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I've been pretty much away from the forum for a long while, since my lack of free time led me to restrict my leisure options, but here are some news...

I'm gonna be a father. A real one. My girlfriend Maria Carolina, for whom I ask your prayers, is pregnant. We plan on marrying as soon as we can live together full-time, or at least as soon as the idea sounds like more than mere religious zeal to our families.

The kid will definitely be called Seraphim (a name we both loved even before meeting each other, specially me) if it's a boy, but we're yet to settle on a girl name. My girlfriend unfortunately hates my suggestion Helena, while I actually like her suggestion Marcella, but in a "we asked for cheese pizza, but pepperoni is fine" way.

So this is a thread for you guys to hear some good news, congratulate me for the accomplishment of reproduction, rebuke my fornication (so much for leisure options), give me father and husband tips, and suggest nice-sounding Orthodox girl names.
 

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Congratulations! May Maria Carolina be blessed and healthy! May God bless your child and help you find the best name! I love the name Seraphim for a boy or girl. In heaven there are neither male or female. The seraphim are neither gender so it could work!
I named one of mine Marcella and all her life she has been "warlike" as the name implies. Call your children names like Peace, Joy, Grace, Patience, even Obedience!!! Lol. I love Mira "peace" and Nadia "hope." And the mommy's name is very beautiful! "Carolina Marie" would be good for a girl! May God bless your marriage and committment to love and protect each other.
 

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I love the name Seraphim for a boy or girl. In heaven there are neither male or female. The seraphim are neither gender so it could work!
There is Seraphina in Portuguese, though.

I named one of mine Marcella and all her life she has been "warlike" as the name implies. Call your children names like Peace, Joy, Grace, Patience, even Obedience!!! Lol. I love Mira "peace" and Nadia "hope."
[/QUOTE]Oh, my God! I hope little Seraphim ("the burning ones") doesn't set anything on fire. :oops:
 

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Congratulations! I hope your bundle of joy arrives on time, without too many jolts along the way. Name-wise, if the Spawn had been a girl, we would have named her Catherine Dorothea. Maybe you and your lady can agree on one or both of those. ;)
 

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Welcome back!
Many years! ❤
Lord, have mercy.
Hopefully things settle and family won’t hinder any wedding plans.
 

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I will say that while babies are always a blessing, doing things in reverse or even just close together often makes two difficult transitions doubly so. It will likely take extra prayer, extra mutual respect, and extra work to get both started off with a good foundation (unless you’ve done a lot of relationship groundwork already). But it’s absolutely possible, and babies and weddings are both joyous occasions, so I’m so happy for you both and pray God blesses y’all!

That said, brace yourself for learning about the many facets of baby poop. 😁
 

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Congratulations! Go to confession if you haven't already, forget that you fornicated and be glad God has given you and your girlfriend a child! I will rejoice with you and prayers for an easy pregnancy and childbirth and a healthy newborn!
 

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Congratulations! I hope your bundle of joy arrives on time, without too many jolts along the way. Name-wise, if the Spawn had been a girl, we would have named her Catherine Dorothea. Maybe you and your lady can agree on one or both of those. ;)
Catharina was one of my first suggestions, but my girlfriend didn't really like it. Just cut Dorotheia, too. :LOL:

I will say that while babies are always a blessing, doing things in reverse or even just close together often makes two difficult transitions doubly so. It will likely take extra prayer, extra mutual respect, and extra work to get both started off with a good foundation (unless you’ve done a lot of relationship groundwork already). But it’s absolutely possible, and babies and weddings are both joyous occasions, so I’m so happy for you both and pray God blesses y’all!
You're right! Our relationship was a two-and-a-half-year quagmire (which even included us having brief but serious relationships with other people) before we decided to stick together once and for all and make it official March this year. We still need some work, but we're both very rational people who love each other, so we always work it out. We probably have far more fights than the average couple, but we have probably gone to sleep mad at each other three or four times this entire year. We're in a good path.
 
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[QUOTE="RaphaCam, post: 1626269 We probably have far more fights than the average couple, but we have probably gone to sleep mad at each other three or four times this entire year. We're in a good path.
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Next year will be even better when you find out she is always right. 😘
 

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The babe, the child, the gift. Not a goat.
 

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You can't, I'm named after an angel and it's impossibly difficult. It's easier to pray to God, or even St. Mary, considering they've already reposed.

Make it Mack if it's a boy, let him be the first St. Mack. So we can remember trucks when we're in Heaven.
 

