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Truly vs. Darling vs. Merit

We have four children and are looking for an unusual word name for our soon-to-be addition. The three listed are our top 3, followed by Drummer (for a boy), Wolf (boy), Quill (boy), Basil (boy/girl), Wit (boy/girl), and Bay (boy/girl). Other suggestions along these lines are welcome! The favorites from our last poll were True, Bay, Basil, and Wit (I like the spelling Whit as suggested but that takes away from the word). We’ve changed "True" to "Truly." Thank you!

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Truly 0% (0 votes)
Darling 20% (1 votes)
Merit 80% (4 votes)


So brutal! The only usable names are Wolf (I guess...) and Basil (cause it’s a name), but really, they are all awful, especially Truly! Truly a terrible choice! Give it some thought, people.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:24:03 | report
My partner and I have named six children between us. Every name was given a great deal of thought and no one is suffering the way you think they are. Just because something is not for YOU doesn’t mean it’s bad. Perhaps you should give your own prejudices and opinions some thought before pushing them on others.

If you would like to provide your (not asked for) opinion, you should consider giving reasons to back it up so you can potentially be taken seriously. Although, it’s not likely.
posted by guest: poster :: 2013-09-07 10:29:10 | report
Sage and Fern are cute for girls.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:31:34 | report
What are your other children’s names? It might help.
I like True and Quill for a boy, Merit for either and Bay or Truly for a girl.
I’m not brave enough to use names like these, but I appreciate that they’re nice.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:32:24 | report
Merit. I also like Truett. Both for boys

For a girl, I think Honor, Reverie, Harbor, Verity, Honey, and Jewel
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:32:52 | report
i loooove Merit! either for boy or girl! i also like Wit for a boy. but my vote goes to Merit.
good luck and sorry about people being rude!
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:33:09 | report
Poster one truly has a point.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:33:36 | report
Sonnet, Poet, Ever, Mercy, and Lake are lovely.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:35:27 | report
Our other children are Sonnet, Roar, Sparrow, and Noble.

Fern is cute but I think I’d like it more for someone else’s child than mine, you know? Not too big on Sage, for either gender.

Thanks for the help, though!
posted by guest: poster :: 2013-09-07 10:35:37 | report
I do like Truett but it’s too similar to Sonnet and doesn’t meet our word requirement.

I REALLY like the look and thought of Reverie. I just don’t know if I could say it every day for the rest of my life. I’m not as fond of the inevitable Rev nickname.
posted by guest: poster :: 2013-09-07 10:37:58 | report
Linden ( think it is so pretty)
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:39:26 | report
My friend named her child Reverie, but used Ever as her nickname.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:40:13 | report
I like Wolf for a boy and Merit (Merry) for a girl.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:41:07 | report
posted by guest :: 2013-09-07 10:44:54 | report
I love Basil.
posted by guest: Esmeralda :: 2013-09-07 11:01:24 | report

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