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July 23rd, 2014 08:18 PM #1Member
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Names to honor Phiona and Phillip?
A lady who was named Phiona in an abstract honor to her father Phillip found out she's expecting and want's to name the baby something that sounds relatively similar or derived of her name or her fathers. A P or Ph isn't necessary, but if you could involve it in the name that would be up her alley.
She's considering Perrin if it's a boy and Ophelia for a girl, but wanted more input so I figured I'd ask you guys. Only name she's given as a no go is Phillipa. Thanks for any input!
July 23rd, 2014 09:31 PM #3Senior Member
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I think Philip, nickname Pip, is lovely. What about Filippa or Philippine (Pippa, Pippy) instead of Philippa?
I think using a Ph- name would the best way to keep the tradition.
Phelix (Greek spelling of Felix)
PhrixusArabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.
July 23rd, 2014 10:22 PM #5
Phèdre (or Phaedra)
Philotheos (inversion of Theophilus)
Phosphoros (double "ph")
Also, there's the -ippe part of Philip that means "horse". Other names that have this are: Alcippe, Aristippe, Chrysippus, Gylippus, Hippocrates, and Hippolyte for a boy and Aganippe, Alcippe, Cidippe, Cydippe, Dioxippe, Hipponoe, Hippothoe, Menippe, Xanthippe, and Zeuxippe for a girl.
Names that contain "ph": Adelpha, Alphonsine, Amphinome, Amphithoe, Amphitryon, Aphelia, Aphrodite, Aphrotrite, Capheira, Daphne, Dauphine, Delphine, Dymphna, Epaphroditus, Ephyra, Epiphany, Eriphyle, Euphemia, Euphrosyne, Gustaphine, Iphigenia, Iphianassa, Iphis, Josephe, Josephine, Memphis, Nephele, Ophelia, Ophira, Orphise, Persephone, Raphaelle, Sapphira, Sappho, Seraphina, Séraphïta, Sophie, Sophronia, Stephanie, Symphony, Theophania, Theophila, Tryphosa, Zephyr, and Zephyrine for girls
Alpheus, Alphonse, Amphictyon, Amphilochus, Amraphel, Aphrodisius, Aristophanes, Arnolphe, Asaph, Bardulph, Bellerophon, Cephas, Cephus, Christopher, Dalphon, Daphnis, Elihoreph, Eosphoros, Eliphalet, Eliphaz, Epaphroditus, Ephah, Epher, Ephraim, Gandolph, Gryphus, Haphaestus, Hasupha, Humphrey, Iphitas, Japhet, Jehoshaphat, Jephunneh, Joseph, Ludolphe, Marphurius, Menulph, Metaphraste, Morpheus, Murphy, Neophytos, Nicephorus, Onesiphorus, Ophir, Orpheus, Pandolph, Porphirios, Potiphar, Ralph, Randolph, Raphael, Riphath, Seraphim, Shaphat, Sheleph, Shephatiah, Shepho, Sisyphus, Sophocles, Sophonie, Stephan, Theophilus, Theophylact, Tryphine, Xenophon, Zephaniah, Zepho, Zephyr, Ziphion, and Zophar for boys
Also, a neat inversion of the name Philip is Hippophilos.
This includes any of the variants as well. I excluded names with "f"s, but if I were to use the letter, I would use "ff" in a name. Names like Griffin or Ffiona (which I'm guessing is a variant of your friend's name) I think work best because it does place emphasis on the double letter. And if you replace the "ff" with "ph" it keeps the balance of the name. So Griffin becomes Gryphon which has the same amount of letters. There's also Irish and Scottish beauties that contain "bh" which makes the "f" sound.
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“Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining in the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom.” ~ Song of Solomon 2:15
July 23rd, 2014 10:24 PM #7
Personally I agree with sugarplumfairy, that the best honoring would be done with a "PH" in beginning of the name, girl or boy. But for "ph" names that are outside the box:
Delphine or Delphina
Since she likes "p" names like "Perrin" she could consider:
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July 23rd, 2014 10:53 PM #9
Hmm, perhaps some of these might tickle her fancy.