Name Nerd Articles

Duana Names: 10 Days Or Less

July 25, 2014 16:45:36 Posted at July 25, 2014 16:45:36
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, Please help!  My due date is 10 days away and we're totally stuck on a name for boy #2.  My last name rhymes with that of our popular Canadian coffee chain.  Our first son is Owen (which we chose despite its ranking on the popular list).  We'd like the names to sound good together, but have no rules about initials or ending with an "n". Full Article

Duana Names: Hey You

July 23, 2014 16:31:34 Posted at July 23, 2014 16:31:34
Duana Posted by Duana

I need name help and like yesterday. We are expecting a girl in the next month and this will be our second girl. Our first is Caroline. This was a no brainer for us we pretty much agreed on the car ride home from the ultrasound. Now here we are again and we cant come up with something we both love. Full Article

Duana Names: No Schmance

July 21, 2014 15:29:56 Posted at July 21, 2014 15:29:56
Duana Posted by Duana

Duana. I'm imploring for your help (pretty please!). We're Mexican but my first son (18 months) was born in the US. His name is Diego, last name C------. My husband and I loved it! the length, that it's easy to pronounce in both Spanish and English and the general vibe of it. This time around we're not finding out if we're having a boy or girl but options are: Dario, Javier. Full Article

Duana Names: Hipster Baby Names

July 18, 2014 16:03:35 Posted at July 18, 2014 16:03:35
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in early September. Very exciting, but I'm stressing about names, mainly because my hubby and I don't see eye-to-eye on this topic. Here are my top three names, in order: 1. Beau 2. Remi 3. Harley My hubby's contribution: 1. Full Article

Duana Names: A different kind of name question

July 16, 2014 16:08:51 Posted at July 16, 2014 16:08:51
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, I am getting married next May, and cannot decide if I want to take my fiance's name.  He is totally supportive of whatever I want to do, as his mother didn't take his father's name (of course, they're divorced, so there's some karmic issues there), and he knows my overwhelmingly feminist attitudes about everything. Full Article

Duana Names: With Ansleigh

July 14, 2014 15:52:59 Posted at July 14, 2014 15:52:59
Duana Posted by Duana

My husband and I are expecting our first child at the end of the year. We've been married just over four years now and kids were always in our plans. We have both had short lists for names in the backs of our heads for years. Mine includes Maeve, Anneliese, Eliza and Bennett, Casper, James. His Violet, Rachel, Grace and Matthew, Wyatt, Noah. Full Article

Duana Names: How about Eleri?

July 10, 2014 18:44:11 Posted at July 10, 2014 18:44:11
Duana Posted by Duana

Dear Duana, My husband and I are expecting a girl in 5 weeks, and are desperate for some advice. We haven't told our friends and family our intended baby name (for fear of inviting unwanted comments), so we have no one to arbitrate our debate: My husband is of Welsh origin; I am Bulgarian. Full Article

Duana Names: On Emergencies and Opie

July 8, 2014 15:29:52 Posted at July 8, 2014 15:29:52
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, I am due with a baby in two weeks(!) and my husband and I need your help. We do not know the gender. If it's a girl we're pretty sure she will be Ruby, but it's boys names where we get stuck! Names we kind of like (but not enough) are Oliver, Kai, Arlo, Leif and Opie. The name has to go with our toddler son's name, Henley Roy. Full Article

Duana Names: No Guff!

July 3, 2014 16:40:45 Posted at July 3, 2014 16:40:45
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana! My husband and I are expecting a baby girl this summer, our first child.  For a boy, we were set on our name - John Ryan (so we'd like our girl's name to somewhat go with this in case we have a boy in the future).  For a girl...not so much.  My husband keeps suggesting names out of the 80's: Nicole, Madison, Lindsay, etc; whereas, I've been leaning towards names like Madeleine, Ruby, or Olive (I'm not committed to any yet though). Full Article

Duana Names: The Eagle Has Already Landed

July 2, 2014 14:41:11 Posted at July 2, 2014 14:41:11
Duana Posted by Duana

Dear Duana, Our son is almost two months old and still needs a name! He has a Chinese name already but we still need a name that the (English-speaking, non-Chinese) side of the family can pronounce (one will be his first name and the other his middle). Emil was our front runner for a while, but we have had nothing but negative reactions to it. Full Article

Duana Names: Occam’s Razor

June 26, 2014 16:49:08 Posted at June 26, 2014 16:49:08
Duana Posted by Duana

I hope you can help us a little.  We are having our second child and we just found out it is going to be a boy.  I must say the whole pregnancy for the second time around was a surprise to me and a total accident!  I was convinced and sure that I ever wanted 1 child and 1 child only, but my husband (the only child) is absolutely delighted with our accident :-)  We took ages to agree on the name of our first born boy, it is Michael by the way (we also call him Misha sometimes, as I am Russian and my husband is a Kiwi (New Zealander) so we always wanted a name that would be great and translate well in both English and Russian languages. Full Article

Duana Names: Many, many factors

June 24, 2014 19:19:29 Posted at June 24, 2014 19:19:29
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana I am fairly newly pregnant with my husband's and my first child. We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl yet, and we are leaning towards leaving it as a surprise anyway. The name situation is already complicated though! Issue 1 is that I am very set on an Irish name for this baby and all that follow. Full Article

Duana Names: Double Your Pleasure

June 19, 2014 16:35:52 Posted at June 19, 2014 16:35:52
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana Now (that) I am (pregnant) with twins,Jackpot!! my husband and I are doing our best not finding out the sexes of the babies, we want it to be a surprise and I think it’s just so much more fun. We've already settled on our boy names which we adore - it’s either going to be 1 or 2 out of Elijah,Jonah or Noah they are all biblical and we love that, beautiful names with beautiful meanings. Full Article

Duana Names: Having A Dostoevsky

June 17, 2014 15:44:11 Posted at June 17, 2014 15:44:11
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, I am almost 8 months pregnant, due July 20th and we are no where close to having a name chosen for our little boy. We are having a problem finding something that 'goes' with our last name. Its Eastern European, 4 syllables, starts with a "D" and ends in "ski". Full Article