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Alexis Cooper in Missouri
I'm testing your ability! I want to incorporate both of my grandmas' names in my girl name. Dorothy Vivian and Nancy Helen. Last name could be Cooper or Vinson so I need a name that goes with both. No common names but not too crazy of names either! Let's see what you've got! Thanks in advance! :)
Baby Name Genie:
Fortunately I've been studying in my lamp all night. A change on Dorothy's middle name and a restoration of Nancy's first gives you the gracious and lively Vivica Anne. Do I pass the test?
Hannah in Tennessee
Help! I love the name Guinevere, but I can't think of a really good brother and sister name for her. Since Guinevere is so empowering, I want the next names to be powerful as well. Thanks, Genie!
Baby Name Genie:
You seek the Holy Grail of names. Let me help you in your quest. The brother of fair Guinevere will fight on foot with swords aplenty, but on his horse he'll surely lance a lot. Name him Edward for a regal name. A sister could be dubbed Katherine if greatness is what you desire.
Alice in WA
Hi! I have two girls and one boy: Spencer, Sloane and Sawyer. We are expecting our fourth - a boy! We want his first name to start with "S" like his siblings. His middle names will be Memphis Faulkner. Can you help?
Baby Name Genie:
Ah, smart mom. This way, when you yell at them, you can start the "s" and hold it while you try to remember the rest of their name. Very clever! When the youngest gets in trouble, just remember his name is Stewart.
Kristina in Illinois
Looking for a baby boy's name. Middle name is Rex; last name is Hayes. We want the first name to start with T. No Thomas, Tim, Troy, Tristan, Tho or variations of them.
Baby Name Genie:
If you must have a T. Rex in the family, name him Theodore and call him Teddy when he's young. Then hope that everyone's sense of humor doesn't go extinct.
Breona in Phoenix
Here is a challenge for you: My husband and I are both Latin. My first son's name is Elias Alexander Leyva. I want to name my second son Ariel Jesus, but my husband disagrees. He thinks Ariel is a girl's name. I want a name with the initials A.E. Can you come up with a nice Biblical name?
Baby Name Genie:
You can thank Walt Disney and his mermaid for ruining the boy's name Ariel for you. Instead, try Aaron Ezra for a name perfectly suited for a young man.
Lovis in UK
I need a girl's name that is four letters long, two syllables, and ends in 'la' to go with sisters: Lila Rose, Nala Leigh, and Pela Rae.
Baby Name Genie:
I can see that when it comes to your daughters, you're off in La-La Land. Name your daughter Kala Gray, and she'll fit right in.
Kreszentia in Los Angeles
I'm having a baby girl in 2 months and we can't decide on a first or middle name! We want something that incorporates my German heritage but isn't TOO German sounding, like my own name. We want a very powerful name, something that would stand out. Our last name is Smith if that helps!
Baby Name Genie:
For the perfect name your daughter can proudly take back to Deutschland when she visits, name her Adalecia Giselle. She'll be sure to say "danke."
Lina in NZ
We are looking for a girl's first name; her family name is Wen. We have been trying pregnant for a long time, and we got everything ready to do IVF, but find pregnant naturally right before treatment. We wish a name meaning gift, luck, or compassion. Many thanks.
Baby Name Genie:
Wen, in doubt, ask me. Congratulations on your baby daughter, who is anything but luck. I give you Eleanor Dorothy Wen for your gift of a compassionate daughter.
Cindy in Texas
Need girl name based on California state or street names. Last name Holt.
Baby Name Genie:
Hooray for Hollywood! Your daughter is going to be a star. I give you Beverly Sunset.
Katarina in Poland
My husband and I are having problems with naming our baby girl. We have already chosen a middle name, Kasha. Our surname is Grabowski. We would like another name with a Polish origin.
Baby Name Genie:
I have many Polish names to choose for your little girl. I keep them in my Pole vault. I have selected Priscylla Kasha for the next little Grabowski.
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