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Need help adapting my dad's name

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MiniMummy576 Mon 16-Oct-17 17:53:08

When I was pregnant with our first baby we were planning on having my Dad's name as the middle name if a boy, or his Mum's name (my man) if a girl. Then we changed our minds about the first name for a boy and it no longer fitted. Now I'm pregnant with our second and last night my DH said he thought my Dad would be really disappointed about missing out on the baby's name if it's a girl. He suggested we put the two names together, which would make June-Bob.
(Can one o' y'all pass the fried chick'n an' grits?) [shudders]
I've no objection to trying to get my Dad's name into the middle somewhere, just need to make it sound more feminine. Bobby/Bobbi or Bobette aren't options.
Has anyone heard of any feminised versions of 'bob'? English or otherwise?

Marmite27 Mon 16-Oct-17 17:53:58


64PooLane Mon 16-Oct-17 17:55:48


VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Mon 16-Oct-17 17:58:18


But does he go by Rob or Bob?


Or Bob, short for Kate. 🤣

RhonaRugMuncherr Mon 16-Oct-17 18:01:09


ElvisCriddlington Mon 16-Oct-17 19:29:49

Could you take the Jun from June, and the O from Bob to make Juno? The Oo sound from June and the R and B of Robert to make Ruby? Both a bit of a stretch, but could work if you are generous about it.

steveharley Mon 16-Oct-17 19:59:47

Bobby June?
It's not a style of name I considered for my own, but I once taught a lovely girl called Bobby-Jo and the name kind of stick with me smile

Bubblysqueak Mon 16-Oct-17 20:02:02

Bobby-june sounds better.

LittleLights Mon 16-Oct-17 20:03:43

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Yika Mon 16-Oct-17 20:15:39

Bob doesn't really morph into something nice for a girl I don't think.

I'd probably go with Bo as a nod to Bob without it being too forced.

MikeUniformMike Mon 16-Oct-17 20:21:27

Robbi/Bobbie/Bobbi, Robyn, Roberta or Robina known as Roby or Ruby

Liadain Mon 16-Oct-17 20:34:57

I am sorry but June-Bob is just grin

I agree with pps on Bo, Roberta or Bobbi June.

Robert (I'm guessing he's a Robert) apparently means bright and shining...could you go for names with the same meaning? I feel it's a bit contrived personally as it's not his name, but it gives you options.

bridgetreilly Mon 16-Oct-17 20:57:24

Roberta is lovely, and if he's a Robert then that's a very obvious nod to him.

ManInTheMoonMarigold Mon 16-Oct-17 21:12:50


Sophronia Mon 16-Oct-17 21:16:21

June Roberta or Juno Roberta?

hanluna Mon 16-Oct-17 22:43:30

There is a young actress called Millie Bobby Brown which I thinks really sweet. I would say Robyn is the best option if you don't like Bobby

Ilovechocolate111 Mon 16-Oct-17 22:49:57

My best friend is called Bobbin.
I think it's a lovely name. Bobbin June. smile

Marcipex Tue 17-Oct-17 15:22:27

Bojun is unbeatable smile

Yes, Robin/Robin are nice and normal.

LittleLights Tue 17-Oct-17 15:26:00

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MeganChips Tue 17-Oct-17 15:35:44

Juno Robyn?

I actually quite like June although I know it may be a generation too soon for a revival if that kind of thing bothers you!

Chaffinch4 Tue 17-Oct-17 17:14:55

June is lovely. I think either Roberta or Robin as a middle name would be nice.

June Roberta is probably best to avoid it sounding like you're describing a robin in June!

2014newme Tue 17-Oct-17 17:16:13

Are you sure your dad would not prefer your child to have a lovely name than these cobbles together hillbilly options?

Judashascomeintosomemoney Tue 17-Oct-17 17:19:36

I had an Aunt Roberta, she was known as Bo.

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