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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baby Girl, Sister to Greyson and Weston

Kate writes:
Hi Swistle! I wrote to you for our last baby (baby boy #2 - we were trying to decide between Weston and Wesley - we went with Weston). Your advice and the commets were helpful, so I thought I'd consult again! Anyway, we're expecting our third baby on November 6 and this time they tell me it's a GIRL. So exciting! Anyway, we have a Greyson, a Weston, and now considering girl names. We're strongly considering Miriam Kathleen. Kathleen is a family name. We like names that are a little differnt, but not crazy. Our last name starts with "s" and is two syllables and goes well with just about anything. I don't hear much about the name Miriam and would appreciate your comments. We were thinking Mira as a nickname. Thanks!

My comment is: I think it's wonderful! Miriam is one of the steadiest names I have ever seen: it hasn't left the 200s/300s of popularity in DECADES. In fact, the last time it was below #200 was NINETEEN THIRTY-THREE! (Source: Social Security Administration.) And Miriam Kathleen is lovely.

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

I like Miriam. It's different enough to be unusual but still easy to say and spell. Plus Mira or Miri is a cute nickname, especially when she's little.

Jessie said...

Go with it! FYI Mirabelle/Mirabella also has Mira as a nickname, but those names don't seem to fit your style.

StephLove said...

Miriam Kathleen is a keeper, I think. I only know two Miriams, one kid and one adult. Mira's a nice nickname. You can also go with Mimi or Mir or Mim.

Alison aka Baby B said...

I only know one Miriam, and she is a lovely person! I like that it's been holding steady on the charts, as Swistle pointed out. It's a great name, so go for it! Greyson, Weston, and Miriam... nice sib set.

mir said...

ooh, goodie! My name is Miriam and I must say it's a great name. When I was younger, I wasn't too keen on the full version but I was able to go by Mimi/Miri.

Kate said...

Thanks all for your input! I'm fairly certain we'll have a Miriam Kathleen in just two weeks :) It's just so nice to get feedback from people other than relatives or friends! Now let's just hope the sono was correct and we're actually doing PINK this time . . . ;)

beyond said...

Miriam is great! (I like the pairing with Kathleen as a mn too.) It's great with Greyson and Weston and has good nn possibilities. (I know an adult Miriam who used to go by Miri.)

Patricia said...

I have a 3-year-old granddaughter called Mira (nn for Miranda) and love that name no matter how you get to it. Miriam Kathleen is lovely, unusual and classic.

Best wishes!

Kayt said...

Yes! Do Miriam! It's so sweet and unusual and spunky.

The Mrs. said...

What a wonderful name!

Miriam... it reminds me of a spoon of honey or the glitter the sun makes on the water.

Brilliant idea!

And congrats on your darling little girl!

Lisa said...

Miriam Kathleen is a great name and I love the nicknames she could have. Congratulations!