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Duana Names: Four for Four

November 28, 2016 22:15:48 Posted at November 28, 2016 22:15:48
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I've never wanted to be out in public discussing my name choices but we now have 1 month left to name the child who will be our last: our 4th girl due at the end of December!! And I am tapped! As an indecisive person, I had trouble naming the first one and by girl 4 I'm just done. My partner is pretty much unreliable since he suggests names like Margery (which I'm sure is lovely for many, but not for me). Full Article

Duana Names: Seventeen Simple Steps To Harnessing Name Distaste

November 23, 2016 23:00:11 Posted at November 23, 2016 23:00:11
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Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting a daughter in December and we are not finding any common ground, mainly because we hate everything we come across. Prior to discovering I was pregnant I had a slew of hypothetical names that I had been tossing around and they were all fabulous, and now I hate them all. Full Article

Duana Names: Alternatives to Perfection

November 21, 2016 20:08:43 Posted at November 21, 2016 20:08:43
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Hi Duana, Per the midwife this baby has one foot out the door and I’m panicking because we still don’t have a name. We are expecting a boy and he has two older sisters – Gwen and Virginia. Last name is two syllables, starts with a D and is a first name but pluralized. We were sold on Theodore for months but when our daughters started school this year there was a Theo in both of their classes. Full Article

Duana Names: We Have Each Other…

November 18, 2016 20:14:46 Posted at November 18, 2016 20:14:46
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Okay, so it’s been a rough little while.  So we’re all exhausted by all the articles we’re sending around, the Biden memes have slowed to a trickle, and it feels as dire as ever but with the added implication that we should have to get back to our actual jobs and responsibilities. Full Article

Duana Names: The Unicorn Letter

November 16, 2016 21:31:28 Posted at November 16, 2016 21:31:28
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Duana: My partner and I are having the hardest time agreeing on names for our little girl, arriving in December. I want a timeless, feminine name and he prefers something a bit less common. Names that I love: V----a names: Victoria, Virginia, Veronica (NOT Vanessa though); Louisa; Edith (we would call her Edie); Frances. Full Article

Duana Names: Can’t Change It, Love It

November 14, 2016 21:03:32 Posted at November 14, 2016 21:03:32
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Dear Duana, I am in need of your assistance with naming my first child and am hoping that you can help. I am not sure whether you post the entirety of the emails that you receive so apologise in advance if this is too long. I am having a boy. At first I was happy about this because there are so many awesome leading man names that are esoteric and cool but unfortunately my partner is not on the same wavelength. Full Article

Duana Names: Prescription for Pettiness

November 11, 2016 21:18:41 Posted at November 11, 2016 21:18:41
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Hi Duana, I have what I feel is some petty bitchiness going on, and I need an independent third party to either validate my feelings and offer a solution, or disabuse me of my opinions and give me a reality check. My husband and I are expecting our first child, a girl, in the beginning of December. Full Article

Duana Names: One Name. Lots Of Love.

November 9, 2016 21:13:10 Posted at November 9, 2016 21:13:10
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Hello Duana! I’m writing to you from Portugal – which means this is not a question about Anglo-Saxon names or about people living in an English-speaking country – so I completely understand if this doesn’t interest you or if you don’t think you’ll be able to help. Full Article

Duana Names: Never In A Million Years! Maybe.

November 8, 2016 18:41:49 Posted at November 8, 2016 18:41:49
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Hey Duana, My work bestie is having a baby due in December, and while there is plenty of time, she (and myself) have been racking our brains at work everyday throwing out names and evaluating. She doesn't know what she is having yet. She also has a daughter named Julia, and wants a name that will match/compliment. Full Article

Duana Names: To Pin Down The Twang

November 2, 2016 20:49:34 Posted at November 2, 2016 20:49:34
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Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first baby in early November and are hitting a bit of a wall on names. We were in agreement about baby girl names for the most part (Dorothy/Dotty as a front runner) and only found out the gender because we were pretty divided on boy names. As fate would have it, we're having a boy! On paper it should be simple, we both seem to like southern names. Full Article