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  1. #1
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    Honouring Uncle David.

    My grandmother passed away last year. When she was alive she often spoke about her brother David Redfern who was a fisherman. He was 20 when he was Lost at Sea when his fishing boat 'St Romanus' went down in the 60s. He sailed out of the Port of Hull (Kingston Upon Hull). We used to go to the docks to cast flowers out to sea to remember him each year, and still do now to remember them both.

    I plan to use Marilla meaning 'Shining Sea' for a girls name, probably in the middle, to honour this heritage and my Grandmother. Her name was Isobel but everyone called her Ella.

    I'd like to honour David in someway, but without using the name David, because I have another family member called David and everyone would think it was to honour him.

    So far I have thought of:

    Romanus
    Redfern
    Sailor (although I do think of it as a girls name)
    Red
    Kingston

    I think the idea of Romanus. Can anyone suggest any other boys names linked with either deep sea fishing or the sea? I'd be really grateful. Thanks.
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  2. #3
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    I think of Meryl /Merrill/ Merle, the name of an elderly relative in my family. According to my Bruce Lansky baby name book, it can mean "shining sea."
    And for a fishing reference, I think of St. Andrew, the Biblical disciple of Christ. He and Simon Peter were fishermen by trade. I like that Andrew, Simon, and Peter are all traditional names like David.
    How about just Roman, as a simpler form of Romanus?
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  3. #5
    I like the suggestion of Roman, it sort of streamlines Romanus a bit and is probably less likely to get teased.
    Kai is quite popular on here, and apparently means 'sea'.
    You could go with another name which means 'beloved' as David does, perhaps.

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    Love Marilla! Such a sweet idea to honor your grandmother in this way

    Dylan - Son of the Sea
    Murphy - Descendant of a Sea Warrior
    Murray - Settlement by the Sea
    Dorian - From the Sea
    Ervin/Marvin - Sea Friend
    Caspian - Sea
    Edmar - Wealthy Sea
    Drake – In the 1500s, Francis Drake sailed around the world
    Philmore - Lover of the Sea
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    If for a girl, I think Fern is beautiful and something you could definitely use.

    You can also go another route. 'David' means 'beloved,' according to Nameberry. Here are some other names meaning 'beloved', so as to honour Unclde David:

    Adelpha
    Adora
    Aimee (Amy)
    Althea
    Amelinda
    Aziza
    Cara / Kara
    Carabelle
    Carina
    Carissa
    Carita
    Charity
    Chaviva
    Daralis
    Davina
    Filomena (also Philomena)
    Jedida
    Kalei
    Kalila
    Kevina
    Kyra / Kira / Keira
    Myrna
    Raisa
    Vida

    Aime
    Graziano
    Jedidiah
    Kevin
    Livingston
    Luke (means "beloved physician" apparently)
    Rasmus / Erasmus
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