Variations of these names?

[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f], [name_f]Barbara[/name_f], [name_f]Therese[/name_f], [name_f]Margaret[/name_f], [name_f]Agatha[/name_f], and [name_f]Scholastica[/name_f]

[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f]:
Devnet
Dympna

[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]:
[name_f]Varvara[/name_f]
Barbora
[name_u]Bobbie[/name_u]
[name_f]Babs[/name_f]

[name_f]Therese[/name_f]:
[name_f]Theresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresia[/name_f]
[name_f]Thera[/name_f]

[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]:
[name_f]Margalit[/name_f]
[name_f]Marjorie[/name_f]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Margareta[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Rita[/name_f]

[name_f]Scholastica[/name_f]:
Couldn’t find any direct variations but any name that means something like speech or leader would work.

[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f]
Variants: Damhnait, Devnet, Dympna

[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]
Variants: [name_f]Barbra[/name_f]([name_f]English[/name_f]) [name_f]Barbe[/name_f]([name_u]French[/name_u]) Borbála(Hungarian) [name_f]Barbro[/name_f](Swedish)

Diminutives: [name_f]Babs[/name_f], [name_f]Barb[/name_f], [name_f]Barbie[/name_f], [name_f]Bobbi[/name_f], [name_u]Bobbie[/name_u]([name_f]English[/name_f]) [name_f]Babette[/name_f]([name_u]French[/name_u]) Bärbel([name_m]German[/name_m]) [name_f]Basia[/name_f](Polish) Boróka(Hungarian) [name_f]Bara[/name_f], Barica(Croatian)

Other Languages & Cultures: [name_f]Varvara[/name_f](Bulgarian) Barbora, Bára(Czech) Barbare(Georgian) [name_f]Varvara[/name_f](Greek) Báirbre(Irish) Barbora(Lithuanian) [name_f]Varvara[/name_f](Macedonian) Bárbara(Portuguese) [name_f]Varvara[/name_f], [name_f]Varya[/name_f](Russian) [name_f]Barabal[/name_f](Scottish) Barbora(Slovak) Bárbara(Spanish)

Same Spelling: Bárbara, Bàrbara, Barbára

[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
Variants: [name_f]Margaretta[/name_f], [name_f]Margery[/name_f], [name_f]Marjorie[/name_f], [name_f]Marjory[/name_f]

Diminutives: [name_f]Madge[/name_f], [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_f]Maggie[/name_f], [name_f]Mamie[/name_f], [name_f]Marge[/name_f], [name_f]Margie[/name_f], [name_f]May[/name_f], [name_f]Mayme[/name_f], [name_f]Meg[/name_f], [name_f]Peg[/name_f], [name_f]Peggie[/name_f], [name_f]Peggy[/name_f], [name_f]Midge[/name_f]

