Invent a name!

You're the expecting parents of a baby boy and you love the name Aiden, but it's just too common!  Solution: "invent" a name by changing a consonant sound!  Result: Braiden, Zaiden, Jaiden, Raiden, etc.

What other names can we do this with?  Disregard the fact that many of the names we'll likely come up with are names in their own right with their own stories and histories that just rank low on the charts.  Pretend you're a "mainstream" parent rather than a NE.

Rules: Look at the familiar name provided by the previous poster and change one consonant sound to create a new name you could plausibly use, then provide a new name for the next poster!  Any ONE consonant or consonant sound (br, gl, etc.) can be changed anywhere in the name - rhyming isn't necessary.

ex. Gloria --> Globia (good); Camden --> Campen (not so good - camping) get the idea?

To start with:

Girl - Hayley ; Boy - Charlie

Ready, set, GO!

Replies

1
December 8, 2012 10:01 AM

Hayley---> Jayley

Charlie---> Marley

Girl:Layla

Boy: Mason

 

2
December 8, 2012 10:51 AM

Layla ---> Lyla

Mason ---> Kason

Boy: Jacob

Girl: Cassie

 

3
By Tana
December 8, 2012 12:53 PM

Just to make sure I understand the rules, we're supposed to change exactly one consonent sound and no vowel sounds, right?

Jacob --> Jacol

Cassie --> Cammie

Boy: Michael

Girl: Isabella

4
December 8, 2012 4:10 PM

Tana - right!

 

Michael --> Michaem (Mikem?)

Isabella --> Isabecca

Boy: Lucas

Girl: Melissa

5
December 8, 2012 5:37 PM

Lucas --> Lucan (Lukan?)

Melissa --> Telissa

Boy: Zachary

Girl: Amanda

6
December 8, 2012 5:58 PM

Zachary --> Machary (nn Mac?)

Amanda --> Asanda

Boy: Tobias

Girl: Rachel

7
December 8, 2012 6:40 PM

Tobians --> Tobian

Rachel --> Razel

Boy: Max

Girl: Cindy

8
By EVie
December 9, 2012 3:02 AM

Max --> Trax (or dare I suggest... Gax?)

Cindy --> Cinly (or more likely, Cynlee)

 

Boy: Chase

Girl: Amelia

9
December 9, 2012 6:54 AM

Love this - am pretty sure it's how half my husband's students were named. 

Chase--> Pace

Amelia --> Ashelia 

 

boy: William

girl: Emily

10
By Tana
December 9, 2012 9:34 AM

William --> Trilliam (although that sounds like a girl's name to me for some reason?)

Emily --> Elily

 

boy: Daniel

girl: Abigail

11
December 9, 2012 9:53 AM

Daniel --> Daniem

Abigail --> Abidail (Abidale?)

 

 

boy:  Brady

girl:  Lillian

12
December 9, 2012 4:06 PM

Tana - you may be thinking of Trillian from the Douglas Adams books?

Brady --> Plady

Lillian --> Lizzian

 

boy: Hugo

girl: Matilda

13
December 12, 2012 7:26 AM

Hugo --> Vugo

Matilda --> Magilda

 

 

Boy:  Christopher

Girl:  Diane

14
December 12, 2012 5:51 PM

Christopher --> Christophen

Diane --> Shiane (the kre8ive spelling of Cheyenne!)

Boy:  Timothy

Girl:  Bridget

15
December 12, 2012 8:26 PM

Wait, can we only replace one letter?  Or is a consonant cluster fair game?

 

Timothy --> Timotha  (boy --> girl, is that ok?)

 

ETA:  I see we're supposed to alter consonants, not vowels (too easy).  So I change my Timotha (which I kind of love) to Jimothy (which is pretty dumb).

 

Bridget -->  Gidget

 

Boy:  Liam

Girl: Anika

16
July 8, 2015 7:44 AM

Anika  --> Amica

Liam --> Rian 

Girl: Shirley

Boy: Brayden 

17
December 12, 2012 7:43 PM

Liam --> Kiam

Anika --> Anida

 

Boy: Caleb

Girl: Maribel

18
By Tana
December 12, 2012 9:00 PM

Clarebeorhte, I bet that's it, thanks!

dorit, I'm reading it as one consonant sound, so we can't replace consonant clusters like the "gn" in "Agnes" that aren't "blended" together, but we can replace consonant clusters (or replace with consonant clusters) that work as a "unit" like the "th" in "Timothy." I'm not sure about cases like the "dg" in "Bridget." It's not exactly a "unit," but they are kind of blending together to make a different sound.

