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July 16th, 2013 04:03 PM #1Junior Member
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I have a challenge for everyone - help with MN/honoring family...
So this is a tough one. Everyone is such a naming expert, though, that I hope you ladies can come up with something! We are at a loss, and it's discouraging.
We want to pick a middle name for DS that honors both our fathers. This is especially important to me because mine passed away when I was a teen, and we were really close.
H's Dad: FN John, MN Lawrence
My Dad: FN Melvin (NN Mel), no MN
We don't want two middle names, ie: BabyBoy John Mel or BabyBoy Mel John
Using my maiden name is out - it's a MOUTHFUL. :|
How in the world can I select a name that incorporates these two nicely? Or even semi-nicely? :|
I thought of looking at the meanings and trying to select a name that incorporates both. John is Hebrew and means "God is Gracious." As for Melvin, it really varies depending on the site! I have literally found about five different meanings: counsel protector, chief, friend, etc. I don't know how I'd realistically find one that has the incorporation of both meanings, though, unless I sifted through names for hours and hours and hours - which, I might likely have to do.
Any help, insight, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
July 16th, 2013 04:21 PM #3
Okay I took a kind of weird approach, but tell me what you think!
Jovin - this is a mixture of John and Melvin. It is a real name of Latin origins and is a variant of Jovan. Its meaning is "father of the sky" which I think is also cool since you are honoring your fathers! I also think it is actually a really great sounding name!
Lavin - I think pn Lay-vin. This name seems to be very obscure but there are some listings of it on the internet. It is listed as more of a girls name but I think as a middle it is very masculine
Im not sure how you will feel about this but hopefully you like one of them! Good luck!-Kiele
July 16th, 2013 04:33 PM #5Senior Member
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July 16th, 2013 05:09 PM #7Junior Member
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July 16th, 2013 07:11 PM #9
Joel... Honestly I think anything we come up with is going to be a huge stretch and not feel like an honor name for John and Melvin. Unless you want to make something up like Meljohn or Johnvin, I would just name him John Melvin and call him by a nickname...
ETA: Or a variant of John with Melvin as a middle name. Actually, Evan could honor both. It's a variant of John and has the van/vin syllable.
Last edited by southern.maple; July 16th, 2013 at 07:13 PM.