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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!

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  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
    Cheers,
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    My beautiful babies:
    Elena Rose (Ellie/Laney) 2011
    Felicity Iris Ruth (Lissy) 2012
    Archer Lawrence (Archie) 2014

    Favourite future names: Broderick Pearson (Brock) or Griffin Pearson (Griffers) & Georgia Pearl (Gigi)

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