Trying to incorporate the two most important women in my life

So I’m trying to incorporate the names [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] [name_u]Kay[/name_u] in my girls names list. They are my mother in laws name and my stepmother names. Trying to come up with a name that incorporates both of their names together without using their first names as the first name. Any suggestions? Really really struggling with this.

Elaine: Layne, Lana, Alana, Elle, Elena
Mae: May, Maisie, Maeve, Mabel, Mary, Maegan, Maelle
Beverly: Verity, Everly, Vera, Velena,
Kay: Kayla, Kayley, Katie, Katherine, Kate

Elaine Mae: Emily, Milly, Malena,
Beverly Kay: Kimberly, Rebekah,

Katie May
Kayla Maelle
Lana Katherine
Alana Everly
Maisie Vera
Mabel Everly
Valena Maegan (Mae-gan)
Verity Layne

See if you can find a slur. Meaning, something that takes the sounds of the names and re-invents into a different name. There are a lot of long A’s in those names.

For example, I have a great-grandmother whom I dearly loved named [name_f]Ida[/name_f] [name_f]Eugenia[/name_f], and we called her [name_f]Honey[/name_f]. Not interested in using any of those actual names. Her daughter was [name_f]Elva[/name_f] [name_f]Jewel[/name_f]. Again, not going to use [name_f]Elva[/name_f]. My husband’s grandmother is [name_f]Ella[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]. One day, I realized that the name [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] or [name_f]Evangelina[/name_f] takes the sound or flow of all 3 women’s names and sort of blends it into something new that could honor all of them.

[name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], or [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] could come from [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] [name_f]May[/name_f] plus the two Ys of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] [name_u]Kay[/name_u]. [name_f]Evangelina[/name_f] or [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] could also work here, adding in the V from [name_f]Beverly[/name_f]. Or, simpler, [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] ([name_f]El[/name_f]- from [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] and -lie from [name_f]Beverly[/name_f]). Or, go up from the nickname [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] to [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] or [name_u]Ellery[/name_u] or [name_u]Ellison[/name_u]. Or [name_f]Elva[/name_f].

[name_f]Belinda[/name_f] could be a blend of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] and [name_f]Elaine[/name_f].

[name_u]Bay[/name_u] could be a middle name blended from [name_f]Bev[/name_f]/[name_u]Kay[/name_u]/[name_f]Mae[/name_f].

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] from the middle of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f]. [name_f]Velma[/name_f], to add in [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

To be more different, [name_u]Delaney[/name_u] or [name_f]Delaina[/name_f] to honor [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]. [name_f]Helena[/name_f]. Any B name to honor [name_f]Beverly[/name_f], such as [name_f]Birdie[/name_f] or [name_f]Bella[/name_f].

Take the endings: The -ly from [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] combined with [name_f]Mae[/name_f] could become [name_f]Leah[/name_f].

[name_f]Kaylee[/name_f] (or whatever spelling you like) to combine [name_u]Kay[/name_u] and the -ly.

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]. [name_f]Melanie[/name_f]. [name_f]Melisande[/name_f]. [name_f]Melissa[/name_f]. All from [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

[name_f]Cammie[/name_f], or a longer form like [name_f]Camille[/name_f], from [name_u]Kay[/name_u] and [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] those got your creative juices flowing. Good luck!

[name_f]Elaine[/name_f] is a variation of [name_f]Helen[/name_f] so you could do:


For [name_u]Kay[/name_u], maybe [name_f]Kassiani[/name_f] nn [name_f]Kayla[/name_f]. Or [name_f]Kaya[/name_f] or [name_f]Caitlin[/name_f].