Other Languages & Cultures: [name_f]Retha[/name_f](Afrikaans) [name_f]Margarid[/name_f], [name_f]Margarit[/name_f](Armenian) Marharyta(Belarusian) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f](Bulgarian) [name_f]Margarida[/name_f](Catalan) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f](Croatian) Markéta(Czech) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], [name_f]Margit[/name_f], Margrethe, [name_f]Grete[/name_f], [name_f]Grethe[/name_f], [name_f]Margarethe[/name_f], Merete, [name_f]Meta[/name_f], [name_f]Mette[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Danish) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], [name_f]Margaretha[/name_f], [name_f]Margriet[/name_f], [name_f]Greet[/name_f], Greetje, Griet, Margreet([name_m]Dutch[/name_m]) [name_u]Maret[/name_u], [name_f]Margit[/name_f](Estonian) Maarit, [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], Marketta, Margareeta, [name_f]Reeta[/name_f], Reetta(Finnish) [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f], [name_f]Margaux[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f]([name_u]French[/name_u]) [name_f]Margarida[/name_f](Galician) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], [name_f]Margarete[/name_f], [name_f]Margaretha[/name_f], [name_f]Margarethe[/name_f], [name_f]Margit[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Gretchen[/name_f], [name_f]Grete[/name_f], [name_f]Gretel[/name_f], Margrit, [name_f]Meta[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f]([name_m]German[/name_m]) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f](Greek) [name_f]Margalit[/name_f], Margalita(Hebrew) Margaréta, [name_f]Margit[/name_f], [name_f]Gitta[/name_f], Gréta, [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Hungarian) Margrét, Gréta(Icelandic) Mairéad(Irish) [name_f]Margherita[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Italian) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f](Late [name_m]Roman[/name_m]) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f](Latvian) Margreet, [name_f]Greet[/name_f](Limburgish) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f](Lithuanian) Margaid, Paaie(Manx) [name_f]Meggy[/name_f](Medieval [name_f]English[/name_f]) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], [name_f]Margit[/name_f], [name_f]Margrete[/name_f], Margrethe, [name_f]Grete[/name_f], [name_f]Grethe[/name_f], [name_f]Marit[/name_f], [name_f]Marita[/name_f], [name_f]Meta[/name_f], [name_f]Mette[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Norwegian) [name_f]Margarida[/name_f](Occitan) Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, [name_f]Marzena[/name_f](Polish) [name_f]Margarida[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Portuguese) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f](Romanian) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f](Russian) [name_f]Maighread[/name_f], [name_f]Mairead[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f], [name_f]Marsaili[/name_f], Mysie, [name_f]Peigi[/name_f](Scottish) Margaréta, [name_f]Margita[/name_f], Markéta(Slovak) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], Marjeta(Slovene) [name_f]Margarita[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Spanish) [name_f]Margareta[/name_f], [name_f]Margit[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Marit[/name_f], [name_f]Marita[/name_f], Märta, Merit, [name_f]Meta[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f](Swedish) Marharyta(Ukrainian) [name_f]Marged[/name_f], Mererid, [name_f]Mared[/name_f], [name_f]Megan[/name_f](Welsh)

Surname Descendant: Murgatroyd([name_f]English[/name_f])

[name_f]Therese[/name_f]
Variants:
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f], [name_f]Theresa[/name_f], [name_f]Theresia[/name_f]([name_m]German[/name_m]) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f], [name_f]Teresia[/name_f], [name_f]Theresa[/name_f], [name_f]Theresia[/name_f], [name_f]Terese[/name_f](Swedish) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f], [name_f]Theresa[/name_f], [name_f]Terese[/name_f](Norwegian) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f], [name_f]Theresa[/name_f], [name_f]Terese[/name_f](Danish) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f], [name_f]Theresa[/name_f]([name_f]English[/name_f])

Other Languages & Cultures: [name_f]Terese[/name_f](Basque) [name_f]Tereza[/name_f](Bulgarian) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f](Catalan) Terezija, [name_f]Tena[/name_f](Croatian) [name_f]Tereza[/name_f], [name_f]Terezie[/name_f](Czech) [name_f]Theresia[/name_f], [name_f]Tess[/name_f], [name_f]Tessa[/name_f], [name_f]Thera[/name_f], Trees([name_m]Dutch[/name_m]) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f](Finnish) Thérèse([name_u]French[/name_u]) Terézia, [name_f]Teca[/name_f], Teréz(Hungarian) Toiréasa, [name_f]Treasa[/name_f](Irish) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f](Italian) Therasia(Late [name_m]Roman[/name_m]) Trees(Limburgish) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f](Polish) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f], Teresinha(Portuguese) [name_f]Tereza[/name_f], Terezinha(Portuguese (Brazilian)) [name_f]Tereza[/name_f](Romanian) Terézia(Slovak) Terezija(Slovene) [name_f]Teresa[/name_f], [name_f]Tere[/name_f], [name_f]Teresita[/name_f](Spanish)

Same SpellingThérèse

[name_f]Scholastica[/name_f]: Scholastique

Research source: Behind the Name

I think the other posters have nailed the international variants/names with the same origin. Guess I can offer some nickname ideas?

