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girls name somehow vs. involving the name Benton

Im pregnant with my first baby, a little girl. My husband was killed in Iraq when I was just two months pregnant. Now im 8 months along and still cannot come up with a name. He was so excited to have his "daddy’s little girl." I REALLY want a name that somehow includes his name to honor her daddy who has left me with the best gift he ever could, a piece of him. His name was Benton. PLEASE help! Thanks so much Shannon

The Top Baby Name is...

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Girls name somehow 40% (6 votes)
Involving the name b 60% (9 votes)


Bentley would be kind of cute for a girl. Just Bennie would be cute too.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:50:20 | report
Sara Bentley
Bentley Dianne
Kassandra Benton
Linda Bentley
Hannah Bentley
Bentley Hannah
Bentleigh.... could feminize it.

I’m so sorry. I sympathize with you in your loss. God be with you.
posted by guest: a :: 2008-08-21 19:52:40 | report
I like bentley....its something ive been throwing aroudn but it reminds me of the car every time lol
posted by guest: poll creator :: 2008-08-21 19:53:13 | report
I agree - Bentley would be a nice name for girl and a nice way to honor her father.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:53:22 | report
Abigail Beth (Abigail means Fathers Joy
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:53:50 | report
So sorry about your loss...I think its great that you’re honouring your husband like this. I agree with Bentley, although do you want to use his name as a middle name or first name??

Bentley Shannon (both your names!!)
Bentley Grace
Bentley Michelle
Bentley Kristen
Bentley Jessica
Bentley Marie

Elizabeth Bentley
Annelise Bentley
Leah Bentley
Chelsea Bentley
Mckenzie Bentley
Gianna Bentley
Evelyn Bentley

posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:54:10 | report
I really like could make it work for a girl
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:54:55 | report
Abigail Bentley
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:55:23 | report
I’m sorry for the loss of a hero.

(First name) Bernadette
(First name) Benton
Bena (Middle)
(First name) Benita

You could do a first name beginning with BEN and a middle name ending in TON or the opposite. Such as, Bena Carrington or Ashton Benita
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:55:33 | report
I’m am sooooooooooooooo terribly sorry. I think that Bentley would be great as a middle name.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:55:38 | report
I really want it to be a first name for her. I think its just a little sweeter that way.

any names other than bentley you can come up with? Im SO stuck

thank you for your sympathy and thoughts
posted by guest: poll creator :: 2008-08-21 19:56:00 | report
Benson is cute
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:56:12 | report
Bentley sounds better on a boy but it’s still a car. I would say Bennett but that’s more of a boy’s name, too. Perhaps as a middle name?
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:57:09 | report
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:57:35 | report
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:58:17 | report
So terribly sorry!!

Here are some I’ve thought of

Benielle (I just made that one up!!lol)

This is hard!!

Tilly (using the end of the name)

Like any??
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 19:59:36 | report
I actually like Benson.

I want something cute and unique....a lot to ask for ik
posted by guest: poll creator :: 2008-08-21 19:59:39 | report
Bentley may be a car and may be a bit more masculine, but it’s probably the best fit, and I think it’s really cute and she will appreciate that you named her something like this after her dead, if it doesn’t end up agig too well, Bennie is a nice nn
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:00:23 | report
IK its sooooo hard! Ive been trying for months and so has my friends and relatives.

Benton is such a manly name its tooo hard to make it girly lol
posted by guest: poll creator :: 2008-08-21 20:00:55 | report
I really do like Benson, and it’s not too popular so people won’t automatically assume it’s a boy name...Benson is cute and unique- you don’t want to go too unique, but this is good
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:02:19 | report
Well heres some (as close as i could get)


Good Luck ;)
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:02:36 | report
How about Bensa? It’s close to Benson and Benton but will automatically be assumed as a girls name. I have to say that I feel to opposite of the Ben- names. A lot of the Ben- surnames are popular now because people want a variant to the popular Benjamin. They’re also really adorable. Most surnames sound very masculine. What was his middle name? You could possibly turn that somehow into her first name and use Benton as her middle.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:05:35 | report
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:06:07 | report
I’d just use Benton as a mn. I also love the idea of using Abigail as a fn because of the meaning.

I think something like Abigail Benton would be quite cute, actually.

Another idea...if you rearrange the letters in Benton, you get Bonnet.

