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  1. #1
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    Naming baby after Derek- alternatives?

    I would love to give our future son a middle name after my husband’s much loved grandfather Derek, who recently passed, but Derek isn’t quite our style or seem that fitting for this era. Any ideas of alternatives? Derek doesn’t have a middle name so that’s not an option. Thank you!

  2. #2
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    I would use Derek as the middle name. The middle spot is the perfect place for names with personal significance that don't quite fit your style or feel dated. Any "alternative" to Derek, especially in the middle spot, wouldn't feel like an honor name imo.

  3. #3
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    You could honor your husband’s grandfather by using a name with the same meaning as Derek, a name related to Derek (Behind the Name is an excellent, reliable source), or related to his birthday (birth flower/sign/animal, day, month, etc). You could also find a name based on his favorite colors, vacation spots, places he lived (or wished he lived), etc. You could also use a name similar to Derek. I have Gray on my short list for my mom (she passed 4 years ago), her middle name was Gay. She also had a crush on an actor named Gray when she was young. She loved the idea of using Gray.
    Last edited by lovemysweeties; July 30th, 2019 at 11:09 AM.



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  4. #4
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    Derek

    Gerek/Garrek
    Darren
    Darius
    Maverick
    Roderick
    Broderick "Brody"
    Darien/Dorian


    Sorry some of these might be a stretch

  5. #5
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    I just clicked on the Namberry page of Derek and it comes from Theodoric, so Theodoric perhaps?

    Frederick, Erik and Alaric share similar sounds and meanings.

    Derren, Declan, Dexter have similar sounds?
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    Maybe Drew, Aron, Rick, Cedric or Daire. They are a bit more out there but I feel that everything that you connect to Derek will automatically be a good honour name. It's the thought that counts
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  8. #8
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    Thank you for your ideas

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