To honor Tim

My husband’s uncle suddenly passed away yesterday. I need a feminine name to honor “[name_m]Tim[/name_m].” The other name we have for our daughter, who is due in Dec., is [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]: to honor my terminally-ill mother. The only thing I’ve seen so far is [name_f]Timea[/name_f] (ti-[name_f]May[/name_f]-ah?). I would like some other suggestions if anyone has any. We are of Irish-decent so bonus points for Irish/Celtic/Welsh origins, but definitely not limited to that.

e.g. [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] [name_f]Timea[/name_f] or [name_f]Timea[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] …etc

Thanks in advance.

p.s. Please don’t criticize the name [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]. I know it’s unpopular on here, but we’re using it. Thanks again. :slight_smile:

Is [name_m]Tim[/name_m] short of [name_m]Timothy[/name_m] or any other name or just [name_m]Tim[/name_m] ??

Timony? A surname with a somewhat feminine feel to it cause of [name_f]Mary[/name_f] Timony & the similar sound to [name_f]Tiffany[/name_f]. Timor or [name_f]Fatima[/name_f] might work. You might be able to find a list of legit girl names with the -tima ending, I’m sure more exist but I can’t think of any off hand.

Would using the -thy sound out the end be too remote? Maybe [name_f]Thea[/name_f]?

I like the Timmea spelling as well and I much prefer [name_f]Timea[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] to [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] [name_f]Timea[/name_f]. The only other tim related name I can think of is [name_f]Fatima[/name_f], which I actually really like. [name_f]Fatima[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] has a very similar feel to [name_f]Timea[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]. If you went with just the sound of [name_m]Tim[/name_m] somewhere in the name, there’s also [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]/[name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] and [name_f]Temperance[/name_f], but I think these a much more of a stretch than [name_f]Timea[/name_f] or [name_f]Fatima[/name_f].

This one is tough, and my condolences. I don’t 'think i’ll be much help, but [name_f]Temperance[/name_f] comes to mind…as well as [name_u]Timber[/name_u] or Timberly

Sorry for your loss. I mentioned before on here that I found the name Timnah in my family tree. So, Timnah [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]? Not sure what you’d think. Best of luck!

I think [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] is really pretty! It flows so well. I wasn’t aware that people didn’t like it!
For [name_m]Tim[/name_m]; I have a few ideas.
Or you could use the initials T.I.M., and even call her [name_m]Tim[/name_m] for short as a sweet family nickname:
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_f]Isobel[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] (love this)
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_u]Ivory[/name_u] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] ([name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] is a gorgeous Gaelic name!)
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]
[name_f]Tara[/name_f] [name_f]Idelle[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] (Celtic and so pretty!)
[name_f]Tanwen[/name_f] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] (more Welsh for you)
[name_f]Thora[/name_f] [name_f]Idelle[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] (more Celtic)
[name_f]Temperance[/name_f] [name_f]Isla[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]
Best of luck! With your sibset ([name_u]Orion[/name_u], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], Cerridwen and [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]), I really love [name_f]Tessa[/name_f], [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] and [name_f]Tanwen[/name_f]. :slight_smile:

I’ve heard Timony used in real life so I was going to suggest it as well…
My condolences to you and your family!

I loooove [name_f]Timea[/name_f]. I read it somewhere and then saw it in [name_m]Prince[/name_m] of [name_u]Persia[/name_u]:Sands of Time. [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] [name_f]Timea[/name_f] is so gorgeous, although I also liked [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] [name_f]Eve[/name_f].

[name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] is silly. [name_f]Timea[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f], on the other hand, is lovely.

OP asked for people not to criticize [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]. She’s not looking for any input on [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] at all.
I don’t find it silly in the slightest.

Also, have you considered [name_f]Timothea[/name_f]? [name_f]Thea[/name_f] and [name_m]Timo[/name_m] are both lovely nicknames.

[name_f]Timea[/name_f] is lovely. There is also the spelling Timaea which was the name of a queen of Sparta.

I’ll throw in two other ancient names, Timandra and Timocleia.

yet we have the right to say whatever we like.

i read her post on why she is doing it - great reasons, honoring her mother, but as a first name its in the category of ‘why do that to your kid?’ could easily just as honor as a middle without the hassle of explaining her name every time she meets someone for the rest of her life.

plus with most of these [name_m]Tim[/name_m] names i think for flow they sound better as a first anyway.

[name_f]Timea[/name_f] is okay but love [name_f]Thea[/name_f], im a believer in honor names not having to be so literal, its the meaning behind it. plus sometimes just tacking on the same name or a name the person liked seems lazy and a cop out.

[name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]

Why not [name_f]Timothea[/name_f] [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]? NN [name_f]Thea[/name_f]… I think it’s super cute.

First, I am very sorry for your loss.

[name_f]Timea[/name_f] is quite nice and works well with [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]. But, for other options, perhaps looking names that have the same meaning as [name_m]Tim[/name_m] would work. [name_m]Timothy[/name_m] means “to honor God” so I searched for names meaning “honor.”

[name_f]Honor[/name_f] (Of course. Though, this maybe too wordy with [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f]?)
[name_f]Merida[/name_f] - “one who has achieved a high place of honor” (Too much alliteration?)
[name_f]Titiana[/name_f] or [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f] - “title of honor”
[name_f]Annora[/name_f] or [name_f]Enora[/name_f] or [name_f]Nora[/name_f] - “honor”
[name_f]Briana[/name_f] - “strong, virtuous, honorable”
[name_f]Nabila[/name_f] - “honorable, noble”

Best of luck!

Could you use a name that has the same meaning as [name_m]Tim[/name_m]/[name_m]Timothy[/name_m]?
It means honoring man, so I looked up names that meant honor and got:
and Timandra

I like [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] [name_f]Honora[/name_f] a lot!

Thank you for all your suggestions everyone. To those who chose to address [name_f]Mandolin[/name_f] anyway in a negative manner…opinions noted, outcome unchanged. “Silly, why would you do that to your kids” names run in the family. Better watch out, it’s contagious, my husband likes it too. Best to stay out of the thread and be safe.

bellerose: I believe it’s short for [name_m]Timothy[/name_m], but he was definitely [name_m]Tim[/name_m].

jem: Thanks for all your ideas. I hadn’t though of the initials [name_m]TIM[/name_m]. Our last name is a Mc name as well.

cristinamariane: I haven’t seen/read that movie yet. But I’ve heard of it. I’ll have to check it out. Thank you for the reference.

I just found the [name_f]Indian[/name_f] name Timila. At first glance, how would you pronounce this? To me it was ti-MY-la.

I would pr . it Tee - mee - la but i have no idea if its correct thought :smiley: