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Old 01-30-2007, 09:55 PM   #41
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Congratulations Laurence!

You and DW might enjoy reading the chapter in Freakonomics that deals with the fashions in, and effects of, baby names. Here's a lilnk to an article in Slate about it.

I am a baby doctor and over the years I have felt sorry for many of my patients who were saddled by names that were worse than their diseases. My only piece of advice is to stay away from anything that can be made into a taunt by schoolyard bullies.

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Read the book, DW is reading it now, I laughed about the fact that her name is in the top 5 "wealthy women" names and her cousin (single mom living in a scary apartment complex) is in the top 5 "poor white trash women" names. Weird. I am definitely checking names for what they can rhyme against.
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Re: We are having another baby girl! Now, what to name her?????
Old 01-30-2007, 11:30 PM   #42
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No one has mentioned moon-unit yet.

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if you let your first child name her maybe that will reduce the sibling rivalry. when the older kid gets upset because she's no longer getting all the attention you can always say "hey, you named her." that might have helped with my older brother. took him about 45 years to get over having to share mom with me.
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Esmeralda call her Esme
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Clarissa call her Clari
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Just came across this thread, congrats Laurence. When is her scheduled retirement date?
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Re: We are having another baby girl! Now, what to name her?????

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Laurencia
Since you have a Laurence, how about Lauren?

Or since you have a Tori, how about Lorie?

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Just came across this thread, congrats Laurence. When is her scheduled retirement date?
Actually, that's no joke. One of the best things you could do for your girls is to sock away just a few bucks each month in an account for each of them!!!
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Laurence, many congratulations!

After 3 sons I have a huge list of girls' names for you, here goes:

Jocelyn
Hannah
Caitlin
Sophie
Jessica
Francesca
Helen/Helene
Georgina
Abigail
Holly
Erin
Louisa
Alice
C/Katherine
Charlotte
Lydia
Elizabeth
Henrietta
Olivia
Daisy
Rachel
Eleanor
Rosanna
Elise
Saskia
Fern
Vanessa
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My choices are Cadence (Cady) and Cora. I might use one of them later this year, but you're welcome to them also
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Congrats - hope baby #2 likes big sister's old clothes!
This is not a name suggestion, but the comment above reminded me of something. Remember to take JUST AS MANY pictures of infant #2 as you did of infant #1.

Every time the albums come out my baby sister whines that there are more pictures of me (#1) than of her (#2). Maybe she'll get over this someday -- she's "only" 48 years old!!!!!

If I had to make a suggestion I'd vote for "Martha" also. Above all, I'd want to imagine her as a grown woman, and what might work for her then. In my experience one doesn't meet a lot of "Candys" or "Buffys" in upper management.
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Molly, Jemma or Zoe.

Hope Mom is feeling great during this pregnancy.
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Congratulations!

We had a tough time picking girls' names...everything I liked DH vetoed and vice versa! Hopefully our next one will be a boy!

We finally settled on Erin, which is what we named our daughter.

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Re: We are having another baby girl! Now, what to name her?????

Hmmm - going thru family/friends and picking the more interesting ones:

Kathryn, Carrie Cay, Helmi, Wava, Kit, Mallory, Zoe/ and then the usual suspects - Helen, Geraldine, Lil, Ann etc, etc.

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Congratulations!

We had a hard time picking names, and I won't offer suggestions. I did a search of potential names and selected names that were not common. You don't want to show up for school and the class has 3 of the same name. The kids get the first letter of the last name tacked on and they become known as "Stephanie S" or Brittany G".

As has been said; make sure the name goes with your last name, and think about family names or versions of family names. Think of names used in favorite books. Also think about how the name might be shortened or how it will sound as an adult (e.g. the name "Candy" doesn't instill much respect - hope I didn't insult anyone!).

Often older sibs or cousins can't pronounce the baby's new name and come up with some shortened phonetically-related version. My twins gave each other these kinds of names: the one my daughter used for my son didn't work and was dropped (but she still teases him with it). However, the one he used for her stuck and it is what she goes by still. I would never have guessed or figured it myself.
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I really like Emma. Unfortunately, it's a very popular name according to the SS web site, so I doubt we'll be naming any future daughter that.
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Re: We are having another baby girl! Now, what to name her?????

Thanks for all the suggestions. We'll sift through them and some links I got from y'all and post our top ten in a week or so and do a poll. Imagine if we had the first baby named by the ER board? Hey, maybe I'll name her Dory!
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Congrats, Laurence.

Late to the topic, but here are a few more:
Linnea
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Hey, maybe I'll name her Dory!
Rhymes with Tori -- not bad.

When we named our kid, the only criterion was "would anybody giggle when her name was announced as the winner of the Nobel prize in physics?" We picked one that would guarantee giggles.

My sibling and I both share the same initials. I guess that could save you a couple bucks on monogrammed towels. Or even better, give both kids the same name!
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I noticed that jj mentioned Olivia in the long list. I second the name Olivia
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:52 PM   #60
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Dang! DW like Olivia too, but I don't! You all are ganging up on me. Maybe it will grow on me.
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