(Closed) how to honor my mom with my baby BOY’S name?

posted 10 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
3214 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You could use her maiden name as your son’s middle name, if it doesn’t make a good first name.

Post # 18
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I like the idea of using your mom’s maiden name – or maybe her middle name, if it’s more easily converted into a masculine name than her first name is?  I myself am not a huge fan of the spelling Maeson, though I do like the name Mason.  I think even if the name you pick is loosely based on her first name, it’s a good tribute nonetheless.  What about Max?

I’m sorry for your loss!

Post # 20
5092 posts
Bee Keeper

@stargal34:  I just saw this post.  I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother, I am sure that she is watching over you and your little one-and whatever name you give him will be perfect.   

Post # 21
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Love the name mason.

Post # 22
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MAEVAN? A combination of the two?

Post # 23
30400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like Mason, but spelling it Maeson would give your son with a name that will be spelled incorrectly his whole life. Even if it is a middle name, it will be on official documents like graduation certificates etc.

Maggie and Mae are both short forms for Margaret- you could use Garrett.

I am so sorry for the loss you have experienced with your Mom’s premature death. The good thing to come out of that is that you are receiving treatment. Even in death, our Mothers are watching over us.

Post # 24
6414 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think of Marret when I see Maggie.

I’m sorry for your loss.

Have you thought about using her initials instead of a similar name? In my family we have a JAS initital tradition, someone from each generation with the S last name has a JAS name. I  think it’s sweet I could continue this tradition with my Fiance since his last name starts with an S… yay!

Post # 25
1069 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Stargal, I’m so sorry for your loss.  That is so devasting, and what a truly amazing story of how your mom saved your and your baby’s life in the end by sacrificing hers.  She really is a guardian angel. <3

As for a baby boy name, is her full first name Margaret? (not sure on the spelling)?  If so, could you maybe shorten it to Garet (Garrett, Garett, etc…pending spelling of Margaret) to incorporate the her name?  I actually really like Garrett for a boy. 🙂

Best of luck to you!

Post # 26
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

sorry for your loss. 

i really like the idea of maeson.  what a wonderful tribute to your mother mae.

i love the unique spelling.  it would have more meaning.


Post # 27
2674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really like Maeson. I don’t think it will be an issue with spelling on official documents because if its that important the usuallly check it.

Post # 29
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love Evan! perhaps it will grow on you?

Post # 30
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine the depth of your grief. I am heartbroken for you.

I love names with meaning and think that honoring your mom that way would be wonderful.

I love some of the ideas already suggested (esp. Garrett and Maecon), but in the name of brainstorming, here are a few more ideas…

Esmae – usually spelled Esme. Esme e-sme, esme as a boy’s name (also used as girl’s name Esme), is of French origin, and the meaning of Esme is “esteemed”. Esmé is related to the more modern French form “aimé”, which is the root of Amy. Originally a male name brought to Scotland by a French cousin of James VI.

Dar – apparently means “pearl” in Hebrew. That is the same meaning as Margaret or Maggie.

These two I’m not crazy about, but just in case:

Mael – meaning chief or prince

Rito r(i)-to as a boy’s name. Masculine short form of Margaret.

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