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April 12th, 2013 03:55 PM #1Senior Member
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Names that mean "rock", "solid ground", or any other allusion to strength.
So I used to really like Petra for a girl, and while Peter is okay for a boy, it's too common for me to use. I'm not sure if hubby would go for Petra and I don't think it goes well with our other girls' names (Adelaide, Isla, Eloise).
So, any other names for both genders that mean "rock", "solid ground", "firm foundation", would be great. Other than that, names that have meanings that reference strength could be considered too (I did check out the Nameberry list of 'strong' names and nothing really jumped out at me except Griffin, but I don't really think it's our style).
Oh, there is Scandinavian heritage in our family, so if we were to consider a name that came from a different language, names from that area of the world would probably fit best.
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April 12th, 2013 06:58 PM #7Junior Member
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I love Petra, very unique without sounding made-up and I think it sounds lovely with your sibset. And I like Griffin, have only met one, but it was spelled Gryphon.
Here are a few different types of rocks/gems. I think you could probably find a list online of the multiple types of stone, gemstones, minerals etc and maybe shorten one to your liking. Good luck and keep us updated
April 12th, 2013 07:20 PM #9
Here's what Nameberry's Super Search feature gave me:
Names meaning or alluding to a rock or rocks:
Names meaning or alluding to strength:
Valentino (I don't think this one fits your criteria )
I also like Valerian, a variation of the above-suggested Valerius. However, its meaning is given on Nameberry as "potent," perhaps a different connotation of the word "strong" than you're looking for.
Bree (given its origin as a form of Brid or Brigid, I'm not sure where they're getting the definition "strength." Maybe the meaning is debated.)
I didn't do an exhaustive search, so maybe you'd like to check out the Super Search for yourself. It allows you to search by meaning, and you can refine it to narrow down the possibilities by several different factors.
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