This sounds right, where were you a few years ago when I needed to know the pronunciation?

So, the spelling can stay the same, but just change the way I've been saying it! It's something to consider. I'm not sure it will make things any easier, most people in my circle won't know how to pronounce it just from the spelling anyway.
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How do you pronounce your dd's name? I have a friend that named her daughter Aya. I was wondering if you pronounced them the same (EYE-yah).

Thank you to everyone that gave your support and compliments (those are always nice to receive).
It's like Asia. Actually just like that, cept it's Ajah.
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that is a beautiful name. when friends named kathleen, marjorie and hunter complained about the problems they face with their names thats when i decided it really doesnt matter what u name ur child. someone will always have problems.

congratulations on legally becoming ur daughter's parent.

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Has anyone else made the baby name decision on their own?

i named ds1 on my own

i picked a name i liked but knew the X would hate! :LOL :LOL :LOL

some people actually told me they couldnt believe i was going to name my child Levi, like it was really wierd!
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I named my son all on my own. I really didn't care what his father thought of it. The way I see it, he didn't have a say (he kicked me out and made me homeless shortly after I found out I was pregnant). He never wanted a child. We weren't married.
So, my choice.
Some people like my son's name, some don't. I don't care.

Stick to your guns!
By the way, is it going to be hard on baby to get used to a brand new name?? I've never really thought about that.

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I think it is a beautiful name...I too thought you were going to say something really off the wall.
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Okay here goes- Nastasja. It's a REAL name, albeit uncommon.

I've always intended to name her that, hence her nickname. Nay-Nay. The second runner up is Giavanni (which, I know is a boy's name, but I prefer it to Giavonna).

I already have her middle name set in stone Anaya-Jade. It's just the first name that I'm having trouble with. Anaya doesn't sound good with my last name, that's also why I'm using Jade.

If my little girl decides SHE doesn't like her first name, she has two other names to fall back on.

How would you pronounce Nastasja, just from reading it? Am I subjecting her to a life filled with heartache?
I would say it "Nast-AAS-ya", but I can see people saying Natasha, Nastasha, and cruel kids might make some variation on Nasty.

I like her middle name, too.
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take it with a grain of salt. trust me they will get used to it. i named my baby ushoushalah anoushka and had to listen to irritating remarks like "can you spell that?!" for the first year of her life. her dads parents were mad at us for it! i would like to warn however that it is inevitable that there will be spelling and possibly pronunciation issues that you and she will have to deal with and that is the downside of unique names. is spent the first year of her life fantasizing about normal namesLOL!
btw i love her name spelling and all.
i have a friend whose daughters name is anastasia shakti star plus a hyphenated last name that includes both parents names!

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I like the name mama. And besides your the mom who cares what name you want for your child as long as your happy with it. I also like the Anaya-Jade its cute
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beautiful names, follow your heart mama

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