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  1. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My moms name was spelled Merri, which makes the task even more difficult!

    My husband loves Merri Avalon, but I would just feel strange using my moms name so directly. Amerie is adorable! I know Avalon Valentine is a lot of 'v', and possibly too cutesy for what I originally thought I liked in a name.

  2. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Maribel is great too!

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Avalon Valentine does not flow perfectly, but both are nice names and I like that you are using a first name you love and honoring with the middle name!

    Some other ideas:
    Merris might be a great way to honor your mother!
    Also, if you are looking for other ways to honor her, have you thought about using her favorite flower, color, or a word name that represents something she loved?

    Might you and your husband like Waverly, Oakley, Ainsley, or Avonlea?
    Not expecting, just planning and building lists!

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Although Avalon Valentine won't win any awards for flow, it has a certain cadence that sounds girly girl and tomboy. You could always pronounce Valentine as Valen-teen for a less cutesy name. I think Amerie is gorgeous, as well. Avalon Amerie has an alliterative but grown up sound and great flow.
    ~lucy reine~
    ~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor maeve "lena" ~ vivienne isla ~ celia matilda "cici" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~
    ~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
    guilty pleasures
    ~ tisiphone aria ~ alecto elpis ~ miya lucida ~ addison matteo ~ corinthian tidus ~

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    New Jersey
    I really like Merri Avalon, but if you feel odd about using the name directly, Amerie Valentine or Maribel (Meribel?) Avalon would be beautiful names.

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