Alternative to Wilma...

My husbands late mother’s name is [name_f]Wilma[/name_f] and I would like to honor her by using her name as a middle name, but neither of us are too keen on [name_f]Wilma[/name_f]. I have suggested [name_f]Willow[/name_f] and [name_f]Willa[/name_f] but he isn’t too fond of [name_f]Willa[/name_f]. [name_f]Willow[/name_f] is alright but our last name is [name_m]Smith[/name_m] and since [name_f]Willow[/name_f] [name_m]Smith[/name_m] is famous he said no. So I am looking at different options for [name_f]Wilma[/name_f]. The only name we have agreed on is [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]. We also like Eveyln but those are the only two we have agreed on so far! Let me know if you have any ideas!

Have you considered [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]. It’s a pretty long old fashioned name but I think it’s sweet and has a lot of nickname options ([name_f]Wilma[/name_f], [name_f]Mina[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]…). I also love [name_f]Isadora[/name_f], very pretty.

When I think of [name_f]Wilma[/name_f], [name_f]Willow[/name_f] or [name_f]Willa[/name_f], I think of…

[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Winona[/name_f]
[name_f]Winola[/name_f]
[name_f]Elma[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f]

When I think of [name_f]Isadora[/name_f] or [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], these come to mind…

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalba[/name_f]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] (pronounced [name_f]Mar[/name_f]-go)
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Corinna[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalia[/name_f] (pronounced yoo-lay-lee-ah)
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]

Good [name_m]Luck[/name_m]!

Are you currently pregnant with a girl?
If not, what about using a [name_m]Will[/name_m] name for a boy instead?

Or what about [name_f]Wenda[/name_f]? with nn [name_f]Wendy[/name_f]?

[name_f]Guillaumette[/name_f] or Guillaumetta come to mind. A bit old-fashioned, but still gorgeous!

Besides the already mentioned options (like [name_f]Winona[/name_f] and [name_f]Wendy[/name_f]), you could consider looking at [name_f]Wilma[/name_f]'s middle name, which may be more appealing to you or a nickname she went by.

Just thought of another option. Meaning of Wilma = “protector/protection”. You could find a lot of names with a similar meaning.:slight_smile:
Selma/Celma also sounds a lot like Wilma
Otherwise anything related to Alexandra, like Alexia/Sandra has a similar meaning.

Thanks for all the responses :slight_smile: I am not sure what I am having yet but we plan on using [name_m]William[/name_m] as a mn for a boy to honor my grandfather and my DH’s mother. The girl middle name is what is harder :slight_smile: I do like [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] so I will run that by my DH. I have one daughter already whose name is [name_u]Alexis[/name_u] [name_u]Taylor[/name_u]-[name_f]Anne[/name_f]. [name_f]Alexia[/name_f] was my grandmothers name so I am trying to keep the names in family. My DH’s mothers middle name is [name_f]Ann[/name_f] so I would not be opposed to using [name_f]Ann[/name_f] as a second mn. I like the idea that even though my daughter wont have the same father as this baby they will have a connection :slight_smile:

Thanks again for the input! ps I love Wilhemenia but that was vetoed as well :frowning:

[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] could be a play on [name_f]Wilma[/name_f] especially in the middle spot.

Here are some ideas to incorporate [name_f]Ann[/name_f]…
[name_f]Anabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Analisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Annika[/name_f]/[name_f]Anika[/name_f]
[name_f]Annalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Anaelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Annalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Annalise[/name_f]
[name_f]Anna[/name_f]

Anything appeal?

I forgot to say I love [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]!

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you like [name_f]Alma[/name_f]?