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Duana Names: Inspired By Childhood Heroines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Duana Names: The Struggle is Real?

Duana Posted by Duana at November 27, 2015 19:43:36 November 27, 2015 19:43:36
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Dear Duana, I am expecting a daughter in December. I already have a four year old son named Linus Nin Lum (whose middle name is in honor of a deceased great grandfather). My husband and I are thinking of naming our daughter Linnea Jane Lum (her middle name would be in honor of a deceased grandmother). Full Article

Duana Names: I’m With The Kid

Duana Posted by Duana at November 25, 2015 19:11:58 November 25, 2015 19:11:58

Hi Duana, I’m due with my second child on December 2 and we decided, as we did with our son, to keep the sex a surprise. My three year old is Gavin and it’s a name I loved forever – we settled on it before I was out of the first trimester. The problem is, it seems to be the only boy name I like. Full Article

Duana Names: State of Grace

Duana Posted by Duana at November 23, 2015 19:31:06 November 23, 2015 19:31:06
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Our last name is a traditional English name, 3 syllables. We had originally chosen the name Olivia Grace as we thought it sounded great with our last name and could picture both a little girl and a grown woman easily going by this name. My bubble was burst however when I realized just how popular the name Olivia is these days. Full Article