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Thread: honoring Grandpa
September 2nd, 2013 09:23 PM #1Senior Member
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My husband recently shared that the only man in his family he would consider as a namesake is his Grandpa whose name was Kenneth Hugh. We both distinctly dislike Kenneth, however the meaning of firery appeals. The only other name I know with a similar meaning is Aidan, which I do not favor. Any thoughts. We are thinking of firey in the sense of how fire purifies metal, a strong flame that refines character vs. angry/quick tempered.
Hugh makes me think of Hughey Dewey and Louie from duck tales.Children are all perfectly and wonderfully made
Names we would consider
Elisabetta, Magdalena, Caralana, Elisende/a, Valencia, Snow
September 2nd, 2013 10:22 PM #3
Duck Tales was a long time ago, unless Disney had a remake I wasn't aware of I (speaking for just me) wouldn't make an association like that.
When I think of Hugh I actually think of Hugh Grant or Hugh Laurie (from house)
I think it is a nice strong masculine name.
Kenneth means 'born of fire or handsome'. If the you can't find an appealing name meaning 'fire' there's always Beau as a back up plan.
Congratulations and best of luck in your search!
September 2nd, 2013 10:36 PM #5
Haha, Hughey, Dewey, and Lewey. I love Hugh, and not once had that crossed my mind! I think more of a rugged Scotsman with a pretty awesome brogue to boot! I do like the variant Hugo more, maybe use that, or use it as a middle? Or even Aidan as a middle?
This is a HUGE stretch (so probably just ignore it, haha), but I think of the Bible verses about fire refining a person's character, and if your family is Christian, maybe take inspiration from the writer of some of those words? Otherwise, I think Hugh/Hugo (or the PP's suggestion of Beau) is your best bet.
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September 2nd, 2013 10:48 PM #7Emily • Nineteen • United States
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September 2nd, 2013 10:53 PM #9Member
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