Hi! I know a girl with the name Minette, but couldn’t find it on your site and thought it was really pretty. Could it be added? I know it is of French origin, but don’t know much beyond that.
The root “Min” comes from the name Minnie, which is a diminutive form of the name Mary. [Read more...]
My wife and I reached an impasse on the middle name for our boy. We like Micah for a first name, and my last name sounds like Micelli.I would like to honor my late grandfather, Casper as the mn. She wants to honor her late grandfather, Allen as the mn. She recommended using both as middle names as long as Allen comes first. My fear is that the second middle name will often be neglected for its inconvenience and feel it would be a slight towards my grandfather, whom she never knew. Seeing as there’s no guarantee that we may have another boy, we’ve both stood firm on our positions and cannot seem to resolve our differences on this.
Is there a solution that we haven’t thought of? I’m looking for any kind of new idea to throw into the discussion! [Read more...]
Dear Ms. Moss:
I am trying to break into becoming a new writer. My editor has asked me to start thinking of a pen name for myself. I told her that I wanted my name to be Tim Brian (which is part of my name, first and middle) she doesn’t think that would fly too well in the book industry. [Read more...]
My husband wants to honor his father (Edward) and uncle (Glen) by naming our first boy Edward Glen. I have suggested using each as a middle name as my uncle and cousin are both named Edward. I have also suggested using Glenn as a middle name for a girl (Emily Glenn being my top choice) but would this be strange if we are trying to honor a man? [Read more...]
Dear Jennifer,We are having a boy and the name we most like is the same name of part of the company my husband works with. What do you think about it as he is feeling strange about it given he answers the phone with the same name numerous times a day Bella Dear Bella,
It’s difficult to form an opinion if I don’t know the name as I go through a list of tests when making recommendations. [Read more...]
I’m carrying boy/girl twins. I really like the names Kepler and Ada. Folks seem to hate Kepler, though, as it’s unusual. Is it really that unusual? I don’t want a name that is too trendy, but I also don’t want to saddle my kid with a name that is more bizarre than I’m giving it credit for. [Read more...]