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February 7th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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If two of the names you've chosen are:

first name: Italian
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middle name: Irish

Should you continue on with that for other names, or would it be okay to branch out? For example would it be okay to do Irish/Italian instead of Italian/Irish, or maybe a first name from another Romance language to keep the same "feeling" (not in their language but in English Spanish/Italian/etc can sound similar)?
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February 7th, 2007, 09:49 PM
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Haha, you think about these things too much.

I don't think you should have a Seamus, a Leonardo, and an Antonio, no.
But it's alright to have an Isabella, a McKenna, and a Brianna.
As long as it's not so obvious and crude, it'll be fine.
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February 7th, 2007, 10:15 PM
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Haha, you think about these things too much.

I don't think you should have a Seamus, a Leonardo, and an Antonio, no.
But it's alright to have an Isabella, a McKenna, and a Brianna.
As long as it's not so obvious and crude, it'll be fine.[/b]
Well that's exactly what I mean ... if they are different it would be something like Seamus and Leonardo. I won't be giving any un-traditional or popular names. So Isabella, McAnything, and Brianna (and everything like that) are out.

It would be something like Dante, Niccolo, and Brigid, or Seamus, Roisin, and Giada. It will be obvious that they aren't "common American names".
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February 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM
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Haha, you think about these things too much.

I don't think you should have a Seamus, a Leonardo, and an Antonio, no.
But it's alright to have an Isabella, a McKenna, and a Brianna.
As long as it's not so obvious and crude, it'll be fine.[/b]
Well that's exactly what I mean ... if they are different it would be something like Seamus and Leonardo. I won't be giving any un-traditional or popular names. So Isabella, McAnything, and Brianna (and everything like that) are out.

It would be something like Dante, Niccolo, and Brigid, or Seamus, Roisin, and Giada. It will be obvious that they aren't "common American names".
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Well, I didn't think it would be those exact names. (McAnything )
In this case, I think it's odd, yes.
I really like Roisin, by the way.
I would still have to say it depends on the names themselves.
Seamus, Roisin, and Dante seem alright.
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February 7th, 2007, 10:23 PM
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Haha, you think about these things too much.

I don't think you should have a Seamus, a Leonardo, and an Antonio, no.
But it's alright to have an Isabella, a McKenna, and a Brianna.
As long as it's not so obvious and crude, it'll be fine.[/b]
Well that's exactly what I mean ... if they are different it would be something like Seamus and Leonardo. I won't be giving any un-traditional or popular names. So Isabella, McAnything, and Brianna (and everything like that) are out.

It would be something like Dante, Niccolo, and Brigid, or Seamus, Roisin, and Giada. It will be obvious that they aren't "common American names".
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Well, I didn't think it would be those exact names. (McAnything )
In this case, I think it's odd, yes.
I really like Roisin, by the way.
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I know you didn't mean those exact names , I just meant that type of name won't be it. They will probably be traditional -insert language of origin- names, not anything that's common in America. I wouldn't think anything of a family with Isabella, McKenna, and Brianna either.

I know, at McAnything. I didn't want to list all the names that start with Mc. There are so many!
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There are too many.

Also, I just thought of something else.
It's the fact that there are already two Irish ones.
If you had an Irish, an Italian, and a Spanish it would be fine.
Catalina, Dante, and Seamus would live happily ever after.
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February 7th, 2007, 10:27 PM
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There are too many.

Also, I just thought of something else.
It's the fact that there are already two Irish ones.
If you had an Irish, an Italian, and a Spanish it would be fine.
Catalina, Dante, and Seamus would live happily ever after.[/b]
See DF already has his heart set on the two Italian ones (Dante and Niccolo). So ... idk. He might have to get over it.
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February 7th, 2007, 10:29 PM
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There are too many.

Also, I just thought of something else.
It's the fact that there are already two Irish ones.
If you had an Irish, an Italian, and a Spanish it would be fine.
Catalina, Dante, and Seamus would live happily ever after.[/b]
See DF already has his heart set on the two Italian ones (Dante and Niccolo). So ... idk. He might have to get over it.
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He just might.

You're good with Native American names, right?
I need to look at some. My father's grandmother was full Cherokee and he is upset that our family never acknowledges it. I might consider, given the right name.
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There are too many.

