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Modern version of Leonard for girl or boy.

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Bex134 Sat 25-Jun-16 08:15:11

My husband was very close to his grandad whose names was Leonard. I love the idea of using this as the basis for a middle name but I'd prefer a more up to date version.

Ideas for girl and boy names would be great. smile

Kim82 Sat 25-Jun-16 08:16:17

Leo for a boy and Leona for a girl maybe?

Paintedhandprints Sat 25-Jun-16 08:17:01

Leon, Leo,

KimmySchmidtsSmile Sat 25-Jun-16 08:18:50

Lenny, Leonie

Sleeperandthespindle Sat 25-Jun-16 08:19:07

Leon and Leo are popular and nice.
Leonie is lovely - well, I know a lovely one!

hamabeads Sat 25-Jun-16 08:20:06

I really like Lenny! Go for Leonard.

DontDeadOpenInside Sat 25-Jun-16 08:20:25

I'd say Lenny, particularly for a girl. Leon for a boy.

Fairylea Sat 25-Jun-16 08:20:28

Leonora ?

steppemum Sat 25-Jun-16 08:20:51

I was coming on to say Leo too
(lovely name Leo)

for a girl - Leonora?

SoupDragon Sat 25-Jun-16 08:21:47

I think Leo and Leonie are the nicest.

Tummyrumbled Sat 25-Jun-16 08:24:05


I like Leonie.. sounds a lovely name

Roomba Sat 25-Jun-16 08:33:20

My friend was very close to his grandfather who was a Leonard. They went with Leon, which I think is lovely. However, when they told his grandmother they'd named their son after her late husband, thinking she'd be thrilled, she was a bit nonplussed and said 'Why would you want to do that? Anyway he was Leonard, not Leon!'

I quite like Leonard actually, it must be due a revival.

Horseshoe1 Sat 25-Jun-16 08:36:41

You could also consider Lena for a girl (Lay-na) which could give nickname Lenny.
I love Leo, Leon and Leonie too.

Bex134 Sat 25-Jun-16 18:34:55

Thankyou for your ideas.. I really like Eleanor and Lena smile

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