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Duana Names: Work Around The Sounds

Duana Posted by Duana at February 14, 2014 16:53:17 February 14, 2014 16:53:17

Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting a boy in May and we're having a really tough time coming up with a good name. Part of the problem is our last name - Wells. It's a fine, traditional English name, but it's also incredibly difficult to match up with a first name. If ‘he’ had been a ‘she,’ we most likely would have used Waverly. Full Article

Duana Names: What if it’s Weird?

Duana Posted by Duana at February 13, 2014 19:27:03 February 13, 2014 19:27:03

Hi Duana, Ok, i've probably left this WAY too late but I'm due in 3 weeks and we can't decide on a name for our second child - a boy. Given that we are a mixed nationality family (Aussie mum, Dutch father) we are looking for something that can be pronounced in both languages and won't present any obvious teasing points. Full Article

Duana Names: Yo String, where’s Wallis*?

Duana Posted by Duana at February 6, 2014 17:28:11 February 6, 2014 17:28:11

Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first child in March and did not find out the sex of the baby. As such we’ve been brainstorming both girl and boy names and really thought we were ready to rock! Unfortunately my friend just has a baby and “stole” our baby girl name! Eloise. Full Article

Duana Names: Name Games - Seriously

Duana Posted by Duana at February 4, 2014 17:04:37 February 4, 2014 17:04:37

My husband and I just found out that we’re having a baby girl!  This will be our 3rd child and we are having a difficult time picking a name.  We have a unique family tradition to uphold.  On my husband’s side of the family, all children’s first names start with “D” and middle names start with “E”. Full Article

Duana Names: Julia Emergency

Duana Posted by Duana at January 30, 2014 16:04:38 January 30, 2014 16:04:38

Hi Duana, My baby girl is due in a week and my husband and I were all set to name her Julia. However, I've suddenly gotten a panic attack that "Julia" maybe too common a name. Especially since my husband is now considering "Catherine" as her middle name. I had preferred "Marlowe" as her middle name (since my husband's name is Marlon and I thought it would compliment nicely. Full Article

Duana Names: Bend The Gender?

Duana Posted by Duana at January 28, 2014 18:56:55 January 28, 2014 18:56:55

Duana~ Was hoping to get some advice about naming our baby girl. I'm 24 weeks pregnant and we are not finding out the sex before. We already have a boys name picked out, Maxon Leroy Barnhart. We cannot decide on a girls name. I can't decide whether or not we need to go in a more feminine route because Barnhart is a more harsh sounding last name or not? So far the only name we can come up with that we both like is Samantha. Full Article

Duana Names: Sisterly Advice

Duana Posted by Duana at January 24, 2014 16:34:17 January 24, 2014 16:34:17
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Hi Duana, My sister learned she is pregnant recently and of course, she's thinking of baby names already. I believe the last time I asked her the names she had picked were Olivia Grace if it's a girl or Austin Bentley if it's a boy. I admit to liking Olivia Grace, but I'm not entirely sure if it's a good thing for a boy to be named after city and a luxury car. Full Article

Duana Names: Occupational Hazard

Duana Posted by Duana at January 21, 2014 18:18:36 January 21, 2014 18:18:36

Hi Duana,  I'm finally writing after nearly 9 mos. of toiling over what to name our first baby and I'm really hoping you can help. We are due in two weeks and the baby's gender is a surprise. We have a girl's name: Mae Valley. Our last name starts with an "F," and has two syllables. Full Article

Duana: Those People Made Me Use Asterisks

Duana Posted by Duana at January 16, 2014 17:19:09 January 16, 2014 17:19:09
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Duana, Help!! We're having a baby in two weeks*, and if it's a girl**, we have decided on the name Nora***.  (Or Norah - can't decide if I like it better with or without the "h".****). I feel like the name has been tainted by North "Nori" West. Am I crazy?!?******  I'd love your opinion. Full Article

Duana Names: How To Avoid Jayden

Duana Posted by Duana at January 14, 2014 16:45:04 January 14, 2014 16:45:04
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Hi Duana, We are expecting our first child in two weeks - a boy. We are torn between two names: Charles (Charlie) and Finlay (Finn). We want a name that is strong with a bit of a preppy, old-school vibe, and we're confident that Charlie fits the bill. Is Finlay a super trendy name? There's no polite way to put this, but is it becoming the new Jayden, Jaxon, Braydon?? Your input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, C ____ It kills me that Jayden is the new Kristi. Full Article

Duana Names: Professional Point of Note

Duana Posted by Duana at January 9, 2014 21:23:10 January 9, 2014 21:23:10

I have a coworker who is having a baby.  The sex of the baby is unknown.  She is trying to come up with names. She needs assistance with picking a name for her second child.  If it is a boy she is pretty set with Sebastian Gideon or Sebastian Edward Robert with a two syllable last name that starts with G. Full Article