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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.
    Wholock, historian, biochemist, teenberry (16)
    Hoping to be a mummy in the future. Dreaming of...
    Caspian Sherlock Walter, Phoenix Arthur Blaise, Ptolemy Alexander Remus, Horatio Albert Louis ✦
    Mister Men

    Fae, Rue, Lyra, Clio, Clara, Lilac, Maeve, Pandora, Evanthe, Beatrix, Rowenna, Georgiana, Constance, Guinevere
    Little Misses

    "'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."
    • Mycroft Holmes • Sherlock (BBC) • His Last Vow •

  2. #8
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  3. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
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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.
    Girls: Vesper Noble, Anouk Minnie, Yuki Beloved, Momo Flora, Constance Nellie, Esther Opal, Nanette Camellia, Bertie Alma, Bernadette Frances, Prudence Bellamy, Paloma Valentine, Shalom Galilee, Mary Valentine, Agnes Gardenia, Mercy Susannah.

    Boys: Dossie Gardener, Bertram Beloved, Morris Basil, Reginald Noble, Gerald Dove, Humphrey Kip, Amadeus Andrew, Abraham Lou, Thaddeus Palomo, Bernard Prosper, Ernest Francesco, Enzo Raphael, Shalom Valour, Moses Lou, Solomon Thaddeus, Shepherd Andrew.

  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.
    TTC #1

    Little Ladies: Willow, Lily, Rosalie, Freya, Mira, Everly, Orla, Aviva, Aria

    Little Men: Hunter, Maverick, Griffin, Cole, Rowan, Wesley, Oakley, Jethro, Everett

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
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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

    History major~activist~author~lifelong name nerd~future mother

    Nathan, Robert, David, Luke, August, Eliot, Daniel (Danny), James (Jamie), Samuel (Sam), Joseph (Joe/Joey), Alexander (Sasha), Francis (Frank/Frankie),Theodore (Ted/Teddy), Erik, Paul

    Mary, Catherine (Cat/Catlin), Eulalia (Lou/Loula), Louise, Anna, Jane, Rose, Fern, Aoife, Charlotte, Hope, Honor, Grace


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