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Hello everyone! I just found out that we will be having a second baby girl in November. I am having a hard time coming up with names. We had a very hard time with our first dd as well.<br><br>
I need a name that sounds nice with dd's name (Madelyn) and am at a total loss. Our last name is Fawcett.<br><br>
I would've liked to use my grandmother's name to honor her (I was very close to her); she died back in '91. Her name was Martha.<br><br>
I also love Gwen but don't want to just give our dd the name Gwen and I don't know if any of the longer names you can get Gwen from work. KWIM? My brother suggested Gwenyth, I like it, but it makes me think of Gwenyth Paltrow (I'm not a fan, but don't dislike her either) and I'd hate people to think we named dd that b/c of the actress.<br><br>
Anyone have any suggestions??<br><br>
Thanks so much!!<br><br>
Jessica
 

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Gwendolyn has the same ending as Madelyn if you are into those kinds of similariites. Would be hard if they both decide to use Lyn as a nickname though!<br><br>
So, why are you not using Martha? You say you "would've" liked to use it.
 

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Jennifer,<br><br>
I thought that others might think that Martha might be a little too old. I think it's nice b/c it's not very common and it was my g-ma's name.<br><br>
I also thought about Gwendolyn, but they kind of rhyme. We call dd Maddy.<br><br>
Thanks for replying!
 

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My sister's name is Martha and I have always thought it was a GREAT name! Plus all of those really old "grandma" type names are very hot right so Martha would fit right in with a class full of Evelyn's and Maisie's LOL! But it isn't a "hot" choice so she would still be unique KWIM?<br><br>
Anyway my vote is for Martha <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My sister's full name is Martha Mary (she was named after my Aunt who was named after a nun LOL) and I always thought it was beautiful!<br><br>
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I actually really love the sound of Madelyn and Gwen together, they sound great! I don't normally like rhyming names together but if one goes by Maddy and the other Gwen than it doesn't much matter. Good luck!
 

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I think Maddy and Gwen sound great together, too. You could also use Gwenivere (don't know how to spell it correctly, though). Our girl name was Miranda and we were going to use Mira as a nickname. Maddy and Mira sound nice to me.
 

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I like Marta. A version of Martha, isn't it? I don't know where my baby name book is, or I'd check. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And, would you consider the first name being just Gwen, not calling her Gwen short for something else? There is also (I do not know how to spell these..) Gweneviere or Gwenivieve<br><br>
Morgan just popped into my head, fwiw <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Happy naming
 

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My mama friend (Who is also an MDC mama...hi Amy!!!) has twin girls named Madelyn and Gwyneth. I think the names sound so cute together!!!!!
 

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You know Martha Gwen sounds nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But then I like "traditional" names. My Dd is Victoria and my DS is Jackson (old family name). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I like the sound of Madelyn and Gwendolyn together too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Someone asked about why the names have to "go together"...<br><br>
Walk out into your garage, and call your children's names out in a long line. Was it easy? Did it roll off the tongue? Did you find yourself stumbling? Did they sound too "cutesy" and kitschy together? There will be times in your life where you will be calling all those names out at the sametime... often at a yell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> You don't want to sound foolish doing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> And until they are on their own... they will be lumped together by other people. Isn't it nicer when they have some "co-hesion"? Bobby Jo and Raphael don't exactly "compliment" each other. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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For the record, Guinevere is spelled Guinevere, and it's French for "Jennifer," prosaically enough.<br><br>
I like Madelyn Martha Fawcett.<br><br>
Just please don't name her Farrah. Or "Rain." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You know Martha Gwen sounds nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But then I like "traditional" names. My Dd is Victoria and my DS is Jackson (old family name). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I like the sound of Madelyn and Gwendolyn together too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Someone asked about why the names have to "go together"...<br><br>
Walk out into your garage, and call your children's names out in a long line. Was it easy? Did it roll off the tongue? Did you find yourself stumbling? Did they sound too "cutesy" and kitschy together? There will be times in your life where you will be calling all those names out at the sametime... often at a yell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> You don't want to sound foolish doing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> And until they are on their own... they will be lumped together by other people. Isn't it nicer when they have some "co-hesion"? Bobby Jo and Raphael don't exactly "compliment" each other. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Hrrm. I was just thinking that taking Marta and Gewn, for example, in moments of stress, and absent mindedness the yelling would end up "Gwa-Marta" or, likewise "Mar-Gwen."<br><br>
Or, at least, that's how it works in my family. LOL.<br><br>
I just think it'd be a shame to let a 2nd dd miss out on a great name because it didn't "go with" the first's. 'Cause after a while, Bobbie Jo and Raphael would seem as natural a combination as... peas and carrots... hee.
 

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:LOL My dh doesn't get that names should go together....my dd is Lucy Elizabeth. We just can't name this baby Rainbow Sunshine Willow Windsong. It wouldn't mesh, IMO.<br><br>
Of course, I am a bit obsessed with things matching....I match my dd's diapers to all her outfits, which totally coordinate too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tiptoe">
 

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I also vote for Martha because Martha Root was one amazing woman, humanitarian, pure spirit, and she's who I think of when I hear the name Martha. And M & M is pretty sweet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thank you all so much for your replies!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I would like my kids to have a formal (? for lack of a better word) name and be able to use a nn if they would like to. I guess I just consider Gwen to be more a nn than a full name. You know?<br><br><br>
And mum2tori summed up the whole "go together" thing perfectly, thanks!<br><br><br>
Oh, and believe me, we won't name her Farrah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> My BIL's name is Russell Fawcett---shortens to Rusty Fawcett. I don't know what my MIL was thinking there.<br><br><br>
Thanks again, these give me something to think about and at least we have some time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Gwen is cute, what about Gienevieve? (I have no idea how to really spell it)<br><br>
Or what about Margaret (Maggie for short) or Marjory?<br><br><br><i>(Just wanted to add ~~My neices names are Madeline and Marjory. So Cute!)</i>
 

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I was about to suggest Genevieve - not sure if that is the correct spelling - a friend of mine had this in high school but I can't remember how she spelled it.<br><br>
My mom's name is Gwendolyn. I think that sounds nice with your last name.
 

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Guinevere? We have a Gwen in the family & we call her Gwenny. Gwenny & Maddy sound cute together.<br><br>
I knew a Martha in college & she was one cool chick.
 
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