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Nancy in Irvine
Who do I love?
Baby Name Genie:
Hmmm... a person with a belly button, a nose, hair and... What do you think I am? A love genie! Sorry Charlie..err..Nancy. I stick with baby names.
Julia in TX
Thank you for suggesting the middle name Carter to go along with Morgan. It's perfect!
Baby Name Genie:
You are most welcome. Glad you recognized it as a winning first and middle name combination. Best wishes to you and your growing family.
Danielle in OR
Our last name is Woods and I wished for a girl. You said Danielle Woods. That is where it throws me off. The thing is, my name is Danielle, and I want my baby to have her own name and not mine. Plus, every single name you suggested, I don't like. I'm not a person who always complains, but this time I am.
Baby Name Genie:
You should have been honored to know your good name was worth passing onto your child.
Misty in MO
I am wanting to name my lil girl James, I'm not sure of a middle name but many people have said there is no way James is a girl's name. Do you think I am crazy for wanting a lil girl with the name James? My husband's family has masculine names for the girls such as Frankie, Billie, Cody.
Baby Name Genie:
I don't think you are crazy (as in mentally ill)... just different. VERY different. If a boy can be named "Sue," then I suppose a girl can be named "James." "Frankie" though? Yikes! It looks like you married into the right family.
Ashley in NY
I love you, your my hero.
Baby Name Genie:
Thanks, but I would recommend that you revisit your definition of hero.
Kelly in NC
I want to call the baby boy I'm having Mack--but I don't want to use it as a first name! I need a first name to go with my middle name!! Please help! Thanks!
Baby Name Genie:
Alas, Mack is a hard middle name to introduce, but since you insist--Andrew or Warren is fitting. Do keep the boy's diet in check lest he becomes known as the Golden Arches signature sandwich.
Lennae in St. Louis
Will my baby boy get made fun of if his name is Dominique Reilly?
Baby Name Genie:
Kasie in
What do you think about Shelby Kate Moore?
Baby Name Genie:
Original, but it would be a "skam" to say it wasn't problematic. I "shall be more" excited if you were to switch to Chelsy Kate.
Alison in California
What do you think of the initials GJB? I don't like them but my husband thinks I'm being too picky.
Baby Name Genie:
After some contemplation, I've decided to give neither you nor your husband the foolish pleasure of saying to the other, "Ha! See, I was right."
Kelly in Charlotte, NC
Which sounds best to you: Evan Scott Brown, Asher Scott Brown, Cillian Scott Brown, Roman Scott Brown, or Sebastian Scott Brown? I cannot decide for the life of me!
Baby Name Genie:
If you are willing to change your last name, then Roman is the clear choice. Your husband won't agree to this--therefore, go with Evan Scott Brown. Strong. Short. Flowing. Plus, you will rest better at night knowing he won't face a constant barrage of teasing about his numerals in math class.
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