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#1 of 64 Old 02-23-2008, 09:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm looking for ideas for this baby girl.

DS is Ryland
DD is Raeghan

So far the only name we've found that we like is Rhowyn.

So... let me have it, please!!

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rowan

river

rain (knew of a weather mage named rain)

Rosalind

Rosemary

Rhiannon

ruby

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Ramona

Rowena

Rosalie

Roxie

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Roisin (pronounced ro-SHEEN)

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Rhea
Renata
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I like Rowan, but not Rhowyn. Needlessly complex and it reminds me of Rhogam. But it looks like we have different taste in names.

I think Rhiannon is a good match to your kids' names.

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Reese

Rory

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I knew a little girl named Random. I thought it was cute!
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I think Reese would be nice with your other daughters' names. Roane? Rory?
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Reanna? I like Reese.

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rory is short for Lorelei (also spelled Loreley) i think
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I like Rhian,
Rhianon
Rhiana
Roana
Rhys
Rhyl (I grew up near a town with that name, nice fun fair there)
Rana
Rhea
Rowena
Royale
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I like Rowan - but spelled like that.

I don't think just changing spelling really changes the name to uniquify it - after all, when you call it to her or she hears it across a room, how its spelled doesn't matter as much as how its pronounced, KWIM? So Caitlyn and Katelyn and Caytlin all are the same name, no matter how individual their spelling.

There are plenty of lovely, lesser-used names to use without re-spelling one

I like Rowan, Renata, Rhiannon, Rowena, Ramona...

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How about Ray~Lynn not sure exactly how it would be spelt. maybe rayelynn
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Ramona immediately came to mind when reading your OP, but before reading other responses.
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Rowena
Roisin
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I have a friend who's daughter's name is Raewyn. Love it!
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Oh I have some GOOD Ones!

Raven
Raeva
Rayen
Reannon
Rhonwen
Rilla
Rivka
Rechele
Romey/Romy
Ronette
Rosabelle
Ruby
Ruya
Raelie




Please do not name your baby girl Rowan, I want to save that for a boy name
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Rosasharn
Oh, not that! Rosasharn is the way the family in The Grapes of Wrath mispronounced their daughter's name (Rose of Sharon).

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I like Rowan, but not Rhowyn. Needlessly complex and it reminds me of Rhogam. But it looks like we have different taste in names.
I REALLY REALLY don't like the spelling Rowan - never have. *shrug* So if we use it, we will spell it differently. I know that annoys people, but oh well.

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I don't think just changing spelling really changes the name to uniquify it - after all, when you call it to her or she hears it across a room, how its spelled doesn't matter as much as how its pronounced, KWIM? So Caitlyn and Katelyn and Caytlin all are the same name, no matter how individual their spelling.

There are plenty of lovely, lesser-used names to use without re-spelling one
See above - I didn't change the spelling to uniquify it - but because I just don't like the way it's traditionally spelled.

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I have a friend who's daughter's name is Raewyn. Love it!
I really like this one!! Not sure if it's too similar to Raeghan, though.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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I knew someone growing up named Ray-Marie.
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I know a girl named Rayme(or Ramie). Rai. Remi.
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I really like Remi!!

My friends dd was Reesa and I loooooove that name.

when my oldest was 5 she decided out of the blue that her new name was going to be Rissiah (kinda rhymes with Josiah). It was hillarious the way she insisted but I liked it so much i eventually went along ith it and decided if we called her that for the rest of her life that would be ok with me.

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I have a friend who's daughter's name is Raewyn. Love it!
Oh, this name is beautiful but terrifies me. I had some speech issues as a kid, especially with "r" and "w" -- and even now, as a 35 year old, I just pronounced that name "Way-wynn"... : You'd think I'd be beyond that!

Back OT -- I like Ruby and Ronah
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I used to work with a woman named Rui (roo-ee).

I always thought it was such a beautiful name!!!!
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