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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    114

    Ways to freshen up family names

    There a few of our relatives we would like to honor, but don't particularly like their names. We are looking for ways to slightly modify them to make them suit our tastes, and no one can have better suggestions than you ladies! You always come up with such great ideas, I would love some input :) The names are :

    Sandra
    Joan
    Mathew (we like it as is but are open to suggestions for boys and girls)
    Lucy (again, like it as is, but open to suggestions)
    Julian (same, for boys and girls)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    6

    Re: Ways to freshen up family names

    Fun! :-)

    Sandra:

    Cassandra
    Alexandra
    Sandrine (I really like Sandrine!)

    Alexander
    Sanford

    Joan:

    Josephine
    Joanna
    Johannah
    Joelle
    Jane

    Joseph

    Mathew (we like it as is but are open to suggestions for boys and girls)

    Mattea
    Matilda

    Mattias

    Lucy (again, like it as is, but open to suggestions):

    Lucille
    Lucia
    Luciana

    Lucas
    Luke
    Luca

    Julian (same, for boys and girls):

    Juliet
    Julia
    Juliana
    Julianne
    July

    Julius

    Best wishes!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    670

    Re: Ways to freshen up family names

    I will add to Jill's


    Sandra:

    Cassandra
    Alexandra
    Sandrine (I really like Sandrine!)
    Andra


    Alexander
    Sanford
    Cassius
    Cash

    Joan:

    Josephine
    Joanna
    Johannah
    Joelle
    Jane
    Jolie
    Nn for many of the above Joey

    Joseph
    Josiah
    Joey
    John

    Mathew (we like it as is but are open to suggestions for boys and girls)

    Mattea
    Matilda

    Mattias
    Matteo


    Lucy (again, like it as is, but open to suggestions):

    Lucille
    Lucia
    Luciana

    Lucas
    Luke
    Luca
    Lucius (I might have this spelled wrong? Meaning to get Lou-shus)


    Julian (same, for boys and girls):

    Juliet
    Julia
    Juliana
    Julianne
    July

    Julius


    I didn't have much to add but threw in a few!
    Proud mama to Lucia Marie (3) and Halle Regina born July 12th!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    114

    Re: Ways to freshen up family names

    Thank you ladies :) There are some great ideas in there. I had already thought of Sandrine, which I LOVE, but Cassandra is another interesting possibility. I like Joanna/Johannah, and I love Josephine, but I had never thought of it as close enough to Joan. I adore all the Mathew variations, and would use any of them ( i can't get Mattea off my mind these days!) For a girl, I would use Lucy as is (love it!) but I hadn't thought of Lucas/Lucius for a boy. Great suggestions! And for a girl variation of Julian, my husband loves Julia but I'm too in love with Juliet to let him have his way!
    We will definitely use some of these as middle names. We're waiting to reach a final decision on first names to start thinking of combinations, but when we do I'll post again for opinions :) I'm still on bed rest and it still dreadful, but thinking of names is making it a little more entertaining. Thank you again :)

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