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    Shay for a girl- Honoring James.

    The name Shay for boys is the Irish variation of James, "supplanter". I have been looking for a way to honor my Uncle James who died in a car accident when he was 16. But I want to use Shay for a girl. Do you think I can still honor my uncle by using the name on a girl?
    My Loves: Cody- my dog, Cleo- my cat, and Remi- my rabbit

    Names I love: Aria, Shay, Cyrus, and Latham

  2. #3
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    I think it would totally work. The only Shay I know is a girl. I also like that you are honoring your uncle, but still giving your daughter her own unique name. Hope this helps!
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    Thanks it does!
    My Loves: Cody- my dog, Cleo- my cat, and Remi- my rabbit

    Names I love: Aria, Shay, Cyrus, and Latham

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    I think it works. I've never met a boy shay but I did meet a girl shaylee one.
    Theodore Arthur

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    If Shay actually was the Irish variant of James, I guess it would work, but Seamus is the correct variant. They are similar sounded, but two different names. Shay is the anglicized form of Seaghdha.

    What about Jem(an old nickname for James), Jane(similar sound) or Jamie? What was his middle name? Maybe it could be worked with.
    Thoughts in this thread?


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