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boy or girl names, that are about faith, hope, deterimation and bravery?

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MadameJosephine Sun 28-Apr-13 18:05:34

I know a man named Courage and siblings called blessing and Awesome

Ham69 Sat 27-Apr-13 10:21:15

I know a Blessing and a Favour!
Silence would be a good name to shout across a playground grin

whiteandyellowiris Sat 27-Apr-13 10:00:09

Caitríona love that

babacoon Sat 27-Apr-13 08:25:44

MammyG you just killed this post.

<puts helmet on> grin

MammyG Sat 27-Apr-13 00:05:09

Some irish names if you are interested............
Aoife (EE-fe) From the Old Irish Aífe, a goddess name meaning 'beautiful, radiant, joyful'. In a tale of apprenticeship of the Ulster hero Cú Chulainn, Aífe was the fiercest woman warrior in the world.
Aileen (ay-leen) From the old Irish ‘ail’ meaning ‘noble.’. The -een is a diminutive, so little noble one. It is a variation of Eileen.
Brigid, Bridget The name comes from the Irish ‘brigh’ meaning ‘powerful’ or ‘high one’. While mostly associated with St Brigid, it is actually a much older Celtic name. In fact St Brigid predates Christianity too, and was the most important goddess of Celtic times.
Caitríona - (ka-TREE-na) This is the Irish version of the name Cathleen.Revered for her courage and purity
Gormlaith - (GOORM-la) From the Old Irish gorm, meaning splendid + flaith, meaning 'queen, sovereignty'. An especially popular Irish girl name throughout medieval times, shared by many queens
Laoise - (LEE sha) Irish form of the name Louise, Laoise means 'radiant girl'
Maebh (may-vuh) An ancient Irish name meaning ‘bringer of great joy’ or ‘enchanting one’. Meave was a legendary Queen of Connaught (the west of Ireland) who invaded Ulster.
Rian Rhionnan (ree-an/ree-an-on) Means little King, can be used for boys also but is usually a girls name. Also found in Wales.
Rionach (ria-nock or Ree on ah) Means ‘like a queen’ or regal.

Órla - (OHR-la) From the Old Irish ór, meaning 'gold' + flaith, meaning 'sovereignty, queen'. Brian Boru's sister and daughter were both named Órla, so it has always been a very popular Irish baby girl name,
Sadhbh (sighve) Means ‘goodness’
Saoirse (seersha) Means ‘freedom’.

NoPartyDay Thu 25-Apr-13 12:33:33

Brianna means brave warrior

BlueChampagne Thu 25-Apr-13 12:22:12

Elpida is Greek for Hope
Alethea is Greek for Truth

This may be the sort of avenue you wish to explore

shelli135 Thu 25-Apr-13 11:51:13

I love Arthur - my top name but DP won't have it

whiteandyellowiris Wed 24-Apr-13 22:19:00

lol cheesy, good point

hmm i will need to think about this

PyroclasticFlo Wed 24-Apr-13 21:53:35

Endeavour? (Inspector Morse fan!)
My eldest DS is Arthur, it means both 'bear' and 'he who is as strong as a rock' so not quite 'brave' but not far off.
If you can't find a name meaning those things that you like how about thinking of people you admire who have those qualities and naming your DC after them?

CheesyPoofs Wed 24-Apr-13 21:50:13

I'd think twice before giving your child a name meaning determination grin

LittleMissLucy Wed 24-Apr-13 21:32:51

Arthur means brave

KittenofDoom Wed 24-Apr-13 21:28:49

Constance is close to your brief, OP - steadfast, dependable, enduring, faithful ....

KittenofDoom Wed 24-Apr-13 21:23:35

Diasgree. There's quite a few that are perfectly usable! Verity, Felicity, Clemency, Mercy, Honor, Joy ....

whiteandyellowiris Wed 24-Apr-13 21:10:51

oh thanks, yes on that list faith and hope are really the only ones you could use as names really

KittenofDoom Wed 24-Apr-13 21:06:55

There are some crackers there and no mistake grin

Deliverance shock

LentilAsAnything Wed 24-Apr-13 21:00:38

Virtue Names? That kind of thing?

whiteandyellowiris Wed 24-Apr-13 20:40:32

i can only think of the obvious girls names of faith and hope

can you think of any otheres

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