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  1. #1
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    Creative Ways to Honor a "John" or a "Matthew"

    Hi All-
    Hubby and I are ttc our second child, and while I thought I felt good about our boy names, after posting a poll and getting (helpful!) feedback, I have decided I hate them all (almost.)
    Anyway, his sibling will be Harold Jonathan, who goes by nn Hal. Harold is in honor of his grandfather and great-grandfather. We have (lots) of 'Johns' and 'Matthew' would be in honor of my hubby, who goes by nn Matt.
    Can you help me find a creative way of using John and/or Matthew that would also go with a sibling named Harold, nn Hal?? Thanks so much!!

    P.S.- Yes, Jonathan is in honor of one of the many 'Johns' on our family tree, but as a mn, it is hardly EVER used. I really love the name, even though it is sooooo popular, I would be open to using as a fn, even though we already used a form of it for Hal's mn.

    Also, I try really hard to avoid names in the top 100 for popularity. I gave up on several girl names I loved b/c they were just too common, so I'm pretty set on this 'rule.'

  2. #3
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    All names are variants of John and Matthew

    John
    Ivan
    Jowan
    Janko
    Johan
    Sean
    Ian * top 100 US
    Evan

    Matthew
    Matthias
    Matteo
    Matvey

    Or you could use John, Matthew in the middle spot and use a name you love as a first
    Last edited by sunshine kid; May 29th, 2013 at 08:19 PM.
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  3. #5
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    Keoni (pronounced Kay OH nee) is Hawaiian form of John. I plan on using it for a middle name to honor my dad who was a John. It has the cute nn keo. Might be a little too exotic next to Hal though.

  4. #7
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    Thanks Sunshine Kid! About the only one I would consider using might be Ivan. Love Ian and Evan, but they are too popular. Sean is a sibling's x, so that is out. The names for Matthew are too out there for me. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Maybe names that mean the same thing?

  5. #9
    John
    Jonah
    Jonas
    Jack
    Jimmy
    Jan (pn "Yarn")
    Jock

    Matthew
    Matthias
    Matteo
    Matthieu
    Matai (pn "Matt-eye")
    Mathis

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