Duana Names: After The Rainbow

Duana Posted by Duana at August 18, 2017 19:14:17 August 18, 2017 19:14:17
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Duana, A few weeks ago my beloved 13 year old golden retriever Wrigley lost her battle with cancer. I was devastated. I still am devastated. It's been a horrible time. What makes it even worse is that her 'brother' Oscar my 10 year old golden is lost without her. He's never been alone. Full Article

Duana Names: In Which I Help You Steal My Job

Duana Posted by Duana at August 16, 2017 21:06:24 August 16, 2017 21:06:24
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My co-worker/friend is having a baby (due late August), and recently moaned that coming up with names was "so hard." To which I replied, "OMG that's the most fun part of having a baby! I don't want a kid, but I desperately want to name one!" Long story short, she agreed to let me (help) name her baby boy. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Post C-section fitness

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 16, 2017 20:15:19 August 16, 2017 20:15:19
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Hi Hayley!  I need some help please! I am 10 weeks post C-section and need help deciphering what I should be doing to get back in shape and shed this baby weight. I was cleared to workout at 6 weeks however, I have been battling an infection in my incision. I am on antibiotics and on the mend and very anxious to get back into shape. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Sport specific personal trainers

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 15, 2017 16:32:43 August 15, 2017 16:32:43
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Hi Hayley! I am looking for advice on how to find a personal trainer. Here's a bit of background: I am very active. I compete in masters swimming during the fall/winter and triathlon and open water swimming in the spring/summer. In addition to these competitive endeavours I like to hike, surf, yoga, and generally try new things. Full Article

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Duana Names: Accidentally On Purpose

Duana Posted by Duana at August 14, 2017 20:53:44 August 14, 2017 20:53:44
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Hello Duana, I am 5 days away from my due date with baby boy number 4 and so far it looks like this one is going to be nameless! I have 3 boys: Jaymes Earl Mc-----, Owyn Danny Mc-----, and Rhys William Mc-----. We intentionally chose names with the letter Y in them and want to continue this. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: A jar salad

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 11, 2017 16:05:20 August 11, 2017 16:05:20

Ok, so as much as I wish I can take credit for this idea, I can’t.  This salad idea comes from one of my clients who has been kicking ass in a health challenge she created for herself this past June. In the past we have struggled with finding balance and creating a healthy lifestyle that she can be consistent with. Full Article

Duana Names: Breaking The Rules Because Baby Did….

Duana Posted by Duana at August 9, 2017 21:28:52 August 9, 2017 21:28:52
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I received a letter a month or so ago – then yesterday, an update, which is below… Hi Duana, Long time reader and lover of your name nerd column, obsessed with Show Your Work, and I just finished The Name Therapist (loved it!). Sidenote: I loved your assessment of Cheryl as that is my new sister in law and definitely competent and I really feel like I break free of the practical Leslie as well as your friend did!! I'm finally able to write to ask advice as opposed to just muse about names as I'm due in late September. Full Article

Duana Names: What If We Like Them All?

Duana Posted by Duana at August 2, 2017 21:18:58 August 2, 2017 21:18:58
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Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first baby (a girl!) in a couple short weeks, and as the date gets closer, the naming decision feels a lot more daunting. I’ve had a running list of names in my cellphone for the last five years (at least), even though we weren’t quite there yet. Full Article

Duana Names: People Make Me Happy

Duana Posted by Duana at July 28, 2017 20:33:44 July 28, 2017 20:33:44
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Sometimes I wonder if I’m full of sh*t because I mock cheesy greeting cards and email-chain poems but some of this name stuff makes me so happy. Don’t tell anyone, lest you ruin my ‘contrarian’ cred. But today we have two of the things I love most: an update (and it’s a really good update, you guys) AND an update with a request for round two! I love Round Two, once you’ve eliminated some options, and so few people take me up on it! First, there’s this response to the unicorn letter... Full Article