naming after a grandmother

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naming after a grandmother
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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 4:31pm

we don't know the gender yet, but DH's grandmother (still alive, but advanced alzheimer's) is Arlene.  we don't love the name as it stands... anyone have any creative and cute versions on arlene we could consider if our LO turns out to be a girl? 

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:43am
well, it's a boy! so that changes our planning around the names just a bit. DH came up with the idea of Arlen for a middle name, a masculine form of his sweet grandmother's name. timing is interesting and sad, but she just passed away, so i think naming baby after her is even more important now to DH. so we're still deciding on a first name, but middle name will likely be Arlen.

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:49am
we actually have aria on our list but i didn't even make the connection with arlene. cute! our last name has an r in it and it gets to be a little r-heavy, though. but i like arden, and the more pronounced second syllable helps separate the r sounds. i'll have to add that as a possible middle name if baby turns out to be a girl! thanks!

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Sat, 08-18-2012 - 12:26am
I like Arya (cool character in Game of Thrones)or Aria. Arliss, Arden, Arwen or Arly. I'd also consider Marley and Marlowe, myself because I still see the strong "Arl" sound- I am abstact, though, so it may not work for you if you are more concrete about things.Let us know what you are thinking!
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