Name Nerd Articles

Duana Names: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

January 15, 2016 20:27:14 Posted at January 15, 2016 20:27:14
Duana Posted by Duana

My husband and I are expecting our first tiny human in early March with the potential for a leap year baby (how cool or how awful? I still don’t know). Naming a person for their entire life is a lot of pressure. My husband and I are 80s kids so we both have super popular names. I’ve hated my generic name since 3rd grade when I tried to get it changed to Darby (no luck, but in hindsight that was probably best). Full Article

Duana Names: Does It Cross Over?

January 13, 2016 21:34:41 Posted at January 13, 2016 21:34:41
Duana Posted by Duana

We're expecting our first, a girl in early February, and having trouble with her name. We live in an area where creative and non-name names are the norm. We would love to name her something unique and different but also don't want her name to be too weird that it is a burden her whole life. Full Article

Duana Names: Is It Enough To Love It?

January 12, 2016 21:15:42 Posted at January 12, 2016 21:15:42
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, We're expecting our second child, a boy, on February 3rd and I'm hoping my question is fairly simple. Here's the backstory. Our first child, an almost 2 year old boy, is named Judah. We heard the name on the show Weeds almost 7 years before he was born, and loved it so much that we instantly agreed it was the name of our first born son. Full Article

Duana Names: I Must Have Tried A Thousand Times*

January 8, 2016 21:11:50 Posted at January 8, 2016 21:11:50
Duana Posted by Duana

Duana! This will sound insane, but my pregnancy brain is awful and I've MEANT to email you so many times but I don't THINK I have. I REALLY hope you will help me because I quoted Adele in my subject line* to try and engender some goodwill, plus I wrote in for help naming baby #2 but you weren't able to answer me because too many of us are desperately seeking your sage advice. Full Article

Duana Names: Breaking Bored

January 6, 2016 21:34:19 Posted at January 6, 2016 21:34:19
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana! Just found out today that I'm having a girl! I'm writing you because I feel stuck on girl names. I don't know why but boy names came easier to me with my first born. I don't like girl names that are too flowery or overly cutesy. I like the following names but not married to any of them and they aren't in any particular order: Mabel (my late grandma's name, a contender for a middle name?), Rowan, Beatrice or Beatrix, Penelope, Bryn, Edie, Clementine, Matilda, Rosalind (I like Rosie as a nickname, my husband not as much, maybe sounds like too much a dog's name? :-), Isobel or Isabel Here are a few names I like as well but are taken by friends: Georgia, Maisie, Maeve, Stella, Astrid. Full Article

Duana Names: You May Already Be A Winner

January 4, 2016 19:20:51 Posted at January 4, 2016 19:20:51
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting baby 2 (Jan 15). We aren't sure if we will be having a boy or girl. We have a few options for a girls name but we agreed previously we would call our second son Jack. Our first son is named Sam after one of my family members. The back story is my great-grandfather was named Sampson but went by Sam. Full Article

Duana Names: Adjust Your Dates, ergo your Names

December 31, 2015 16:09:44 Posted at December 31, 2015 16:09:44
Duana Posted by Duana
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Hi Duana, I'm pregnant with my second child. First is a girl - Nola Adele. We aren't sure what we're having, but used to favour the name Brynn for a girl; however, that is out since she'd have the unfortunate initials of B.O.  For a boy, we both like the name Cole, but haven't a clue about a middle name (perhaps Andrew after my Grandfather). Full Article

Duana Names: Let the 2016 names begin!

December 29, 2015 19:18:50 Posted at December 29, 2015 19:18:50
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, So here's the deal. Baby boy due first of January. I have been pretty steadfast on naming him Foster. It's my maiden name and a way to honor my brother who passed away suddenly/tragically when he was 26 (neither me or my parents feel comfortable using my brother's first name). Full Article

Duana Names: His and Hers Names?

December 23, 2015 18:28:23 Posted at December 23, 2015 18:28:23
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, I'm expecting my second daughter in January and my husband gets to pick the name since I named our first daughter Cynthia (Aka Cyn or Cindy) after my mom who passed away ten years ago. His top pick is Cadence and I have to admit I'm not fully in love with it. It's growing on me. Full Article

Duana Names: Oui, No, Oui, No

December 21, 2015 18:56:58 Posted at December 21, 2015 18:56:58
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, I'm expecting my third kid in December, and haven't a clue where to start with the name game. I'm also short on time to ponder my options, with an almost 4- and an almost 2-year old in the mix. My husband is French Canadian and we speak mostly French at home, so a name that works in both languages is important. Full Article

Duana Names: A Stockingful of Updates

December 18, 2015 20:41:31 Posted at December 18, 2015 20:41:31
Duana Posted by Duana

There is nothing better than receiving the updates of the names chosen and not chosen, and especially where around the due date I landed. Sometimes people include the due date and I publish on that day, crossing my fingers. It often works, but not all the time. Here’s the update on A million little Liams... Full Article