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    I actually hate it. :( Which makes no sense, because I like Jacob, and I LOVE Jack, but I hate Jake. It just sounds so jocky and like a guy who’s full of himself and so conceited. Blech. I don’t even like saying it. :(

    I used to know a kid named Jacob who went by Jakey/Jakie (not sure now you would spell it? Like Jake-ey), and I actually don’t mind that. But Jake? Ugh, no. Sorry.

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    I love Maggie! And Allie, Lucy, Emma, and Maggie are so perfect together. I liked the idea of Cora, because it sort of gave Allie and Lucy their “ee” endings, and Emma and Cora their “ah” endings, but Maggie’s just so perfect with the others! I would use a longer name, but Maggie fits right in with your girls.

    I like Maggie Rebecca/Maggie Rebekah. I sort of like that it ties together Allie and Emma with the classic middles (Elizabeth and Catherine) and Lucy and Maggie with the girlier “A” ending names (Carolina and Rebecca). I like the suggestions of Susanna(h) and Lillian, too. Maggie Madeline is cute, but I’m not sure if Maggie and Madeline are too similar? Maggie Francesca? Maggie Fiammetta? I love Maggie Fiammetta, haha, but I think that might be a wee bit TOO different for you… Maggie Serafina? Maggie Serena?

    Good luck!

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    Lately I’ve heard:

    Sullivan (adorable little boy!)
    Joshua
    Mason (girl)
    Iris
    Nadia

    I love all of them, with the exception of Mason on a girl. I like Macy, can appreciate Maisie, like Mae/May, and I even don’t mind Mason on a boy, but I don’t like it on a girl at all. :/

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    Ha! People have totally been creeped out by it, lol. I’m just lucky most people are understanding about it, hahaha.

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    @Phlutegirl – how did I know you were @soleil? I didn’t want to sound all creaperish, but I totally recognized your favorites, haha!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who recognizes @michappelia, but I feel like I’ve seen her more. She’s occasionally on the other name site I frequent (Nameberry), too.

    For what it’s worth, though, I like the aw-RAY-lee-ah prn. :) It sounds more exotic to me, haha. I used to say ah-REEL-ee-ah, though.

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    I’ve just gotten up the guts to ask my boss what his two daughter’s names were. I thought I’d heard some mention of what they are, but I was really pleasantly surprised!

    Sophia Josephine, and Isabel Olivia. Not really sure of the spellings, as he is Hispanic, but I’m not sure if his wife is. It could be Sofia or Isabelle, too, I suppose. For some reason I just assumed Sophia and Isabel. Still really great names, even if they are popular, though!

    Also came across a baby Addison at work today, and grown-ups named Izzy (I’m assuming it’s a nn?), Noelle, and several Caitlins.

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    Easy-peasy. haha. My top 3 girls’ names haven’t changed for what seems like forever (probably since I fell hard for Isabelle and Olivia, back in 2010), and I think they are utterly perfect together. So, the same as always:

    Isabelle Aurora Grace “Bella/Issy”
    Arianne Eleanor Kate “Ari/Annie”
    Olivia Wren Camille “Liv(y)/Olive”

    The first nn is the one I can see me using the most, but I like the second ones, too, and can conceivably see me using them at any point in time, too…

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    I love Leo and Claire with Ethan’s name! Leo Dominic or Leo Julian is my favorite Leo combo (probably Leo Dominic!), and I like Claire Eleanor for Claire. I actually like all your Claire combos, except for Sophia. For some reason, I don’t really like Claire and Sophie variants together? I couldn’t tell you why. Except for just Sophie Claire, lol.

    Good luck!

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    Oh, dear me, I don’t know if I could handle having boy triplets! hahaha. They’d probably be:

    Caleb Elias Joseph “Cal”
    Everett Joshua Charles “Ev” (possibly even Evi, Ever, or Rhett…)

    And I don’t know about the third. Possibly Samuel Gaspard John, Avery Ian George, Zane Alexander Caspian, or Jack August Cole. I do sort of like that Caleb, Everett, and Jack all have the initials J and C (like, for Jesus Christ. Someone pointed it out to me once, and I kind of love it!), as a subtle nod to Jesus. But I ADORE Zane’s combo, Samuel’s feel, and the significance of Avery. I could see me with boys with any of those names. Even Declan Ezra [something]. Ugh. My boys’ list’s a mess. :/

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    I had thought about Isabelle Leona, but I never seem to like “L” names paired with Isabelle. Plus, Isabelle Leona all sorts to flow together. Isabeliona. Still pretty, but I’m not sure I’d go for it.

    I sort of like the idea of Charlotte Leona or Catherine Leona, but I can’t help but feel like they should be the other way around: Leona Charlotte, or Leona Catherine. I much prefer Charlotte and Catherine as FNs, though…

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    Date: 3 April 2014
    Gender(s): Boy
    Name(s): Leo Kirill James
    Child Number(s): 11
    Other children: Isabelle Aurora Grace, Jack August William, Grant Elias Conrad, Arianne Eleanor Joy, Rosamund Elena Pearl, Declan Ezra Frost, Everett Joshua Charles, Samuel Gaspard John, Odessa Penelope Jane, and Linus Ronan Brave

    Bella, Jack, Grant, Ari, Rosie, Declan, Everett, Sam, Tess, Linus, and Leo.

