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Duana Names: Arrived & Unnamed!

Duana Posted by Duana at June 10, 2016 19:36:33 June 10, 2016 19:36:33

Hi Duana!!! I am writing with an urgent request – my brother and sister-in-law just had their perfect daughter yesterday, their second child, and are having trouble picking a name! They have asked for my help so of course I thought of you. I know you have some crazy June baby drama to deal with but wonder if you could bump my bro and SIL up the line? If baby was a boy, he would have been named Everett, but they didn't have any set girls names - they thought they would decide when they met her. Full Article

Duana Names: Pinning Down Your Magnolia

Duana Posted by Duana at June 8, 2016 18:28:59 June 8, 2016 18:28:59
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Duana, We have lots of time to answer this question (this isn't like a, due next week problem) but I am worried that we will never be able to decide on a girl's name. I NEVER thought this would be us because I had my names, boy and girl, picked out forever and ever, long before I met my husband. Full Article

Duana Names: David, on Deadline?

Duana Posted by Duana at June 6, 2016 20:11:16 June 6, 2016 20:11:16

Hi Duana! I'm having a huge naming crisis. We have a 2 1/2 year old girl named Olivia Rose (I know it's popular but we loved it and we haven't met any others, so I wasn't too concerned) and now we are having a boy due June 8th and I'm having a horrible time with names. When we briefly talked about it before we knew the sex, we had picked Cora Jane for a girl, but then it all came crashing down when they told us we were having a boy and now I have no name. Full Article

Duana Names: Pessimistically Seeking Détente

Duana Posted by Duana at June 3, 2016 20:38:18 June 3, 2016 20:38:18

Hi Duana, I love your name nerding and while I do wish my husband and I could agree on a name, I'm pretty excited to get to reach out to you for help. Since finding out we were pregnant we've been arguing over names and eventually called a detente pending discovery of the gender so we could narrow the argument down by 50%. Full Article

Duana Names: Twist & Shout

Duana Posted by Duana at June 1, 2016 21:00:59 June 1, 2016 21:00:59

Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first child (a little girl) at the beginning of June. Before knowing she was a she, we had already picked out a boys name that we both loved to no end. To our shock (since boys run in the family), our little "he" turned out to be a "she". Full Article

Duana Names: Clarification, Androgyny, Elizabeth

Duana Posted by Duana at May 30, 2016 19:17:52 May 30, 2016 19:17:52
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My husband and I are expecting our first, and likely only, child in late May. It’s a girl. I’m a huge believer in the Supreme Court Justice test – no made up, frilly names. No nicknames as first names. Nothing too trendy or popular, although, my name being what it is, I don’t know why I really care as having a common name never really bothered me. Full Article

Duana Names: Strategy Skills

Duana Posted by Duana at May 27, 2016 20:19:20 May 27, 2016 20:19:20

Hi Duana! We are expecting our second baby in late May or early June and we like to wait to find out the sex (although everyone is guessing girl this time, not sure if that's because we already have a boy or not). For reference, our first is Felix and the kids have their dad's last name. Full Article

Duana Names: Can I Do This?

Duana Posted by Duana at May 25, 2016 20:39:02 May 25, 2016 20:39:02

Hi Duana, I love your column and I'm glad I finally have a chance to ask you for help! I'm due in October and the gender will be a surprise. I've fallen in love with the name Persephone for a girl. But I definitely had never heard this name before (a big hole in my liberal arts education?) until I met someone at an event who named her daughter this. Full Article

Duana Names: The Updates You Want, The News You Need

Duana Posted by Duana at May 20, 2016 20:04:05 May 20, 2016 20:04:05

No, I’m serious. Think about it. This isn’t just for my benefit, glory, or shaming. These updates actually tell us about the people who resulted from ideas we were just talking about! It’s kind of like we all made the person together, except inasmuch as that’s not true at all. Full Article

Duana Names: What’s Your Name, Man?

Duana Posted by Duana at May 16, 2016 21:06:52 May 16, 2016 21:06:52
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Hi Duana, So I have a theory about pet puppies and babies. I believe if a couple raises a puppy or puppies together before they have kids, the baby(s) personality will closely mirror the puppy's personality. With that in mind, the reason I'm writing is that we have a little emergency, there is a two week old little boy who needs a name! His older brother's name is Riley and the parents would like a name that goes well with Riley. Full Article