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#1 MissButtercup

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Well we could have ourselves a premmie at anytime now so I am looking for a name with either of the meanings -
I think you get the idea.... any suggestions would be much appreciated.


Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Grace is the only name we've come up with to date but need to look for a boys name too.

Edited by MissButtercup, 21 November 2012 - 01:43 PM.

#2 Neko NoNo

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

best of luck with your impending arrival! do you know if you are having a boy or a girl?

Edited by Kate-ko, 15 November 2012 - 02:08 PM.

#3 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

Try going to behindthename.com - you can search the meanings of names there.

#4 MrsShine

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Girls - Nina, Brianna, Isa, Karla, Mathilda

Boys - Ajax, Boaz, Callan, Leo, Arthur

All the best for your little fighter original.gif

#5 emlis22

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

I know someone who actually has the middle name Strong, as he was a little fighter at birth.

Edited by emlis22, 15 November 2012 - 02:37 PM.

#6 niggles

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

For a girl Bridget or Matilda.

For a boy Andrew or Emmett.

I hope your little one stays put and safe for now. Good luck.

#7 Plaxy

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

with meanings around brave or strong: Bernard, Bernadette, etc, Ballard, Brendan, Brannon, Brandon etc, Barrett
Conall - strong wolf
Valentine, Valentina etc - strong, vigorous, healthy
Leo, Leon, Leopold, Leontyne etc  - strong,bold like a lion
Dustin, valiant fighter
Kane, warrior, fighter

close as I can get to the idea of 'blessing' : gracious gift of God - all the Jane, John variations, Sian, Jonathan etc & Theodore, Dorothea

gift from God - Matthew, Mattea, etc

#8 MissLouise

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

I believe Louise (my name) means warrior woman or famous warrior.  Best of luck

#9 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Asher - "blessed"
Barak/Baruch - "blessed"
Ethan - "strong, firm"
Emmett - "strong"
Harvey - "battle worthy"
William - "resolute protection"
Aidan - "little fire"
Josiah - "Supported by G-d." (That's like a more explicit "blessed" so I put it here)

Beatrix/Beatrice - "blessed"
Felicia/Felicity - "lucky, successful"
Drusilla - "strong"
Melisande - "strong, industrious"
Victoria/Vittoria - "victory"
Valeria/Valeriana - "strong, vigorous"
Asha, Vivien/Viviana, Vita, Eve, Aisha, Zoe - "life"

#10 shellyb

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Hi, My niece was born very prematurely and her name is Sigrid which is a Scandinavian name meaning victory, wisdom and beautiful. She has come a long way and is now 5 months old and just at what my kids were at birth weight and has had no real problems.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

First thoughts:


Matthew/Mateo/Mathias etc

On searching:



#12 MissButtercup

Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Great suggestions keep them coming, we don't know the sex as yet.

#13 lynneyours

Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Hope - no explanation needed

Abigail - source of joy
Andrea - strong
Asha - life/hope
Astrid - divine strength
Audrey - strong
Bridget - strong/spirited
Eve - life
Mia - mine
Nadia - hope

Angus - unique strength
Benedict - blessed
Bronson - strong, fierce one
Ethan - strong
Ezekiel/Zeke - strength of God
Matthew - god's gift
Nathaniel/Nate - gift of god
Ted/Theodore - divine gift

HTH and I hope your little one is OK.  Best wishes with your birth.

#14 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Gabriel, and for girls Gabrielle/Gabriella - "strength of G-d"
Raphael, and then Raphaela/Rafaela - "healed by G-d"

Phoenix, as in rising from the ashes. Could work for either gender. I like it for boys.

I like quirky virtue names like Valor for a boy and Tenacity for a girl, but I think I would use them only as MNs.

#15 Neko NoNo

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

I think of Gabriel/Gabrielle and it's a name that I love. I really hope your LO stays put for the moment.

