I just posted part of this in another thread, so please forgive the duplication if you read that. But in talking about the name [name_f]Florence[/name_f] and thinking about [name_f]Florence[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u], I wondered about the possibility of [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] as a mn? It’s a bird, like [name_u]Wren[/name_u], [name_u]Dove[/name_u], [name_f]Swan[/name_f], [name_u]Robin[/name_u], etc, but three syllables, not one.
Paraphrased from Wikipedia. As if founding modern nursing was not enough, [name_f]Florence[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] exhibited a gift for mathematics from an early age and excelled in the subject under the tutelage of her father. She became a pioneer in the visual presentation of information and statistical graphics and used methods such as the pie chart, which although taken for granted now, was at the time a relatively novel method of presenting data.
I wonder if [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u] could be a nice mn as an honoring name towards female scientist, mathematicians etc.