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Formal Name v. Nick Name

Hi Jenni,

I was wonder what you think of the name Skyley for a girl? It’s going to pronounce like skylee it just the spelling is different.

Stephanie V.

Dear Stephanie,

First, my name is Jennifer. And I’m not just correcting you, I’m making a point about diminutive names.  I, personally, don’t believe you should give diminutive names as formal names for a child. [Read more...]

Street Name for Baby Name

Hi Jennifer,

I was wondering what you thought of the name Adderley for a girl, nicknamed Addy. It’s the name of a street in my hometown.

Thanks!

Molly

Dear Molly,

I like it, and the fact that you associate it with a good memory.  I often advise people to look into their own personal histories for unique baby names. [Read more...]

Grandma Permilla
Hi Jennifer, My grandmother’s middle name is Permilla, as was her grandmother’s middle name that died three months before my grandmother’s birth. I love the name and I wouldn’t mind having one of my future children’s middle name as Permilla (if I have a daughter), but I would like to know what it means. [Read more...]
Puppy plays to learn

Baby’s best friend? You child can start learning A-B-Cs  and 1-2-3’s with this toy dog, which “invites baby to learn through singing, dancing and playing.”

The Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy comes with a CD of tunes, and also plays ten sing-along songs and games. [Read more...]