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  1. #1
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    Family Names Flip

    In this game, you take the names of your family members and find both male & female names to honor them. These names can be of the same style, sound similar, mean the same thing, have the same letters but mixed, derive from the same name, etc. Have fun!

    Mine are:
    Alan (my dad)--(g) Alouette (b) Absalon
    James (dad's mn)--(g) Jane (b) Jameson nn Jack
    Deborah (my mom)--(g) Devora nn Dora (b) Zebedee nn Zeb
    Gaye (mom's mn)--(g) Gaia (b) Gray
    Philip (my brother)--(g) Philippa nn Pippa (b) Felipe nn Flip
    Townsend (brother's mn)--(g) Towsend nn Tossie (b) Easton
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    Wanda (my maternal grandmother)--(g) Wendy (b) Doran or Stian
    Kaye (grandmother's mn)--(g) Kasmira (b) Caius (either) Bay
    Sid, Sidney (my maternal grandfather)--(g) Sidaine (b) Tennyson
    Ed. (grandfather's mn; yes, with the period & we have no idea why!)--(g) Edeline or Edith or Evelyn (b) Edwin or Theodore nn Ted
    Ruth (paternal grandmother)--(g) Rue or Noemie (b) Rauf
    Louis (paternal grandfather)--(g) Louisa nn Lucy or Eloise (b) Alois or Laszlo
    Edwin (grandfather's mn)--(g) Winnie (b) keep as is, or use Winston
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    Sabina (cousin)--(g) Savine (b) Sabin
    Alexia (cousin's mn)--(g) Felixa (b) Alec
    Amy (cousin)--(g) Amabel (b) Amos
    Tina (aunt)--(g) Clementina (b) Constantine
    Marie (aunt's mn, as well as paternal grandmother's)--(g) Maria nn Mitzi (b) Marius
    Thomas (uncle)--(g) Tamsin (b) Maas or Apollo
    Lee (uncle's mn)--(g) Leila (b) Levi
    Vicky (aunt)--(g) Vittoria or Victoire (b) Vidor
    Ronald (uncle)--(g) Veronica (b) Reginald nn Reino
    David (uncle's mn)--(g) Davinia (b) Tevel
    Diane (aunt)--(g) Ariadne or Dinah or Artemis (b) Dimitre

    P.S. Oh, and me(:
    Sydney (my fn)--(g) Adelaide [Australian cities connection] (b) Oscar [just because the male Sidney reminds me of the same fusty feeling as this]
    Kaye (my mn)--(g) Mae (b) Lake

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  2. #3
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    Re: Family Names Flip

    My immediate family :
    William (father) - Willem (nn Pim - Dutch and so sweet), Wilhelmina nn Willa
    Primrose (mother) - Ambrose, Rosetta (I've already done this one - my DD is Ambrosia)
    Clovis (brother) - erm, Clement? , Clover (I used his mn Edmond to honour him - much easier)
    Adamina (sister) - Adam, Wilhelmina/Eve.

  3. #5
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    Re: Family Names Flip

