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#31 of 45 Old 01-21-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Ivy is nice.

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Emery is one I like. It's a surname in my family history, so I'm partial to it.

Emeris is not bad, but I wouldn't tell people "it means 'ruler' in German," since it really doesn't. I would be honest and say you liked the sound but can't find a meaning for it.

Imari is pretty but really, if you or your partner are not Japanese it really does seem weird.

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I like them all but Emera. Imari is my favorite. I've met several of the cutest little girls with that name with various spellings. I live in Japan but believe it or not all of the girls parents heard about the names in Spain, Mexico & Guam. That is where the 3 of them were born.

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What about Amari, Emari, and Olive? Are the first two still too weird, and is Olive too old ladyish?

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Amari is good. I actually like it better. Sounds exotic. Or African (which can also be exotic, obviously, lol...I guess I just meant, sounds like it came form somewhere else, but hard to say quite where...)

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Ok, now I hate all the names! What about Ivy? Is it too old lady? Our last name is Davidson. Does Ivy Davidson have too many v's?

I like Emera, but our 2 year old daughter's name ends in an 'a' with the same 'uh' sound and I just don't like the sound of my 2 kids names ending in the same sound....if only I could get over that. So I'm trying to alter Emera to no avail... What do you think of Emera, anyway?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ivy. LOVE IT! I wish I could use that name...and thought about it but in Hebrew it just doesn't sound right (we are a bilingual family living in Israel). I think it sounds great with almost any middle name and any last name. It's sweet, spicy, everything all rolled into one. Gives your daughter a lot of freedom to create the name to work for her and not the other way around.

Emera is okay, but sounds preppy and half complete to me. /shrug.

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Ivy is a lovely name. Emera, not so good. What about Emma, Emmeline, Emily. Amelia or Amélie instead? All good, legit, names that won't be mispronounced or misspelt.

Ivy Emma Davidson is just
I love every single alternate name you recommended. They are all good and can be shortened to a nickname, if need be. I espicallly LOVE Amelie. Good suggestions!

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I also LOVE Ivy, and IMO, it is adorable for a little girl, spunky for a bigger girl, and becomes more and more elegant and classic for a young lady/woman/mother/grandmother. It just "grows" very well! As for fitting your last name, I don't think it's too much. I wouldn't pair it with another "v" sound in the middle name, but I think it's fine.
agreed about how "Ivy" can grow and change with the girl. Well said.

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Don't really care for Emera - it doesn't look right to me. I think Ivy is actually kind of a cute name, but would be careful with a middle name because something like "Ivy Rose" starts to sound kind of hippie-ish...
You gotta problem with hippies, Nicole? lol. hehehehe.

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Ok, now I hate all the names! What about Ivy? Is it too old lady? Our last name is Davidson. Does Ivy Davidson have too many v's?
I love Ivy. It's been on our list for the last six years or so, but it's never quite been The One so far. We have it as Ivy Beth with another middle name. Kind of like Elizabeth only cuter, imo.

I don't think it has too many v's. I'd never have thought of it if you hadn't asked.
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You gotta problem with hippies, Nicole? lol. hehehehe.
Naw...just thinking she might get made fun of in school with a name like Ivy Rose or something...

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Hmmm I like Emery (I didn't think of the nail file)
and also Imari, both are pretty.......I think I lean toward Emery.....

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Naw...just thinking she might get made fun of in school with a name like Ivy Rose or something...
well maybe she'll just have to be homeschooled then....

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Ok, what about these names?

Ellery
Cora
Ivory
Collette
Emari

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Ok, what about these names?

Ellery
Cora
Ivory
Collette
Emari
I like Cora and Collete of those

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What about the name Caley or Callie?

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Callie is fine, but it comes across as a nickname, a diminutive. What would the real name be?

Caley just looks made-up.

Ellery is a boy's name, like Ellery Queen, the mystery writer

Cora - nice and old-school, although to me it has associations of fluttery feminine helplessness

Ivory - sorry, this looks like something from the Aryan Nation baby name list.

Collette - nice literary association

Emari - eh - not very melodious (kind of makes me think of the Emu) and it's got pronunciation issues as well

I still think Ivy is your best bet.
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Callie is fine, but it comes across as a nickname, a diminutive. What would the real name be?

Caley just looks made-up.

Ellery is a boy's name, like Ellery Queen, the mystery writer

Cora - nice and old-school, although to me it has associations of fluttery feminine helplessness

Ivory - sorry, this looks like something from the Aryan Nation baby name list.

Collette - nice literary association

Emari - eh - not very melodious (kind of makes me think of the Emu) and it's got pronunciation issues as well

I still think Ivy is your best bet.
I'm kind of with you on all of this. Still think Ivy is AMAZING!

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Callie --- real name could be Calliope or Calista

Caley not a fan, I know someone name Kaley though, not sure I like either one.

Ellery reminds me of celery.

Cora It's cute and I like it better then Nora.

Ivory Not a fan bc it reminds me of cheap soap.

Collette - I love the name Cosette which my DH thinks is ridiculously french and silly but Collete is cute too. My cousin is Nicolette and goes by Collete sometimes.

Emari Sounds very African to me. If that is what you are going for then go for it!

Ivy it's fine but I think of the movie Poison Ivy and the girl would be like a little vixon. haha

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