Want us to tackle your baby-naming problem? Email Swistle at Gmail dot com and tell me all about it. Include details such as finalist names, estimated arrival date, surname (or a name that sounds like the surname, for trying names out), names of your other children, names you've considered and rejected, names you'd use if the baby were the opposite sex, how many children you plan to have. But be sure you only send me information that's okay to post on the site---or specify which parts should not be posted. (Private consultations are also available.)
The volume of emails we now receive means we can't answer all the questions. We tend to give priority to questions that (1) give a surname or a surname stand-in (like Neelsin for Neilson, or "it sounds like Donson, but with a J"), and (2) ask for help with a boy name OR a girl name, and (3) ask for help with a name for a USA baby (I don't know much at all about how names sound / seem / are used in other countries).
You will also need to email an update when the baby is born and named, or else our lives feel like an exercise in sad unsatisfied futility.
Swistle lives with her husband Paul and children Robert (born 1999), William (born 2001), twins Elizabeth and Edward (born 2005), and Henry (born 2007). Email: Swistle at Gmail dot com. "Swistle" rhymes with "thistle."
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