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  1. #1
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    Honoring a family member but not using her name - suggestions needed!

    A family member we'd like to honor had the difficult-to-use-now name Gay.

    Any suggestions on how we can honor her in our daughter's name?

    We'd thought of Gayle, but it feels so dated.

    Thanks for any and all ideas!

  2. #3
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    Cecily Helena, Charlotte Ravenna, Aurora Valkyrie, Rosalyn Amoret, Seraphina June, Cressida Violante
    Dorothea Giselle, Cvijeta Millicent, Sunniva Lotus
    Charlotte Helena, Charlotte Elaine, Aurora Isolde, Melody Cressida
    Anastasia Bridget, Matilda Amethyst, Melody Beatrice, Morgana Giselle

    Robin Lysander, Edmund Ludwig, Magnus Roland, Percy Beowulf, Wesley Dorian, Edgar Oberon, Emil Orpheus
    Edward Marcel, Lucius Remy, David Perseus

  3. #5
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    Does she have a middle name? That's the way I'd go if I wanted to honor someone but didn't want to use their first name.

  4. #7
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    Abigail was my first thought. It sounds less dated than Gayle, and the nickname Abby is cute.

  5. #9
    Abigail?
    Or, you could just use the meaning, and name her Felicity which means happiness, as Gay means glad/lighthearted.
    or Joy?
    or Merry?

    Here's a whole list you could consider: http://nameberry.com/list/33/Baby-Na...an-Happy?all=1
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