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Variations of Jerry

If baby #3 is a boy, I would like to honor my late grandfather in some way. His name was Jerry Dee. As much as i loved him, I'm not terribly fond of either name. Any suggestions? Is there a name, other than Jeremiah (nms) that Jerry could be short for? I like Jay, but it seems to be a bit of a stretch.
I'm open to either a fn or mn placement. 
One option we'd consider is Desmond Jay.

Our son is Theodore Robert. 

Thanks! 

Re: Variations of Jerry

  • Other names we like: Arthur, Miles, Liam, Leo
  • leighryleighry member
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    You could do Gerard. Goes well with Theodore too. Jeremy works too.
  • Gerard is a great name! Gerald would be another. 
  • Jerome or Jared
  • Could you just use his initials (J and D) but come up with names that are your style? 
    coastalmomma2
  • Jonah is really the only "J" name that I care for. I did consider Jem, short for Jeremy as the character in To Kill A Mockingbird. But Jeremy has always sounded a bit like germy, and Jem seems odd as a stand alone name. 

    Jonah Desmond?
    Jonah Dominic?
    Jonah Daniel? 
    Jay Desmond?
    Jeremy (Jem) Middlename?

    Or would it be too weird to have the initial J be a middle name?
     
    IE: Desmond J. Lastname

  • saham07saham07 member
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    You could use his initials J and D, and name the baby
    Jed
  • Honestly, I don't like Theodore with Jonah.  My personal thought.  

    I do not like PP suggestion of Jed, especially with a strong name like Theodore.   Gerard would still be my top contender. 

    But, are you now going away from names that can use Jerry as a NN?
  • Jeremiah is a beautiful name, that can stand with Theodore well enough.
  • @captainanna, I forgot to mention that I teach high school, so I have past student associations with many names, including Jeremiah. 

    Gerard really doesn't do it for me. I do like Jed, actually, but I'm not sure it would be a strong stand alone name.

     I suppose I could also include my maiden name (my grandpa's last name) as a middle. 

    Or, #3 may be a girl after all and this could be a moot point. 

  • saham07saham07 member
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    @captainanna, I forgot to mention that I teach high school, so I have past student associations with many names, including Jeremiah. 

    Gerard really doesn't do it for me. I do like Jed, actually, but I'm not sure it would be a strong stand alone name.

     I suppose I could also include my maiden name (my grandpa's last name) as a middle. 

    Or, #3 may be a girl after all and this could be a moot point. 

    My nephew is "Jed Larson Lastname" stand alone. He is 22 years old and it has worked fine for him.

    coastalmomma2
  • meggymemeggyme member
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    Jedidiah nn Jed
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