Does It Still Count As An Honour Name?

Does it still count as an honour name if it sounds similar, but has no other connection to the name? I’m asking specifically about [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] as an honour for [name_m]Bryan[/name_m].

I think [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] and [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] are close enough it can definitely work.

I think it totally works. For me personally, the honor name is less about the name itself and more about the fact that you are trying to honor someone. Whether you use their exact name, a nickname, a name with a similar sound, a name from a movie that reminds you of them, a name that means something to you or them, etc. Honoring someone is such a personal thing, it doesn’t have to be black and white.

@[name_f]Luna[/name_f] Thank you for your reply :slight_smile:

@[name_f]Lainy[/name_f] Thank you for your reply! That’s a really good point, thank you for bringing that up.

I don’t think it really matters that [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] and [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] are not related since they sound so similar.

I think so, absolutely! To me, the most important meaning of a name is what it means to the people who chose it. So if you choose [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] to honor a [name_m]Brian[/name_m], than YOUR [name_f]Bryony[/name_f]'s name honors that [name_m]Brian[/name_m]. I even think it can be extended beyond soundalikes- if [name_m]Brian[/name_m] really loved lavender and you choose that, I think that works as an honor name too.

Yes it definitely works, they sound so similar. I think honor names should at least be somewhat similar in sound. For example, I can’t imagine honoring a [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] with the name [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] just because they share similar letters…of course, others will certainly disagree with me!

I think it works perfectly.

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@nameculture I agree with you, thank you for your perspective!

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@e.llie Thank you for your reply!

The names totally work.

Personally I think that when honouring someone you should use the exact name or the form for the other gender. Naming a baby after his grandfather’s favourite flower’s colour, or the national animal of the country where his names originates, is not honour the grandfather, in my opinion. But [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] and [name_m]Bryan[/name_m], even if they aren’t forms of the same names, are too close to count as honouring. Many people may not know that the names have nothing in common in terms of origin, not everyone is a name nerd

Yes, that absolutely works. In my experience most honour names is related to the name in question by smilar sound. Other connections, such as sharing the same meaning, but as long as the names have something in common it works as an honour name.

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