Post # 1
Im trying to think of a middle name for my future baby (providing its a girl!) and i really want to include the name Dora after my aunt.
Only problem is im not actuallu a huge fan of the name & I know my Darling Husband definately isnt. Do any of you have any suggestions for variations of this we could maybe use?
(she doesnt have a middle name i can use instead – just my luck).
Post # 3
@excitedmum: What about something like Isadora?
Post # 4
@mandb122: I was thinking the same thing!
Post # 6
I googled it and I found Dorothea (or even Dorothy?) and Theodora which are nice too.
Post # 7
Theodora, Dorothy (which Dora is actually the shortened version)….Dora has 36 variants, but I like those two the best.
Post # 8
Oh i quite like Isadora!
Also I see Adora is another version & the french is Adoree (A-Dor-AY) which i also like. persuading Darling Husband is half the battle.
Im really stuck if i have a boy! lol no names that jump out at me so just working on the girls name for now.
Post # 9
What first names are you considering? That might help us.
Dora is sometimes a name on it’s own, other times it’s a nickname for Theodora, Adora, Pandora, or Dorothy (or like mandb122 said, Isadora)…so you could use one of those.
Or you could use a different form of Dora, like Doreen, Doralyn, Dorina, Dorilee.
Or maybe a name that is close to Dora, like Dara.
Or you could choose a different name with the same meaing. Dora means “gift” or “gift from God” so I’m guessing there might be other names with a similar meaning that you could use and still honor your Aunt.
Post # 10
What about something like Dorene? It doesn’t contain “Dora” exactly but has some similarity.
Post # 11
Actually my aunts name is Dora but she’s known as Doreen!
I just didnt want to use a dated name that my child wont like when she gets older & to me these are a bit old. although its more about including my aunt than picking a “pretty” name
Post # 12
For a boy it could be Dorian. Just an idea:) I actually new a girl that had the first name Dorian too.
Post # 13
I think Isadora is very old fashioned but really, really beautiful. 🙂
Post # 14
I like Dorian. It can be used for either a boy or a girl. I know women and men with that name.
Post # 15
Have addes a poll to see what you think you my potential name combos. who knew it would be this hard!
Post # 16
You have Leia listed as being pronounced the same as Leah, but isn’t it pronounced Lay-Ah, as in Princess Leia from Star Wars? For middle names I prefer Adora over Adoree.