    Lynn (mom's fn) -- (g) Lynette; (b) Niall/Neil
    William (dad's fn) -- (g) Willa/Wilhelmina/Willow, Lia; (b) Liam, Willis/Wilson
    Marie (mom's mn) -- (g) Marina, Maureen, Maria, Mary; (b) Remi
    Delanci Dodge (dad's mns) -- (g) Delaney, Laci, Lanie; (b) Dodge, Goddard, Lance
    Donald (grandpa's fn) -- (g) Donna, Donatella, Alda; (b) Donovan, Donelly
    Judith (grandma's fn) -- (g) Jude, June, Edith; (b) Jude, Judd
    Paul (grandpa's mn) -- (g) Paula/Paulette/Paulina; (b) Paul, Pal
    Patricia (grandma's mn) -- (g) Patsy, Tricia, Rita, Cari; (b) Patrick, Richard
    Franklin (grandpa's fn) -- (g) Frances, Francesca, Lin, Karin; (b) Frank, Francis, Lin
    Norma (grandma's fn) -- (g) Roma, Mona, Rona; (b) Norman
    Edmond (grandpa's mn) -- (g) Mona, Donna, Edwina; (b) Edmond, Edward, Edwin, Monty, Don, Eamon
    Lillian (grandma's mn) -- (g) Lily/Lillie, Lilia, Lia, Nia; (b) Niall, Liam
    ----
    Carol (aunt's fn) -- (g) Cora, Coralie, Carla; (b) Carson, Carmine, Lorcan
    Diane (aunt's fn) -- (g) Diana, Dana, Danielle; (b) Daniel, Dane, Ian
    Angela (aunt's fn) -- (g) Angelina, Leann, Lana; (b) Angelo, Lane
    Beth (aunt's mn) -- (g) Elizabeth, Bethany, Sarahbeth/Annabeth, Bette, Betsy; (b) Bethan
    Elizabeth (aunt's mn) -- (g) Eliza, Beth, Bette, Betsy, Betty, Ella, Blaize, Hailey, Tirzah, Liz, Lisa, Lizabeth; (b) Ellis, Bethan, Zane, Talis
    Jane (aunt's mn) -- (g) Janie, Jeanie, Jean, Joan, Janis/Janice, Janet, Jae, Nea; (b) John, Neal, Johnny, Jack, Jan, Johan, Johannes
    Steven (uncle's fn) -- (g) Stevie, Svetlana, Stefanie; (b) Steve, Stephen, Sven, Evan
    Peter (uncle's fn) -- (g) Petra; (b) Peter, Rupert
    James (uncle's fn) -- (g) Jemma, Jamie, Jessa, Sam; (g) Jamie, Jim, Sam
    Allen (uncle's mn) -- (g) Leann, Nealie, Alana, Lena; (b) Allen, Lenny, Leonard, Neal, Al
    Ross (uncle's mn) -- (g) Rose/Rosa/Rosie, Sora; (b) Soren, Sora
    Michael (uncle's mn) -- (g) Michaela/Mikaela, Mia, Leah, Michelle, Mischa, Hailey, Maile, Caylie; (b) Mike, Michael, Micah, Miles
    ----
    Abbey (cousin's fn) -- (g) Abigail, Abilene, Babe, Baby, Babsy, Babette, Bea; (b) Abbott, Yael, Bobby, Bay
    Melissa (cousin's fn) -- (g) Lissa, Alissa, Melanie, Amelie/Amelia, Maile, Sailor, Sealie, Elsa, Missy; (b) Melanie, Elis, Ellis, Sailor, Liam
    Kaitlin (my fn) -- (g) Katia, Katie, Kate, Lia, Lina, Kali, Lilia, Tia, Nia, Tania, Natalia, Kaia, Kia, Kitty, Tailin, Kat; (b) Niall, Tanner, Kent, Tailin, Kit, Kai, Talan, Kain, Kial (like Kyle)
    Ryan (cousin's fn) -- (g) Rianne, Rihanna, Rhiannon, Ryan, Rian, Nya, Nyra, Aeryn; (b) Ryan, Randy, Yann
    Dana (cousin's fn) -- (g) Dana, Danae, Danielle, Daniela, Dina, Nada, Nadia; (b) Dan, Daniel
    Sarah (cousin's fn) -- (g) Sarah, Sara, Sarai, Sariah, Sharon; (b) Shaun
    Rose (cousin's mn) -- (g) Rosie/Rosa/Rosemary/Rosalie/Rosalind, Rome, Roma, Romy, Sora; (b) Ross, Eros, Rome, Roman, Romy
    Eve (cousin's mn) -- (g) Eva, Evie, Evangeline/Evangelina, Veera, Maeve, Evelyn/Evelin, Everly; (b) Evelyn, Everly, Everett, Everard, Vee
    Aileen (my mn) -- (g) Lea/Lia, Leanne, Nealie, Leena, Lane, Lanie; (b) Neal, Niall, Liam, Lian, Laine, Lane
    Wesley (cousin's mn) -- (g) Elsie/Elsey, Elsa, Seely, Lee, Ylse; (b) West, Wells, Wylee, Wyles, Lewis/Lewys, Seely/Seeley, Sewell
    Elizabeth (cousin's mn) -- (g) Eliza, Beth, Bette, Betsy, Betty, Ella, Blaize, Hailey, Tirzah, Liz, Lisa, Lizabeth; (b) Ellis, Bethan, Zane, Talis
    Nicole (cousin's mn) -- (g) Nicolette, Colie, Colleen, Leonie, Cleo, Olie, Nola, Noelle, Cloee, Chloe, Nolie; (b) Nicholas, Cole, Colton, Colt, Olin, Elin, Conlie, Leon, Leo, Cline, Clint

