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Duana Names: Does This Name Make Me Narcissa?  

Duana Posted by Duana at April 15, 2019 20:10:01 April 15, 2019 20:10:01
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Hi Duana, I am pregnant with my first. We’re not going to be finding out the baby's sex. While my partner and I agree on our boys’ names, I'm struggling with the idea that some of my top picks for girls will be too matchy-matchy with my own name.  I have fallen in love with the name Tessa. Full Article

Duana Names: Is Anything/Everything Unisex? 

Duana Posted by Duana at April 12, 2019 21:18:18 April 12, 2019 21:18:18
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Dear Duana,   Thanks for existing. I’m having my second child, a baby girl, in three weeks’ time (my due date got brought forward by a month! sorry about the short lead time).   We’re struggling for names. Our first daughter is 6 years old and called Quinn. I love her and her name, and remain committed to another unisex name for our second daughter. Full Article

Duana Names: Emergency Intervention, Surname Edition

Duana Posted by Duana at April 10, 2019 21:23:14 April 10, 2019 21:23:14
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Hello Duana, I'm writing to you out desperation as the naming of our only son has degenerated into a full-fledged crisis and huge argument with my partner. Enzo (we decided his first name) is our first baby. My boyfriend has 2 kids from a previous marriage carrying his last name. We've been together for 10 years but won't get married and even if we do, I will keep my last name. Full Article

Duana Names: Trying To Get On The Same Page – or ANY Page

Duana Posted by Duana at April 8, 2019 20:58:11 April 8, 2019 20:58:11
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Hi Duana! I am pregnant with my second baby. This time around we found out that we are having a boy! I have only 3 weeks until my due date and we are literally stuck on a name. This whole name business has been the most stressful part of my entire pregnancy!!! Our first born is Olive. We did not know if she would be a girl or a boy, so we had a list of potential girl and boy names. Full Article

Duana Names: The Letter of the Law

Duana Posted by Duana at April 5, 2019 19:43:11 April 5, 2019 19:43:11
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Hi Duana!   I’m in a bit of a dilemma. So long story short, my first two children’s names start with an M – Marvin and Melissa. At the time of naming my daughter, I had thought I was done with having babies so the matchiness of the names were fine to me. They were a set. Well. Full Article

Duana Names: Care & Feeding of Nouns

Duana Posted by Duana at April 3, 2019 20:38:23 April 3, 2019 20:38:23
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Hey Duana, Writing to you for again! The first time I wrote for advice back in 2015 about my mentor’s second child; today, I’m writing about my best friend.  Her daughter’s name is Lane, which was a family name, and which suited my friend’s desire for something relatively gender-neutral, clean, and non-trendy. Full Article

Duana Names: Cape Up, Name Nerds!

Duana Posted by Duana at April 1, 2019 20:17:05 April 1, 2019 20:17:05

Hi Duana! We just had a brand new baby boy! He was born last week on March 21st. He is absolutely beautiful and has a soft demeanour. Although, I don’t know many newborns that don’t at this age. He is the first grandson, first nephew and our first child. As you can imagine, there is a lot riding on his name and we’re feeling the pressure to choose something ASAP! Prior to his birth we made a list of boy names that we adored. Full Article

Duana Names: Back Off, Sussexes

Duana Posted by Duana at March 29, 2019 20:53:14 March 29, 2019 20:53:14
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Hi Duana, I'm expecting my second child (gender to remain a mystery until arrival) the first week of April and am unreasonably panicked over our lack of boy names. We used our favourite (Forrest) the first time 'round and now I seem to hate everything, or whatever I do find that seems okay-ish/worth discussing, the husband vetoes. Full Article

Duana Names: That Damn Princess Bea

Duana Posted by Duana at March 27, 2019 20:58:37 March 27, 2019 20:58:37
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Hi Duana, Our daughter is called Dorothy Wynn and we absolutely LOVE her name. We love it for many reasons. We love nicknames so we call her Dot or Dotty. Wynn harks back to my Welsh heritage and my partner’s Grandmothers were called Dorothy and Winifred. Mine were called Patricia and Peggy - both of which we aren't that keen on. Full Article

Duana Names: Permission Slip – Check Yes or No

Duana Posted by Duana at March 25, 2019 20:48:04 March 25, 2019 20:48:04
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Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first, probably only, child in April – a baby girl! His last name (and future baby’s) is a Filipino name pronounced E-bay-as. Lots of vowel sounds, which is challenging.   We fell in love early and hard for the name Mayari. She’s the goddess of the moon, revolutions, and gender equality... Full Article