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September 7th, 2013 10:37 PM #6
September 7th, 2013 10:40 PM #8Senior Member
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September 7th, 2013 10:53 PM #10* A Nameberry Nightmare*
Mr. Fry: So, what should we name him?
Mrs. Fry: Uh, you pick. I picked dinner last night.
Mr. Fry: Well, I was thinking of Philip. After those screwdrivers?
Mrs. Fry: That's a great idea! More morphine, please.
September 7th, 2013 11:20 PM #12Ashley
twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist
Isabelle + Arianne + Olivia + Violet + Charlotte + Emmeline + Grace + Eleni
Caleb + Everett + Jack + Avery + Samuel + Caspar + Grant + Rory
September 7th, 2013 11:41 PM #14Senior Member
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When it comes to these kinds of honor names I think it works if what you're after is a subtle connection that you & he (if he's with us) know about. And of course if he is no longer with us you could share with whoever would find it especially meaningful that you named your daughter for him.
If you're hoping that people will make the connection without you informing them that Jane honors James, you probably aren't going literal enough.
I often see posts here about how people use name meaning connections to find honor names, and it's nice if it's just a personal thing, but the average person wouldn't hear the name Honor and catch the connection to Melissa which means Honey which shares the first 3 letters of Honor or some such thing. I think if someone uses a less literal honor name it's nice enough as long as they understand that not everyone will make the connection.