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July 1st, 2012 09:12 AM #1
Honoring a Donald
Hi berries! I'm wondering if using Donovan to honor a Donald is a good idea/makes sense/works? If I used Donovan, it would most likely be in the middle. If Donovan made it up front, I think he'd go by Van/Vanny. Any opinions/thoughts? Are there any other nicknames from Donovan? Besides the obvious Don/Donny?
Side note: Donald is my grandfather, full name Donald Eugene. I absolutely adore Eugenie and would use it in the middle for a girl.Ben & Lainy
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July 1st, 2012 09:17 AM #3
Donald Gene, lol! But he HATES his first name and goes by Gene. Since he hated his name he named his first born son, my uncle, Ronald. So you could do something like that. (he goes by Ron)
With Donald/Donovan, I think Don/Donny is the only real obvious option, anything else might be a stretch.... I love the name Eugene so you could use that as a middle or just plain Gene.
July 1st, 2012 09:50 AM #5
I love Donovan! And Eugenie, for that matter. I think both are really great ways to honor a Donald Eugene.
Hmm, the only other thought I had was anything that has "don" in it somewhere--my first thought was Jadon, which I still see as separate from the Jayden craze, although the sound is still just as popular. Jadon, however, is a Biblical name... I believe jah-duhn is the more common pronunciation, but JAY-duhn is also acceptable. I'm guessing it wouldn't be well-loved by most Berries, though, haha.
A few others I found in a quick search:
Adonijah (very Biblical, though, haha--not sure if that really appeals to you!)
Donall (a form of Donald; somehow it feels more refreshing, though!)
I found quite a few variants that had "don" in them, but were misspelled--like Langsdon instead of Langston, Dontae instead of Dante (Dante has the "Don" sound, though, so I would think maybe it's usable?), etc.
Unless you're really Russian, I don't think it'd work, but I've always loved the Russian version of Eugene, Evgeniy.
Honestly, I think Donovan is your best bet! Good luck!Ashley
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July 1st, 2012 12:23 PM #7
I think Donovan to honor a Donald is great! It's got Don right there. Also, I would use Van as a nn.
Other names with Don in them:
Adonis -- lord
Ardon -- bronze; great forest
Corridon -- spear
Donahue -- dark warrior
Donar -- thunder
Donatien -- given by god
Donder -- resembling thunder
Donnelly -- dark courage, brave
Donner -- thunder
Dontavious -- enduring
Edon -- loved; little fire
Gordon -- great hill
Graydon/Greydon -- gray hill
Jadon -- thankful
Landon -- long hill
Poseidon -- Greek God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and the creator of horses
Spyridon -- spirit
Do you like any of those?Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy
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July 1st, 2012 12:25 PM #9Senior Member
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