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Thread: Your grandparents' names??
February 8th, 2014 10:39 AM #1Senior Member
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Your grandparents' names??
Does anyone's grandparents have interesting or newly fashionable names that they would use perhaps in middle or even first place? Or just names that sound nice and are interesting?
My Indian grandmother on my mom's side is named Sumitra, which I think is beautiful. She goes by Sumi. My American grandfather on my dad's side was named Harry but went by his middle, Arden, which I would use on a girl now.
What about your grandparents? What names do they have that you would use/that you like?Hector · Lionel · Valentine · Luka · Silas · Hamish · August · Leo · Charles "Cal" · Raphael · Felix · Edmund · Caspar · Otto · Rufus · Ivan · Julian · Franz · Abel · Otis · Vincent · Beau · Dmitri · Abram · Clement · Ambrose · Elias · Fabian
Isadora · Antonia · Giulia · Bess · Elspeth · Octavia · Esperanza · Niamh · Wilhelmina "Winnie" · Ophelia · Lavinia "Liv" · Miriam · Louisa · Florence · Beatrix · Iris · Leonora · Nell · Sylvie · Mabel · Rosamund · Opal · Eloisa
February 8th, 2014 11:15 AM #3Senior Member
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My mom's parents are Eleanor and Ivo, both of which I LOVE. I absolutely plan to use Ivo as a mn someday and only wish I had the guts to use it as a FN. My dad's parents are Roy and Patricia. My sister used Patricia as a mn, so I probably wouldn't use that, but I think I'd like to use Roy as a mn someday also. This is slightly off-topic, but another of my sisters considered combining Ivo+Roy into Ivory for a mn, which I thought was very creative, but she worried it would come off racist or offensive somehow. She used Elicia (Eleanor + Patricia) instead.
February 8th, 2014 11:18 AM #5Senior Member
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My grandmothers, great grandmothers: Mary, Mary Ann, Nuralon(step grandmother), Julia, Sophie, Frances, and Ruth
DH's grandmothers and greats: Rosemary, Olga, Olimpia, Anastasia
We love Rosemary which combines DH and my grams I also love Just Rose for mn
We also love Julia/Juliana, keep going back and forth between the 2
I love Sophie, and Anastasia although DH has vetoed bothMarried to wonderful hubby since October 2012
Baby #1 due Thanksgiving 2014
Baby will be<3
February 8th, 2014 02:34 PM #7
February 8th, 2014 02:55 PM #9
My grandparents are
James (nn Jim) and Mary
Gordon and Isobel (nn Ella)
Darrell and Rita
Long story why I have three sets!
Rita tells me her name is short for Margarita!! Not sure I believe her though.
DH's grandparents are
James (nn Jim) and Margaret
Timothy ( nn Ted) and Mary
Love- James, Gordon, Ted, Isobel
Like- Mary, Ella, Margaret, Rita, Timothy
Not keen on- Darrell. Quite like on a girl though.My attempt at a blog is here
Sophie Alice Marilla
Ivy ~ Ciara ~ Eleanor ~ Zoe ~ Katharine ~ Eva ~ Cara ~ Elizabeth
Maxwell Arthur James
Vincent ~ Finn ~ Jack ~ Alexander ~ Leo ~ Zachary ~ Theodore