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Duana Names: Can Perfect Strike Twice?

July 22, 2016 20:00:01 Posted at July 22, 2016 20:00:01
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Hi Duana, My sister-in-law and brother are getting closer to their due date but are no closer to deciding on a name. Daughter #2 arrives this July, and although they're completely in love with their first daughter's name (Elise), they're struggling to come up with a second name that they love equally as much. Full Article

Duana Names: The Good Name Grief

July 19, 2016 19:57:57 Posted at July 19, 2016 19:57:57
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Hi Duana, I am due in July and need major help! My husband and I are having twins after some struggles getting pregnant and are so happy to learn that they are a boy and a girl! Our daughter's name is giving us the most grief: the front runner name is Mireille, but we are not sure if we should go ahead with the name because our last name is Miller. Full Article

Duana Names: The Adventures of Margaret’s Brother

July 15, 2016 19:02:13 Posted at July 15, 2016 19:02:13
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Hi Duana! I promise I am not stalking you! Due to medical reasons I am having baby #2 (a boy) earlier than anticipated so the date has moved up, yet we are still at a complete impasse for a name. However, I may have one that I wanted to run by you as I am wavering. As quick background, my husband hijacked the naming of our firstborn daughter - Margaret Elise - while I was still drugged up in the operating room. Full Article

Duana Names: In Which We Meet A Genius And Learn Stuff

July 13, 2016 20:51:40 Posted at July 13, 2016 20:51:40
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Hi Duana! We are expecting a baby boy at the end of July and have literally no name list! We have a daughter named Vera and we both love her name. It's traditional yet rare and our Russian and Spanish relatives and English and French (we live in Montreal) neighbors and friends can all pronounce it and spell it. Full Article

Duana Names: Can A Name Really Be Unlucky?

July 8, 2016 19:23:58 Posted at July 8, 2016 19:23:58
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Hi Duana, I always loved the name Mallory for a girl. I am due this August and started to research a bit more into the name and discovered that the meaning of Mallory is "unfortunate" or  "unlucky". I really still want to use this name, but I am worried that when my daughter is older and does a little name research of her own, she will discover the negative history of her name and wonder why we chose this for her. Full Article

Duana Names: Can You Choose A Name First?

July 6, 2016 21:29:20 Posted at July 6, 2016 21:29:20
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Duana, We have an unknown amount of time to answer our question - we're prospective adoptive parents currently in the "waiting period" portion of the adoption process. Potentially, we might not have much lead time between learning about a child who could be placed with us and actually bringing that child home, so we want to have some solid name ideas worked out of time. Full Article

Duana Names: Naming a Star

July 5, 2016 21:31:36 Posted at July 5, 2016 21:31:36
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Hi Duana, My husband and I need your help! We've narrowed down our name choices for our newborn boy who is due in a few weeks to: Mars Alexander, Apollo Sebastian/Fielding or Lawrence Apollo. His last name will be a hyphenated name with each name having two syllables and both starting with the letter "W". Full Article

Duana Names: Desperate, Yet Unique?

June 29, 2016 21:12:28 Posted at June 29, 2016 21:12:28
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Hi Duana, I am so confused. Pregnancy hormones are not helping! We are expecting our second child in less than 2 weeks and are choosing not to find out the gender. However, we are stumped on names. We both are of Indian origin and thought we were being unique in picking the name Aria for our first daughter, due to its Sanskrit origin and beautiful meaning. Full Article

Duana Names: Why Now?

June 27, 2016 20:32:44 Posted at June 27, 2016 20:32:44
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Hi Duana, I'm not pregnant but I have a name question or curiosity that I need to have some clarity on. We had a baby girl in December and named her Kyra. One month before she was born an acquaintance had a girl named Kiera. Two months after out Kyra i heard of another Kira. A friend due in July said that name is on her short list. Full Article

Duana Names: How Unique Do I Need To Go?

June 24, 2016 19:03:25 Posted at June 24, 2016 19:03:25
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Hi Duana, I have a unique name: Siobhan. Luckily I live in the UK so most people know how to pronounce it but I grew up in Australia where they didn't. Few can spell it but I've gotten so used to it that I don't mind. I am need of some name-nerd expertise. I'm getting a dog later this year, just need to puppy proof my house first, and decide on a breed. Full Article

Duana Names: But Please, No

June 22, 2016 20:54:58 Posted at June 22, 2016 20:54:58
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Hi Duana, Writing in for my work wife who is due in June. Her daughter is Eliana and they had a very hard time coming up with that name. Mom and dad have very common 80s names (mom is something like Lauren or Julie* and dad is something like Jason or Austin, last name is very common like Cooper). Full Article