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Duana Names: Name Nerd Seeks Same

Duana Posted by Duana at March 10, 2017 21:18:09 March 10, 2017 21:18:09
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Hi Duana! I’ve always been a name nerd as well, it’s so nice to read about a kindred spirit! Like you, I loved reading baby name books when I was younger. Kathleen sounds like a common name but I was always the only one and there were NEVER any hairbrushes or keychains with my name on them - I could only ever find Catherine. Full Article

Duana Names: Course Correction

Duana Posted by Duana at March 8, 2017 22:11:09 March 8, 2017 22:11:09
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Hi Duana, We are due this summer, so not for a while, but I feel like this baby naming thing is a big task and the more time we give it, the better. I come from a family of really good names. I have a strong 3-syllable name (Kennedy) that is uncommon and that I really love. My siblings have similar names, and so do their children (i. Full Article

Duana Names: Does It Matter? Does ANYTHING?

Duana Posted by Duana at March 3, 2017 20:54:21 March 3, 2017 20:54:21
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Hi there! First name nerd advice-seeker here. I wrote to you four years ago to get your take on our first child's name, a boy we called Theodore Roland Giguere Hodes. I need general name advice, but also want your take on something. I fancy myself a feminist, and I have been into the idea that if we ever had a girl, I would like her to have my last name (so Hodes as the second middle name and Giguere as the last name). Full Article

Duana Names: Lest We Name Him Tarzan Shaggy

Duana Posted by Duana at March 1, 2017 22:10:22 March 1, 2017 22:10:22
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Hi Duana, As crazy as this sounds, I am expecting our fourth child in April. We already have 3 little boys and I love love love all their names. We have Emmett (from way before 'Emmett' was a thing), Andrew and Patrick. As you can see, we are not flashy or into 'new names'. We have English/Irish and Scottish heritage (our last name reflects this as well) and a bit of French thrown in for fun. Full Article

Duana Names: Politics ruined my baby name

Duana Posted by Duana at February 22, 2017 21:23:20 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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 17, 2017 20:42:51 February 17, 2017 20:42:51

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%?

Duana Posted by Duana at February 15, 2017 22:33:26 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?

Duana Posted by Duana at February 13, 2017 22:19:25 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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 10, 2017 21:13:23 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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 8, 2017 21:00:51 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?

Duana Posted by Duana at February 6, 2017 21:08:18 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