Monday, September 10, 2012

Discussion Question


If you had to give all of your children names starting with the same letter, which letter would you choose?

117 comments:

  1. "C"

    Which we did. All 6 of them. Why? Because we started with the first one. Then the second one without really thinking about it....and so we decided they should ALL have it. It's fun and unique and we get lot's of questions about it.

    Our last name also happens to start with a C!

    Let me tell you....it was SO easy to label the children's clothing for school. We just passed the clothing down in ages and I never had to change the initials on the shoes or clothes. HA ha. Easy Peasy.

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  2. L!

    Leon, Les, Lorelei, possibly Liam, "Elle" (technically not an L but should still qualify.. ;) )

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  3. i would choose the letter m or the letter r

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  4. My husband and I both have our first name start with a D and sometimes we have opened up each others post because they dont add the different middle initial, so if I named all our kids the same letter I guess I would continue the D, but I would be sure to have a different middle initial for each and differing from my husbands and mine.

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  5. Probably with an R

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  6. (B) My two children are Brenden and Blakeleigh. (B) has a lot of popular names. Brian(my husbands name), Brandi(my name), Brooke, Brad, Brittany, Bethany, Brock. I could go on forever. Haha.

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  7. R
    Rachel
    Ruth
    Rosemary
    Richard
    Rebekah

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  8. I would want to pick j because my name starts with j, but I don't to be a Duggar copycat:)

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  9. I'd have to choose different ones for the boys and girls... I like 'A' for girls, but I'm not really sure on boys... Maybe 'P', after my dad... so many choices!!

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  10. I don't know if I could only stick to one letter! For girls I would choose A and for boys B.
    *Alaina*

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  11. In our house of 8 children and counting.......the girls names all start w the letter k. There are 4 girls and 4 boys. The boys names letter are k,c,n,and I, as we could think of enough boy names we liked that started we k.

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  12. i guess it would depend how many kids i would have. but probuably k or j.

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  13. lily and ellie did you know the bates had a miscarriage? it's on their website. harmony

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  14. K sounds all nine of mine x

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  15. It would be A, C, K, or S. My favorite would probably be A!

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  16. If I had to stick to one letter, I would probably choose "L". I doubt that I would/will stick with one though, I like variety. :) In my family, there are two girls and two boys, who all have the letter "J", but I find it kind of interesting that none of the 19 Duggar kids have any of our names! Jonathan, Janine (Janni), Jarrett, and Jacquelyn. Thanks for the wonderful blog!

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  17. All our first names start with K - we didn't really think about it when choosing a name for our first child - it just happened. When searching a name for our second child it was sure that we wouldn't leave him out and so we were just looking for names starting with K.

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  18. I wanted to choose A,B,C... but we already have a Jacob, and a Wyatt, so it's too late. Lol, guess we'll have to do this with our animals? ;) Who knows what we'll name the next baby if we're lucky enough to have more!

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  19. Probably either J or A. I love the names Ashley, Azlynn, Athena, and Aaron.

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  20. Probably either J or A. I love the names Ashley, Azlynn, Athena, and Aaron.

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  21. The letter W or Y. I like to be different. :)

    Barbara
    Que Dios Los Bendiga!
    Miami, Florida

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  22. I find it interesting that the Duggars haven't used my name, Joanna. They have a Joy-Anna and a Johanna, but not Joanne or Joanna. My names first name is Janet, my aunt's Joanne, I have an uncle Joe, Aunt Janette, and a cousin Jody. None of these names have been used by the Duggars.

    I mostly definitly would us the letter "J". I want to in fact and have two little girls named Jordan and Josie. Boys, my fabvorite J names are Jeremiah and Johnathan, but I also love the names Michael and David.

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    1. Joanna....my husband and our son both are named Michael John, it has both of your names together.

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  23. I only have one child and I am too old to have more. But when I was pregnant I decided I would never have children with names that started all with the same letter. Especially with mail, that might be confusing. And not everbody uses the next initial(s). By the way, my son is called Reuben.

    Greetings, Irene
    (Netherlands)

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  24. I chose L. And like the Duggars I didn't do it on purpose. I didn't want anyone to be left out! I have Luke, Levi, Londyn, and LillyAnne. I have a few more names up my sleeve too...Liberty and Layla for a girl and Lawson and Lex for a boy. :)

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  25. "A"

    My husband and I already have our names picked out for our first children "Aiden" and "Aubree" we aren't necessarily trying to get pregnant but we aren't trying to stop it. All in the lords time is how we choose to look at it.

