Nameberry Makeover: Boys’ Edition
Thank you to nameberry mavens olivegreen, susan, lyndsayjenness, jill, amym, lola, ricamaca, and dannim26. For more of their makeover ideas, or to join in the game, go to the Name Game board.
Remember, the idea here is to come up with fresher spins on overpopular names, but what’s so clever about these name makeovers is that the new versions convey the original names’ essence, not merely the way they look and sound.
Any other ideas? Let us know!
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on April 23rd, 2009 at 10:00 am
Ooh, I adore Raphael, Edward, Ambrose, Ansel(m), George & Maxfield!
Off to play more games!
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on April 23rd, 2009 at 2:33 pm
For Jacob, Caleb is a slightly less popular replacement — they’re both biblical, two syllables, and end in the uncommon B sound. Of course, Caleb is ranked #36, so it’s definitely not unheard of, but it’s not #1 at least.
For Joshua, how about Josiah or Judah?
For Anthony, how about reviving Timothy?
And for Andrew, I love the German Andreas or the Scandinavian Anders.
on April 23rd, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Fresh alternatives to Daniel, whilst still maintaining its Hebrew origin would be Chaniel (‘graciousness of God’), Dekel (‘palm tree’) or Deuel (‘knowledge of God’).
on April 23rd, 2009 at 9:33 pm
The ultimate “makeover” name for Jacob is obviously Israel. It’s YHWH-approved!
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