need suggestions and opinions

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need suggestions and opinions
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 6:34pm

Our family is growing by one this August.

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 4:21am

I really like the name Dagny.It is my absolute favorite on your list and I am thinking of stealing it for my future daughter! When I first saw it I immediately thought DAG NEE. DOG NEE never even crossed my mind until you said it.. I have never heard the name before so i have no idea what the "correct" pronunciation is and I would think most people would be the same since it isn't that common of a name. But whatever the case, I think that everyone your child meets will get so used to saying it that way that it will feel right when they see her.

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 5:49am

Dagny pronounced Dog Nee??

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 10:37am

I've read

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 11:15am

Virva sounds

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 11:52am
I absolutely think you can get away with pronoucning Dagny - Dag-nee..I'm no linguist, but my immediate thought was that that is how your pronounce. Like Cagny and Lacy, but with D instead of C.
Like Daphne, but with a g - instead of ph.

Daphne - in my mind, very similar to Dagny - if you Dagny is where your heart is, go with Dagny.

I like Wynne, but I worry that it is one of those names that just has to much meaning. When I hear Wynne, I think win. What if your girl is not athletic and last to be picked in PE everytime? These are the crazy things I think of with names. I'm having a girl in August, so I'm on the hunt for girl names myself.

Calla. Not my style, but I like it for you. The fact that it is close to your name is nice. It's like your naming after you but giving her her own name with its own meaning, style, and without confusion. I come from a culture where men tend name their first born son after themselves. This sort of annoys me bc they already got the last name and I wonder why the woman, who does not have the last name represented, doesn't do the same for daughters. At the same time, I'm not a big fan of naming your kids after you period, because I think names give identity to a certain extent and your own name is a nice thing, but I like naming kids after people with a little twist. Calla does this.

So as you can see, not much help bc I approve of all the names.

Probably with Ryker and Lark, I would say Daphne is too standard compared to the brothers. I think Dagny and Calla fit in well with Ryker and Lark.
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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 3:05pm


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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 11:15am
I like all your names but I really like Dagny with Ryker and Lark. I wouldn't pronounce it as Dog-nee, definitely Dayg-nee. Here are some boy suggestions -

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 8:28am

I LOVE 90% of what you suggested for a boy.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:05pm

Dag is yes pronounced more like dagger

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:58pm
I think it really depends on where you're from. I pronounce dagger just as I pronounce Dagny....