Also, I just thought of something else.
It's the fact that there are already two Irish ones.
If you had an Irish, an Italian, and a Spanish it would be fine.
Catalina, Dante, and Seamus would live happily ever after.[/b]
See DF already has his heart set on the two Italian ones (Dante and Niccolo). So ... idk. He might have to get over it.
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He just might.

You're good with Native American names, right?
I need to look at some. My father's grandmother was full Cherokee and he is upset that our family never acknowledges it. I might consider, given the right name.
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Yep. I've been doing some research since DF is half Native American ... but he says no way unless it's from one of his tribes. Cherokee or Houma. And since the Houmas aren't even recognized as a tribe yet I really can't find any info on the Houma language. It would have to be Cherokee.
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There are too many.

Also, I just thought of something else.
It's the fact that there are already two Irish ones.
If you had an Irish, an Italian, and a Spanish it would be fine.
Catalina, Dante, and Seamus would live happily ever after.[/b]
See DF already has his heart set on the two Italian ones (Dante and Niccolo). So ... idk. He might have to get over it.
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He just might.

You're good with Native American names, right?
I need to look at some. My father's grandmother was full Cherokee and he is upset that our family never acknowledges it. I might consider, given the right name.
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Yep. I've been doing some research since DF is half Native American ... but he says no way unless it's from one of his tribes. Cherokee or Houma. And since the Houmas aren't even recognized as a tribe yet I really can't find any info on the Houma language. It would have to be Cherokee.
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Yes well, I guess I am an eighth (My dad's a fourth, so I would be an eighth, right?) Cherokee from my dad's side and also English. I am German and Irish on my mother's side.
So, I guess the problem with this is that I have an extremely English lastname. SO also is somewhat Native American, his grandmother traced ancestors, but he isn't sure which tribe. SO has an extremely Irish lastname, which is also extremely ugly.
So I can't picture anything but an Irish/English name for our future offspring, and now my father and his side of the family want this.
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I think it is less obvious if you do one origin for the boys, and use the other one for the girls.

Example:

I think Dante, Niccolo and Roisin sounds more unified than Niccolo, Seamus and Roisin.

Same with Roisin, Aoife and Niccolo vs Roisin, Giada and Niccolo.

(Another example would be the names I plan to use for my kids. They boys have plan "English" names while the girls have Hebrew names.
So, Oliver, Jonas, Elliot, Rivka, Chava and Aviva or Oliver, Jonas, Elliot, Tamar, Michal, and Noa.)

Edited to add colors to indicate gender since DH insists that no one knows that Tamar, Michal and Noa are all girls names!
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I think it is less obvious if you do one origin for the boys, and use the other one for the girls.

Example:

I think Dante, Niccolo and Roisin sounds more unified than Niccolo, Seamus and Roisin.

Same with Roisin, Aoife and Niccolo vs Roisin, Giada and Niccolo.

(Another example would be the names I plan to use for my kids. They boys have plan "English" names while the girls have Hebrew names.
So, Oliver, Jonas, Elliot, Rivka, Chava and Aviva or Oliver, Jonas, Elliot, Tamar, Michal, and Noa.)

Edited to add colors to indicate gender since DH insists that no one knows that Tamar, Michal and Noa are all girls names![/b]
I love Rivka.
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February 8th, 2007, 12:00 PM
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I think it's fine to branch out as long as all your kids names sound good together (as in two similar names & then one way out there just doesn't fit)
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I think it is less obvious if you do one origin for the boys, and use the other one for the girls.

Example:

I think Dante, Niccolo and Roisin sounds more unified than Niccolo, Seamus and Roisin.

Same with Roisin, Aoife and Niccolo vs Roisin, Giada and Niccolo.

(Another example would be the names I plan to use for my kids. They boys have plan "English" names while the girls have Hebrew names.
So, Oliver, Jonas, Elliot, Rivka, Chava and Aviva or Oliver, Jonas, Elliot, Tamar, Michal, and Noa.)

Edited to add colors to indicate gender since DH insists that no one knows that Tamar, Michal and Noa are all girls names![/b]
Well tell him it's easy to tell if you use process of elimination!
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