[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f]:
DeeDee
[name_f]Emmy[/name_f]
[name_f]Fina[/name_f]

[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]:
[name_f]Barbie[/name_f]
[name_f]Babs[/name_f]
[name_f]Babe[/name_f]
[name_u]Ari[/name_u]
[name_u]Ara[/name_u]
[name_f]Bebe[/name_f]
Arby
[name_u]Abby[/name_u]

[name_f]Therese[/name_f]:
[name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Essie[/name_f]
[name_u]Reese[/name_u]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_u]Risa[/name_u]
[name_f]Eris[/name_f]
[name_f]Ria[/name_f]
[name_f]Teri[/name_f]

[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Margo[/name_f]
[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]
[name_f]Meg[/name_f]
[name_f]Peggy[/name_f]
[name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_u]Ari[/name_u]
[name_f]Madge[/name_f]
[name_f]Rita[/name_f]

[name_f]Scholastica[/name_f]
[name_f]Lola[/name_f]
[name_u]Ollie[/name_u]
[name_f]Sally[/name_f]
[name_f]Callie[/name_f]

[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]: [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] or Agara?

[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f]:
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
Damhnait

[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]:
[name_f]Barbie[/name_f]
[name_u]Bobbie[/name_u]
[name_f]Babette[/name_f]
[name_f]Varvara[/name_f]
[name_f]Baba[/name_f]
[name_f]Basha[/name_f]
[name_f]Batia[/name_f]

[name_f]Therese[/name_f]:
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Theresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_u]Terry[/name_u]
[name_f]Tereza[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresia[/name_f]/[name_f]Theresia[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresita[/name_f]
[name_f]Tereska[/name_f]
[name_f]Teressa[/name_f]

[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]:
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]/[name_f]Margo[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaux[/name_f]
[name_f]Peggy[/name_f]
[name_f]Margalit[/name_f]
[name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]
[name_f]Margarita[/name_f]
[name_f]Miette[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Gretel[/name_f]
[name_f]Meg[/name_f]
[name_f]Megan[/name_f]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Mamie[/name_f]
[name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]

[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]:
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f]
[name_f]Aggie[/name_f]
Gytha

[name_f]Scholastica[/name_f]:
No names but some nn: [name_m]Scooter[/name_m], [name_f]Aster[/name_f], [name_u]Scottie[/name_u], [name_f]Lassie[/name_f], Scholar

thx guys! I am really liking [name_f]Etta[/name_f],[name_f]Varvara[/name_f], [name_f]Daphne[/name_f], [name_f]Tess[/name_f], [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], and I thought of [name_f]Tressa[/name_f] for [name_f]Therese[/name_f] ([name_f]Therese[/name_f] pronounced like Ter-EZZ)

And [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] is actually a seperate saint from [name_f]Agatha[/name_f], whom I also love, but I was thinking [name_f]Agate[/name_f]?

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Barbara is one of my difficult to honor names.

I’m choosing to go with names that have -ara in it. My choice is Yara, although any -ara name may work (i.e. Lara, Mara). For another option, if Yara doesn’t suit my SO, Bay would also be an option.

Also, Barbara shares the nickname Bobbie/Bobby with Robert, so Roberta or Robin may work as well.

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[name_f]Barbara[/name_f]:
[name_f]Bea[/name_f]
[name_u]Briar[/name_u]
[name_u]Blair[/name_u]

[name_f]Therese[/name_f]:
[name_f]Theresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Bess[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]
[name_f]Essie[/name_f]

[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]:
[name_f]Marilyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]
[name_f]Madge[/name_f]
[name_f]Marge[/name_f]
[name_f]Megan[/name_f]
[name_f]Rita[/name_f]
[name_f]Gretchen[/name_f]

[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]:
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] (cute nn is [name_f]Aggie[/name_f])
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]

[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f]:
[name_f]Debrah[/name_f]
(only one I could find)

[name_f]Scholastica[/name_f]: I couldn’t find anything for this one, but it kinda reminds me of Scholastic books lol

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