  4. #7
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    Mary Joan *Mary Jo* (maternal grandmother) - Rosemary (g) & Jonah (b)
    John *Jack* (maternal grandfather) - Johnna (g) & Zajac *Jack* (b)

    Robert *Bob* (maternal uncle) - Rosalie *Rosie* (g) & Bo (b) (-bo)
    Judith *Judy* (Bob's wife) - Junia (g) & Judson (b)
    Matthew *Matt* (Bob's oldest) - Matilda *Tilly* (g) & Hugo (b) (from "hew")
    Jessi (Matt's wife) - Tessa (g) (-ess) & Jesse (b)
    Christopher *Chris* (Bob's youngest) - Christiana (g) & Crispin (b)
    Sarah (Chris's wife) - Soraya (g) & Serefin *Finn* (b)

    Janet *Jan* (maternal aunt) - Antonia *Annie* (g) (-an) & Jensen (b)
    Robert Bruce *Bruce* (Jan's husband) - Britta (g) & Bryce (b)
    Erin (Jan's oldest) - Maren (g) & Emmerich (b)
    Michael *Mike* (Erin's husband) - Maya (g) & Micah (b)
    Riley (Erin's daughter) - Raya (g) & Ryker (b)
    Lisa (Jan's middle child) - Lillia (g) & Luca (b)
    Bryan (Lisa's boyfriend) - Brynn (g) & Bronx (b)
    Robert Scott *Scott* (Jan's youngest) - Colette (g) (-co- and -tt) & Schuyler (b)
    Meri (Scott's wife) - Merida (g) & Merrick (b)

    Margaret *Meg* (my mom) - Magdalen *Maggie* (g) & Maxwell *Max* (b)
    Jeffrey *Jeff* (my dad) - Freya (g) & Thorfinn (b) (my dad's middle name is Thor)
    Mercedes *Sadie* (me) - Meara (g) & Mercer (b)

    Dean (paternal grandmother) - Deanna (g) & Dean (b)
    Jack (paternal grandfather) - Eulalia (g) (his middle name is Eugene) & Jackson *Jack* (b) (this would have been my name if I had been a boy)

    Peter *Pete* (paternal uncle) - Penrose *Posey* (g) & Pierce (b)
    Laura (Pete's ex-wife) - Isadora *Iso* (g) & Taylor (b)
    Kathryn Kimble *Kim* (Pete's oldest) - Katara (g) & Kolohe (b)
    Dominic (Kim's husband) - Nicola *Coley* (g) & Nico (b)
    Sarah (Pete's middle child) - Clara (g) & Sawyer (b)
    Michael *Mike* - Mirabelle *Mira* (g) & Milo *Miles* (b)
    Samuel *Sam* (Pete's youngest) - Simone *Simi* (g) & Solomon *Solo* (b)
    Catherine *Cathy* (Pete's current wife) - Caitrin (g) & Caspar (b)
    Evan (Cathy's oldest) - Genevieve (g) & Everett (b)
    Elyssa (Cathy's youngest) - Bliss (g) & Eli (b)

    Jennifer *Jenny* (paternal aunt) - Jemima *Jemma* (g) & Jeremy (b)
    Philip *Phil* (Jenny's husband) - Pippa (g) & Prosper (b)
    Kaylie (Jenny's daughter) - Kaya (g) & Kainoa *Kai* (b)

    Gregory *Gus* (paternal uncle) - Georgiana *Georgie* (g) & August *Augie* (b)
    Deborah *Debbie* (Gus's ex-wife) - Melissa (g) (means the same thing) & Zeben *Ben* (b) (-eb)
    Elizabeth *Lizz* (Gus's oldest) - Bethany *Beth* (g) & Benjamin *Benji* (-be)
    Evelyn *Ev* (Gus's youngest) - Esme (g) & Evan (b)
    Ashley (Gus's girlfriend) - Shelby (g) & Ashton (b)
    Samantha *Sam* (Ashley's oldest daughter) - Shemariah *Shemi* (g) & Samuel *Sam*
    Eleanor (Ashley's middle daughter) - Nora (g) & Elliot *Leo* (b)
    Joshua (Ashley's son) - Justina (g) & Jericho (b)
    Margaret (Ashley's youngest daughter) - Marieken (g) & Malachi *Kai*
    Current Favorites:
    Bay, Isabeau *Iso*, Lux, Phoebe, Vada
    Barrett, Grayer, Judson, Rockwell *Wells*, Solomon *Solo*

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