So I was thinking of ways to honour my dad (Michael) but I am not fond of Michaela and its variations or Michelle either.
I was hoping you Berries could give me some ideas of names that kind of connect with Michael's meaning 'Who is like God.' I was thinking of Emanuelle/Immanuella as a possibility? as it means 'God is with us,' I also am considering Petra because my dad is a huge fan of Peter Brock and Petra is also the name of one of my favourite characters. Anyway, other ideas are welcome! Thank you!
My favourite is Michal (mee-khal) which is a woman's name in the Bible. But that's less the meaning and more the sound/look of it written.
Angelica/Angelique/Seraphina etc. tie nicely into the religious imagery of Michael as an Archangel.
I am fond of Emmanuelle and Immanuela too.
Have you asked your dad what his favorite names are? If you aren't a fan of any Michael variants, I think it would be cool to have him select either the first or middle name.
Emmanuelle and Immanuella are gorgeous! I like the suggestion of Seraphina, or maybe you might like Isabelle/Isabel/Isobel (God Is My vow)?
Have you ruled out Mica/Micah as well?
Micah's a boy's name to me; if I were going to do that, I'd just name her Michael. I've known girl Michaels.
Originally Posted by kungfualex
Mika (a Japanese fem. name -- MEE-ka)
Mieke (German fem. name --- MEE-keh)
Misha / Mischa