Some of the first personalised gift cross stitches I made were not birth samplers or baptism commemorations.
They were for the young women in the branch as they reached 16 (if memory serves me correctly)
This is the second one I completed, based simply on the recipients name it followed the trend set for her older sister and would be followed by one for their younger sister.
There was one other but in that instance I just did the first letter of the young womans name as she had not quite decided if she prefered her full name or one of two diminutive versions using with the same starting letter of K.
Books of alphabets are a great resource, love alphabets.