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Duana Names: Politics ruined my baby name

February 22, 2017 21:23:20 Posted at February 22, 2017 21:23:20
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Hey Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first child, a boy, the first week in March. And we had a name picked out we both loved - Rex. It was familiar without being popular, I think it is cute for a little boy and handsome for an adult. I like the sound of it, and its succinctness. It has loose ties to my home state (Louisiana, via Mardi Gras), and I had even gotten over the dog thing. Full Article

Duana Names: Secrets from a Favourite Sister

February 17, 2017 20:42:51 Posted at February 17, 2017 20:42:51
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Hi Duana, I'm writing on behalf of my older brother (actually, my favourite one but don't tell my other siblings). After a very difficult journey that lasted seven long years, my sister-in-law and him are finally expecting a boy! We couldn't be any happier for them. His first name will be Abraham. Full Article

Duana Names: Are you part of the 38%?

February 15, 2017 22:33:26 Posted at February 15, 2017 22:33:26
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Hi Duana. I’m due in March, but I’m such a planner that I know I’m going to be settled on a name long before that. We are all set for a girl’s name, but totally stuck on a boy’s name. What I want is something different but identifiable, somewhat familiar but not at all common, easily spelled but not particularly trendy or of the moment. Full Article

Duana Names: Tradition or Trend? Obscurity or Anglicization?

February 13, 2017 22:19:25 Posted at February 13, 2017 22:19:25
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Hi Duana, I have a question about name spelling. I love the Irish name Sadhbh. But I wonder if the traditional spelling might be difficult for most people to understand. I was wondering if the anglicized versions are ok to use? I've seen it spelled Saeve and Sive. I like both of those and I feel like the phonetic spelling will be easier. Full Article

Duana Names: Double Dipper

February 10, 2017 21:13:23 Posted at February 10, 2017 21:13:23
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Hi Duana, Almost 2 years ago you really helped us out in having the ‘guts’ to choose our son’s name: Duncan. He’s almost 2 and we still love the name.  (Remember the ‘Teacher’s Curse’?) Well, baby #2 - a girl - is on the way! We have tons of time (Like her brother she’s due in the beginning of March) but I am feeling so uninspired I needed to reach out. Full Article

Duana Names: Angelica! Eliza! …and Firefighter

February 8, 2017 21:00:51 Posted at February 8, 2017 21:00:51
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I am pumped to write you as we expect the arrival of our third baby. We were on the unenviable infertility journey for years before we welcomed our first son, and even know as we prepare to welcome our third, it feels like a crazy miracle. Henry Clarke is our imaginative, wild child five-year-old and Jane Mary is our sassy and pink-loving (much to this mama's chagrin) two-year-old. Full Article

Duana Names: Complete the Set? Or Something New?

February 6, 2017 21:08:18 Posted at February 6, 2017 21:08:18
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Hi Duana Almost 2 years ago now I gave birth to twin daughters Amelia Grace and Marlowe Faith, I even wrote to you then asking for help and it was such a delight getting your feedback and input. We are having another girl in the new year and could use your input again, please help we are quite stuck even more so than when we had our twins. Full Article

Duana Names: Different Babies, Same Patterns?

February 3, 2017 20:39:53 Posted at February 3, 2017 20:39:53
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We're expecting a little girl in early February. We already have two boys, Emerson Rhys and Sebastian Wynn. Our last name is a double barrel, both start with B and the very last ends in "ah". We had an easy time naming the boys but we've been seriously derailed with this one. Full Article

Duana Names: Perfection Plus What?

February 1, 2017 22:48:28 Posted at February 1, 2017 22:48:28
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Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our second child in 3 weeks, a baby girl. With our first I was obsessed with finding the perfect name to suit our tastes and we were successful in choosing one we absolutely love and never questioned once we found it: Keaton. That first go ‘round I had the time to search and ponder and spend endless hours doing so to my heart’s desire. Full Article

Duana Names: Should We Fix This “Mistake”?

January 30, 2017 22:20:41 Posted at January 30, 2017 22:20:41
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Dear Duana -- I'm pregnant with Baby No. 3. My husband and I both adored and agreed easily on the name Stella Jane for our oldest. The name hadn't *quite* taken off when we chose it, but, honestly, we didn't care that it was popular; we chose it as a tribute name for Mary, the Mother of God (Our Lady, Stella Maris -- Our Lady, Star of the Sea). Full Article

Duana Names: SON OF TWELVE

January 25, 2017 21:51:43 Posted at January 25, 2017 21:51:43
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Hi Duana, My boyfriend and I are having our first baby in one month and we need help. We’ve decided to keep the gender a surprise, which means we get all the fun of brainstorming twice as many names. While we’ve got loads of great girl names (possibly too many for someone as indecisive as I am), we are having trouble with boys names and I have a strong feeling this little one will turn out to be a boy. Full Article