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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:49 AM

Ok, so we are expecting a little girl in August. Before we knew the gender, we had planned on names like Remus after the partner's grandfather. This family was so honored, and we were quite happy with the name. However, now that we know we are having a girl we are at a loss. Remus is possibly translatable as a girl's name, but it's already a rather uncommon boy's name so I'd rather not use that name for my daughter. Instead, we are looking for a variant of the name, or a similar sounding female name. Remus is Latin in origin, meaning oar or swiftness. At the very least, we would like the name to Begin with "R" and have as close to the same sound as possible.


Names being considered currently: Ramona, Reina, Rena.


Any help you can offer would be great

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:55 AM

My favourite alternative would be Remy. Works on both genders in my opinion, but I prefer it on a girl. Otherwise anything with an "em" sound could also work.

Or a first name beginning with an R and middle beginning with Em- to give the nickname "Rem".

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 12:19 PM

Remy is cute, but your suggestion of Rena is my favorite

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:14 PM

I like Rena.







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Posted 28 August 2015 - 10:35 AM

How about Riona...? i think it means queenly though...

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:10 PM

Rima/Reema is a beautiful Arabic name.

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 10:09 AM

Remigia.  It's incredibly uncommon, and I only found sources for it in a couple of different places.  But it has Latin origins and is to be derived from words meaning "cure, remedy" or "oarsman", the latter of which ties it in closer to Remus, as well as the "Rem-" begining.  Remy would make a cute nickname, or would make a fine name on its own :)

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 10:20 AM

Reema or Remy are my favorites from the above suggestions.  I've often played around with the idea of using the name Remember nn Remy which is a bit daring but would be a nice way to remember just about anyone, especially a Remus. 


Good Luck!

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