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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by southern.maple View Post
    Here's a list of metronymic surnames: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...-surnames.html
    Interesting! I know it's not on that particular list, but this reminded me that Madison means "son of Maud" - maybe it was derived from Maudson? Along the same line, I also recently noticed that Isidore means "gift of Isis".
    on my mind, for the moment

    Daria | Athena | Ramona | Winifred | Maeve | Blythe | Nadine | Dorothea | Margot | Cyra | Renata | Hypatia | Junia | Thisbe

    Flynn | Otto | Winston | Claude | Leif | Roald | Tavish | Lionel | Cormac | Tobin | Oswin | Rory | Damon | Tycho

    Mildred "Red" ☆ Obedience "Bede" ☆ Relief "Leafy" ☆ Dorothea "Doro" ☆ Penelope "Pen" ☆ Ruth "Rue" ☆ Eudoxia "Exie"

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    I have a friend with the middle name Anson because he is Ann's son

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    Quote Originally Posted by egilona View Post
    Cassander - from Cassandra
    Actually, according to behindthename.com, doesn't Cassandra/Kassandra come from Kassandros? Sorry, I'm only using its 'family tree device' as my source.

    http://www.behindthename.com/name/cassandra/tree

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    I'm a bit iffy on Beata/Beatus & Natale/Natalie, because they come from the words Beatus and Natale. Also Cecilia/Caecilius, Caecilius was a Roman family name. Cecilia comes from that, as does Cecil/Cecilio. Just saying.
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

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    I always like to see threads where people are seeking masculine versions of names in order to honor someone.
    I don't think you should necessarily give a boy a female name any more than you should give a girl a masculine name, but I think this is a way forward.
    Recognizing goodness, greatness, honorable qualities in females and reflecting them in masculine names.
    I would even gladly recommend "made-up" names for those circumstances.

    some of the most popular female names in the US:
    Mary - Mark, Martin, Marshall, Omar
    Patricia - Patrick, Patton
    Linda - Linden, Colin, Lincoln, Linford
    Barbara - Barclay, Barnabas, Barnaby
    Elizabeth - Eli, Elias, Ellis, Abel
    Jennifer - Jeffery
    Susan - Sullivan
    Margaret - Garret, Argus
    Dorothy - Dorian, Theodore
    Lisa - Hollis, Willis, Alistair
    Nancy - Cainan, Senan
    Karen - Keiran
    Betty - Barett, Benett
    Helen - Sheldon, Mitchell
    Sandra - Sanders, Alexander, Lysander
    Carol - Carl, Carlos
    Ruth - Luther
    Sharon - Aaron
    Michelle - Michael
    Laura - Laurence
    Sarah - Aramis, Abraham
    Kimberly - Albert, Bertram, Gilbert
    Deborah - Osborne
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


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