 

Caleb --> Calex

Maribel --> Zaribel

 

Boy:Nicholas

Girl: Nevaeh

19
December 12, 2012 9:20 PM

I'm trying to resist the urge to just change all final consonants to an 'n' for a trendy sound (Nicholan and Nevaen).  So I'll say:

 

Nicholas --> Micholas 

Neveah --> Neleah

 

Boy: Kai

 

Girl: Sascha

20
December 15, 2012 4:11 PM

Kai --> Zai

Sascha --> Sana

Boy: Peter

Girl: Rebecca

21
December 15, 2012 4:46 PM

Peter--> Jeter

Rebecca--> Rebenna

Boy:  Alexander

Girl: Elizabeth

22
By ozy
December 16, 2012 6:11 PM

Alexander - - Elexander

Elizabeth - - Elizabell

 

Patrick

Roxanne

23
December 17, 2012 11:23 AM

Patrick --> Patrin

Roxanne --> Rowanne

 

Joseph

Sophia 

24
December 21, 2012 12:00 AM

Josph --> Joleph

Sophia --> Tophia (the feminine of 'Topher'!)

 

 

Scott

Veronica

25
December 21, 2012 6:38 PM

Scott --> Mott

Veronica --> Veronila

 

Theodore

Lucille

26
By Tana
December 21, 2012 10:06 PM

Theodore --> Treodore

Lucille --> Lunille

 

James

Elizabeth

27
December 22, 2012 1:41 AM

James --> Hames (It's amazing how many letters I had to reject because they were actual words!)

Elizabeth --> Elizaketh

 

Virginia

Cameron

28
December 22, 2012 5:13 AM

Virginia--> Virlinia

Cameron--> Dameron

 

Jane

Bill

29
December 23, 2012 4:54 AM

Omg this game is amazing.

Jane--> Jaze
Bill--> Rill

Fiona
Nathan

30
December 26, 2012 5:56 PM

Fiona --> Fiquona

Nathan --> Gathan

 

Girl: Emily

Boy: Thomas

31
December 23, 2012 12:08 PM

Hee hee--those are my husband and his sister's names. :-)

 

32
December 27, 2012 5:28 AM

Emily - Emity (a cross between Emily and Amity)

Thomas - Thoras (added nn of Thor)

 

 Boy: George

girl: Dora

 

33
By Tana
December 29, 2012 9:45 AM

George --> Georte

Dora --> Shora

 

Boy: Elliott

Girl: Patricia

34
December 30, 2012 5:58 PM

Elliott --> Elliox

Patricia --> Patriza

 

Boy: Gabriel

Girl: Ophelia

35
December 30, 2012 6:16 PM

Gabriel--> Jabriel

Ophelia--> Orelia

Boy: Jasper

Girl: Imogen

36
January 1, 2013 8:11 PM

What fun!

Jasper>Basper (nn Baz)

Imogen>Imozen (all of them sound awful teaseworthy)

 

Andrew

Beatrice

37
January 4, 2013 12:48 AM

Andrew --> Andrel

Beatrice --> Leatrice

 

Victor

Melinda

38
January 4, 2013 2:26 AM

Victor -> Vidor (also considered Vixor)

Melinda -> Belinda (or Melissa; avoiding "actual names", the best I can come up with is Merinda)

 

Ferdinand

Ottilia

39
January 7, 2013 12:25 AM

Ferdinand--- Ferginand

Ottilia--- Ossilia

 

boy- Fitzgerald

girl- Esther

40
January 15, 2013 3:03 PM

Fitzgerald --> Fitzlerald

Esther --> Esthen

 

Boy: Gordon

Girl: Marigold

(Anyone who knows the connection between these two names gets mad props from me!)

41
By Tana
January 16, 2013 8:00 PM

Gordon --> Goldon

Marigold --> Sarigold

(But I'm afraid I don't know the connection)

Boy: Isaac

Girl: Addison

42
February 2, 2013 8:38 AM

Isaac -->  Isaaf

Addison --> Addidon

 

Valerie

Michael

 

 

 

43
July 10, 2013 9:52 PM

Valerie---> Valmerie

Michael-----> Michaen

 

Kristin

Dylan

44
July 15, 2013 9:54 PM

Kristin --> Kristena 

Dylan --> Denlan 

 

GIRL: Maude

BOY: Michael

45
July 16, 2013 9:34 AM

Maude -- Mauve

Michael -- Rykel

 

GIRL: Lillian

BOY: Felix

46
July 16, 2013 9:51 AM

Lillian -- Lullian

Felix -- Helix

 

Girl: Jane

Boy: John

47
July 16, 2013 10:03 AM

Jane --> Jaze

John --> Jorn

 

Girl: Rachel

Boy: Christopher

48
July 19, 2013 3:11 PM

Rachel --> Ravel

Christopher --> Tristopher

 

Girl: Colleen

Boy: Boris

49
By Tana
July 19, 2013 6:38 PM

Colleen --> Zolleem

Boris --> Noris

 

Girl: Catherine

Boy: Charles

50
July 25, 2013 9:03 PM

Catherine --> Callerine nn Callie

Charles --> Charlen 

 

girl: Brooklyn

boy: Kyle