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<p>Hello,</p>
<p>does anyone  know of any good baby name websites?  I need something where I can put a few suggestions and then it will generate ideas.</p>
<p>We have two family names we want to use somehow (i boy, 1 girl) but more a variation of rather than the exact name.</p>
<p>Any ideas or good resources you have found?</p>
<p>Thanks</p>
 

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<p>I started collecting name sites long before I got pregnant.  <span><img alt="twins.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/twins.gif"></span>  I have a couple dozen bookmarked, but here are my favorites:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/" target="_blank">http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/</a>  - You've probably looked at this one, but I like it a lot.  If you search for a name it lists alternate spellings on the side. </p>
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<p><a href="http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/advanced-name-finder" target="_blank">http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/advanced-name-finder</a>  - Searches can be pretty specific, down to number of syllables and letter sequences.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.babynameguide.com/database_soundex.asp" target="_blank">http://www.babynameguide.com/database_soundex.asp</a> - Fun to play with.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/lists.html" target="_blank">http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/lists.html</a> - There's a list of anagrams of popular names, and a list of sci-fi names.  Nerd it up!<span>  Although I may have gotten myself in trouble with this one.  DH is trying to convince me to like a name from Dr. Who...  I love Dr. Who, but no. </span> <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p><a href="http://nameberry.com/" target="_blank">http://nameberry.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/advanced-name-finder" target="_blank">http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/advanced-name-finder</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/" target="_blank">http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.nymbler.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nymbler.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.babynamesofireland.com/" target="_blank">http://www.babynamesofireland.com/</a></p>
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<p>I like this one.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks....I've got a full evening of browsing possibilities now! :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm not even going to look back to see who recommended nameberry.com because I'll have to blame you for my new addiction. I've been a total name nerd forever--I bet I know the origin and meaning of your first name!--and the forums on nameberry completely hooked me. Although, it is nice to have found a community of people who truly appreciate my favorite names, Talullah, Fionnaula and Beatrix! If only DF would get on board.</p>
 

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<p>That message board has me addicted as well!  With my last child I was on the message board at babynamesworld.com and then they merged with another site.  It was terrible after that.  This one reminds me of pre-merger.  I think I already found three more names for my girl list!  :)  Yay!</p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.behindthename.com/" target="_blank">http://www.behindthename.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.babynology.com/" target="_blank">http://www.babynology.com/</a></p>
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<p>I enjoyed reading this</p>
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<p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_popular_given_names" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_popular_given_names</a></p>
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<p>great if you have very particular criteria like me</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.yeahbaby.com/baby-names-search.php" target="_blank">http://www.yeahbaby.com/baby-names-search.php</a></p>
 

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<p>Thanks, these are great.  Lots to keep me busy and coming up with ideas.  I am just frustrated that my husband thinks it is way too early to discuss names......but there are so many on my "like" list now!  I have to be so careful to not fall too much in love with any of them in case he hates them</p>
 

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<p><a href="http://appellationmountain.net/" target="_blank">http://appellationmountain.net/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://zoope.com/" target="_blank">http://zoope.com/</a></p>
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<p><span><img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Breathing new life into this as I've recently realised my LO's name is still up in the air. <img alt="greensad.gif" id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_130332456224113" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"></p>
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<p><a href="http://blogofcharacters.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">http://blogofcharacters.wordpress.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://legitbabenames.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">http://legitbabenames.wordpress.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://names4real.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">http://names4real.wordpress.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://babynamelover.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">http://babynamelover.wordpress.com/</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.babyhold.com/babynames/Spiritual/Baby_Names_Based_on_the_7_Chakras/" target="_blank">http://www.babyhold.com/babynames/Spiritual/Baby_Names_Based_on_the_7_Chakras/</a></p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.20000-names.com/element_names.htm" target="_blank">http://www.20000-names.com/element_names.htm</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.behindthename.com/" target="_blank">http://www.behindthename.com/</a></p>
 

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<p>I'd been ignoring this post as we've HAD a name for a while. I've been calling baby by it when I do my Hypnobabies. Last night, DH decided that he isn't sure about it anymore. I realized I like it, but don't love it. So, now the new search begins. It is sort of panicking me that we are nameless at 32 weeks. I had comfort in us at least having a name picked out. Off to scour this post and my rejected names post.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Bald_Bull's_Mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285691/good-baby-name-sites#post_16405353"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'd been ignoring this post as we've HAD a name for a while. I've been calling baby by it when I do my Hypnobabies. Last night, DH decided that he isn't sure about it anymore. I realized I like it, but don't love it. So, now the new search begins. It is sort of panicking me that we are nameless at 32 weeks. I had comfort in us at least having a name picked out. Off to scour this post and my rejected names post.</p>
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<br><br><p>ME TOO! I've been calling the babe by a certain name for months (Hypnobabies, family and siblings!) because my DP loved it as well. Except I guess not. Now he hates it. Honestly, I feel really bummed by having to re-name the baby. It wasn't my #1 choice but now everything looks ill-fitting next to what I've wanted to name the babe since my 1st trimester. I sent him a list of names I can tolerate which is just not the same as what I know is this babes name. Blah. </p>
 

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<p>I've enjoyed the links too, thanks!</p>
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<p>For me, we had a name settled on for forever (it was the backup to our other daughter's name), but I've been growing less and less fond of it - it's just not clicking and feeling right?  So now my dh is slightly annoyed with me, I think, since it's been "decided" for so long, and he likes it a lot. . . .</p>
 
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