My mother’s name is [name]Lynn[/name]. It used to be my middle name before marriage, but I dropped it and used my maiden name in its place.
My mother hates her name. She has always insisted that she did NOT name me after herself by using [name]Lynn[/name] as my middle name. It was just the only thing she could think of at the time.
Here’s the thing though, I adore my Mom. She’s a great person. She’s the only person I would want to be honor in some way by using some form of her name as a middle name. But I don’t like hardly anything [name]Lynn[/name] related. No [name]Lin[/name], [name]Linnea[/name], [name]Linden[/name], [name]Lindsay[/name], [name]Lynnette[/name], [name]Linnet[/name], or [name]Linda[/name].
I’m stuck. I’ve thought of trying to find something in a foreign language that means the same as [name]Lynn[/name] - “waterfall.” I haven’t gotten very far with that though. I thought of using her favorite name as a middle name instead, but my husband strongly dislikes the name [name]Amaryllis[/name]. (My Mom says she’s loved that name ever since she saw the musical [name]Music[/name] [name]Man[/name].)
Her middle name is [name]Carol[/name], which doesn’t seem to help me either. I don’t like [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Carolynn[/name], [name]Carlotta[/name] or [name]Charlotte[/name].
I’ve also thought of using her favorite flower [name]Iris[/name] as a middle name. Problem is, my Mom hates that name. I can’t see using it if she hates it since it’s to honor her.
I am so totally stuck. My last thought was to use the name [name]Wren[/name] since it kind of sound like [name]Lynn[/name]… but is that going too far away from the original intent?
We are in the trying to get pregnant stage and I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Does anyone have any suggestions?