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View Poll Results: What name do you like better?
River 136 62.39%
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#31 of 56 Old 06-24-2007, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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[QUOTE=AllisonR;8462127]I'm not voting for either - though they are both fine. but Lemay - I must say there is a fabulous author on one of those other non-mainsteam boards that has a lot of wisdom about birth and babes, and is also a Lemay. Are you related?[/QUOTE

Nope, Lemay is DH's last name but I don't believe they are related.
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It sounds like a Southern family name to me, a very nice one (which I suppose is how Forrest Gump supposedly got it). It also conveys intelligence to me.
Yes I think the 2 R speling (like in the book) is the southern way.. I like 1 R though, like an actualy Forest

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River. For some reason it flows better to me.
I was thinking that as well earlier. Try saying "Forest's toy", then "River's toy" When you say "Forest's" it almost sounds slurry. something to consider since I would be using the word alot...

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I hope this doesn't sound bad or offend, but Forest doesn't even sound like a name to me. I love the name River though!
none taken, opinions are what Im looking for!! Noone be afraid to say whatever you think!
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I like river - it sounds so tranquil

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I like both, but I prefer River. It's just a really nice name imo.
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I love the name River...I might have used it for our son, except our last name is Rainey and the name "River Rainey" was just too much!

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I chose Forest, but then again I loved Forrest Gump. I really liked the character and I really like Forest Whittaker!!

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I'll pick River, just becuase I think it's cuter than Forest
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River seems more girly to me than Forest does.

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River gets my vote.
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Does one or the other have more meaning to your family? If you are into astrology does your baby have a lot of water signs or earth signs in their chart? If he had lots of water River might be fitting or even if he has no water maybe he can use some? Same with earth and Forest You can check at astro.com

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Does one or the other have more meaning to your family? If you are into astrology does your baby have a lot of water signs or earth signs in their chart? If he had lots of water River might be fitting or even if he has no water maybe he can use some? Same with earth and Forest You can check at astro.com
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I voted River. One, River Phoenix (no need to say any more LOL ). Two, I have a bad association with somebody named Forest.
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I picked river, but also like forest. I love a PP's descriptions of a river as a journey, and a forest as a destination, but I can also see a forest being a journey

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River. Can't get Gump outta my head w/ Forest.

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River is nicer, and you can always give a "normal" middle name for professional jobs. Hey, it can't be any worse than all the girls with boys' names. I have a friend with a son named River.

We gave Finn the middle name Thomas, so if he grows up to hate Finn, he can be Tommy!
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I voted for River. I can't get past the Forrest Gump thing. All I think of is, "Run, Forrest, RUN!"
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I had chem labs in college with a guy name "Forrest" and I always liked his name. It fit him well. His parents weren't hippies as I believe it was a family name.

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I didn't vote because I like them both. I do have to agree that when you do possessive Forrest's it is a bit garbly.
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I love both names, but I prefer Forest. One, because my husband is a forester and we both love forests in general, and two, I think it's a very distinguished name.
River is also very nice. I know someone whose little boy is named River, and he is so sweet.

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Voted for Forest. I actually prefer River, but it seems too much like a girls name right now...but they are both cute.

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i'm on team river.
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I like River. I like Forest too, but River speaks to me more. I also have a tendancy to use unisex names for children in the opposite way of what popular at the time lol. My son is Riley, and I meet a ton of girl Rileys.

I don't like Forest in the possessive tense either. JMO!

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I really like them both but if I had to choose I would go with River.

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I love them both! I voted for River though as I'm very much a water person. I am completely mesmerized by running water so to me River would be a great name for one of my children.

My good friend has sons with the middle names River and Forest. She sometimes calls them by that as nicknames, but their first names are a bit more traditional (Jackson and Miles). I just love those names!

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I voted Forest. I like River - but I know one of each. The Forrest I know is super creative, an animal lover, and a complete bookworm. The River I know is slightly neurotic, self involved, and way into his "things". So that clouded my vote.
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I did not vote because I think that Forest River is a fabulous name. I vote both! I know a lot of people who's kids names are double like that... the first name can stand alone but the first and middle names make another meaning. My kids names are like that, which I guess makes me biased

IMO Forest goes better with your DD's name. The two names together sound so nice, Serena and Forest. And you know I love your DD's name

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