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  26. Really difficult question - I could probably do lots of different letters. My kids are Jennah, Gavin, Braden, Mariah, and Carter - all different letters. I think if I tried I could have went all J, B, M, or C, but not all G. Don't know what I could have done for the girls with that - maybe Gennevieve? Can't think of another, or any other good boys names. I'm sure they are out there though :)

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  27. Probably a C or A because there are lots of names that have a different sound at the beginning instead of the same Ju or Mm or Ss

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  28. n for girls and i dont know what i would do for boys

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  29. I like A names:

    Amaya (means night rain)
    Avia (means bird like)
    Aven (mountain, a plant)
    Ayla (moon like)
    Avari (bird like, from the sky)
    Aurora (linked to the northern lights)

    I like the link to nature they all have. The meanings are a constant reminder of the important, natural, non-materialistic things people often lose sight of.

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    1. Anjanette not a common name at all only 1 other in the whole usa nickname angie. But its 3 names put together an. Jan. Anette..

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  30. Mine are named:
    ~ Addison Jordon
    ~ Alyssa Janelle
    ~ Alexander Jerrard
    And if it were possible, I would definitely have many more Blessings and continue with the same initials. Praying for grandchildren though...would be fun to see my kids continue the tradition:)

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  31. I really like J names! I love the names Josiah, James, Justin, Jackson, Jordan, and Jessa. But I also like C names and R names.

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  32. I Like A,K,T and J names

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  33. A. But then I already did that.

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  34. R,A,M,C,K,J,B!!!

    .....Erika.....

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  35. I didn't want to use all the same letter when naming our children. Both my husband and I agreed that we wanted to use Bible names for each of our children's first names and a family name for their middle name.

    We have a Joshua, Ruth, Hannah, Jonathan, Elijah, and Elisabeth.

    I guess if we had gone with one letter it would have probably been a "J" or an "E". There are a lot of" J" names in the Bible. :-)

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  36. ......... C :) Cuz Mine starts with a C! :D

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  37. "M"
    Mackinzie
    *Meagan*
    Madeline
    Moses
    Micah
    Matthew
    Mark
    Michael
    Marrissa
    Macall
    etc.

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  38. A

    adalyn:)
    i am only gonna have one child

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  39. I would do a......


    Adalynn
    Aden
    Ashley

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  40. Lily and Ellie
    I was wondering if you gals could maybe do a before and after of the duggars.
    Like a picture when they first appeared on the show or how they looked in the first few specials and then one of the recent pictures.
    Please consider this.

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  41. Z why be normal...lol...cool names could be made with the letter z and who can really say there name starts with z...

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  42. I really like names beginning with X or O. I'd choose one of those two letters, or perhaps I would alternate between X and O.

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  43. I have 8 kids and the oldest 2 start with an A, next 2 are M,s, than 2 S's, and 2 J's...we are expecting are 9th baby in Feb. And I'm thinking about going with L!

    My line up goes like this: Alexander, Andrew, Makaela, Madison, Samantha, Sophia, Jonathan, Josephine

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  44. I don't know.. I know I couldn't stick any one letter. In my family we have an accidental theme with middle names of me and my sisters. The oldest one's middle name is Zsanene (a soft "sh"- "neen"). My middle name is Jolene. And my twin sister's middle name is Rene.

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  45. I think "A" would be easiest, but I really like the letter "S" for some unknown reason.

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  46. Probably "M".
    Mackenzie
    Michael
    Matthew
    Mark
    Martin
    Meredith
    Marlene
    Mary
    Marie
    etc.....

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  47. Why would I *have to* give my children names starting with the same letter??
    No thank you. :)

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  48. J
    We have 5 children all 5 of them have the same 3 initials. no, we are not Duggar copy cats. We had at least 3 before I had even heard of the Duggars.

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  49. S
    Stella
    Siiri
    Sasu
    Sisu
    Saana
    Sandra

    or

    E
    Elias
    Emma
    Elli
    Eliel
    Eevi
    Eeva
    Eemos

    :)

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  50. We chose not to go with a these, but I did want to name my kids with J's. My oldest is Jamin ,and my next is Kena,I wanted Jena instead.... the next two are Lawsen and Weston,and I really wanted to do the J thing and go with Justice and Jathan. THen our last one would have been Jocelyn instead of Avalon.... BUt sometimes I'm glad we didn't do that to them. lol

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  51. I've rounded of 3 letters!

