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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17835 on: October 13, 2013, 09:30:17 PM »
What do you guys think of this - having your second child's first name the same as your first child's middle name?

my his third son shares his second name with my second son's first name. 

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« Reply #17836 on: October 13, 2013, 10:20:50 PM »
Re using the word August in each name.  Might well have some thing to do with August meaning noble, stately or exalted.  Good name for a potential monarch. 

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« Reply #17837 on: October 14, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »
Friends or our's have 2 girls.  Grace Marie and then 8 years later they had Madeline Grace.  Turns out both of my friends' mothers names are Grace and they didn't want one girl to be named after the grandmothers and not the other.
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« Reply #17838 on: October 14, 2013, 01:33:59 PM »
Friends or our's have 2 girls.  Grace Marie and then 8 years later they had Madeline Grace.  Turns out both of my friends' mothers names are Grace and they didn't want one girl to be named after the grandmothers and not the other.

That's great! "You're named after Grandma Grace Smith, but you're named after Grandma Grace Miller! No, really, it's totally different. Don't get them mixed up." That is reasoning I can understand and it makes me smile a little bit.

Wasn't there a US president whose middle name was just S, the letter, because both grandfathers' names started with S and the parents didn't want to favor one over the other?

I like family names, personally. At least, saying something is "a family name" seems like pretty good reasoning to me, unless the name is truly horrible (still subjective, I guess). I heard of a couple recently who had a baby girl and her name was a mash-up of the mom's parents' names--it came out to be a fairly normal if new-sounding name, like Brylee (Bryan and Lee, maybe). And then mom's sister's name was the baby's middle name. So this child's name honors three of her maternal relatives. I just kept thinking, what are they going to do for the next child? Are they going to be able to get all of that in for the dad's side? That's the sort of thing that makes me wonder a bit, when one child has a really significant name with much thought and family connection, and the next child's name is more like, "Eh, sounded good with the first kid."  :-\
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17839 on: October 14, 2013, 07:33:52 PM »
Friends or our's have 2 girls.  Grace Marie and then 8 years later they had Madeline Grace.  Turns out both of my friends' mothers names are Grace and they didn't want one girl to be named after the grandmothers and not the other.

That's great! "You're named after Grandma Grace Smith, but you're named after Grandma Grace Miller! No, really, it's totally different. Don't get them mixed up." That is reasoning I can understand and it makes me smile a little bit.

Wasn't there a US president whose middle name was just S, the letter, because both grandfathers' names started with S and the parents didn't want to favor one over the other?


yes Harry S Truman

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« Reply #17840 on: October 15, 2013, 05:56:52 PM »
I just met a newborn baby named Jakely, pronounced as two syllables: Jake + lee.

Not a nickname, the legal name. baby name searchs don't bring it up at all for me as a name from another country. It also doesn't appear to have any connection to the parent's names.

a very cute baby girl, by the way.
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« Reply #17841 on: October 15, 2013, 09:11:54 PM »
Jakely, hmm. I know of a teenage girl named Blakely. And there's Blake Lively, the actress. It's all kind of in the same sound family. I really thought you were going to say it was a boy, though! :)

Today I heard of a little girl (5 yrs or less) named Kinadi. I assume it's a creative spelling of Kennedy? See, I'm one of those people who pronounces short-i (pin) and short-e (pen) differently, so this would really bug me if they were trying to do "Kennedy." My mom, on the other hand, can't hear the difference between the two vowels, so the pronunciation would make perfect sense to her.
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« Reply #17842 on: October 16, 2013, 12:35:29 AM »
It may be made up but the spelling is straight forward and the pronunciation is consistent. I do think it sounds more masculine but, since so many masculine names are being pinched for female use, that argument isn't very valid.

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« Reply #17843 on: October 16, 2013, 10:52:27 AM »
Jakely, hmm. I know of a teenage girl named Blakely. And there's Blake Lively, the actress. It's all kind of in the same sound family. I really thought you were going to say it was a boy, though! :)

Today I heard of a little girl (5 yrs or less) named Kinadi. I assume it's a creative spelling of Kennedy? See, I'm one of those people who pronounces short-i (pin) and short-e (pen) differently, so this would really bug me if they were trying to do "Kennedy." My mom, on the other hand, can't hear the difference between the two vowels, so the pronunciation would make perfect sense to her.

I've seen that (and yes, it is supposed to be like Kennedy), and I've also seen Kynadi in passing. It wasn't until just now that it clicked for me.

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« Reply #17844 on: October 17, 2013, 09:42:13 PM »
Had to share this one. Tonight I ran across a young woman (maybe 20) whose name was Azmoriah. She pronounced it azz-mor-EYE-uh. Like, "They Call the Wind Moriah" plus "azz" on the front.

I don't know if it's an "established" name or not, but I think it's very pretty. It feels Biblical and epic to me. Kind of magical. I think it might be a hard name to have, though, because it feels like a lot to live up to, like you have to become an Olympic figure skater or a rock superstar.

I also met a woman about 30 whose name was Patrica. Not Patricia, Patrica. It was pronounced puh-TREE-kuh. I imagine she says, "Not Patricia, Patrica" a lot.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17845 on: October 17, 2013, 09:51:48 PM »
Wasn't there a US president whose middle name was just S, the letter, because both grandfathers' names started with S and the parents didn't want to favor one over the other?

I have a friend whose first name is J. No period, just the letter.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17846 on: October 18, 2013, 04:08:55 PM »
Mea'ghan

Please, enough with the apostrophes already!

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« Reply #17847 on: November 12, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »
Saw my first Katniss today.  I'm wondering how many there will be on the 2032 Olympic archery team.

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« Reply #17848 on: November 12, 2013, 08:58:39 PM »
None. They will all rebel and be ice skaters.

Now I have to tell on a friend. She is expecting her second child, a boy, and has decided to name him in honour of her husband. You see, as a toddler, he couldn't quite pronounce his name, Alex, and would lisp out "Lis". So the baby will be named Lis.

I can just see his future: correcting the spelling (with an S, not a Z), correcting his gender (yes, I am a boy) and having people asking him about his name.

Yes, names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17849 on: November 13, 2013, 07:15:50 AM »
None. They will all rebel and be ice skaters.

Now I have to tell on a friend. She is expecting her second child, a boy, and has decided to name him in honour of her husband. You see, as a toddler, he couldn't quite pronounce his name, Alex, and would lisp out "Lis". So the baby will be named Lis.

I can just see his future: correcting the spelling (with an S, not a Z), correcting his gender (yes, I am a boy) and having people asking him about his name.

Yes, names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Somebody needs to talk her out of that. Or at least, talk her into legally naming him Alexander, so that he still has options!

A good friend of mine had a baby, and wanted to call her Bessie. Luckily, she gave her the legal name Elizabeth, and simply told everybody that the baby was to be known as Bessie. I say 'luckily', because about 3 weeks after the birth she realised that she hated the name Bessie! So now the little girl is known by her legal name, and also by a completely different diminutive.