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Duana Names: Emergent Arrival!

Duana Posted by Duana at June 19, 2017 19:25:50 June 19, 2017 19:25:50
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Dear Duana Sadly The Name Therapist is not published here in Australia so I needed to be way more organised than I was when it came to ordering a copy! Perhaps my current dilemma - a nameless 10-day-old daughter - is karma for not having done so! Our new baby girl joins her big sisters Eleanor Maisie and Hazel Frances. Full Article

Duana Names: Dignified, Chunky & Tiny

Duana Posted by Duana at June 14, 2017 19:01:55 June 14, 2017 19:01:55
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Hi Duana My partner and I are adopting a puppy - he is a black Labrador Retriever, and expected to be a chunky guy, given his lineage. To tell you a little about ourselves - we live in England, met in Cambridge, and we have 14 year old a dog (also a black lab) called Lucca. We have been oscillating between so many names! Options floated so far have been Charlie (after Darwin - we met at Darwin College), Maxwell (after James Maxwell - nerds), Badger (because, cute!), Baker, Finley (we would call him Finn), and Louis (as a tribute to the old guy. Full Article

Duana Names: The Trouble With Good Names

Duana Posted by Duana at June 12, 2017 21:02:34 June 12, 2017 21:02:34
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Hi Duana, My 3rd baby (a boy) is due in a couple of weeks towards the end of June and I didn't want to miss my chance to write in. #1 (Graham) and #2 (Harriet) are napping and I thought aha! Now I will sit and write to Duana! I loved your book; it came out a few weeks after #2 was born and so I reread it again ahead of #3. Full Article

Duana Names: Arguably The Best Baby Name Update Ever…

Duana Posted by Duana at June 9, 2017 19:45:40 June 9, 2017 19:45:40
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You guys, I love all of the updates. I want to know about them five minutes or five years after you name the baby, regardless of where you come down on things I recommended or shouted about or whatever. But to date, this may be the most… is it exciting? Maybe. But it is definitely the most satisfying. Full Article

Duana Names: Close Enough To Call

Duana Posted by Duana at June 5, 2017 20:47:11 June 5, 2017 20:47:11
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Hey Duana, I'm pregnant with our second child, a rainbow after a really bad loss last year, and am due at the end of June. We have a 3-yr-old named Elijah (Eli) and came about his name accidentally as a suggestion from a friend. My husband loved it immediately and it was just perfect - especially since we had no other boy's names picked out at the time. Full Article

Duana Names: Having It Easy Makes It Hard

Duana Posted by Duana at May 31, 2017 20:41:01 May 31, 2017 20:41:01
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Dear Duana, When I was pregnant with our first child, we locked in on Teddy (Theodore) for a name almost instantly. That made life easy, but it made me a little sad since I wasn't able to write in and ask for your advice. The universe worked its magic, however, and has given me an opportunity to write in now: baby #2 is a girl, and we are at an impasse. Full Article

Duana Names: Tackling The Laundry List

Duana Posted by Duana at May 29, 2017 20:12:27 May 29, 2017 20:12:27
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Dear Duana, We are happily expecting our second girl in May, after a long journey to get here. Now we need to name her. I have a three year old named Leoni Elli (middle name after her grandmothers), who gave herself the nickname "Neenee" when she was 12 months old. It fits her completely, both Leoni and Neenee. Full Article

Duana Names: You Would Cry Too If It Happened To You

Duana Posted by Duana at May 26, 2017 19:23:52 May 26, 2017 19:23:52
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My husband and I have a 3 month old baby. We kept the baby's name a secret until he was born, and we named him William James (first and middle name).  We loved both names and went back and forth on which would be the first and second, as we thought both ways sounded lovely. My husband's best friend and his wife were expecting when we had our baby, and on our first Skype call with them after Will was born, they told us that it was such a coincidence because they are going to name their son James William. Full Article

Duana Names: Get Your Mind Out Of The TV!

Duana Posted by Duana at May 24, 2017 20:30:06 May 24, 2017 20:30:06

Dear Duana, I need help, please and thanks! After being adamant that we weren’t going to have children – for years and years - at the age of 38, we realized that soon the decision wouldn’t be ours anymore so we decided to stop trying not to have a baby. Within 7 minutes, the decision was made and we were pregnant. Full Article

Duana Names: “BABY GIRL” Must Not Stand!

Duana Posted by Duana at May 19, 2017 20:36:02 May 19, 2017 20:36:02
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Dear Duana, Now to the matter at hand, we are in desperate need for a name! Our third child was born on May 14th, the names on our shortlist do not fit her and now we're sleep deprived and have no clue how to even to start a new name search. She's currently called Baby Girl by the doctor's office and that is just wrong. Full Article

Duana Names: OMG. No, wait – well, maybe. OMG?

Duana Posted by Duana at May 17, 2017 21:59:35 May 17, 2017 21:59:35
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Hi Duana, I am in a real conundrum. We thought we were having a boy originally and had a name picked out no problem. My name pick for a girl was Margot Mabel with the last name L----c. Unfortunately.... my partner’s name is Marko which was pointed out to me rhymes exactly with my top name pick. Full Article