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July 21st, 2013 07:39 PM #1Senior Member
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- May 2013
Honoring Family Without Using There Name
July 21st, 2013 08:01 PM #3Senior Member
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- Jun 2012
- Pacific Northwest
I think alot of these are great as-is! Although they mighgt be old ladyish, I think Vera, Edna, Harriet, Vivian and Amelia are beautiful!
Phyllis-Phyllida, Filide, Filis, Phylicia
Vera-Viera, Vara,Verity, Verena, Verana
Edna-Edie, Edanna, Edonna, Edina, Edith, Edita
Harriet-Hattie, Henrietta, Etta, Ettie, Hatsy
Marilyn-Mary, Marie, Mari, Maril, Maryl, Marin, Lynn
Vivian- Vivienne, Vivi, Vivianna, Viv
Amelia-Amelie, Emelia, Emilia, Mia, Lia, Melia, Amali, Ameline, AmaliaBoys: Maxwell, Bennett, Oliver, Elliott and Archer.
Girls: Rose, Juliet, Aria, Cora and Scarlett
Sorry for any random spellings. I'm probably on my nook!
July 21st, 2013 08:19 PM #5💖💖💖17 year old Britberry💖💖💖
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July 21st, 2013 08:27 PM #7
Phyllis - Felicity, Felicia, Lissa (like Alyssa but without the 'a'), Phillida
Vera - Verity, Reva, Verica
Edna - Edwina, Eithne, Ena, Enya
Harriet - Etta, Henriette, Henrietta, Enrica, Hattie, Kendra
Marilyn - Mary, Lynn, Linda, Mariel, May, Maralyn, Maia, Marion, Mariella
Vivian - Bevin, Viviana, Ninian
Amelia - Amalia, Emilia, Emily, Emmy, Mia, Leah/Lea** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
July 21st, 2013 08:50 PM #9Senior Member
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- Feb 2013
Other people already gave you some great name variations, but I'll offer a different idea. Some of the names I have considered to honor certain family members have nothing to do with their names at all...
- their birth flower or birthstone or even the month they were born in (i.e. June, May, Violet, Rose, Pearl, Ruby, etc.)
- something having to do with their personality (i.e. husband's grandmother was OBSESSED with all things Gone with the Wind, especially Vivien Leigh so we could use names such as Vivien, Scarlett, Tara, Clark, Rhett, etc.; my mother's favorite song is "Hey Jude" by the Beatles so we could use Jude; if my mother-in-law had had a girl, she loved the name Blair; my mother's favorite animal is a pig so I could use Portia
- my mother was born on the first day of summer so I could use Summer
These are just some examples to help you see how you can be creative with honoring someone and it doesn't necessarily just have to be a variation of their name. Sometimes it's even more special and personal when you find a more unique way to honor them.
Good luck!Mama to Nora.
Griffin (Finn). Declan (Dex). Miles. John (Johnny). Graham. Ewan. Jasper.
Ruby. Iris. Eve. Ivy. Bonnie. Hazel. Esme.
Names hubby and I agree on for #2: Gwyneth (Gwen). Vivian (Vivi or Viv). Claire. Rhoswen (Rosie or Winnie). Alice. Eden (Edie). Marie. Anneliese (Anna or Annie).