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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    what were your favorite names? Do you remember what you wanted to name your kids and/or what you named your dolls?

    I remember I loved the names John, Thomas, James, Joel, Emily, Elizabeth, Elaine, and Madeleine … I had 6 each for boys and girls but I forget the rest! ;)

    I had one doll named Angel, then Charlene, then Charlotte (yes, I changed her name 3 times, but Charlotte finally stuck); another named Madeleine; another named Kelly and then Betsy, and one named Abigail.

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  • lilybell
    lilybell
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    I loved the name Isabella. Everytime we’d play house I have a daughter Isabella. I still love the name but it’s way to popular to use. I also like Ileen (yes I spelled it that way) for awhile.

    I can’t think of any boys names though. I also didn’t really “name” my dolls. I had WaterBaby (one of the dolls that had water in it so it’d be warm. It didn’t pee or anything) and I had a doll Peachy but I think she came with that name.


    embra
    Participant

    Beth and Victoria were my favorite names when I was little enough to have dolls, but my dolls were largely a neglected bunch, many of whom were nameless gifts. When I was in junior high or so, I decided that I’d have twins someday named Todd and Heidi (This shortly after reading the book. Not sure where Todd came from though). I used to write tons of stories and would have a blast naming all the characters, but I don’t remember any that particularly stood out. In high school and college, around the same time as I plastered my room with pastels, I loved all super girly, breathy sounding names like Alisondra, Gabriella, Anastasia, and Aria. It’s funny, because I really wasn’t all that much of a girly-girl over all.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
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    I feel like what I “remember” liking isn’t what I actually used to love at all. I feel like throughout my life, I’ve loved Peter, Eliza, Eva, Claire, Abigail, Linus, Rachel, etc.

    I have a list from when I was in fifth grade, and the names on that list were:

    Hazel, Cassia, Kathleen, Kristiana, Elisa (which I had always thought was pronounced like Eliza!), Kathryn, Hailee, Abigail, Jason, Jerry (what?!), Rachel, and Susan. A lot of them were inspired by books and authors and stories I loved, though. Particularly Hazel, Cassia, Kristiana, Kathryn, Jason, Jerry, Rachel, and Susan.

    In high school, I remember loving Micah, Peter, Benjamin, Jonathan, Bryn, and Landon for boys, and Lacey, Liberty, Madison, Hayley, etc. for girls.

    In college (or the beginning of college, anyway), I loved Sarah, Emmerson (which slowly morphed into Emmeline), Nadia, Gisella, Claire, Ashlyn, Bailey, Leila, etc. for girls, and Aidan, Travis, Benjamin, Collin, Jacob, Noah, Elliot, Daniel, Caleb, etc. for boys.

    And that slowly morphed into the Isabelle, Arianne, Olivia, Violet, Rachel, Lily-whatever, Charlotte, Eleni, Hannah, Eva, Catherine, Emmeline, Tess, Audrey, Zara, etc for girls, and Caleb, Everett, Asher, Jack, Grayson, Avery, Bailey, Brody, Samuel, Boaz, Zane, Spencer, Linus, Emerson, Declan, Leo, etc. for boys that I love today.

    Yes, I’m ashamed to admit I have loved Emerson and Bailey for both genders. :(

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    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
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    Some of the names I liked were Angilee (pretty sure I made that up…) and Simeon. Can’t remember the rest right off.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
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    When my little sister was born, I tried so hard to convince my parents to name her Gloria. I don’t even know where I learned that name. I just loved it. They didn’t, though, so I eventually named a doll that instead. I also remember loving Amanda and Kat. And I had all sorts of dolls with noun names like Glitter, Peach, Diamond, Sparkle, Holly. And one named Emmeline, though Cabbage Patch dolls come with names so I don’t think I chose that for her. But I liked it. And when I was a little older, I remember Carolyn, Kana, and Leigh. I’m sure there were lots more names, my sisters and I would name each and every Barbie/Polly Pocket/whatever we had and write then down so we’d never mix them up. It was quite organized and resulted in a lot more writing than actual playing…If I looked, I probably still have all those papers somewhere….

    I have no idea if I liked any boys names as a little kid, but by like 6th grade or so I know I liked Avery, Daniel, Kevin, Todd, and Max. I still like Avery a lot :)

    gaamy
    gaamy
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    my dolls and toys had very literal very non-human names. a little stuffed pig named Pigglety, a stuffed baby doll named rock-a-bye baby. then there was Mr.Orange Singing Bear. three guesses what he looked like!

    i never planned on having kids, EVER so i never thought about it.

    MissFreckles
    MissFreckles
    Participant

    I only remember that I really liked the name Jordan for a girl. I was really into sports and outdoorsy things and didn’t want my girl to have a girly name. that has all changed now, lol.


    kimiha
    Participant

    i liked the name clover. because i heard it in a story. i liked jaylene because i heard it on oprah. idk why. i dont like that now.


    jee45
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    I loved the names Rowena, Gemma and Elizabeth as a child and also loved Nadine which went to one of my nieces. I would have loved to have a daughter to call Rowena but that wasn’t to be. My dolls faded out of my life one by one until just Gemma and Rowena are left. Both are rag dolls my grandmother sewed for me, along with several sets of lovely clothes, hats and bags. My grandfather made a little chest which also doubles as a wardrobe for them and shoes and tiny wooden hangers for their clothes. I still have most of these things though they are really fragile now. Problem is I have 3 nieces and am loath to separate my girls so all three can have one (I have recently begun making a third doll with her wardrobe for the third niece). Any ideas???

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