Honor name for Robin...stuck!

We are expecting a girl soon and I would like to consider using the name “[name_u]Robin[/name_u]” in honor of my partner’s mother. However, I don’t love it as a first name…but maybe I could be convinced by some of you! Otherwise, I was thinking of a maybe a double barrel name ______ [name_u]Robin[/name_u].
We have a son named [name_u]Wilder[/name_u].

Names that I’ve considered - [name_f]Annika[/name_f], [name_f]Anja[/name_f], [name_f]Saskia[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Eliza[/name_f], Lenka, [name_f]Leni[/name_f]

Names my partner likes - [name_u]Cedar[/name_u], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Naomi[/name_f]

*We can’t come up with very many! I like Nordic/Irish names, partner likes nature names and we both like meaningful names regardless of heritage.

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Someone recently brought the name Lente to my attention and I fell for it. It’s [name_m]Dutch[/name_m] for [name_f]Spring[/name_f]. Maybe Lente [name_u]Robin[/name_u] could work? I would use [name_u]Robin[/name_u] as a mn personally.

I think any of the flower names ending in ie or y could work.
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]( means immortal)

Some Irish names that are pretty

I think [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], Tansy or [name_f]Elva[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u] has a nice ring to it.

Aster is also really pretty and goes well with Wilder.

You may also like Astrid.

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Robin is a diminutive of [name_m]Robert[/name_m] so maybe [name_f]Roberta[/name_f]?

If that’s not your style, which I suspect is the case, [name_f]Birdie[/name_f] is also a diminutive of [name_f]Roberta[/name_f] and has a secondary nod to grandma since [name_m]Robins[/name_m] are a type of bird.

Is there an option to use [name_u]Robin[/name_u] as the middle name? The middle name is the perfect place for names which have meaning to you but you don’t love enough for everyday use. I’m not sure how a double-barrelled version of the same name changes things. If you don’t love the name, you don’t have to compromise.

That said, if you really want to make it work I wonder if you would be comfortable honouring [name_u]Robin[/name_u] with a different name that shares similar sounds or meaning. The name that immediately comes to mind is [name_f]Birdie[/name_f] because it shares the same roots and carries similar sounds. You could also branch further out to names like [name_f]Rowena[/name_f], [name_f]Roisin[/name_f], [name_f]Romina[/name_f] and [name_f]Rochel[/name_f] that still carry some resemblance.


I’m also wondering if [name_u]Robin[/name_u] as a middle is an option. I personally don’t particularly like it but I do think it works quite well as a middle name, and the middle name position is perfect for honour names. I think [name_f]Willa[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u], [name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u] or [name_f]Leni[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u] would be absolutely lovely! [name_f]Annika[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u] is fantastic too.

Some names that I think work well with [name_u]Robin[/name_u] as a middle name are:


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I like [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]

Maeve [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Aine[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Aoife[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Orla[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Lula[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Kaia[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]

Elida [name_u]Robin[/name_u] or [name_f]Ninotchka[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]

I think Robin in the middle spot would be lovely. I know a girl named Robby but I like Robin better for you. My favourites on your list are Saskia, Willa, and Phoebe. I would assume that Cedar Robin is a male as it feels overly masculine. Maybe Oona Robin?

I love the name [name_u]Robin[/name_u]/Robyn, for a boy or girl! I am not usually a fan of unisex names, but I love this one.

If it’s not your style, you could name another bird inspired name;

Or names that have a similar meaning to [name_u]Robin[/name_u] (bight);

I’d go with a bird name to honor a [name_u]Robin[/name_u], like [name_u]Lark[/name_u], [name_u]Wren[/name_u], [name_u]Jay[/name_u], or [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u]. [name_u]Or[/name_u] with a name that has a meaning related to birds like [name_f]Avia[/name_f], [name_f]Avis[/name_f], or [name_f]Circe[/name_f].