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  1. #1
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    Alternative to Wilma...

    My husbands late mother's name is Wilma and I would like to honor her by using her name as a middle name, but neither of us are too keen on Wilma. I have suggested Willow and Willa but he isn't too fond of Willa. Willow is alright but our last name is Smith and since Willow Smith is famous he said no. So I am looking at different options for Wilma. The only name we have agreed on is Isadora. We also like Eveyln but those are the only two we have agreed on so far! Let me know if you have any ideas!

  2. #3
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    Have you considered Wilhelmina. It's a pretty long old fashioned name but I think it's sweet and has a lot of nickname options (Wilma, Mina, Ella, Ellie, Willa, Winnie...). I also love Isadora, very pretty.

    When I think of Wilma, Willow or Willa, I think of...

    Winifred
    Winona
    Winola
    Elma
    Gemma

    When I think of Isadora or Evelyn, these come to mind...

    Genevieve
    Evangeline
    Flora
    Adelaide
    Rosalba
    Philippa
    Margot (pronounced Mar-go)
    Cordelia
    Corinna
    Lucilla
    Eulalia (pronounced yoo-lay-lee-ah)
    Eloise
    Odessa
    Sylvie
    Minerva
    Helena
    Ginevra
    Matilda

    Good Luck!

  3. #5
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    Are you currently pregnant with a girl?
    If not, what about using a Will name for a boy instead?

    Or what about Wenda? with nn Wendy?
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


  4. #7
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    Guillaumette or Guillaumetta come to mind. A bit old-fashioned, but still gorgeous!

  5. #9
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    Besides the already mentioned options (like Winona and Wendy), you could consider looking at Wilma's middle name, which may be more appealing to you or a nickname she went by.

    Just thought of another option. Meaning of Wilma = "protector/protection". You could find a lot of names with a similar meaning.
    Selma/Celma also sounds a lot like Wilma
    Otherwise anything related to Alexandra, like Alexia/Sandra has a similar meaning.
    Last edited by strawberry36; January 3rd, 2014 at 02:24 PM.

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