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sweetpotatopie12 Tue 23-Feb-21 19:05:12

Evening all, my mum passed away a couple of years ago and her name was Sally. I like the name but not on its own, I would like to pair it with another name but can't get beyond adapt-Rose (which I know is notorious for being a fluff filler name)

Would appreciate some ideas


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partyatthepalace Tue 23-Feb-21 19:07:55

Sally Ann is probably the classic, but is perhaps not thrilling. Could Sally be a middle name instead?

Palavah Tue 23-Feb-21 19:08:05


sweetpotatopie12 Tue 23-Feb-21 19:10:56

Sorry should have read Sally-Rose in my post,

I thought if it as a middle name but didn't really find it went with much as a second name

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partyatthepalace Tue 23-Feb-21 19:14:40

Hmm I suppose you could use Sarah? Or did your mum have a middle name you could use?

MamaDane Tue 23-Feb-21 19:15:18


FishWithoutABike Tue 23-Feb-21 19:17:27

Sally Mai
Sally Alexandra
Sally Charlotte

TurnStone Tue 23-Feb-21 19:18:23

Sally go round the sun
Sally go round the moon
Sally go round the chimney pot
On a Sunday afternoon
Whooooo !

[Old rhyme sung to me in childhood by my grandfather's auntie ]

RoseMartha Tue 23-Feb-21 19:18:34


BallsToYouSue Tue 23-Feb-21 19:20:23


But honestly, I think Sally is nice on its own and I'd probably go for that. Or go for your favourite first name with Sally as a middle name.

WTAFdoodles Tue 23-Feb-21 19:20:58


NoCureForLove Tue 23-Feb-21 19:21:05

Sarah. Sally for everyday?

scrivette Tue 23-Feb-21 19:22:02

I like Sally on its own, or Sarah with Sally as a nickname, otherwise Sallyanne.

BallsToYouSue Tue 23-Feb-21 19:22:08

FWIW, my mum died a year to the day before my dd was born. We gave her my mum's name as a middle name, as it was not to our taste. It doesn't really go with the first name or our surname, but we very rarely say all three names together, so it isn't an issue.

BallsToYouSue Tue 23-Feb-21 19:22:37

I love Sarah, with nn Sally too.

PeskyRooks Tue 23-Feb-21 19:22:44

Sally-Ann goes best same as Sarah Jane or Claire Louise but could have

ladygindiva Tue 23-Feb-21 19:23:15

Apparently Sally is traditionally a shortening for Sarah, maybe Sarah Jane / Sarah Louise / Sarah whatever on birth certificate and Sally as nn? Sarah goes with a lot of names I think.

TurnStone Tue 23-Feb-21 19:25:44

Sarah Mary (no hyphen) is a lovely combination.

pilates Tue 23-Feb-21 19:26:32

How about Sadie?

I believe it is a derivative and is lovely.


ladygindiva Tue 23-Feb-21 19:29:00

Ooh Sadie is nice. Also Selma with Sally for short?

ladygindiva Tue 23-Feb-21 19:30:12

Sally-Beth? Or too Waltons?

sweetpotatopie12 Tue 23-Feb-21 19:30:30

Thank you everyone there's some really good ideas here x

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Ellmau Tue 23-Feb-21 19:30:37

What about Salome, Sally for short?

VenusClapTrap Tue 23-Feb-21 19:33:24


Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 23-Feb-21 19:35:28

Sally Grace
Sally Anne
Sally Renae
Sally Ray
Sally Wren

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