Today, 04:58 PMWe need a middle name to go with the first name Una. The requirements are:

1. It has to start with an "O". 
2. It can't be the name Olivia. 
3. It has to somehow incorporate the names Rebecca and Kathryn.
4. It can be any length.
5. It can be any language.

Thank you!


January 14, 2019 7:57 PM

Kat, Kay  ryn  Rivka Becca Tahira    Kat Kay Kath ryn Re Bec ca Riv ta hir ah

why does it have to start with O - makes it hard,  otherwise you could use names from Kay, Kayla, Kate, Katherine etc, Rivka, Becca, Tahira (has the same meaning)

Obekryn, Okatka, Ocaryn Okayah Orynah Oreah Obecca

January 14, 2019 9:42 PM

Is this supposed to be satire or something?  This is an impossible request.  Pick one: O, Rebecca, or Kathryn.  I seriously doubt any name exists that incorporates all three.

January 15, 2019 11:05 AM

Orabilis and Orabell are medieval Scottish/English forms of Arabell(a), which is probably based on a misreading of Annabel (itself likely a misreading of Amabel), but has always been associated with a Latin word meaning "invokable, easy to be intreated". It has the r-b- of Rebecca. (The etymology of Rebecca is unknown, with guesses ranging from "heifer" to "join/tie/snare" and "well-fed", so a link by derivation/"meaning" is kind of hopeless.)

The etymology of Catherine (from which Kathryn derives) is also unknown, with guesses including "each of two", "Hecate (a goddess)", "torture", "consecration", "pure", and "crown". The most popular derivation or association is "pure". Unlike Rebecca, though, Catherine is a prominent saint, and saints have closely-associated symbology and imagery. Catherine's is primarily the wheel, but also a book, crown, sword, and (via later saints) a dove and a ring. What I thought of in connection with both Orabell and Catherine was a prayer wheel, which is of course not the sort of wheel associated with the saint, and from a different religion than either name, but it's a link of sorts. Or you could simplify and consider that saints like Catherine are associated with prayer, and so is Orabilis...

January 15, 2019 12:21 PM

How about Okera?

January 15, 2019 1:24 PM

This does feel like a joke, so in that spirit, I'll throw out Ocarina.

January 15, 2019 5:50 PM

I thought of Orca, or Oracle ...

January 15, 2019 2:42 PM

Omaha, of course. (Click on the link for the connection to common nicknames for Rebecca and Kathryn.)

A pure mash-up could work; Orebka looks plausible as a name (maybe Slavic-ish?). Oberyn looks like a twist on the (masculine) name Oberon.

January 17, 2019 3:40 PM

I really like Oberyn, good work!  Sounds like a legit name.

I'll add Othecca / Othaca (like Ithaca with an O)