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I kind of like it on a girl, but not a boy. It's usually used as a feminine name anyways.
XironDarkstar  10/29/2017
I named my son HONOR DIOR 10/22/2014 before I even knew Jessica Alba named her daughter that.. It's so unique and once people find out his name they fall in love with it. Also, his name fits perfectly with him and his personality. I'm from New Orleans so sometimes it sound like I'm saying Hona instead of the or.. Lol.
Mdye0307  5/8/2017
My name is Honor Rochelle. I love my name and a lot of you people are just angry and rude. I feel my name is great and really special.
joebok  1/25/2017
My name is Honor and it has helped me live to a standard of being trustworthy, true, honest, fair and to seek to help others and to gain respect for other people of diverse backgrounds. I am a girl and I love my name.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2016
The name Honor was given to 121 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
This is the original spelling of the name, attested as early as 1542 in England.
earthnut  6/7/2016
Hello all, just wanted to add that in Europe and other non American cultures Honor means to do the right thing, keep your word, abide by agreements be honorable in your dealings with all etc. So to non Americans (i.e. quite a lot of the world) the name does not automatically equate to chastity.
writtinghere  5/12/2015
My daughter is named "Honor". Her mother and I both think it's an uncommon and beautiful name. I am British and deliberately opted for this spelling to differentiate her name from the word "Honour". The meaning of her name is the same as the word Honour (from which it derives) and means "personal integrity; allegiance to moral principles; great esteem", and more importantly "a privilege" - because her birth was a privilege her mother and I are thankful to be blessed with.

I'm struggling to understand what some of these posters are thinking when they write "a parent who names their daughter Honor wants their daughter to be a virgin until she's married". That is absurd and says more about the authors twisted perspective on the world than the reality of things. I most certainly do not want or expect her to be a virgin until she's married - unless that's her wish - but I do want her to make her own informed decisions in life which will be more successful if she has a good sense of self esteem, integrity and a moral compass. Hopefully our parenting will instill these and she can reflect in her actions the virtuous meaning behind the name we gave her.

