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August 5th, 2011, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MomMomMom View Post

But just for fun, let's think about this more deeply, shall we?

Colette Rayne (Nicole -> Nicolette -> Colette; Wayne -> Rayne)

Nicole is Greek and means Victory of the People. Well, technically that's Nicholas, but Nicole is the feminine form of Nicholas, so it's the same thing.

The obvious answer is Victoria, since you like it, and it means Victory. So it's sort of like Nicole in meaning, plus, you would have WON the name battle.
Victoria Rayne
Victoria Layne

Other victory names:
Kinsey means King's Victory
Cosette means Victorious people (sort of - it's a made up name. I'm not sure who decided what it means)
Veronica means Bringer of Victory
Eunice means Good Victory
Bernice means Victory bringer
Coline, and by extension, Coleen

Sigrid means Beautiful victory
Sigfreda means peaceful victory
The Laur-names (Laurel, Laura, Lauren) are derived from the laurel leaf, which was commonly made into a crown to signify victory.

Wayne is Old English and means "wagon maker." (Wow really?)
Other names that mean this: Waitwright and Wagner. No female ones.
I've already suggested Rayne and Layne as alternatives to Wayne. You could also do Mayne or Vayne, but I personally wouldn't, lol.
Another angle: A famous Wayne is John Wayne. Feminine forms of John include:
Johnna, Johanna, Joan, Joanna, Joanie, Gianna, Gianina, Jane, Jan, Jean, Jeannine, Shona, Vanna, Yannick, Yoanna.

Some combinations I actually like:
Lauren Johanna
Kinsey Jeannine
Coleen Johnna

And there are many other combinations that certainly don't sound bad. I'm not sure how I feel about Sigfreda, Eunice, and Beatrice, though.
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