I think that [name]Ronan[/name] would be an awesome way to honor Uncle [name]Ronald[/name]! Its modern and fresh, but the sounds keep your uncle in mind. I personally believe that any name, whether or not the sound matches that of the relative’s name, could be used to honor a relative, since you are using that name with the person in mind. For example, my daughter [name]Ingrid[/name]'s middle name is [name]Delphine[/name]. [name]Delphine[/name] is in honor of my mother who’s maiden name is [name]Del[/name] R”o. [name]Just[/name] like [name]Ronan[/name]/[name]Ronald[/name], the two names only share the first few letters and their meanings aren’t connected at all. But, whenever I think of [name]Delphine[/name], I automatically think of my mother, and that’s what the honoring is supposed to do.
My simple answer: YES! of course - it is a perfect way to honor him.