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Two 'meaning' names are clunky, aren't they?

(9 Posts)
allhailtheaubergine Wed 06-Jul-11 11:16:46

We need two middle names (I don't know why, we just do).

I tend to like positive meaning words - but I can't have more than one of these in a name, can I?

Eg Juniper Liberty Joy Smith
Liberty + Joy is a bit of overkill.

We also like Noa as a middle name but you have to be careful with Noa as it sounds like you are negating the sentiment after it: Juniper Noa Joy sounds like 'No Joy' which is bad.

Then Juniper Farah Joy - but Farah means Joyful. Is that too much doubling up? I think it is.


SloganLogan Wed 06-Jul-11 11:44:48

How about names which have a nice meaning but are a little less obviously virtue names, or more popular so they're not as noticeably similar but still have a lovely meaning? I wouldn't use two with the same meaning (Farah/Joy).

Juniper Felicity Joy Smith
Juniper Honor Felicity Smith
Juniper Serena Grace Smith
Juniper Constance Verity Smith
Juniper Charis Amala Smith
Juniper Clemency Fay Smith
Juniper Hope Olivia Smith

Hedwig3 Wed 06-Jul-11 11:52:45

I think an obvious virtue name like Liberty alongside a name with a virtue meaning like Farah would work.

2 that mean the same thing would be a bit pointless unless you just love the names.

Try not to overthink it, you will have yourself in knots.

allhailtheaubergine Wed 06-Jul-11 12:16:15

Virtue names. That's the word I was looking for! Thank you.

Charis and Fay are both lovely. Added to the list.

Lol at trying not to overthink it grin

Juniper Faridah Joy
Juniper Liberty Fay


allhailtheaubergine Wed 06-Jul-11 14:13:43

Are there male virtue names?

thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 14:16:07

Well if you read TP there are vice names for boys - Anger etc. (Think it's in Lords and LAdies but could be wrong...)

Victor could be construed as a virtue name; so could Christian in one way.

I'm sure there must be others...

thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 14:17:54

Ha! just remembered - one of the TP characters was called Bestiality (he hated animals) grin

thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 14:19:27

You could use Thrift for a boy - sounds like a boy's name
Honor can be a boy's name - I know a bloke who has it for a middle name
Valiant makes a nice name

nickelbabe Wed 06-Jul-11 14:21:44

Boys' virtue names:
Peter means rock
that's virtue name (as in strong and reliable)
Victor, yes, Christian, yes.
Brian means Strength
Devlin - fierce courage
Gregory - watchful/vigilant

Bligh: Old English name meaning "bliss".
Caius: From the Latin word meaning "rejoice”.
Fane: Old English for "happy”.
Ilario: “Cheerful" or "merry" in Italian.
Tait:"Cheerful" or "gay" in Old Norse.
Boniface - Forecaster of a good future; benefactor
Justin - righteous

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