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#1 Laney

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:33 PM

Not pregnant, just collecting names. 

 

I've been thinking of honoring my grandpa somehow.  I don't know if I want to use William itself though.  I love the name, but there are several other William's in my family.  I wanna look at other options for both genders besides Wilhelm and Wilhelmina (which I love too).  Either as a first or middle name, but most likely a middle.  It doesn't specifically have to be a form of William.  Just a similar name is fine.

 

Please don't suggest Willa or Willow (or Billie!) for girls or Willard or Liam for a boy.  I don't care for them.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:35 PM

Names beginning with Wil:

Wilson

Wilder

Willoughby

Willem

Wilberforce

Wiley

Willis

Wilbur

Wilhelm

 

Wilma

 

 

Names with a similar meaning:

Anselm

Bruno

Edmund

Jacob

Raymond

 

Liv

Rosamund

 

 

Names that I feel are similar in style to William:

James

Thomas

Samuel

Frederick

Albert

George

Alexander

Benjamin

Andrew

Charles

Edward

Joseph

David

Henry

Michael

 

Margaret

Charlotte

Catherine

Elizabeth

Sarah

Isabel

Penelope

Jane

Claire

Mary

Victoria

Emma

Anna

Caroline



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

Was going to say Lily for a girl & Willis for a boy. BTW I love the name Laney & we are thinking of it if we have a baby girl but perhaps with an I before the N. Just curious as to how your name has treated you in life so far? Ps sorry for hijacking your pose

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:55 PM

Was going to say Lily for a girl & Willis for a boy. BTW I love the name Laney & we are thinking of it if we have a baby girl but perhaps with an I before the N. Just curious as to how your name has treated you in life so far? Ps sorry for hijacking your pose

lol I already have Lilia as my top girls' name but I've never thought to use Lily/Lilia to honor my grandpa, despite the similar sounds.  I like the idea of Willis.  Prefer it as a middle name.

 

Actually, Laney is just my nickname (I hate my real name.  I plan on legally changing it to Helena eventually and I'll keep my nickname.  I started to use it in informal situations).  The nickname hasn't caused any problems other than occasional misspellings.



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

 

Names beginning with Wil:

Wilson

Wilder

Willoughby

Willem

Wilberforce

Wiley

Willis

Wilbur

Wilhelm

 

Wilma

 

 

Names with a similar meaning:

Anselm

Bruno

Edmund

Jacob

Raymond

 

Liv

Rosamund

 

 

Names that I feel are similar in style to William:

James

Thomas

Samuel

Frederick

Albert

George

Alexander

Benjamin

Andrew

Charles

Edward

Joseph

David

Henry

Michael

 

Margaret

Charlotte

Catherine

Elizabeth

Sarah

Isabel

Penelope

Jane

Claire

Mary

Victoria

Emma

Anna

Caroline

 

I like most of the names that are similar in meaning and style to William.  They're great!  :)  Of the names beginning with -wil, I like Willis and Wilson.






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