    B
    ________________________________
    *Brighton* this is my fav name ever!

    so i found more B names i like!

    Braylee
    Bailee
    Beth
    Brynn
    Bella-Marie
    Bevin
    Bonnie
    Breanne
    Brennan
    _____________

    Blair
    Bently
    Bree
    Blaed
    Booth
    Boyden
    Brayden
    Benjamin
    Brandon

    P
    ____
    Piper
    Prudence
    Paisley
    Phoebe
    Penny
    Penelope
    Paige
    Peyton
    ____________
    Pete
    Parker
    paxton
    PJ
    Phillip
    Pearson
    Prescott
    Pratt

    or J [Not copying ive loved J names scinc ei was 8! from casualty!+ i have like 4+ relativs with J names! jennifer & Joanne & Julie & Janet ... probably more :p

    Jessica
    Joy Anna
    Jennifer
    Jaycelyn
    JayeLouise
    Jasmine
    Jazlyn
    Jillian
    Juliette
    Jamie-Lee
    Joleigh
    _________
    Jayson
    Jayden
    Jacob
    Jackson
    Joshua
    Jeremy
    Jamie
    Jay-luke
    Jeremiah

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  52. my sons are Matthew (means gift from god) and Benjamin (means second born and right hand of god) we have no girls but I would pick a different initial i am the oldest of 8 and we have
    Samantha (me)
    John
    Julie
    Lisa
    Patrick
    Debbie
    Alan
    Julia
    all the J's were constantly opening each others mail!!

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  53. For sure J or R. I love the names Joshua, Jonathan, James, Jill, Janna, Joesph, Joy, and Randall, Robby, Rachel, Rebekah, etc.

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  54. I do not know thats hard! I really like the Duggars names alot! I would have to wait until i get married to the man God has for me and see what his first letter of his name is and go from there! :)
    God bless!
    Don't quit!
    Catherine K

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  55. Huuumm... I'm not sure what letter I would chose, because I like so many names and they all start with the different letters (Letícia, Inês, Marcos, Cecília, etc). But if I had to, I think I would probably chose letter A or J, because they are the initials of my name and my husband's name (Andrea and Julio).

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  56. Uh,probably R's or J's. Theirs alot more of them!

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  57. My oldest name starts with a c. I gave my husband a choice of all c names or alphabetical. We went alphabetical. C,d, e, f, g and h. I wanted 26 1 for each letter of the alphabet. But I don't carry well and.we found out boys cost a lot to feed.

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  58. I am not sure if I would pick a beginning letter. For the boys' names I would pick a Hebrew name that tells about God. For the girls' names I would pick names that end with the letter A.
    Anonymous 011889

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  59. @Andrea

    Hi Andrea,

    We have done posts like that in the past and will consider it for the future. :)

    Thanks for being a loyal reader,
    Lily and Ellie

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  60. I love the name Armani and Lila but now I love the names for girls Jana,jessa, Jinger, (defiantly) joy Anna, Johannah, Jordyn & Josie oh and Jill and jenifer also Mackenzie is pretty cute

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  61. Love this thread, so many fun names! We intentionally want every kid to have a different first letter (and different then ours). We have a Lorelei and a Daphne. If we picked just one, it would have been L though!

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  62. I would most likely pick J. There are soooo many names I could think of that I like that begin with J.

    Jessa Marie
    Johanna Grace
    Joylynn Faith
    Jill Hope
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    John David
    Joesph
    James
    Jason

    (I hope I do not look like I am copying the Duggars, but it seems like my favorite names begin with J) :/

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  63. The only name we could agree on was Meredith for our first. When we found out our second was a boy, we chose Miles. For months it was Miles, a name I have loved for years. Then someone said something ugly about the name and "ruined" it for us. :(
    So we picked Kyle instead. Now that he is ten, I can't believe we almost named him differently.

    If I had to pick a letter ~ I'd chose probably K, L or M.

