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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

Duana Names: Inspired By Childhood Heroines

December 16, 2015 22:17:27 Posted at December 16, 2015 22:17:27
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, We are expecting our third daughter in December and we are not even close to having a name picked out, we can't agree on anything. Our first daughter is Olive (I know how you feel about that name) and our second is Winifred, whom we mostly call Winnie or Win. Their names came easily to us but this time around the names I love, my husband does not. Full Article

Duana Names: Everything Good is Used Again

December 14, 2015 22:29:59 Posted at December 14, 2015 22:29:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We need your help. I have a baby boy coming in December. While we are elated, I have been dreading naming him since we found out we were expecting again. A bit of background - when we had my daughter my husband and I could not decide on a name. At all. We finally named her with a nurse standing over us with the paperwork while we buckled her into the car seat to take her home from the hospital. Full Article

Duana Names: My Turn Next

December 11, 2015 19:47:51 Posted at December 11, 2015 19:47:51
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, This seems to be the hot topic for you these days but I really need help with boy names. My husband and I are expecting our second in December. While we don't know and won't find out what we are having, I am convinced we are having a boy, which is mainly because I am completely stumped and stressing out over boy names! My husband named our daughter, and it is the most beautiful name - Cecily. Full Article

Duana Names: Emergency Holiday Queue-Jumper

December 9, 2015 20:19:45 Posted at December 9, 2015 20:19:45
Duana Posted by Duana

Duana, I'm begging you, please me up on your list and help! We're in a sorry state and I'm afraid I've lost all perspective! I need you. Most importantly my son needs you. I gave birth to our first child, a beautiful baby boy, in February. When we found out we were pregnant and then that he was a boy we of course talked names and decided on one, albeit left field name. Full Article

Duana Names: Does She Get A Story?

December 7, 2015 21:18:53 Posted at December 7, 2015 21:18:53
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana, We are expecting our second baby in December and I'm really having a hard time with name ideas! Our first was easy- I knew he was a boy and what his name would be as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I know it's still early but I could really use your help to get the ball rolling. Full Article

Duana Names: Put Them On The Map?

December 4, 2015 19:18:11 Posted at December 4, 2015 19:18:11
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana! We are due with our second baby at the end of December, and are at an impasse regarding his/her name. It feels like our 2-year old daughter, Florence, was named for a perfect storm of reasons (Florence was the last place I visited with my Dad before he passed away, my Mom is a nurse (Florence Nightingale reference), and it is a name in my husband's family tree). Full Article

Duana Names: Name News and Issues

December 2, 2015 21:53:15 Posted at December 2, 2015 21:53:15
Duana Posted by Duana

The name thing is not a perfect science. But it’s a single decision that lasts the rest of someone’s life so it is kind of amazing that it works out as often as it does. There are hiccups though, and a couple of them have been in the zeitgeist lately, so I wanted to rant at them today, not solving a particular letter writer’s problem, although many of you have written about all of these. Full Article

Duana Name: On Secrets, syllables, and extra Ns

November 30, 2015 20:52:03 Posted at November 30, 2015 20:52:03
Duana Posted by Duana

Hi Duana! My husband and I are having our first baby at the end of this year, and we don’t know the sex. When I first suggested Eamon as a boy name, I did not think my husband would be on board, but he loved it! We thought we were set on boy names, but of course, a lot people have asked what our potential baby names are and in many cases, we shared (big mistake). Full Article