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  1. #1
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    Honoring family

    I was wondering if there were any other ideas on how to honor family members besides just using the actual name.

    Are there any good websites to look at?

    If you don't use the actual name what do you use? Meaning? First few letters? Same ending?
    Mom to Isaiah Gabriel, Zachariah Xavier and two precious angel babies.

    Crossing our fingers for a sticky baby soon.

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    I haven't really seen any websites that help you honor family. Personally, some of the ways I use to honor family:

    Actual name
    Initials (for example, Rachel Evangeline for a Rebecca Eileen)
    Birth flowers or birth stones (Opal for an October family member, etc.)
    Variations off their name (Jane or Jack for a John, Helena or Eleni for an Eileen)
    Interests (Wren, Lark, or Sparrow for a bird lover, Violet, Lily, Zinnia, or Zara for a gardener, Violet for someone who loves the color purple)
    Similar meanings (Hannah for a Grace, Shoshana for a Lily, Claire for a Robert)
    Birth month (June for a June baby, August for an August baby)
    Nicknames (Fleur for someone whose nn is Fleurette)
    Through their culture (French name for a friend from France)

    Etc.

    Good luck!
    Ashley
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    Isabelle Aurora Grace | Caleb Elias Joseph | Arianne Eleanor Daisy | Everett Joshua Charles
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashthedreamer View Post
    I haven't really seen any websites that help you honor family. Personally, some of the ways I use to honor family:

    Actual name
    Initials (for example, Rachel Evangeline for a Rebecca Eileen)
    Birth flowers or birth stones (Opal for an October family member, etc.)
    Variations off their name (Jane or Jack for a John, Helena or Eleni for an Eileen)
    Interests (Wren, Lark, or Sparrow for a bird lover, Violet, Lily, Zinnia, or Zara for a gardener, Violet for someone who loves the color purple)
    Similar meanings (Hannah for a Grace, Shoshana for a Lily, Claire for a Robert)
    Birth month (June for a June baby, August for an August baby)
    Nicknames (Fleur for someone whose nn is Fleurette)
    Through their culture (French name for a friend from France)

    Etc.

    Good luck!
    Thank you. Unfortunately the people we want to honor have all passed so I can't do interests. I have looked into culture, Irish and French, and have found some amazing names but nothing that really stands out.

    I will definitely look into similar meanings.

    I found this great site babynamewizard.com that lets you enter a combonation of letters to find names with that combination in them so I've been playing with that and found some interesting choices.

    Thank you for responding.
    Mom to Isaiah Gabriel, Zachariah Xavier and two precious angel babies.

    Crossing our fingers for a sticky baby soon.

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