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Old 01-15-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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Wife is due in 2.5 months with #4 and we need help with names for a girl. We like unique/different/odd names...I like Icelynn but wife is not quite on board with it.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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Congrats on the new arrival.

My tip is to imagine that your child at a variety of ages and as an adult in different careers.

Little Bunny, or something similar, may be a sweet name for an infant but not for a middle school student.

And imagine, Dr. Little Bunny Jones, or Judge Little Bunny Smith, or CEO Little Bunny Wong.

Hmmm, not as sweet.

Also, think about if a name could be turned into an unpleasant nickname and how it looks with your last name.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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There's a fine line between unique and ridiculous. You want your child to be able to apply for a job and not be a laughingstock when the HR department reads the heading on her resume.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:12 PM
 
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There is a fine line between being unique and giving your child a name that will make her the laughing stock of children on the playground and hiring managers reading her resume. Icelynn falls into the latter category, I'm afraid.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:40 PM
 
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Wife is due in 2.5 months with #4 and we need help with names for a girl. We like unique/different/odd names...I like Icelynn but wife is not quite on board with it.
Name her what you want and both agree on. Someone will always have a problem with it...even if its Ann or Sue.....so it honestly doesn't matter.

I grew up with a name uncommon for the area back in the dark ages.....yeh...people said stupid stuff...now I get nothing but compliments...times have changed....unique names are not the issue they used to be...some people just haven't figured out that it's not their businessential what anyone calls their child yet. Do not let them beven the deciding factor.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Our list is CONSTANTLY changing but the latest is this

Charleigh
Finleigh
Avaleigh
Olivia
Valkyrie

First 4 would be simple enough on their own but Valkyrie would need a decent usable middle name to go with it so the child would have a name to use...I have loved Valkyrie for a long time and wife likes it now as well....just dunno...its never taken this long to come up with a name.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:42 PM
 
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Some of the names on your list have a very masculine sound when said aloud...think teacher doing roll in class. While very pretty spelled out, no one will see the spelling upon hearing the name for the first time. Children are terrible creatures and will find any reason to tease and torment someone who is singled out...
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Our list is CONSTANTLY changing but the latest is this

Charleigh
Finleigh
Avaleigh
Olivia
Valkyrie

First 4 would be simple enough on their own but Valkyrie would need a decent usable middle name to go with it so the child would have a name to use...I have loved Valkyrie for a long time and wife likes it now as well....just dunno...its never taken this long to come up with a name.
And you can get her a little helmet with horns and have Wagner playing wherever she goes!
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Lol....I like that. I actually have a 2 set cd of Wagner. The other day a toy fell out of the closet as we were getting the crib out ready to put it together and the toy started playing ride of the valkyries told my wife it was a sign.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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out of your lit I vote for olivia, the others would be ok for a middle name. the problem with names that are not spelled in the traditional" way, the person is always having to tell someone how thy spell it for the rest of their lives.
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