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Girl name after uncle called Peter...

(27 Posts)
LissyGlitter Wed 30-Sep-09 05:09:00

DPs brother died recently, so we were thinking of including a name honouring him in our new baby's name. Up to now she is called Emmeline Christabel, and we want a second middle name for her, but don't really think Petra goes with the other names... Her big sister is called Marianne Catherine Isabella. Any ideas?

He was Peter James, so a variant on James could be a possibility, although then again my ex fiance is called James, so it could be a bit dodgy...

BlueKangerooWonders Wed 30-Sep-09 05:13:44

Petrova? (thinking of 'Ballet shoes' !
Another language? - what's the Italian version?

nooka Wed 30-Sep-09 05:38:36

I think Peta would work. Petrina? Pierrette? Perrine? Meaning wise, you could try Gemma or Jade (Peter means stone or rock)

For James you could have any of the variations of Jacqueline, Jaime or Jamesina.

chimchar Wed 30-Sep-09 06:39:30

i knew a female peta. i love the name on its own!

AvengingGerbil Wed 30-Sep-09 06:41:43


(btw, loving the Pankhurst-themed name!)

chapstickchick Wed 30-Sep-09 06:41:44


izzybiz Wed 30-Sep-09 06:46:01

Love the new Dd's name! (Its the same as mine!!grin

I like Peta.

ILikeToQuickstepItTangoIt Wed 30-Sep-09 07:09:57

Peta is a lovely name and would be a lovely tribute to your bil.

What a lovely name your dd has.

diddl Wed 30-Sep-09 09:03:29


simplesusan Wed 30-Sep-09 09:07:24

Pier sounds good. The others are too masculine to fit in with your other choice of names imo.

MuffinTopMamma Wed 30-Sep-09 09:21:56

how about Petra?

choosyfloosy Wed 30-Sep-09 09:23:53

Emmeline Christabel Petra is IMO rather lovely. What a nice thought, I love family connections in middle names.

Sunshinemambo Wed 30-Sep-09 10:28:21

I love the name Peta too and there was a gorgeous Aussie actress with the name in the 80s/90s.

MamaG Wed 30-Sep-09 10:29:08

Another one who loves Peta

OrmIrian Wed 30-Sep-09 10:30:40

DH's neice is Peta. I think it's a lovely name - simple and strong.

biscuitbear Wed 30-Sep-09 13:38:12

Piera - female italian version of Peter. Beautiful, no?

goingtohaveagoodnightssleep Wed 30-Sep-09 13:39:50

I like Pia.

pranma Wed 30-Sep-09 17:10:28

Jemima for James

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 17:11:46

Pia or Petra

diedandgonetodevon Wed 30-Sep-09 17:11:55

Peta. Lovely name and the closest you will get to Peter.

florence2511 Wed 30-Sep-09 19:29:03

Piera is gorgeous, really, really gorgeous.

thirtysomething Wed 30-Sep-09 19:30:30

Piera gets my vote

QOD Wed 30-Sep-09 19:32:24


differentID Wed 30-Sep-09 19:37:14

My sister was named for my Dad who was Peter, and she got landed with named Petrina.

KIMItheThreadSlayer Wed 30-Sep-09 19:45:12

Pia is nice

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