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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Honoring Grandmothers with not so "attractive" names

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    Last edited by violetgray; December 15th, 2014 at 04:52 PM.
    Violet Gray
    No longer a teenager, still sad and name-obsessed

    Jude, Theo, Luca, Oliver l Eliza, Rose, Kate, Dahlia

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    London, England
    I totally get that. I think Rita and Marie both are lovely names. What about some versions of the names?

    Rita: Marguerite, Margot, Mared, Maisie, Marzena (Polish!), Marketa, Greta, Mairead, Gretchen.

    Marie: Maria, Marian, Marianne, Marion, Mariel, Mariette, Marika (Polish!), Marzena (again), Maja.
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

  3. #5
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    Jun 2010
    mom to Mckinley Mayfair, Christian Wayne & Sir Angus Fionn
    fave girls
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    just for fun combos

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    I saw Rita Marie and immediately thought Ruby. It's a soundalike that actually works.
    Simon, Eloise/Louise/Louisa, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  5. #9
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    Jan 2013
    Austin, TX
    Daryl for a girl (as in Darryl Hannah) is a definite possibility! Other "Dar" names - Dara, Daralyn, Darci, Daria, Darya. You could also shoot for a name that reflects the town or county or country of her birth/origin, or even go with Darling as a middle name. So sweet and with a great family story to back it up.

    Rita means either Pearl or Pear. Other names that mean Pearl include Margaret and all its many many variations - there's also Jumana, or Pearl itself or Perla...........

    Rita Marie combined together as a middle name has a great rhythm. Darya Rita Marie __________ or Perla Darling ____________.

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