    Kyle
    Kylie
    Kendall
    Kevin
    Kyler
    Kamden
    Korie

    Lizzy
    Leah
    Layla
    Lacey
    Luke
    Liam

    Meredith
    Madeline
    Matthew
    Mark
    Miriam
    Mackenzie
    Michael
    Miles
    Mary

    Just tons of names for all of those letters.

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  64. Well, I would choose the letter S, L or J. Not to copy the Duggars, but a few of my favourite names start with a J (like Jordan, Jane, Joy, Jette, Juliet, James, Jackson, Joseph, Jacob, Joachim). And the S, because my name is Sophie. The L, because I love the names Liam, LillyAnne, Louise, Lucy, Levi and Liesbeth (a variation of Elisabeth, my Christian name). But there are so many nice names that I haven't decide IF I would give all my children the same first letter, but I very sure that I would never give my children the same initials, that would be so inept!!

    Wow, that's a very long story :)

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  65. @Anonymous
    u shouldnt say that. u never know who or what God will bless u with.

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  66. my siblings and i are:
    Lauren
    Kit
    Joe
    Isaiah
    Josie
    John
    Carrie
    Claire
    James
    Ryan
    &
    Jenny

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  67. I would choose the Letter "K" because that's what my name starts with and the most beautiful names start with the letter K.

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  68. I would be R for the Girls and F for the boys.
    like Rebecca and Reagan, And Flynn.

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  69. I would choose KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! because I don't plan on having a big family and I like the name Kyle, Kaden, and Kristen!

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  70. I think it would be cool to have all the letters of the alphabet, like this: Andrew, Bethany, Charity, Deborah, Ethan, Felix, Gabriel, Heidi, Isaiah, Judah, Katrina, Leslie, Malachi, Naomi, Oliver, Priscilla, Quentin, Rayna, Seth, Titus, Ursula, Victoria, Walter, Xavier, Yolanda and Zoe. Not that I would have 24 children (me and my husband could have the other 2 letters), but it would be cool. :)

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  71. I like the names Gabriella, Scarlet, Alexandra, Madelyn, Isabella, Justina, Maria, Francesca, Sophia, Camilla, Guiliana, Leah, Filomena, Justina, Cecelia, Victoria, Mackenzie, Hannah......idk what letter to pick

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  73. I would pick "J" (I'm not copying you I love a lot of "J" names!!!!!!

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  74. I would probably pick L. I like Leah and Lachlan

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  75. A & E. What we did was use my husbands middle initial (e) and my first initial (d), then my middle initial (a) and his first inital (m). We had Adam Michael, Evan Daniel, Aron Miles, Emily Danice and Analy Margaret. darlene

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  76. i would pick A.
    for girls i like
    - Ava
    - Abby
    - Alice
    - Adelaide
    - Amity
    - Ally
    - Amily
    & for boys I like
    - Aaron
    - Andrew
    - Ali
    - Adrian

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  77. I would say the letter B
    -Brady
    -Brooke
    -Brock
    -Beth
    -Brittany
    -Belle
    -Ben
    -Blake
    -Brody

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  78. i would do J because i know a lot of cool names for J
    Juleanna

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  79. I have thought about this before, because I wanted to do this before I even knew that all the Duggar kids' names started with "J" I was thinking maybe "G," because that is my first initial, but also maybe "K" (my middle initial), "A," or whatever my husband's first initial will be. I also thought about "J" because that's my father's first initial, but I don't want to copy the Duggars! Their kids all have such beautiful names, all starting with "J," it would be hard to name my kids with a "J" name that I liked without using any of their names.

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  80. We did An names. Angelica Marie and Analya Juliana. My son is my only boy so he is a Jr. Kevin Alois. My brothers sons are also An names. I have an An name and so do my brothers. Annette, Angelo, Antonio. My nephews are Anthony, Antonio, and Andrew. Guess its family tradition.

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  81. R. I have always loved the name Rose, and I promised my brother that my first son would be named Robert, in his memory. My boyfriend and I agreed on R middle names instead; his middle name is Roger.

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  82. O because I love the name October

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  83. Why choose just one initial? I have 4 children and their names can all be shortened to 4 letters. I didn't really plan it that way but that is how it happened. Gregory, Ryan, Caitlin and Bradley... Greg, Ryan,. Cait, and Brad (But he doesn't really like that name. He goes by Bradley.).

    CCK

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  84. Letter "H". I love the names Hunter, Hiatt, Harley, Hadley and Harper.

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