I would like you guys to answer this question.

Let s say,

I had a dog named "Camila".

After she passed away I got a new dog. (This dog is a male.)

I want to give him a name beginning with "C" from "Camila".

In this case, can I say

"I named him "Chris" after the first letter of "Camila"."?


  • (P.S: That's called eponym.) – Void May 24 '20 at 4:59
  • I don't think there's any set phrase for doing that. Another way to describe it would be "I chose a name with the same initial." – Kate Bunting May 24 '20 at 8:06
  • Thank you so much Kate Bunting!! Your sample sentence helped me a lot!! – Yuki May 27 '20 at 7:03

Another choice to what @Kate_Bunting has said can be,

I chose the name 'Chris' for my dog since it has the same initial as 'Camilla'.

  • Aaron John Sabu, thank you so much! It's easier to understand to me. – Yuki May 30 '20 at 12:11

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