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    Default Shirley

    I want to pay homage to my Nana who recently passed away.
    If Bub is a girl I'm seriously considering using Shirley but I'm open to other ways to use her name, or maybe a derivative?
    I'd prefer not to just put it as a middle name, I would like it to be more meaningful.

    If Bub is a boy I'd like to pay homage too but that will be harder, unless I can find a way to bring Moss (her maiden name) into it.

    Any suggestions?

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    Hmm, I think Shirley is a tricky name for a little one to pull off. Google tells me it means 'white meadow'. You could go for Bianca Lea which also means white meadow? It's a very subtle tribute though 😂

    I think it's lovely that you want to pay such a tribute.

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    Perhaps Cher but spelt as Sher, it's definitely a tricky one but a lovely homage all the same.

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    Maybe you could 'modernise' it a little by changing it to Shirlee?
    I think it's cute as Shirley though, and you could potentially use it as a middle name for a boy as well (I'm thinking Shirley Strachan from Skyhooks, even though that wasn't his real name).

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    What about Lee as a boys name?

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    Shirley is quite a nice name. I can't think of a masculine version.

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    I went to uni with a guy whose first name was Moss so maybe that is an option for a boy?

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    Personally I use as a middle name not a first name. My dads first name is a family member that passed away before he was born and he hates it as he was named after a relative that had died. No one calls him his name for this fact so a middle would be better. My late brothers first name is my DS middle name for respect for him and he knows who he is and how he passed etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorMade View Post
    Maybe you could 'modernise' it a little by changing it to Shirlee?
    Modernise, or boganise?

    Shirley is adorable.

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    I think Shirley is super cute. Old names are making a comeback so if you like it and it's special to you then use it. We just used a pretty old fashioned name for DS2 that I worried people would think is weird and I am really happy we stuck with it because it suits him. I would use Shirley for a girl (spelled as is) and Moss for a boy's middle name.


 

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