Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baby Name Hints Explained

Over the course of my pregnancy with Charlotte, I dropped baby name hints.  Here they are explained.

has a "boy" nickname.   
We might call her "Charley."  It's not definite, but we reserve the right.

has nine letters.   
That's pretty obvious.

was not in the top ten for 2009.
It was #68 in 2009 according to SSA, and #38 in 2010 according to BabyCenter.  We didn't realize how quickly the name was rising in popularity when we chose it, or we might have picked another name.  We certainly don't want her to be one of several Charlotte's in her class at school.

means "little woman."
That's according to the baby name books.

is of French origin.

is the feminine diminutive of one of the names of one of her grandfathers.
Paul's dad's middle name is Charles.

is also the name of a 19th century queen.
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744 - 1818) was the wife of King George III.

is also the name of a U.S. city.
Charlotte, NC

is also the name of a 19th century English novelist, poet, and governess.

I know you've been scratching your noodle trying to decipher my hints, so there you go.

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