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February 3rd, 2014 09:50 AM #1
Valerie Anne, Margaret Florence, Lillian Vera and Bonnie June.
I've been giving it a lot of thought, and I would love to honour family members in my names.
So far I've worked in:
Betsy/Elsie (after my mum, Elizabeth)
Nancy (after the many girls with the MN Anne)
Florence (after my great grandmother, even though she hates it)
Lena (after my great-great grandmother)
Maud(e) (after my great-great-great aunt)
Ruby (after the same great-great-great aunt)
The 6 names in my signature are ones I'd like to work in, but I'm not sure how to.
Valerie Anne - my wonderful grandmother, who is very much my hero. She grew up in England during World War II, being moved from a children's hospital to different areas of the country. She was born without hip sockets and told she would never have children, then went on to have 4, plus 7 grandchildren. I'd love to use Valerie in one of my combos, but I'm not sure where. On my mum's side, Anne is a generational name, however, I prefer Nancy to Anne, could that still honour the tradition? (Nancy is a nickname for Anne).
Margaret Florence- my great grandmother on my dad's side - her middle name is on my list (Florence) but she hates the name Florence, sadly. Margaret isn't one she likes either, she's always gone as Dolly, which isn't my favourite. Margaret had my grandmother at 17, and, she'll be celebrating her 90th birthday this year, 9 days before I turn 19.
Lillian Vera - Valerie's mum, Lillian Vera, hated her first name, so chose to use Vera. My mother contemplated naming me Lily/Charlotte Lillian after her grandparents, but, since Granana (as we called her) was still alive when I was born, at 92 years old, she argued with my mum about it.
Bonnie June - my dad's mother (daughter of Margaret Florence), who passed away when I was 11. Like the other three women on my list, Bonnie (or Grandma) was tough as nails, and dealt with a fair amount. Her husband passed away when they were in their 30's, so she raised my teenaged dad and aunt on her own. I was nearly named after my granddad (Mackenzie was supposed to be my name, had I been a boy, Mackenzie means 'son of Kenneth'), and my cousin received Kenneth as a middle name, so I feel as though Bonnie June should be honoured too, especially since I was close to her.
How could I honour Valerie Anne, Margaret Florence, Lillian Vera and Bonnie June, AND keep it within my style?
Thanks, and sorry for the long winded post!please read this? : http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...l-to-Nameberry
xoxo - Haley
February 3rd, 2014 10:30 AM #3Senior Member
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Valerie Anne, Lillian Vera, Bonnie June, Margaret Florence= honoring relatives:
Shorter names : Vera, June, Anne
Medium length : Bonnie
Longer: Margaret, Lillian, Florence, Valerie
Ideas: Vivian could be a name to honor Valerie, Vera, and Lillian
Marjorie/ Margery can honor Margaret
Laurette could be usedo to honor both Lillian and Margaret, as could Lara
Lillian could turn into Jillian
June plus Margaret = Juliet
Margaret plus Anne = Marian
June plus Anne plus Lillian = Janelle Beverly ( Beverly is derived from Bonnie and Vera )
Margaret could be shortened to Mae
Florence plus Lillian can make Flynn, Finley, and Fiona
Margaret and Valerie can make Mallerie / Mallory
Anne and Vera can make Ava or Aveanna / Avianna
Avianna Marjorie = honors Vera, Anne, and Margaret
February 3rd, 2014 11:15 AM #5
@ashleyjuliette - thank you! I love Juliet :-)please read this? : http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...l-to-Nameberry
xoxo - Haley