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Melanie in Newcastle
I have to name my baby boy due in March. I hate every boy's name in the whole world. Help me!
Baby Name Genie:
All boy baby names in whole world, eh? Go with the name Orion. It's officially heavenly.
Samantha in SC
I like the name Kaitlyn Grace but I want to hear from someone else if its a nice name?
Baby Name Genie:
Trust your instinct.
Paul in Atlanta
We are having twins (boy and girl) and my wife likes the names Olivia and Owen, but I don't like the double "O" names because it's too close to the rhyming names. What do you think?
Baby Name Genie:
You are stressing out too much. It is not uncommon to give twins baby names with a connection. The names sound good together.
Jess in AU
I love the names Nora and Noah do you think it would be confusing or silly for a brother and sister to have these names???
Baby Name Genie:
One question: Did you like it when your mom mixed up your name with your siblings (or pet)? I am sorry, but its time to start thinking of a different baby name combination even though they are both great names. If you MUST use them though, consider making one a middle name (Patrick Noah).
Mina in TX
My husband likes the name Leonardo for our son-to-be. He even keeps calling the baby "Leo". But I can't stand the name. I keep thinking of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and my sisters all think of Leonardo DiCaprio. Any suggestions for a suitable alternative?
Baby Name Genie:
Leander will get your mind off of pizza eating turtles; plus, it eliminates the nickname Leo. He could go by Lee if your husband likes the "lee" sound.
Mary in FL
My husband wants to name our son David. I don't really like this name, but I won't mind having David as a middle name. Any ideas on a good first name to match with David Rodriguez?
Baby Name Genie:
Nathaniel David will make an excellent name as both a baby and an adult.
Mary Ann in PA
My husband and I really like the ring of Cole Miller as a boy's name but can't come up with a good middle name. I don't really want anything off the wall, but something with a nice flow. Any ideas?
Baby Name Genie:
Cole Miller is an excellent choice for a name. You will find the middle name Zachary compliments it nicely.
Erica in KY
I have what I think is the perfect first name for my baby girl, but I am stumped at the thought of a middle name. I wanted to use Faith, but the name is very similar to my sister-in-law's baby born just two days ago. My baby's name will be Kyndra ___ Robbins and her baby's name is Keira Faith--a little too close for me. I want a name that means something "good." Maybe a Christian name...? Can you help? Thanks.
Baby Name Genie:
Either Kyndra Felicity Robbins or Kyndra Verity Robbins are wonderful alternatives. Whether this constitutes "help" or not depends on if you accept my advice.
Cami in OH
Hey Genie, my husband and I really want to name our son Wes, but we're worried it's too close to 'wuss'? Is it? Any alternate name suggestions?
Baby Name Genie:
Wes is not too close to "wuss" at all. There are plenty of people in this world with the name Wes. It is a perfect name! Especially for your baby. If you must have a different name though, you will find Spencer to be an excellent alternative for your baby boy.
Kellie in VA
We've decided to name our son Grady but haven't been able to come up with a middle name that sounds right. Any suggestions?
Baby Name Genie:
I'll give you three middle names for your baby boy: Nathaniel, Kelton, and Jerome. All of them have a nice ring when paired with Grady. Congratulations on the coming baby!
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