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  1. #1
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    How to honor a Greg/Gregory for a girl?

    I would love to honor my dad in naming our next child. If it is a girl though, I am having a hard time coming up with an appropriate honor name from Gregory. This name would most likely be used in the middle spot. We don't have a first name picked at this time, but some of our favorites are Adelaide, Alarice, Ingrid, Isolde, Lavinia, Vivienne, and Wilhelmina.

    I've come up with a few:

    Greer/Grier (to me the most obvious, since it's an actual form of the scottish Gregor. Just not sure I like the sound of it.)

    Grey/Gray (too trendy?)

    Gregoria (form of Gregory, but not loving this feminization)

    Stretching it:

    Greta

    Gretchen

    Grace

    Rory

    His birthday is in the month of May, so I've also thought of possibly using month related names:

    May

    Lily (Lily of the Valley is the flower of the month of May)

    Emerald (gemstone of the month of May)

    Any ideas, suggestions, or favorites from the names listed? Thanks so much for your help!
    Mommy to Rosamund ~ March 2011 & Elowen ~ June 2013



    "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above" ~ James 1:17

  2. #3
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    Gregoria or Greer would be the most authentic choices to honour a Gregory but I find them both unattractive and harsh. From your options, I like Greta the best and I think Rosamund, Elowen and Greta would be lovely together. I love Grace too but the poor girl may feel a bit bland next to her more unusually named sisters. What's your dad's middle name? Is your maiden name usable? Does your father have any hobbies, does he have a favourite author or book character, or admire any famous people in history? Some cultures use the "initial" of the person to honour them so other "G" names could work.

    Gabriella
    Galilea
    Gaia
    Gaetana
    Galiana
    Galilee
    Gardenia
    Garland
    Garnet
    Gaynor/Gaenor
    Gelsomina
    Gemma
    Geneva/Genevieve/Guinevere
    Genista
    Georgia/Georgiana/Georgina
    Geraldine
    Germaine
    Ghislaine
    Ginette
    Gilda
    Gloria - this one is close to Gregory.
    Giselle
    Giulia/Giulietta
    Glynis
    Grainne/Grania
    Gwendolyn
    Gwyneth
    Griselda
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
    You could always choose a name with the same meaning. Gregory (according to nameberry) means "Vigilant". "A Watchman".

    So names that might work with that meaning (or similar meaning)

    -Casey
    -Bernadette
    -Valencia
    -Rita
    -Greer (which is on your list and means "watchful")

    Or in the similar vein as giving her a "May" related name, you could give her a name that relates to his favourite animal, food,hobby etc.

  4. #7
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    Thanks Mischa! I always enjoy and value your input! Love the suggestions Guinevere, Giselle, and Gloria.

    My dad's middle name is Neal. Which would give me Nell, Noel/Noelle, and Nephele as options, any others?
    Last edited by kelchristmas; February 21st, 2014 at 01:23 AM.
    Mommy to Rosamund ~ March 2011 & Elowen ~ June 2013



    "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above" ~ James 1:17

  5. #9
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    I love Greer actually, but I knew a woman whose name was actually Gregor and she pulled it off. Also, there's Graig.

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