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[ - ] If you see someone who owns their own salon and are in business on their own , do you tip on top of what they charge? Ie for haircut, facial, etc. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I do but I think most people disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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I do, because it's habit and I would rather err on the side of not being rude. However, there is one woman who owns a very nice nail salon on my block and she literally refuses tips if she is the one who does your nails. She says "no tip, no!" and will literally leave it on the counter and walk away from it if you try to put it down at her desk. So, I guess she is a stickler for etiquette! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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I may be wrong, but I've always followed the general rule that you don't tip the proprietor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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ita. The owner is getting a big chunk of the fees her employees collect for services. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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You do not tip the owner of the establishment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Yes. I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] About 80% of UB conversations, summed-up in a simple post. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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you must be the author. because that article was barely readable. no one but the author would repost it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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In the grand scheme of things that was also a ridiculous study to do. Why don't people do studies on what matter? Gun studies. Mental illness studies. We need more of these. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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couldnt get that far. had to stop reading after paragraph two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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But she's only a professor at Brown. If HYP, then perhaps more worthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Blah blah blah blah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Wow, this is so banal compared to UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Expecting db #1 soon and beginning the nanny search. Is it reasonable to include walking our dog in the nanny's duties? Our dog is a small, well-behaved adult dog and he doesn't need a ton of exercise. Can just go out to pee with the nanny & stroller whenever it works with the baby's schedule. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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That sounds fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Ask - we didn't and it ended up being a problem. Anything is fare if you disclose it at the interview. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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yes. dog walking. errand running (go to grocery store to pick up a few missing items, pick up dry cleaning, etc. as needed). light housekeeping. baby laundry. cooking for baby once that becomes necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Of course. If you make that part of the job clear at interview. Ditto any cleaning you might require beyond tidying up after kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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She may not be willing to clean up dog crap. I know it would be a deal breaker for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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np wow! it is not that big of a deal. 99% of the time it is easier and less complicated than baby poo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Animal crap and baby crap are different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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great, then take another job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Exactly. I would. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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OP-asked/answered [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Nanny here. Anything you mention up front, especially a small duty like this, is reasonable. Some nannies might have a problem with this, but most will not. Just be sure to say in the interview that taking the dog out is part of the deal, and confirm that they are okay with that. Not an unusual request at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] So far today I've gone for a 4 mile run and only eaten half a banana, and tons of water. Have I made up for the 4 beers I had last night at the baseball game yet? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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Vomit too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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1) Are you incapable of looking up the calorie count? 2) Erratic eating will only serve to throw off your metabolism. Just eat reasonably most of the time and you're fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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ita. Only a total moron couldn't look this up. My Fitness Pal has calorie count for pretty much everything you could possibly eat or drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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omg I was kind of joking. I feel miserable and hungover, is all I meant. I know that I can look up calories online! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Your post suggested nothing about misery or a hangover. Only that you haven't eaten enough today and seem to think you should restrict because of an isolated splurge. If you were joking, good. But I don't see why the OR should have known that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Bananas are high carbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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Ugh lame. 4 beers in one night means nothing in the long run. Just eat normally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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You are totally messing with your body like that and have probably done more harm than good. Eat like a normal person, not like some freak. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Alright, UB, I guess the uptight crowd is on right now. I was making a lighthearted jab at myself for feeling hungover. I guess I'll be back online this evening when the fun, laid back, wine drinking crowd is on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Why don't you examine your post first instead of attacking people? Obviously many people did not see the humor in your post, even if you had intended it that way. Not good at taking criticism are you? I'm sure you will get a lot of support from eating disordered alcoholics later this evening. Try being funny then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Are you in high school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o, Do escorts and hookers use flavored condoms for oral? Or they just risk HPV, herpes, etc? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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I see no connection between flavored v. unflavored condoms and HPV, herpes, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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Oops, I just meant do they use condoms versus no condoms. And you would need the special condoms for oral or at least unlubricated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:13 PM Flag
