Help finding names to honor my Dad!


I’m due on my Dad’s birthday and I would like to honor him. We don’t know what gender but I would like to be prepared if we have a girl. [name_f]My[/name_f] Dad’s name is [name_m]Kurt[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband doesn’t like Edwarda or [name_f]Edwina[/name_f], but I’m also having a hard time coming up with female forms of [name_m]Kurt[/name_m].

Thanks for the help!

Hmm those are hard names to turn feminine.


Also what if you honored him in a different way. Not just using his name. What month was he born? What is his birth stone? What city was he born or grew up in? What was his favorite place? Things like that! It still honors him without using his exact name :grinning:


How sweet! What about:
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] (ends in [name_m]Ed[/name_m])
[name_m]Teddie[/name_m] (nickname of [name_m]Edward[/name_m])
[name_f]Carrie[/name_f] (sounds like [name_m]Kurt[/name_m])
[name_u]Kit[/name_u] / [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] ‘‘[name_u]Kit[/name_u]’’
[name_f]Odette[/name_f] (same meaning as [name_m]Edward[/name_m])

  • You could give the baby the same initials as your dad, KE. [name_f]Kate[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] for example.

  • You could name the baby after one of your dad’s interests/favorite things or one of your dad’s favorite names.


I know it’s not the same, but maybe a name that could have the nickname ‘[name_u]Kit[/name_u]’? It’s quite similar to [name_m]Kurt[/name_m], and you’re right, it is hard to find a female form :sweat_smile:


Maybe [name_f]Kerstin[/name_f]? That’s the closest I can think of. I know there is a female author named [name_u]Curtis[/name_u], so that could also be useable.

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Maybe something like [name_f]Kate[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f]? :slight_smile:

I agree with the ideas of using his initials or other things associated with him.

Some Names that start with K:


@Eizariya I second [name_f]Kerstin[/name_f]/Kirsten.

Also like [name_f]Kiersten[/name_f] - /keer-sten/

I throw my vote to those saying look away from the name and for another way to honor. I have a cousin who honored my grandmother by naming their daughter after my grandmas favorite literary character, [name_u]Hadley[/name_u]. The possibilities open up when you aren’t constrained to just the name itself.

For a female, maybe [name_u]Courtney[/name_u] nn [name_m]Court[/name_m]?

Could you do matching initials like…

Kate [name_f]Emily[/name_f]
[name_f]Keira[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Kaia[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]

Some other ideas…


Edda/Etta Kit would be stunning

Kit Coletta or Kitta Ward would be nice too

I also love Edie Kit.

Ways to get to Edie

Edita Katherine
Edelweiss Kit
Edele Katherine
Edeline Kate
Edelia Corinne