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Choosing same name as a friend, how to ask or annonce?

So there's a name that we liked for our baby but I have a childhood distant friend having the same name. Would she (yeah its a she) be offended if we name our baby after her? How do I approach or ...
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What should children call a step-grandparent?

My mom remarried to a great guy who has been absolutely wonderful to my kids. Ever since my mom and he were dating my kids have called him Mr. Joe. Lately my mom has been bugging me to get the kids to ...
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Changing child's first name [closed]

We want to change my child's first name. In records, his first name is ROHINI SHRIHAN, but we want to make it SHRIHAN as first name and ROHINI as middle name. Now he is 3 years old and in few days he ...
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Why do many Hindu people name their children 'God'? [closed]

Many of the people I know who have parents from India are named one of the many, many names for 'God'. It seems strange to name your child a deity? In Mexico you see an occasional 'Jesus' which is ...
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Querying a Database for Baby Names within Popularity Range?

Anybody know of a place where you can query a database for baby names with certain characteristics? (Boy/girl, popularity 150-1500 in 2005, etc)
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When do babies start responding to their name?

I talk a lot with my almost two-months daughter. In many cases I mention her name, even though I don't think it means anything to her yet. But I was wondering: when do newborns / babies start ...
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What aspects should we consider when choosing a name for our child?

I thought of this question while writing an answer to this related question. I think it would be useful to compile some ideas: When we were expecting our first child, we discovered how hard it can be ...
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Choosing a surname for child of unmarried couple

My partner and I are unmarried and so have different surnames. Neither of us feel particularly strongly that our (first) child should have one surname or the other. We've considered giving it a ...
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What are the pros and cons of school-aged adopted children taking their adoptive parents' name?

We are in the final stages of adopting kids ranging from ages 7-12. The question has come up a time or two about last names, namely if they should keep their last names, or if we should give them ...
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When do twins know their own names?

I've read that babies generally recognize and respond to their own name at around 5 months of age. How is this different for twins (particularly identical)? Being as they often (almost always!) hear ...
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Trying to find a comprehensive list of names [duplicate]

Does anyone know somewhere I can download a comprehensive list of English-language names? I'm trying to write some software that: takes a list of names generates a set of first, middle and last ...
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Are similar-sounding names a good choice for siblings?

We are deciding on a name for our newborn son and wanted to get some feedback on whether Ava and Evan are too close names for siblings, as it's a possible choice. Do you think these names are too ...
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Changing a child's name

Our son Thomas was born about 6 months ago. Now, we're feeling like he doesn't really look right for his name, and we're thinking of getting it officially changed to Charles instead. We're also not ...