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Many years! Lord have mercy!
 

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Thank you! It's beautiful, but in Pòrtuguese it sounds exactly like "key" (as in "keyboard").

This would indeed gain her a lot of teasing over her childhood... Thekla teclado!

I would stick with something that doesn't necessarily stand out too much...

I once knew a Lindenberg...;)

maybe Amelia...for Earhart....
 

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I've been pretty much away from the forum for a long while, since my lack of free time led me to restrict my leisure options, but here are some news...

I'm gonna be a father. A real one. My girlfriend Maria Carolina, for whom I ask your prayers, is pregnant. We plan on marrying as soon as we can live together full-time, or at least as soon as the idea sounds like more than mere religious zeal to our families.

The kid will definitely be called Seraphim (a name we both loved even before meeting each other, specially me) if it's a boy, but we're yet to settle on a girl name. My girlfriend unfortunately hates my suggestion Helena, while I actually like her suggestion Marcella, but in a "we asked for cheese pizza, but pepperoni is fine" way.

So this is a thread for you guys to hear some good news, congratulate me for the accomplishment of reproduction, rebuke my fornication (so much for leisure options), give me father and husband tips, and suggest nice-sounding Orthodox girl names.
Great: God be with you and your love ~ Congradulations ```
 

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Congratulations! Lord have mercy on this new family, hopefully really Christian :)

Since I don't have children and despite they like me, I won't give any tips, there are forumes much more experienced :D
 

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Don't do that to him if it's a boy. I'm named after an angel and it's easier to pray to God or Jesus than to muster the courage to petition an Archangel. What about "Mack" if it's a boy? After the trucks
 

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Don't do that to him if it's a boy. I'm named after an angel and it's easier to pray to God or Jesus than to muster the courage to petition an Archangel. What about "Mack" if it's a boy? After the trucks
He can ask the other Seraphims! :LOL:
 

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BTW, she was going towards Olga, but not anymore... 😰

It's not really a foreign-sounding name here. For some weird reason, Brazilians love giving their kids Russian names. Iuri/Yuri and Igor are particularly widespread. Vladimir, Kátia/Cátia, Vânia (for women, lol), Olga, Sasha/Sacha, Bóris, Andrei, Tatiana, Tânia, Ivã/Ivan, Lara, Raíssa and Nikolai are also all very common, off the top of my head. Serguei used to be common too, but nowadays it sounds exactly like "being gay", so it's a no-go, unless parents really want their kid to develop a thick skin.
 
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I'm not sure if "Valentina" came straight from Latin or through Russian into the Portuguese language, but it was probably from Russian, and nowadays it's such a common baby name that it's become slang for the daughters of irresponsible young moms. :LOL:
 

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Really, if I was to name a daughter today, I would name her Maria/ Mary after our most Holy Theotokos. With each calling of her name the prayers of Our Lady sing out for such a one. With constant reminders that one was named after Theotokos, a child will direct their attention to study who they were named after.

True story: I wanted to name our 2cnd born Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist- the Forerunner. Dad agreed to Elizabeth. A decade later, when discussion came up, Dad said, "she's named after the Queen of England" ok. Yeah. Wow. I quickly tried to remind child that the Queen was named after the mother of Forerunner. But she wasn't listening. "A queen you say?" 👑💍👡👠💄👒👒👒
 

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Congratulations! May the Lord bless you both richly, and may your child come into the world healthy and joyous, and may they live up to the high calling of Christ.

Please follow Melkite’s advice.
Amen. Repent, be healed, and move forward by His Grace and in His strength.
 

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BTW, she was going towards Olga, but not anymore... 😰

It's not really a foreign-sounding name here. For some weird reason, Brazilians love giving their kids Russian names. Iuri/Yuri and Igor are particularly widespread. Vladimir, Kátia/Cátia, Vânia (for women, lol), Olga, Sasha/Sacha, Bóris, Andrei, Tatiana, Tânia, Ivã/Ivan, Lara, Raíssa and Nikolai are also all very common, off the top of my head. Serguei used to be common too, but nowadays it sounds exactly like "being gay", so it's a no-go, unless parents really want their kid to develop a thick skin.
Maybe because of some socialists inclinations?...
 

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For some weird reason, Brazilians love giving their kids Russian names.
I remember watching some Brazilian Portuguese language series from Netflix and thinking that this really sounds like funny Russian. Whereas European Portuguese sounds like funny German.
 
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