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July 14th, 2014 02:02 PM #1
What are some ways to honor a Sylvia without directly using the name?
My grandmother Sylvia passed away 6 years ago, but I was very close to her growing up. My husband and I are usually not fans of using family names, but if I were going to honor anyone at all, it would be my grandma. I like the name Sylvia, but love many other names and would like my child to have their own first name. However, I just don't think Sylvia sounds very good in the middle with any of the names that I like, and flow is a big deal to me. I will most likely call my children by both names frequently, so I want something that rolls off the tongue.
Right now, our top girl's names are:
Aurelia (pr. Au-Ray-lee-ah)-My husband loves this one, but I feel that it will get mispronounced.
Ivy (Although it is becoming a bit trendy for my liking)
Camille Sylvia isn't that bad, but I don't like the way the repeated L sounds clash, and I have other names that I prefer with Camille. My husband can't stand the variant Sylvie (too bad -_-), so that's out as an option.
Note: I am not pregnant yet, but would like to have children in the next year or so. We're just planning ahead.
Thanks! : )
Edit: Also, our last name is a common one-syllable patronymic name beginning with H.
Last edited by ivory88; July 14th, 2014 at 02:10 PM.
July 14th, 2014 02:29 PM #3Senior Member
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July 14th, 2014 02:32 PM #5
For a boy, how about Silver? If you like that sort of thing (I do).I can really imagine myself having a daughter named Moira or Rochelle...
July 14th, 2014 02:38 PM #7Bathsheba ⭐︎ Bernice ⭐︎ Edwige ⭐︎ Edwina ⭐︎ Leopoldine ⭐︎ Perdita ⭐︎ Sibylla
Amos ⭐︎ Christian ⭐︎ Eleazar ⭐︎ Ichabod ⭐︎ Jean-Baptiste ⭐︎ Philip ⭐︎ Vivian ⭐︎ Zebedee
Mordecai St John Edgar Paul "Mo" / Abraham Jerusalem Noël Silas "Bram"
Susannah Beatrice Tamsin Ruth "Sukey" / Margaret Damaris Edna Jeanne "Peggy"
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July 14th, 2014 02:49 PM #9
Thanks for all of the suggestions! I just don't love any of the variants of Sylvia that much. The only thing I do like is Silas (has the same meaning as Sylvia) for a boy, but it clashes with our surname.
Do you think another S name would be stretching it too far. I like the name Simone, and I think it pairs well with a few of my name choices...but does it seem too unrelated to Sylvia to be an honor?