[ - ] 50yo couple getting married. 2nd marriage. Small ceremony/party mainly family. They say no gifts. Should I get them something, and if so, what?? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Just bring a nice bottle of Champagne. Pol Roger is what we had at our wedding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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I would have a great bottle of wine sent to their home. They probably don't want a bunch of stuff as they are already combining 2 households worth of stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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np. This is a nice idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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nnp: I would consider that a waste of money, proving that a "nice" bottle of wine is highly subjective and not universally appreciated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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OP -- Thank you for the suggestions. To be honest and I am not trying to be mean or elitist or something... this couple does not really drink a ton of wine or maybe does not appreciate the differences between wines. They would certainly think it is a nice gesture but they would have no clue if I spent $10 or $150 on it. Any other suggestions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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so what are they in to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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They live in the suburbs, both have kids who are college-aged, like grilling with neighbors, beer, have a vacation home in the mountains/country. Like traveling but nothing super fancy. The guy has a plane which he pilots himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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I would definitely buy them something. It depends on their interests, but I'm in my 50s, so I'll put my 50s hat on here. I would love a GC to Williams-Sonoma or I'd be thrilled if you gave me a really nice bottle of single malt scotch whisky or I'd appreciate a donation to a cause that I support. How well do you know these people? Do you know their interests? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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OP- thnaks. I just posted their interests/lifestyle above. Maybe I will get some nice grilling/entertaining things from williams sonoma. Or cocktail-making type things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Gift Certificate to nice restuarant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] WOHMs: Did you use an agency to find a nanny and if so, was it worth the placement fee? Or just sift through lots of resumes through a website or ad placement? (I'm hoping to get a personal referral, but that hasn't panned out yet) 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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yes, and for me it saved a ton of time. i interviewed four candidates, all of whom would have been good choices as far as I could tell. The one w hired has been with us for years so the fee has amortized down to almost nothing at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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yes, and for me it saved a ton of time. i interviewed four candidates, all of whom would have been good choices as far as I could tell. The one w hired has been with us for years so the fee has amortized down to almost nothing at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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what was the fee? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Care.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Very very worth it for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Nanny here. I've gotten great jobs through care.com and know other great nannies who go through there. So that is certainly something to consider if you aren't sure you can swing the placement fee. That said, if you can afford it and go with a recommended agency it will take A LOT of guess work out of the mix for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:09 PM Flag
[ - ] I kept receiving this urgent email message from Eva regarding purchasing new uniform. I will buy it, but not today! Stop sending spam email. Many parents complained that the quality of new uniform is extremely poor. But I guess they won't listen. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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I think their point is that it takes 3-4 weeks to get the mail order, and they want to make sure you have a uniform by Aug 21st. FWIW, I never got any email reminders. Got the uniform and the quality seems similar to last year. Looks better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Thinking of moving to Larchmont. What can you tell me about the town/people/etc? My BFF lives there and we like that the commute is short. But we know very little more than that. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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That's a strange BFF then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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This. Why not ask your BFF? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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I live in Mamaroneck (Larchmont is a small village within Mmk.) MS and HS shared. I love Larchmont, very beautiful, people down-to-earth, family oriented. DC is in HS, very happy, exceptionally strong music program. And there's a great music school, Larchmont Music Academy - warm, nurturing atmosphere, not competitive, but they get advanced students into conservatories all the time. Pretty houses, expensive to very expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone ever go before Judge Lori Sattler in divorce court? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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What is your question? She does post judgment cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:11 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the origin of this name: Fartra. It's the given name of an immigrant woman born around the 1900s. It came up in a project I'm doing, client doesn't know either. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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that's not going to become trendy, i can tell you that much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:46 PM Flag
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nickname: Fart face [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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Fart rat. Love it. Can't believe it didn't catch on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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It could be like "Petra" which is a feminized version of Peter. I guess the male version of Farta could be "Farter." :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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i am imagining my 10yo boy in class doing an immigration study and finding this name. the image is bringing me joy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] This must be depression. I am really bothered, even sad, over things that I recognize would NEVER normally bother me. I'm in such a funk and hate everything and everyone :( 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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how long has this been going on? Are you sure it's not PMS or Menopause symptoms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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I'm 30 and its been several weeks. That's what I thought too but period came and went [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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+100000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] I have been preparing for a job interview for a bit. all went great, until I got a question completely out of left field. all is lost? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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What was the nature of the question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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substantive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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Technical or "fit"/behavioral ? How did you respond? