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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes -- Votes: 45
    • No -- Votes: 11
Names ɑutumnɑℓ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65785 posts
status 3rd May '13

Would you still consider it honoring someone if you didn't use the person's exact name? Using a different form of the name, a name that made the same sound, or a different name with the same meaning.

Chef Sarah ♥ Due May 12; 1 child; Hollywood, FL, United States 10259 posts
status 3rd May '13

I'd say yes, as long as you know it's for the person.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
3rd May '13

Yes.



Idk about same sound names though..

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd May '13

Yes.
My greatgrandmother's name was Lenore. We used Leonora. My grandmother was ecstatic because she was very close to her mom.

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29 (boy); 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
3rd May '13

Yes.



If I have a boy it will be Jermain, a girl will be Gemma after my great-grandmother Germaine. Middle names though.

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
3rd May '13

Yep. Especially if I didn't like their name, I'd come up with something that was similar.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
3rd May '13

Yes. My dd was named after 3 women. A friend of mine growing up Sarah. My step sister I was close to growing up April Elisabeth. And my grandmother Rosemary. My DD's name is Sarah Elizabeth Rose.

ɑutumnɑℓ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65785 posts
status 3rd May '13

My husband thinks we have to use the exact name. I don't think so. I don't want to use a name I don't like.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" My husband thinks we have to use the exact name. I don't think so. I don't want to use a name I don't like. "


I wouldn't use the exact name. My kids were all named after their grand parents. our parents are Deborah Jo, Darrell Glenn, Vera Grace, Joe Harkins our kids are Noah Glenn, Haley Jo, Elijah Darrell, and Isabella Grace.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45942 posts
3rd May '13

Absolutely.



Joan and John are both family names, but I thought were a little plain, so I went with Siobhan.

user banned (girl); TTC since May 2008; Pounding Mill, VA, United States 3612 posts
4th May '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" Would you still consider it honoring someone if you didn't use the person's exact name? Using a different form of the name, a name that made the same sound, or a different name with the same meaning."


No, my baby will have her own name.

Tabitha+4 (41wks) Due August 8 (boy); 3 kids; Arizona 23108 posts
5th May '13

Can you give an example?



I voted yes, because our oldest has the middle name Jamison after my husband James. We considered Claire/Clara after my husband's grandma Clarene if my oldest had been a girl. I think the same meaning may be a little different, but variants of the name are okay.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
5th May '13

I'm having this dilemma, and I'm going with "yes."



I plan on honoring my grandmother Mary by using a version of it (Miriam, Marielle, Rosemary, Mariana, Maribel, etc). Mary is very dowdy and common.



Plus, I have a great-grandfather named Joseph. I believe Jose/ Josephine could honor a Joseph.

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30365 posts
status 5th May '13

Yes. I used Maren instead of Marie from my MIL. Maren is a form a Marina which is a form of Maria/Marie. For my own mother I plan on using Yuliana or Juliana and her birth name is Yulia but she goes by Julia. They still feel honored.

ɑutumnɑℓ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65785 posts
status 5th May '13
Quoting Tabitha+4 (26+wks):" Can you give an example? I voted yes, because our oldest has the middle name Jamison after my husband ... [snip!] ... Clarene if my oldest had been a girl. I think the same meaning may be a little different, but variants of the name are okay."


Like Luna instead of Lou, Luciana instead of Lou Ann, Carsten instead of Christy.