@makaylaerin Yay! I am glad you like it! I love boys names that end in "er" but unfortunately my last name ends with "er," so most names sound a little strange. I think Brennan is also a nice name, but I prefer Brenner, but that might be because Brennan reminds me of Will Ferrell from "Step Brothers" hahah! good luck!
My friend gave his son the double mn Brendan James and I think it's very handsome. I love the suggestions of Bryony and Bronte. Beatrix Julianne is beautiful and flows nicely, sometimes long names can be a mouthful but I don't think this one is. I also like Brynn Juilianne or Bryn Julianna. Also, I just wanted to say Beatrix Anne is delightful and I prefer Brennan to Brenner.
Celtic alternatives for Brendan:
Boys names with meaning raven:
However I feel Brendan James could be simply the best solution for you.
Alternative B names for girls to honor Brenda:
Bianca (opposite color but similar sound)
Alternative girls names to honor Brenda based on meaning raven:
Keira (dark haired)
My husband's name is Brendan and it really isn't that common... I admit what attracted me to him was his name since I had never heard of it till I met him. I've heard of Brandon a ton of times, but never met a Brendan. Apparently he does know 2 Brendan's, 1 spells it wrong though and the other is a friend of his eldest sister (10 years difference), so quite a time/age difference.
The downside, most people will say/spell it like Brandon... and maybe even Brennan. Very few get his name right on the first try, took my mom a year to get it down, but her English isn't the best. She just kept calling him Brandon and we just had to keep telling her it's Brendan, lol
For girl suggestions:
For spicing up Ann:
If you want to go by meaning, Brendan means "prince" so for a girl you could pick a name meaning "princess" which would be: Sarah
I think Brennan James and Brendan James are both nice.
Thanks so much everybody for posting on this thread. It really does mean a lot. However, I have my names picked out and I intend to keep them until years to come when I actually get pregnant lol.
For a boy
- Adrian Brenner James Willis: Mom and I LOVE Adrian and Brenner. And James represents/honors my two grandfathers. This is the world's perfect name for me.
For a girl
- Victoria Julianne Willis: Again, Mom and I LOVE Victoria and Julianne. Julianne has Ann in there which I wanted.
When I start to have children, which is YEARS in the future, my future hubby will have to deal with Brenner and Julianne. That's a must. (:
Thanks so much for your awesome names and helping me decide on how to honor a very important person!!!!
Ender would be cool! (BrENDa) Ender James has a good flow too! Or Brent?
Okay as soon as I saw your post I thought Brendan!
I honestly think Brendan is really handsome, he sounds so Irish and collective. Brendan is such a wholesome choice. Also Brendan honours your mother perfectly I mean Brenda is just one letter off Brendan. Brendan James is such a brilliant choice, the name has a brilliant stance and looks so dynamic. It's a brilliant choice, very rural and sweet.
I was going to suggest Brennan but I someone else has. I really like Brynn for a girl.