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    • Yes -- Votes: 45
    • No -- Votes: 11
Names mɑκαnɑni ~, OO, United States 76268 posts
status May 3rd '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.

Sarah +2 ♥ 2 kids; Hollywood, FL, United States 11222 posts
May 3rd '13

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

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

Yes.



Idk about same sound names though..

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

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

S +1.5 *15 weeks* Due May 24; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Larouche, Quebec 1125 posts
May 3rd '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
May 3rd '13

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

1inpink3inblue Due December 7 (boy); 3 kids; Switzerland 13391 posts
May 3rd '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.

mɑκαnɑni ~, OO, United States 76268 posts
status May 3rd '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
May 3rd '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 Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
May 3rd '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
May 4th '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.

Abcde Fghi Arizona 23108 posts
May 5th '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
May 5th '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.

=^•^= NO, OD, France 36461 posts
May 5th '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.

mɑκαnɑni ~, OO, United States 76268 posts
status May 5th '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.