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Thread: Honoring my Mom
September 22nd, 2013 05:10 PM #1Junior Member
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Honoring my Mom
-- not expecting --
I'm trying to figure out some ways I could honor my mom in a future daughter's (or son's) name. Seeing as I am my mother's first daughter, and my middle name is her mother's name, I'd like to follow that tradition. That being said...I can't see myself using her name or her middle name. A name needs to feel right to me, and for some reason, using either Nathalie or Veronique just doesn't feel right.
So I guess my question is: how would you honor a Nathalie/Veronique? Both for a girl and for a boy!
Some other things to work with besides just her names...
- other N names or V names? ideas??
- I was considering surnames, but because of complications with her family, she doesn't like/feeling attached to either of her maiden names
- She was born in May
- Her favorite lake is called Winnemucca
- She was born in France
- She has a beautiful smile
Thank you! -- Kay
Last edited by lagata; September 22nd, 2013 at 06:16 PM. Reason: added some ideasKay, a 20-something name addict
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September 22nd, 2013 05:39 PM #3
September 22nd, 2013 09:14 PM #5
-variations like Natalie/Natalia/Nathaniel or Veronica
-something with the same meaning (not so good with name meanings but I'm sure other Berries will have ideas!)
-parts of the names e.g. Thalia (NaTHALIe) or Vera (VERonique)
-the region/city she was born in? some French place names are nice
-something like Joy or Felicity (smile- happiness)
-Winifred or Winthrop for Winnemucca
-related to May: Margaret or Mary (May is a diminutive of those), Pearl (the birthstone for May)
-if you like her taste in names you could get her to pick the middle name herself (or even get her to pick off a list of choices you like)
Anything else that could work? e.g. the name of a street she lived on, the month she and your dad got married (if they have a good relationship), a name she's always liked but could never use, etc.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Scarlett, Portia, Felicity, Juliet
Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Prospero, Orlando, Darcy
September 22nd, 2013 10:15 PM #7
I really like pp's suggestion of Nathaniel for a boy, very handsome.
Veronique could be turned into Vera, Verity, Venus, Victor, or Vincent
Another suggestion is asking your mom what name she loved but never got to use. Maybe she has a GP that she couldn't convince your father of or she has a boys name she didn't get to use because she only had boys. It might end up being a name you really like and you could use as a mn to honor her....if my husbands has no vote, then....
Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
September 23rd, 2013 11:26 AM #9
Nora, Natalia, Natalie, Nova, Novalee, Natasha, Vera, Veda, Veronica, Venus, May, Frances, Thalia
Nathan, Vincent, Victor, Nathaniel, Nate, Frank
Combos I got were: