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August 24th, 2013 12:05 PM #1Junior Member
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Help updating grandparents' names for baby?
My husband and I are expecting a baby girl at the end of February, and are having a tough time with a name. We had a name for a boy all picked out, but when we found it it was a girl we realized we're in a bit of trouble. We'd love to give her a family name but are having a difficult time, given our options. I'd love any suggestions!
Here is what we have to work with. I'm listing both male and female names, in case inspiration strikes.
Antoinette [I like Antonia, but he doesn't. Also, this particular grandmother has many namesakes, and my husband feels like it's getting tired in our family. Still, if I come up with something good, he might acquiesce ]
Natale [we already have a Natalia in the family, unfortunately]
William [Husband doesn't like "Willa"]
Mariella [a variation of Mary and Muriel]
Celia [I don't know, is this kind of a variation of Priscilla?]
Emilia or Amelia [the ONLY name we both like]
Magnolia [call her Maggie or Nola. It's the town I grew up in--an amazing, magical place]
Marin [I'm an ocean person, and Marin is a bit like Mary]
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!
August 24th, 2013 12:33 PM #3
Magdalene -- Madeleine, Lena, Malin (love this for you since you like Marin)
Muriel -- Merle, Meryl
Mary -- Marie/Maria, Miriam, Marion, Maura/Moira
Natale -- Nathalie (probably too close to Natalia)
Henry -- Etta, Hattie
Rupert -- Robin
Antoinette, Priscilla, William -- I've got nothin'
Celia is a diminutive of Cecilia, not Priscilla, but if you like Celia it's close enough that you could probably use it in honor of Priscilla anyway.
Emilia/Amelia -- I don't know if you pronounce these identically or not, but lots of people will say "eh-MEEL-ee-uh" or "uh-MEEL-ee-uh," respectively.
Magnolia -- Not really my style, but I do like both Maggie and Nola. There's also Margaret nn Maggie and Finola nn Nola.
Lily -- Pretty, but very popular (in the US) if that's something you're taking into consideration.
Marin -- I love it. I also like the Maren spelling.
My favorite suggestion for you is Malin. Good luck!
August 24th, 2013 01:06 PM #5Senior Member
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August 24th, 2013 02:09 PM #9Senior Member
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