#16 laridae

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Louise - warrior
Alexandra - defender

#17 laridae

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

double post

Edited by laridae, 15 November 2012 - 07:51 PM.

#18 Born Three

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Thoughts are with you and bub ... We too had a little fighter!

For a boy:
Aloysius, Louis, Lewis, Luis - warrior/fighter

#19 Jenno

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

We were told dd2 would have down syndrome. We never found out the sex but I decided then and there her name would be Hope.

I had several other issues in her pregnancy but the name stuck.


It is an old fashioned name and so many older people have said to me they had an aunt or sister named Hope, and they just smile at the memories.

Good luck with your pregnancy.

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Felix - lucky
Asher - happy, blessed
Ezekiel - God strengthens
Jadon - thankful
Benedict, Bennett - blessed
Edgar, Edwin, Edmund - blessed
Evan - God is gracious
Hahona - healer
Jason - healer
Hauhoa - healthy
Hehu - God rescues
Hemi, Heni - God is gracious
ihu - god rescues
Jeremy - God will raise up
Jonathon, Matiu - gift
Noah - comfort
Rongo - peace
Shane - god is gracious
Victoria - conquer, victory
William - protection
Joshua, Salvatore - God rescues
Zeke - god will strengthen
Jude, Judah - praise, thanks
Bryan/Bryant, Ethan, Garrison - strong
Sloane - fighter
Azaziah, Adir, Jarek,  Nero- strong

Mildred, Milly - strength
Jesusa - God rescues
Shauna - god is gracious
Talalelei - good news
Farah - joy
Kalea - joy - happiness
Leticia - joy, happiness
Makenna - happy
Rani - joy
Alayze, Alazne - miracle
Branwen, Browen - blessed
Nessa - miracle
Rowena - joy
Edith - blessed
Gwendolyn, Gwenda - blessed
Amelie - hope
Asha - hope
Nadia, Nadine - hope
Shakira - thankful
Nasia - miracle
Pelia - miracle
Hauora - healthy
Hera - protectress
Hiri - important and great
Hoana, Hoane - god is gracious
Hannah - grace, favour
Felicia, Felicity - happiness
Houhia - to bring together
Humarie - peaceful
Hunapo - hidden darkness
Hourea - recent growth
Hupai - to overcome something
Hura - praise, thanks
Ieni - god is gracious
Ira - watchful
Jamila - strong
Janica - god is gracious
Kuhakura - Rainbow
Lelei - Good
Peata - blessed
Valerie, Valentina - healthy , strong
Victoria - conquer, victory
Breanna - strong
Benita - blessed
Gwen - blessed
Narue - turning into a blessing
Bellona - to fight

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 15 November 2012 - 11:03 PM.

#21 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 15/11/2012, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Beatrix/Beatrice - "blessed"
Felicia/Felicity - "lucky, successful"
Drusilla - "strong"
Melisande - "strong, industrious"
Victoria/Vittoria - "victory"
Valeria/Valeriana - "strong, vigorous"
Asha, Vivien/Viviana, Vita, Eve, Aisha, Zoe - "life"

Oh come on, Drusilla?

#22 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 15/11/2012, 11:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh come on, Drusilla?

I like Drusilla. I am the only one who does, I know, but I like it. Admittedly the Drucilla spelling is probably more convenient as far as both Dru and Cilla being cute nicknames.

I know it's not a popular taste, I just threw it out there because it's historic, it's unusual, and it just has a sound I find rather romantic in a Gothic Revival/Pre-Raphaelite sort of way, like Lucinda or Felicia or Rosamund. Oh, and it has a nice meaning. wink.gif

Edited by la di dah, 15 November 2012 - 10:54 PM.

#23 lynneyours

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 15/11/2012, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh come on, Drusilla?

wink.gif All I can think is Dracula. Sorry La Di Da.  original.gif

#24 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

If Drusilla comes off the list can I put Zelda on?

Zelda means "lucky."

#25 lynneyours

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:23 PM

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