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What do you think of this name?

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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What are your thoughts on the name Nona (pronounced No-nah, not Non-ah) for a little girl? My grandmother's name is Nona and I don't think she'll be with us for too many more years (she got hit hard by dementia last year, the same as some of her sisters and mother). I like the idea of honoring her, but I don't know if it seems like a "weird" name? It never got higher than 266 on the social security database for the past 250 years and hasn't even been in the top 1000 since 1964. 

We aren't finding out the gender of this baby so i'm putting a lot of thought into names to add to our list. I'm not going to pick anything really final until after the baby arrives (that's the plan, anyway). Nona and Sadie are the only girl names that my husband and I both like!

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by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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goddiddlyumshis
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM
i think its cute.
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xLilBit22
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:20 PM
I think the idea of honoring her is an awesome idea.
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mgm_5
by Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

i think its cute, different but not weird :)

mommy242012
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

i like it, think it is pretty. And a great memory.

CelestialSong
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

It's cute, not weird at all! But my opinion is probably a little biased since it's only one letter off from my daughter's name (Nova) :)

MommeeTo4
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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In Italian Nona or Nonna means grandmother, so it is neat your gmas name is nona.

It is cute, when I hear nona though I think of my mil bc my children call her nonna.
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Mrs.Andrews
by Mandy on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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I honestly don't like it. It would be good as a middle name though. That's what we did to honor our Grandmas. I do like Sadie though.

MommyRJ
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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In think of my mom.. Her name is Rhonda and my kids call her Nona (grandma Rhonda)


But besides that.. I like it
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Luvelaughlove88
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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I like it. It's unique and Will mean something to you. If I have a daughter her middle name will be my grandma's name it's ila :)
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ajohnson08099
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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I like the idea of honoring her. We usually do it as middle names. Its not an u.usual name just uncommon. I don't see it as an "old lady" name either.
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