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    I like it, but mainly because I adore Tali/Tally/Tallie as a nn (too bad it’s off-limits for me–my sister is Natalie “Tallie”!). I probably wouldn’t use just Talia, although I like its Hebrew roots. I’ve heard both pronunciations, and I never know which to expect, so I wouldn’t say it’s definitively TAL-yah.

    I prefer Tallulah and Natalie/Natalia in general, though, and even Anatalia (love this, actually!) and Catalina…

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    That’s good to hear! I don’t come across a ton of kids with unisex names (although I have met a few girl Averys and Emersons! :( ), but I know a few guys (of all ages!) whose names are Mackenzie (some nn Mac–some no nn at all), and I can see a guy wearing Avery, Bailey, or Addison really well. I think it’s because of all the name nerds who say, “Oh, no, Avery is too popular on a girl–why would you name your son that?!” etc., etc. What’s wrong with a boy Bailey? Or Addison? If it started out on that gender I don’t see why it suddenly isn’t a boys’ name anymore, which is quite frustrating. But my family seems more open to the idea of a little boy named Avery or Addison than Bailey, so maybe I’ll stick with those for a while. Honestly, I don’t think any of the three are going anywhere, but I doubt I’ll use all three. haha.

    ashthedreamer
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    Well, those are some lovely names to have decided on! Jameson, Davis, Elizabeth, and Grace are all lovely. I have to say, though–I’m shocked that Jack didn’t make the cut! I can’t see you guys without a Jack. :( The others are great, though! I’ll just have to get used to it, I suppose. :)

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    Aurelia Jane! omgoodness, I adore it, and it’s so perfect with Josiah’s and Daphne’s names. Aurelia, Aurelia, Aurelia! How do you pronounce it? I say it ahr-RAY-lee-ah these days, mostly, so I would probably use the nn Ari (or even Lia), but Ella’s sweet, too. I don’t LOVE Lucy, but I think Lucelia nn Lucy would be adorable with Josiah and Daphne.

    From your boys’ list, they’re all nice, but I like Rhys Tollak the best. I like Alexander and Julian next best, although I feel like Julian might be a wee bit close to Josiah? Josiah, Daphne, and Julian are nice, though. I know you love James, but I always feel like it’s a let-down after Josiah and Daphne. It’s just so classic that I find it boring, honestly. (Sorry!)

    Good luck!

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    I love Grant! Argh, so much.

    The other day I came across two little kids named Cole (big brother) and Chloe (little sister). They were adorable, and I especially thought that Cole suited his name so well, but Cole and Chloe?! I’m not sure you could get more matchy for b/g siblings (Leo and Cleo? We’re not going there…). LOVE Cole, though, and I didn’t mind coming across a Chloe. I haven’t met a little one yet with the name, so it was nice to see one, at least.

    I met a guy named Ovi today, too. I think he was Jewish. I love strange Hebrew names! haha.

    ashthedreamer
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    I like Emilia, Asa, Jack, and Calvin from your list! If Kalvin was spelled Calvin, that would easily get my vote from your list, and if Jack was standalone, that would easily get my vote, too. I like Emilia Noelle or Emilia Catherine or Emilia Zoe. Emilia Poppy? Calvin Jack, Calvin Leo, Calvin Peter, Calvin Henry, Calvin Oscar, Jack August, Jack Alexander, Jack Theodore, Jack Tiernan, Jack Ronan, Asa Nicholas, Asa Theodore, Asa William, Asa Cyril, Asa Julian?

    Good luck!

    ashthedreamer
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    Thanks, ladies. I’m not sure if all of these will make the cut or not–I know Rory probably won’t (although I love him in the MN spot! Maybe I can squeeze him in there?), and there’s a good likelihood Linus won’t, either, although I’ve been in love with him for years, too. Addison and Leo are pretty much a shoe-in at this point, and I’m seriously considering Owen and Isaac, too. Although they both may end up being MN potential, too.

    Does anybody have any MN ideas for Leo? I feel like I need something on the softer side…

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    I came across Darby lately, too! Although I’m not sure if it was a boy or girl? The one Darby I know of (a little Darby Alexander, which I think is adorable!) is a guy, so it’s all boy to me, but I can see how some would like it on girls, too.

    Today I came across Georgina and Jemma (at least, that’s how it was spelled on my screen–it could have been the more traditional Gemma spelling)–they struck me as being so British! I think Georgina and Gemma would be darling for sisters. Or even Georgiana and Gemma…

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    I love Samuel! It’s on my own short list. I adore the friendly and approachable/down-to-earth Sam as a nn, too (and Sammy’s adorable for a little boy!). I’d probably use a mixture of all three. I’m afraid if I didn’t try very hard, he’d end up JUST Sam, but I wouldn’t want that–I adore Samuel in full, and I wouldn’t want him to think he’s only Samuel when he’s in trouble or when a stranger is meeting him for the first time. It’s such a charming name! And goes with so many things. Samuel Gaspard John is my combo. :)

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