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  1. #6
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    You could look for names with similar meanings. Martha means "Lady"- not just "female" but more like, "lady or the house" or "mistress". This definition could also be extended to "noblewoman":

    Ada
    Adelaide
    Adeline
    Alice
    Arwen
    Audra
    Audrey
    Donna
    Isolde
    Ethel
    Patricia

    Or you could use the beginning of her name:

    Mara
    Marcella
    Marselle
    Marcia
    Marcy
    Margaret
    Margo
    Maria
    Marian
    Maribel
    Marie
    Marigold
    Marilyn
    Marin
    Maris
    Marla
    Marlene
    Marlo
    Marni
    Mary
    My girls: Grace Patricia "Gracie Pat" & Eloise Martha "Elsie Mae"
    If we had a baby today: Moira Jane OR Desmond Walter
    Guys: Julian, Amos, Tobias, August, Silas, Peter
    Dolls: Iris, Marian, Hazel, Flora, Margo, Agnes

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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    192
    I think Martha is actually a really pretty name and it's coming back into fashion, it ranked #730 in 2012! How about having Martha as her middle name. Because Sarah is altering to Seraphina but being used as a first name, I think Martha shouldn't be changed to honour your mother a bit more, since its in the middle spot (I don't really know if this made sense, sorry).

    But here are some suggestions anyway:

    Marla
    Marcia
    Freja (I know its a stretch but Martha and Freja both mean lady)
    Donna (also means lady)
    Eartha (Just changing the first initial)

    Also... try doing a Super Search on Nameberry (its located under where you type a name, just in case you didn't know). You can type in girls names that start with Mar or end in tha etc.

    Good Luck

  3. #10
    Join Date
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    I think Marta is pretty & sophisticated. And it's also really literal so she won't feel slighted. I think if Sarah is getting an honor name with the sound of her name front-and-center, Martha would probably appreciate something with a strong connection. I think Seraphina March could work too, if you are looking for something that sounds very modern. You could consider Martha's maiden name or occupation?

  4. #12
    To honor Martha I think
    "Marley" Is modern and sweet.
    Sounds good with Seraphina

    Seraphina Marley
    Marley Seraphina

  5. #14
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    Mar 2012
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    I actually really like the name Martha, certainly more than I like Marley, Marla, or Marta.

    But Mara is okay, though more related to Mary than to Martha.

    Does she have a middle name? I'd be tempted to see if her middle name works, rather than mangle Martha.

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