For [name_f]Beverly[/name_f], maybe just [name_f]Bea[/name_f]? Putting a few of these together:

[name_f]Helena[/name_f] [name_f]Bea[/name_f]
[name_f]Kaya[/name_f] [name_f]Ellen[/name_f]
[name_f]Kassiani[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]

[name_f]Evelina[/name_f], [name_u]Everly[/name_u], [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], or [name_f]Elke[/name_f]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_f]Elly[/name_f]? [name_f]El[/name_f]aine and Beverly

[name_u]Everly[/name_u] seems like the obvious answer: E from [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] then the ending of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f]. If you’re worried [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] might feel short-changed by only having one letter in the name, you could always honour her more heavily in the middle spot. Something like [name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] would give her the same initials, with a strong nod to [name_f]Mae[/name_f] as well.

I’m surprised [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] hasn’t been suggested yet!

[name_f]Lainey[/name_f] [name_u]Kay[/name_u]
[name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]

McKay was what struck me immediately, if you’re into Mc-names.

I’d play off the [name_f]Mae[/name_f]/[name_u]Kay[/name_u] sound and use something like [name_f]Faye[/name_f]. Not a direct honour obviously, but a subtle nod to them both.

[name_u]Ember[/name_u] (Elaine Mae Beverly )
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] ([name_f]El[/name_f]aine Mae Beverly [name_u]Kay[/name_u])
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] [name_f]Kate[/name_f] ([name_f]Ela[/name_f]ine [name_f]Mae[/name_f] Beverly Kay)
[name_f]Bea[/name_f] [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] (using both first names as inspiration)
[name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_u]Rae[/name_u] (first letter of [name_f]Elaine[/name_f], letters of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] and a rhyming, one syllable middle)
[name_f]Ebba[/name_f] (combing the sounds of the two first names)
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]/[name_u]Jay[/name_u]/[name_u]Rae[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] (inspired by middle names and the letters of [name_f]El[/name_f]aine and Beverly)
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] ([name_f]Elaine[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] Beverly [name_u]Kay[/name_u])

I like [name_u]Lane[/name_u] (or Laine) as a more youthful honor name for [name_f]Elaine[/name_f].

[name_u]Lane[/name_u] [name_u]Everly[/name_u]
[name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_u]Everly[/name_u]
[name_f]Nell[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f]

That’s hard

[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_u]Everly[/name_u] (may as [name_f]Mae[/name_f], and [name_u]Everly[/name_u] a take on [name_f]Beverly[/name_f], switch a middle to first and a first to a middle I think helps each lady feel equal)

[name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_u]Lane[/name_u] (or [name_u]Laine[/name_u] spelling)

[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Kaya[/name_f] (or [name_f]Kaia[/name_f] spelling)

[name_f]Kaya[/name_f] [name_u]Lane[/name_u]

Some really cute options! Nice idea

Have you considered names that have the same meaning as [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] & [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] (light & beaver stream respectively)? I think it would be difficult to find another name meaning specifically “beaver stream,” but perhaps a name meaning stream, brook, river, or water? As another poster pointed out, [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] is part of the whole [name_f]Helen[/name_f] family; names that also mean light include the [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] family & the [name_f]Claire[/name_f] family.

[name_u]Everly[/name_u] and [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] are really good suggestions.

[name_m]How[/name_m] do you feel about [name_u]Bevin[/name_u], an anglicisation of the Irish name Bébinn, meaning “fair lady”? It would give you the [name_f]Bev[/name_f] of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f] and the -n ending of [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]. A combo such as [name_u]Bevin[/name_u] [name_f]Ella[/name_f] or [name_f]Eliana[/name_f] [name_u]Bevin[/name_u] would make the link to [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] stronger.

The lovely Spanish name [name_f]Belen[/name_f] would give you the sounds of [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] with the B initial. You could also try Bellett (a Medieval diminutive of [name_f]Isabel[/name_f]) or [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u], meaning “beautiful friend”.

[name_u]Brooke[/name_u] could be a nod to the “beaver stream” meaning of [name_f]Beverly[/name_f]. [name_f]Helena[/name_f] [name_u]Brooke[/name_u] would make a nice combo that also honours [name_f]Elaine[/name_f].

[name_f]Caia[/name_f] and [name_f]Kaia[/name_f] are variations of [name_u]Kay[/name_u] that you could consider.

[name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_f]Mae[/name_f].