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  1. #6
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    I kind of agree with rkrd, Georgiana (Georgina) and Annabeth (Ann) honour family members, but I love those names anyway, and for different reasons so it's more coincidental. Those are pretty much all the variations on family names I like.
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  2. #8
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  3. #10
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    Kazue (nn Kay)- maiden name (Kato), Bodhi (my nan was a devout Buddhist, and passed on many teachings to me, so Bodhi has special significance), Fay, Nanetta (I called her Nana), Agnes, Inez / Ines, Catherine, Kitty, Vesta, Zakia.

    Charles (mn Peter, went solely by Peter)- Petra, Lotte (as in Charlotte), Charlie, Frankie, Francesca, Francisco, Francisca, Seneca, Piero.

    Janet / Jeanette (not actually sure how she spells it. That's pretty bad, isn't it?)- Nettie, Jean, Johanna.

    Thomas- Thomasina (also the title of the first book he gave me), Romelo, Kato (also honouring Nana), Linnea, Gemini, Okello, Remus.
    Mary, Esther, Susanna, Camellia, Constance, Magnolia, Theodora, Honora, Odelia, Ida, Dominica, Bellamy, Thea, Flora, Philou, Yuki, Rose, Amity, Rosemary, Viviana, Dorothea, Pearl, Olwen, Olive, Elowen, Mabel, Mirabelle, Marina, Una, Paderau, Pella, Tabitha, Francesca, Raphaela.

    Amias, Bellamy, Ignatius, Abraham, Horatio, Donovan, Moses, Matthias, Tierney, Lionel, Shepherd, Enzo, Otto, Remy, Frederick, Quincy, Vincent, Vero, Albert, Walter, Ezekiel, Amzi, Pello, Sullivan, Quiller, Bertie.

  4. #12
    My grandmother's name is a Japanese name meaning spring child (Haruko), and I would honor her by using Aviva which means spring.

  5. #14
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    I intend on using the actual names, but another nice idea would be to use a concept or figure important to your honoree. For instance, my grandmother admires Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on a really deep level. If I were to use Franklin or Eleanor, I would be honoring her as well as the actual namesake. My great-grandfather grew orchids in a greenhouse as a hobby, and actually bred a new species, and my uncle named his boat the Orchid after that. (Not a child, but still.)
    Julia Catherine

    wordsmith~historian~activist~singer~dancer
    lifelong name nerd~future mother


    Mary|Catherine {Cat/Catlin}|Rose
    Eulalia, Louise, Anna, Jane, Fern, Aoife, Charlotte, Hope, Grace

    Joseph {Joe/Joey}|Francis {Frankie}|Alexander {Sasha}
    Nathan, David, Luke, Robert, Samuel, Daniel, James, August, Eliot, Erik, Paul, Leon, Felix

    long | lists


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