Boy name to honor female relatives?

If the baby boy I’m expecting had been a girl, there were two women I wanted to honor:

I thought it might be interesting to see if there was a way to honor these women in a boy name that I might have overlooked.

I’d love something more connected than just a first initial. Hit me with any ideas - crazy or not!

Some of these are a bit of a stretch, but how about:

[name_f]Gloria[/name_f] could be… [name_u]Loren[/name_u], [name_u]Rio[/name_u], [name_u]Gio[/name_u], [name_m]Glover[/name_m], [name_u]Lorien[/name_u], [name_u]Florian[/name_u], [name_u]Ori[/name_u], or [name_m]Giulio[/name_m]

[name_f]Ione[/name_f] could be … [name_m]Ivan[/name_m], [name_m]Ion[/name_m], [name_m]Ioan[/name_m], [name_u]Tony[/name_u], [name_m]Igor[/name_m], [name_m]Onni[/name_m], or [name_u]Gionni[/name_u]

[name_f]Ione[/name_f] → [name_m]Ian[/name_m], [name_m]Iain[/name_m]

[name_f]Gloria[/name_f] → [name_u]Florian[/name_u], Lorian

Florian - this name shares the same middle letters as [name_f]Gloria[/name_f]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] - [name_f]Gloria[/name_f] means immortal glory, [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] also means immortal.

[name_u]Indigo[/name_u] - [name_f]Ione[/name_f] means [name_f]Violet[/name_f], indigo is a shade of purple as well.

Other idea. Instead of having a connection between the names themselves, you could use an honor along the lines of this:
Ex) [name_m]Say[/name_m] [name_f]Gloria[/name_f] was born in March…you could name your baby ____ [name_u]March[/name_u]. [name_u]Or[/name_u] if they have certain ties to locations, you could use those as well!


[name_m]Milos[/name_m] means glory.

[name_u]Lionel[/name_u] could be a sweet way to honor [name_f]Ione[/name_f] since it contains it


I think [name_f]Glory[/name_f] would be an amazing middle name.
[name_m]Gordy[/name_m] for [name_f]Gloria[/name_f] also works I think
Good luck!

I have 2 boys with masculine versions of female names as honor names. I love the connection so much!

[name_f]Gloria[/name_f] and Ione…


I think [name_m]Ian[/name_m] could honour both [name_f]Gloria[/name_f] and [name_f]Ione[/name_f]

Names that contain [name_m]Ian[/name_m] might also work as a subtle nod to your loved ones

Other names
[name_f]Gloria[/name_f] - Gordon/ [name_m]Gordie[/name_m] , [name_m]Glover[/name_m] , [name_u]Galen[/name_u]

[name_f]Ione[/name_f]- [name_m]Ian[/name_m] , [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] , [name_u]Leo[/name_u] , [name_u]Noel[/name_u]