Talk

Advanced search

Modern version of Leonard for girl or boy.

(14 Posts)
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?
Leonie?

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

I think Leo and Leonie are the nicest.

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

Eleanor
Elinor
Eleanora

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

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now