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what can i name my baby?

ok my mother passed away almost 3 years ago. I wanted to name this baby after her in some way. her name was shannon patricia. if its a boy or a girl what can i name him/her to make it after her without actually using her name. like names with the same meaning or similar names? please help me out with this one!!

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Asked by Kylie0427 at 9:11 AM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • What other names are you looking at? You could use Shannon as a middle name for a boy or girl. My mother's name is Patricia and I thought about using Patrice for a middle name if I have a girl. If it's a boy, you could use Patrick.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 9:14 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I know shannon is also used for boys, but personally its a bit feminine for me you could spell it Channon. But Patrick is a good name Patrick Channon

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:23 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My name is Shannon and I still hear little girls with that name:) But if you aren't interested in that name you could try Shanna, Shawna, Shayna, Tricia. As for a boy you could name him Shane Patrick (my brothers first name lol) or Sean Patrick ( hubbys first name) lol. Or reverse them... Patrick Shannon? Not sure if boys are still being named Shannon anymore, although they were when I was a kid.

    Answer by shanlaree at 9:23 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • the only reason i am not as interested on using her exact name is the way she lived her life. she had a lifestyle that i wouldnt promote to my children although she did lose her life trying to straighten up and do better. i've thought of aubrie shannon for a girl and ian lee for a boy bc ian has the same meaning as means god is gracious but i'm not sure if ian sticks with it to me...and a lot of the names i like my fiance does not soooo....and if its a boy he wants to use the middle name lee for his grandfather so i am kinda stuck with the first name....idk what to do...hopefully its a girl so i dont have to compromise on a boy name lol

    Comment by Kylie0427 (original poster) at 9:27 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I think your choices are both very nice! If your not sure keep looking for gaelic/ irish names that have close to the same meaning. GL!

    Answer by jessa1091 at 9:33 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Payton for either a girl or boy. Pat for Patricia.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:56 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Boys:
    Seanan (shawn-an)

    FYI: Shannon means "old and wise" or "old and ancient" ... it doesn't have the same meaning as Ian.


    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:51 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • maybe Patrick for a boy and Shannon as a middle name..

    Answer by Houstyn08 at 1:19 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • in hebrew ian and shannon both mean god is gracious u can look up different type of meanings like gaelic or irish and stuff like that on websites and i found it on one of the websites i was on...thanks everyone for your help

    Comment by Kylie0427 (original poster) at 4:05 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Patrick Lee and
    Tricia Leigh

    Answer by coolassmom87 at 6:07 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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