Her name also translates to Chinese and many other eastern cultures very favorably and is very well regarded. The name is better suited to a girl, despite what others have written, because it is a word associated with mental strength and obligation (the default female condition) opposed to physical strength and perseverance (the default male condition).
kaymac  5/4/2015
My daughter is called Honor and basically I couldn't have put it better myself. I too think it is a beautiful name and looks better spelt without the 'u'. I'm also British. We have had a lot of positive responses when people hear her name and we have been very pleased with our choice. It's a pretty name but also unusual so she won't end up in a class full of Honors. Since she was born we have yet to meet another Honor but I'm sure at some point we will! I always loved it ever since I heard and saw Honor Blackman! As for the comments on the meaning of the name I think kaymac has explained that perfectly.
Charlotter  10/1/2015
No reason to restrict either spelling to either country (or any other). It's a matter of taste. (I believe the "American" spelling is usual even in England. That is certainly Honor Blackman's name.)
Kosta  4/6/2015
Kosta is correct, the spelling Honor is more common as a name in the UK, but the word is spelled honour here. I suspect this is because of Honoria and Honorata, plus the spelling difference distances it from the word a bit. For example, Skye is more common in the UK than Sky.
Ambiversion  6/21/2015
If you're in the US, use Honor. UK or other place with British spelling, use Honour. Please, let's keep it smart people!
thesnowwhiterose  12/12/2014
I've been reading the previous comments about this name, my name actually, saying it puts pressure on a girl to stay a virgin until she's married or something, I agree that would be wrong for a parent to do, but giving your child this name does not put this pressure on them. My parents named me Honor and when I looked up the name meaning it came up with "integrity, esteem and dignity" meaning that if (by your logic) you must be what your name means I should be confident and truthful and morally good, in no way does it suggest what your saying it does, and it upsets me that people think that's what my parents thought when naming me, because it's not. They thought "what's a pretty name that would be nice for a little girl, and maybe slightly unusual so she's not stuck with some plain name everyone knows." It's not put any pressure on me to keep my virginity but rather to be kind and truthful and to show integrity, which I think is a pretty good message right? No parent decides their child's name on the reason that they think it would make them keep their virginity, that's an absurd notion and as someone with the name I can tell you have never been pressured to do that because of my name. So if you're thinking of Honor as a child's name, use it knowing it does not mean what other comments are saying it does.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
I didn't know the name Honor had anything to do with virginity or purity until reading some of the comments here. I just think of pretentious parents who want their kid to be a straight-A Honor roll student.
mrose19  11/16/2013
I think this is one of the prettiest word names.
Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
Honor Moore is an American writer.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2012
This name makes me think of honor killings, which are reported way too much in Europe and are even starting to pop up here. Of course, this is due to the Islamophobia that is so prevalent among atheists. I'd rather think of something more pleasant.
Bonquiqui  6/7/2012
It looks better without the u, as it makes it different from the word, even they are still related.
Hushpuppy  3/14/2012
Goodness gracious, quite a serious and touchy complex associated with purity and virginity going on here. There's no need to lose our heads over this. This has to do with morals and right and wrong and somewhere deep down we all know that. That's the root of the frustration here. It's not about a family's wish for their daughter to "remain a virgin." It actually has quite a broad meaning. Go look it up.
Amanda Frances  1/23/2012
I like this name, but it's hard to pair a nice middle name that goes well with it because every time you use a name (ex. Honor Marie) it sounds like "Hey, Honor Marie right now!" And it would be cool if you named her Honor Mae, because, if said with the right accent, it's like you're saying "Honor me!" Hahaha! I crack myself up. :)
blondieboo629  12/14/2011
I LOVE this name. I am going to totally name my daughter this! It is a beautiful VIRTUOUS name!
mirandajoy  5/24/2011
This is my grandma's name. She was given it because she was born the day the war ended all the other girls born on that day were called Victoria but her mum wanted to name her something different so they picked Honor. I think it's a nice name really :)
EsmeeRose  7/14/2010
I like this but I'm English so it would only feel right to spell it Honour even though this probably looks nicer.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2009
To me it just doesn't sound like a name. When I first heard it, I thought maybe it was because it was rather new, but it's not. Sometimes when a common word is used as a name, it sticks, like Grace or even Lyric, but not Honor.
not_another_Jessica  12/3/2008
"Honor of the working, comrades" was greeting in communist Czechoslovakia.
Emilie007  8/19/2008
I hate this name. Using it implies that the parents wanted their daughter to think she'll have to be a virgin until she's married. While chastity is important, it's rude to expect a girl to ruin the family "Honor" if it happens. It is so sexist to think that your daughter will get away with being named Honor. That's why I think this is a terrible name to have.
bananarama  8/4/2008
Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren very recently welcomed a baby girl into their family - her name is Honor Marie Warren.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2008
It's quite a name to live up to, and something tells me girls have been named this because the parents have really wished she would stay a virgin for the rest of her life, or at least until she gets married at 36 and has a few kids, after which she stops having sex altogether. See, when this pompous and ugly name was still popular, or at least common, people didn't suffer from this psychosis that leads people to believe that women give birth to hideous freaks if they have children past the age of 30, but they did suffer from the psychosis that leads people to believe that virginity equals Honor. The name seems to be a relic of misogynous attitudes despite the lofty meaning.
slight night shiver  6/2/2008
When I suggested this name to my husband, he gave me a cynical look and said, "Honor and off her." It's been hard for me to take this name seriously ever since.
queenv  10/20/2007
HONOR BLACKMAN: British actress, probably most familiar in America for her role opposite Sean Connery in Goldfinger.
oiseau50  10/13/2007
An extremely famous bearer of this name is Honor Blackman, a British actress who played Cathy Gale in The Avengers, a British TV show which had its peak in the 60's during the reign of Cathy Gale, and later Emma Peel (Dame Diana Rigg). Honor Blackman went on to play Pussy Galore in the James Bond movie Goldfinger.
kimevenstar  9/11/2007
Horrible name for girls. It seems better on guys.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2007
I like this name a lot. I think it also sounds good for a boy.
elysa  3/14/2007
I know a girl with this name. Although she is English, she spells it without the 'u'. It's quite nice.
Surreal  12/16/2006

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