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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technical ;-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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BTDT. I get technical questions all the time in interviews. Some of them are crazy complicated! You fake your way through it with as much conviction as you can muster up and pray they don't axe you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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Yeah, say "that's an interesting one. I'd probably want to consult resources XYZ etc." show them you know how to come up with solutions by using resources even if you don't know how to figure it out on your own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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How did you respond? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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I tried to fudge it then got a more narrow and pointed question beck. had to admit that not familiar with particulars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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how did you respond? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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Yes go next time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:46 PM Flag
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the question is, how did you handle it. They were not expecting you to know the answer, they wanted to see if you would get flustered or if you dealt with your not knowing it rationally [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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Sometimes they really do expect you to know the answer! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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Both types of questions exist. In this case, the description of the question as being "out of left field" makes me wonder if it was not as much a personality test as a knowledge test. How do you react when you don't know an answer. Do you bullshit? Or are you honest? When I am hiring I would want type II, but there are other fields where bullshit is dominant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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first bullshit, then fessed up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Can you fix it/answer more thoroughly in your thank you email? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:57 PM Flag
[ - ] How many young Evelyn's do you know and where do you live? It's my top choice baby name (due next month), but I'm concerned that it's soaring up the popularity charts to #20. I don't actually know any Evelyns myself. Thanks! 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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I know 1 on UES. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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Don't know any. It's a pretty name - can shorten it to Eve which is also very pretty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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My 4yo DD has a preschool friend named Evelyn. We're in LA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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I know 3 - commute between Tribeca and Toronto. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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I know 1. Washington, DC area. It's a lovely name, refreshing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Nice name. Vivian too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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I know 1 Evelyn (Evie for short) in LI, she is mid-20s. Very pretty name but I agree it is getting popular [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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^^I also know one Eva, same age,Greenwich CT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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I know 3, roughly the ages of 7, 2.5 and 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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All the ones I know are Asian (and my age - 30s) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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I know 2 that are about 1 yr to 18 months that are also Asian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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I also know a 30-something Asian Evelyn and a 40-something Latino Evelyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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I knew one older growing up. She was born in late 60's. I don;t know one child with that name todau. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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One Eve, no Evelyn's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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There's one in my dd's class at school. They are entering 1st grade in Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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2 in my DD's class. Entering 2nd grade in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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Concerned? What would be terrible about having dc with popular name? She won't be less unique or special bc of it. I know one college aged Evelyn and one top tier K Evelyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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np Eh. I really didn't want my kid to have a trendy name. Evelyn is very much trending. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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DD went to an UES WASPY preschool two years ago. Before she went to K, we came across at least five Evelyn's. Definitely going to be the next Sophie or Isabelle or Charlotte. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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I don't think it will quite reach Isabelle status, but the more general trend of "old fashioned" names on little girls is very much THE thing right now. And Evelyn is certainly among them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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3 under 5. NJ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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two friends just named their babies this. live in charlotte and dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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Everything old is new again. My 87 yo mother has a few friends named Evelyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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3 between 4-6 and 1 baby. UES. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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1 that is 8 months in Louisiana [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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I know little girl with that name and I love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Only a few of my friends have babies, but one of them is Evelyn. The others are Henry, Henry, Skye, Sally, Robert (Bobby), and Josephine- to give you an idea as to the tastes of my friends when it comes to names. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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The only two I know are older, one is my friend's grandma and the other was on my dorm floor in college. I don't think it's overly popular or anything. Not unknown either. Middle of the road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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I know 2 (both born last year) in Charlotte, NC. I also know one who is 4 years old, and one who is 2 years old who live in south Florida. It's definitely part of the old lady name trend which is huge right now. If popularity is a big concern to you I'd avoid it. Though I think it's a lovely name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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