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Old 07-07-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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I think it's OK to just give her a name that starts with an "N", such as Natalie (quite popular right now), or any other "N" name. In some cultures, giving a name with the same initial is naming a person after someone, e.g. Kristine for Karl as my brother did when they had a girl. Our father's name is Karl.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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Hi everyone

My ex and I aren't getting very far with baby names and with the recent passing of her father I thought it would be nice to name our baby after him... except it's a girl. I have thought of the following names and I'm chasing any feedback (good, bad, otherwise) you may have. His name was Neville so I've come up with these names:

Elliven (Neville backwards)
Evellin/Evillen (as opposed to Evelyn)
Nevillia (kinda like Amelia)

I haven't suggested the last one to my ex as I'm not sure if it's honourable or disrepectful. As I said, any thoughts or other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I like
Autumn Sage,
Sage Renee,
Autumn Brianna,
Brianna Renee,

just my 2 cents
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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The problem with using a name like Neville is that its root is basically a last name and means "new village". There is no corresponding feminine form to use unlike something like John where you could use Joan, Janelle, Janet, Janice, etc.

I think it's nice you want to honor her father, but as others suggested it would be better to pick a more traditional first name and use Neville as the middle name. Here's an idea, what was the fathers middle name? If his middle name was more traditional like James, John, Robert, etc. use the feminine form of his middle name as the first name and Neville as the middle name. Some examples:

Neville John = Joan Neville
Neville James = Janice Neville
Neville Michael = Michelle Neville

...you get the idea.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Evelyn would be my pick. Evocative of Neville without being too unusual.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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I echo the others who said to give Neville as a middle name.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:00 AM
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I joined in late, but I agree with MightyQueen and the others. Her grandfathers real name, "Neville" used as a middle name would be the best and most authentic way to honor him.

Neville is a rather nice middle name for a girl. It might not work as well if her grandfather's first name was "George", but Neville's "e" ending and French sound make it most suitable.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Pointing out that if by any chance a girl named Elliven was overweight, she would totally be called Elephant. Just saying.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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How about Noel or Noelle? Both pronounced No-El. It sounds similar to Neville, but has a very feminine sound. I have seen that name spelled both ways.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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You may want to start over again. First bit of advice, spell the name the way it's usually spelled. For example, no, MADYSYN for Madison. Good luck.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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I was thinking Neve too like the actress Neve Campbell. Even if you use it as a middle name. It could easily be a nickname for Neville-he may have been called Nev a time or two.

Neve is a variant of the word Neva meaning snow....
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