Portmanteau (Word Blending) Names @ 20 May 2010 03:42 AM

If you wanted to blend two words together, the result would be Portmanteau (port'măntō). A word coined by Lewis Carroll in 1882. Portmanteau is the process of combining two different words together with completely different meanings to form a new word with a new meaning. Portmanteau Baby Names are two names combined together to form another name. There are many names that people create that may be included in the Portmanteau repertoire. Chrisanna is a combination of Chris and Anna. Chris means “Follower of Christ or anointed” and Anna means “Grace”. Now, you could take Anna and combine it with Bella, which means “Beautiful”. Annabella is your result, and it means “Beautiful grace”. Do you get the pattern. Let's take another twist. Anna combined with Maria, which means “Bitter” gives you the result Annamaria. Guess what Annamaria means? That's right... “Bitter Grace”. We can just go on, and on, and on. Let's take Maria and combine it with Rose “Flower”. The result is Rosemaria, which means “Bitter Flower”.

These are just a few names we worked with here. You can see the amount of combinations we came up with in just these few names. You can have a lot of fun with Portmanteau Baby Names. It comes handy when you and your spouse each like a name. Many people try to create their own combinations. Next time your trying to come up with some baby names, sit down with your spouse and create some Portmanteau Baby Names. Who knows, maybe you'll come up with the next popular baby name.

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