What about Abigail Bonnet or Abigail Bonette?
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:08:14 | report
I think Benson is more tom-boyish sounding but in a cute way...surname sounding names are becoming pretty popular even on girls, I think Benson is the best option so far, close to Benton, unique, and cute, and not super masculine
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:08:34 | report
no way to Bensa...harsh and made up sounding
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:10:28 | report
So sorry for your loss.
I know a little girl named Bentley and she is precious.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:11:56 | report
Benton Padric was his full name.....we are both very irish as you can tell

Im still really hooked on using benton as a first name somehow its something i really want for her to have.
posted by guest: poll creator :: 2008-08-21 20:13:02 | report
I love Faith Benae like Renee gl
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:13:45 | report
What about Bentonelle or Bentonette? So sorry for your loss.
posted by guest: Sherry :: 2008-08-21 20:14:27 | report
ooo Benae is somthing ive never heard before....i kinda like it

what about if i were to use his name just Benton for her? or is that too much
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:17:07 | report
Benton would be cute...if that’s what yo want to use, do it!! This is kind of an extreme circumstance where you should just follow your heart...since it was her dad’s I doubt she’ll ever hate her name, she’ll probably thank you and be happy she has that to feel more connected to her dad and it is unique
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:17:55 | report
How about Benna?

Benna Patrice would be really cute, and it would play off both names, Benton AND Padric.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:19:18 | report
if you use Benae...I like Benet better as the spelling since it’s more traditional to that name, but it would be pronounced wrong, so maybe that wouldn’t be a good idea
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:19:51 | report
I like Benton Patrice
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:20:27 | report
You could even spell it BentonElle or BentonEtte? Or even add an a and make it BentonEtta or BentonElla? Maybe BentonAna or BentonAnna?
posted by guest: Sherry :: 2008-08-21 20:21:46 | report
It is something ive been throwing around for a while but im not sure its what i want yet.

My friend suggested Bentyn but my mother in law as well as myself really dont want to respell it if thats what i decided to do. For some reason its too painful to respell it.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:21:47 | report
I like the meaning on Abigail a lot. What about Benton Abigail?
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:23:07 | report
I like the meaning of abigail as well.
Benton Abigail might be the one.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:25:12 | report
Yeah, I understand the respelling thing...but that’s why I also think it would be a shame to completely change it to a made up name like BentonElla, etc
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:25:35 | report
Benton Abigail seems pretty perfect to me! GL!
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:26:36 | report
What about Bentyn - the "y" is a bit more feminine if that is what you are worried about.
However, I think Benton as a first name is lovely!

Hope this helps!
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:31:21 | report
Abigail Benton reminds me of Abigail Breslin (sp?)

I actually like Bensa. I don’t find it harsh, at all.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:32:24 | report
Benton Honor
Honor Benton
Bentony Honor
Bentony Abigail
posted by guest: m :: 2008-08-21 20:33:39 | report

I think Bentlyn Patrice or Bentlyn Patricia would be perfect.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 20:46:57 | report
I was looking at the above comments and really like Bentlyn! That is super cute and the most feminine form of Benton I think without loosing the name in it. I am sorry for your loss and think your daughter would be honored to have the name Bentlyn Liberty or Bentlyn Honor, Bentlyn America. I know people said Bentley was boyish but I also think it is cute for a girl.
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 21:05:37 | report
I am so sorry for your loss. ((((HUGS))))
I really like Bentlyn ... it’s super cute!
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 21:10:31 | report
I think Bentlyn is super cute, and I hope you use it!
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 21:16:46 | report
Hmmm... lots of choices
I like the Bentley suggestion and if you are worried about it being boyish-spell it Bentlie or Bentlee or Bentleigh or Bently and give her a very feminine mn
I also like using Benton as her middle name so she can honor her father and have a girlie name to go by at the same time
Bentlyn is cute also
I love the Abigail suggestion
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 21:17:58 | report
I really like Bentley i also really like Bernadette which means brave which your husband must have been
posted by guest :: 2008-08-21 21:20:24 | report
Bentleigh Rose . Sorry for your loss
Benton Abigail
posted by guest: Beth :: 2008-08-22 00:01:02 | report
I like;

Benton Abigail the best nn Abby (if you are worried about it being to boyish)

other suggestions;

Bevon or Bevin
Brenton or Brentley nn Bre

What do you think?
posted by guest :: 2008-08-22 06:40:42 | report
Abigail Beth
posted by guest :: 2008-08-22 09:55:07 | report
Bentlyn Abigail is a GREAT name and a GREAT way to honor her father! Go with it!
posted by guest :: 2008-08-22 09:57:13 | report
Abigail Benna
Abigail Brenda

so sorry, my cousin is in afganahstan (don’t know if i spelled it right) he has a son and a wife back here
posted by guest: tori :: 2008-08-22 12:30:33 | report
I think Benton is cute. If people are unsure about it, once they get to know her they will get used to it. No one had heard of my daughter’s name, but now it’s just her name and it fits.
posted by guest :: 2008-09-02 17:05:41 | report
Benton Abigail would be amazing!!
posted by Alexis! :: 2008-09-14 11:06:29 | report
I think benton abigail is amazing... also abby benton or I liked honor benton.

Ur very strong.
posted by guest: love :: 2008-10-03 00:29:28 | report
do not like the name bentley. especially for a girl. I like charlette. u could call her charlie but she has to be very pretty to pull off....which i bet she will be beautiful!!!!!
posted by guest :: 2009-06-15 23:03:16 | report

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