Name variants of Adrian to honor my husband's best friend?


I’ve posted before asking for opinions on our name list, we are TTC at the moment, and you all and lovely responses! I’m reaching out again with a name question and I think you all could help? Though I love it for others, we weren’t planning on naming our child after anyone or using family names. However, my husband’s best friend lost battle with cancer a few days ago. Looking at our name list, I’d really like to find a way to honor him. His name was [name_m]Adrian[/name_m], which I like on its own, but would be open to other names (both for AMAB and AFAB) that are related or very similar. Any suggestions would be welcome! Thank you!! :heart:

[name_m]Darian[/name_m], [name_u]Rian[/name_u], [name_u]Ryan[/name_u], [name_f]Riann[/name_f] (prn. [name_f]Ree[/name_f]-ann), [name_u]Rain[/name_u] or [name_u]Orion[/name_u] could work. Also, [name_m]Adriel[/name_m], [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], Adry, [name_f]Adrey[/name_f] or Ardy could potentially fit what you want as well.

Obviously [name_f]Adriana[/name_f] and [name_f]Adrienne[/name_f]
[name_u]Darian[/name_u] (anagram)

I think most of my suggestions have already been said, but I’ll add Adri, [name_f]Addie[/name_f], and Dria for a girl!

Andrea, [name_f]Ariana[/name_f]/e, [name_f]Nadia[/name_f], [name_f]Naia[/name_f], [name_f]Dina[/name_f] or [name_f]Diana[/name_f] for a girl
[name_u]Adrien[/name_u], [name_u]Dorian[/name_u], [name_m]Dilan[/name_m] or [name_m]Adam[/name_m] for a boy

I second [name_u]Adria[/name_u], [name_f]Adriana[/name_f], [name_m]Adriel[/name_m] and [name_f]Adrienne[/name_f] :slight_smile:

Ariadne also works, I think!

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There’s also [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Adah[/name_f], [name_f]Adia[/name_f] and [name_f]Adie[/name_f].