How to fit Leonora in an M name pattern
My grandmother's name is Leonora and unfortunately we don't know how much longer she'll be with us. I'm expecting twins and I'd love to honour her in one of their names if one of the babies is a girl. However we have a tradition of using names starting with the letter M for our babies. I could use it as a middle name I suppose, but it's a name I have always loved and that has a very special meaning to me, so I would want to actually call her by that name. I'd use either Leonora as it is or maybe Eleonora / Eleanor / Elinor would work as well. At the same time I don't want to break OHs family tradition.
Our current M name frontrunners for a girl are Meredith, Mirabel and Mariella. I suppose we could use- say - Meredith as her first name and then Leonora as a middle and simply call her by her middle name, but I've always found it a bit strange when someone went by their middle name. I always thought if you're going to call the child by their mn, why not use it as a first name?!
Baby B would get an honour name from OH's side as either first or middle name as well, so they both have special names. My MIL is very lovely and a wonderful woman. I don't think she'd be mad if we didn't carry on their family tradition, but I'd still feel bad if we didn't. And I also wouldn't want her to feel left out if she were the only one out of four whose name starts with a different letter.
Any ideas? :/
Thu, 12/29/2016 - 3:00pm