A new, cool name
Nov 3, 2013 09:18 AM
Here is a name I didn’t see in ANY of hundreds of sites was a name I thought of myself: Zandophen. To me it means “exceptional talent.” I think it’s kinda cool to have–I mean, I’d want it. Email me back and tell me what you think. gotta go to school.
That is a cool name! I’ll make sure to add it to our website as a created name. It’s great that you are so creative, you have “exceptional talent” in the naming department. Have fun at school.
After a long and painful decision-making process, I think we’ve settled on Lydia and Quentin for our g/b twins. Since the kids will get my husband’s last name, I’d like to honor my family in middle names. My maiden name won’t work, and my parents don’t like their own first names. I’m thinking of using my parents’ middle names as middle names for the twins. Those names are Kay and Wayne.
Lydia Kay I like a lot. Quentin Wayne, I don’t like at all. I’m thinking maybe of altering them to Lydia Kaye and Quentin Wayde. I’m getting lots of negative feedback on Wayde, though, as everyone suggests spelling it Wade. I feel like that is getting too far away from their actual names.
I’m torn between whether honoring my parents means I should just stick with the originals, despite not being fond of Wayne, or if I’m worrying too much about it and Wade/Wayne are close enough…any advice?
Historically, “honoring” someone in the naming biz does not necessarily mean using their exact name. In the Jewish culture, for example, you may not name a child after a living person. So to honor a loved one who is still living, we use a similar name or name that starts with the same letter.
You have more leeway with middle names, also, since the child will not readily be identified with it and it will be rarely used.
So in conclusion, do what you want, and spell it the way you want to spell it. Beware of too much input.
Leo for a girl?
Nov 3, 2013 09:09 AM
Hi Jennifer! We have 3 boys and just found out we are having a baby girl. We had picked Leo as a boy’s name and fell in love with it. My grandmother’s middle name was Leona, so Leo was a throwback to her; however, we do not like the name Leona. We also don’t really care for any of the other girls names that have Leo in it. I wasn’t able to find just “Leo” for a girls name; though I did find on another site that Leo was used in the early 1900’s for a girl’s name? Can Leo be used as a girl’s name? Is there any trend to it anywhere?
Thanks in advance!
I do not have any background on Leo being a girl’s name. That being said, any name can have any gender. Many names, recently, have crossed over from the boys’ list to the girls’ side. There are many girls named Michael, for example.
Personally, I wouldn’t use it. I feel it sounds very masculine and my association with the name is male lions and Leonardo Di Caprio. Have you considered similar names like Leah, Layla, Leia?
My recommendation would be to keep name-storming, but if you both really love it, go for it.
We have a son Brandon. Is Brenna too similar for a little sister name? Looking for an honest opinion.
I do think those are very similar names. You want to make sure siblings have their own identity. I know you don’t have twins, but I would especially recommend individual names for twins.
About the name Theda
Oct 22, 2013 02:58 PM
I recently saw the name Theda (pronounced thay-duh). I don’t know much about this name, and it’s not in your database. I would love to name a future daughter Theda Josephine. Can you give me any more information on the name Theda? Thanks!
I couldn’t believe the name Theda was not in our database! (It is now). Theda is traditionally a shortened version of the Greek name Theodora, which means “Divine Gift.” The most famous Theda is actress Theda Bara, whose name was actually Theodosia Burr Goodman.
Thanks for pointing out our omission!
The name Evanlea
Oct 22, 2013 02:52 PM
My husband and I know were expecting a girl. We wanted something different, so we came up with Evanlea. We combined her both of her godparents name together.
Is Evanlea to different or unique of a name?
I like the name Evanlea. It is a perfect choice for a created name because it meets two of my name criteria: it’s easy to spell and easy to pronounce. The only possible problem I foresee is that people may confuse it with Avonlea, the fictional town from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, Anne of Green Gables. Other than that, I’d say go for it.
Babynames.com says the name Darrell is from Airelle, but Airelle isn’t a name. This is confusing to me. Is “from Airelle” the meaning, or is the one name “from” the other like Laura/Laurel. Either way, should “Airelle” be added to teh database?
Sorry for the confusion. Darrell originally came from the name D’Airelle, which was given to a person (or family) from Airelle, France. That would have been a town or region, however there is no current place name Airelle in France. On a side note, Airelle is the French word for huckleberry.
We will modify our name listing to clarify.