Does anybody know of a boy's name that means "whole"? Or something very similar to "whole"? I appreciate any help!
Socrates, Ermanric, Arminius
I think Arminius has a bunch of variants, including Armin and Armand, doesn't it? Both of those names are, to me, quite usable.
Hale? Same root, could be a surname used as first name.
Herman, Armen, Armand (whole, universal)
Alaric (all power)
This is a tough meaning! Alaric is one of my favorites, though!
Thanks, all. Nothing life threatening, we will still end up with a healthy baby boy, but the doctors did give us some news at our ultrasound that no parents want to hear. I had a dream shortly after that I personally believe was from the Lord, telling me not to worry and that our baby is whole no matter what the doctors said. And it may sound crazy, but I am putting my faith in that and believing that he will be born whole even if the doctors aren't seeing it now! :) That word in particular was used, so I was hoping to find a name with that meaning to use in a middle name slot if not for the first name. I'm not sure any of these are our style so my husband will probably veto them, but I just wanted to consider them as possibilities :). I was surprised there wasn't more out there with this particular meaning.
you all are so kind to help! Armand/Armen is probably the closest to something we would consider using, although Hale is also an interesting suggestion to me... I can feel it starting to grow on me, haha :)
That sounds very stressful! Sending you prayers and warm thoughts that you experience peace and wholeness for your little boy for the rest of your pregnancy and that he is born healthy. I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect name for him.
((hugs)) and prayers for a safe delivery of a healthy little guy.
One name that showed up in the research that seems to really fit the bill (other than being a little out there) is:
http://www.behindthename.com/name/sosigenes maybe with the nickname of Gene?
Other names that came up that haven't been mentioned:
Gomer (complete in Hebrew), Nikhil (whole, complete in Sanskrit), Emery/Amery/Emory (whole, power in German), Akhil (whole, complete in Sanskrit), Valentine (strong, vigorous, healthy in Latin--also could use Valentin or Balendin), Ken (healthy, strong in Japanese), Zoticus/Zotikos (full of life in Greek)
I've been thinking about this one. Kamal (or Kemal) means "perfection" in Arabic, which is what you're trying to get at with whole--although, I agree, that if that word, in particular, was meaningful to you, you'd want to find something as like to it as possible. In that case, what about Holos? It's the Greek word from which the English "whole" derives. It's not a name, per se, but it's specific definition seems so right for this: it's actually an adjective (more like "wholly") and it describes a thing where all necessary parts are present and working together, where the total is greater than the sum of its parts. It might be a lot for a first name, but as a middle name it could be very meaningful.
My thoughts for you and your little one.