boy name help!
Im still early in my pregnancy, and nervous since i had a m/c in the fall at 12 weeks, but of course i cant stop thinking about names should this baby stick, and we are ever so blessed
We have a beautiful almost 3 year old daughter named Anneke (pronounced the european way of ON NE KE)
If we have a girl next we are pretty set on Beatrice. no back up, which may be dangerous!
A boy we have more trouble with. I loved Feliks, but not my husband, and now i have a friend with a Felix. not a close friend, but we still see them for play dates here and there. so Feliks is out, but i may use for a middle name. So many people i know have the names we love; so we have come up with a few we love that we dont know ANY ONE with the names! our backgrounds are easter european (Czech) and Dutch. We live in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Anneke gets mispronounced sometimes, but, not usually after ppl hear the proper pronunciation, and/or a lot of older folks know an Anneke so they know the proper pronunciation.
Levon (LEE VON) nn Lee or Levi, we prefer Levi
Arlo (does Anneke and Arlo sound too cheesy, or actually pair well??)
i really like Viggo but husband not at all!
Larson nn Lars
what does everyone think, any suggestions? thanks everyone!
Levi sounds amazing. I've always loved that name!
Decimus [latin but still pretty]
Calix or Caliks [maybe instead of Feliks?]
Zevi [variation of Levi?]
Niko or Nikos [greek]
thanks for the reply so soon! love it.
we have friends with a niko, so thats out, i do love it too!
i do like Miklos, but not as much as the others.
i like nickname names, so thats why i like Levon, and nn. levi. and so far the only levi i know is the son of a facebook friend, who i never see in real life, and we only knew each other from a yoga and baby class 3 years ago, we chat occasionally on each others facebook posts.
Caliks, is very interesting, but i kno wmy hubby wouldnt like it.
thanks! keep the replies comin'!
I love your idea of Arlo. I think Anneke and Arlo work very well together. I also like Leif, but Ive only ever heard it pronounced LAYF, as in Ericson. Larson works well with Anneke, though I can't say I like it very much. Levon seems out of place.
Some other ideas:
Emil (eh MEEl)
Anneke June is such a beautiful name! I love it. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy.
Levon. Is this pr LEEvon or LeeVON ? Not sure which syllable to put the emphasis on. If it's LEEvon, it sounds like the words "Leave on," to me, and that puts me off. Hmm. How about Leon? It's quite popular in Europe yet perhaps more familiar in pronunciation over here. Or Leos, Czech form of Leo. If you love Levi, I would just go with that as a first name though. Levi Feliks works well!
Arlo. I really like this name. I happen to like Anneke and Arlo, I think it's adorable NOT cheesy.
Leif. Anneke and Leif just doesn't have the same ring to it as your other choices, for me.
Larson. I like this. Lars is a great nickname, a Dutch (and many other languages I know) classic. Nameberry's official descrip: "Lars is a perfect candidate for a cross-cultural passport: it has been heard often enough here to sound familiar and friendly, yet retains the charisma of a charming foreigner." At this moment, Anneke June & Larson Feliks is my favorite combination!
Suggestions based on your likes:
Nelson nn Nels
Willem nn Will
Michal nn Misha
Stephan (STEFF-un, not STEE-vun)
thx so much for the replies. much to consider.
Levon is pronounced LEE VAUGHN, so yes like leave on. think Levon the song by elton john, or Levon Helm from The Band.
We are a music loving family!
Levon, with nickname Levi, i dont like Levi on its own because when he is older he can chose Levon, perhaps more professional than Levi? or he can keep Levi, more fun and upbeat.
Larson is great (lars nn.) however, its growing on me...
thanks for the comments about Arlo and Anneke together. sometimes i think its too variety show like, but i have to remember siblings aren't together forever all the time...
i also dont like using same letter names,,,, like arlo and anneke... but... it just so happened that i like the two names and they happen to start with 'a'!! funny factoid? Arlo Guthrie's third wife was named Anneke. hehe sort of a sign i suppose. we love woody guthrie and all musicians inspired by him :)
i like the name Guthrie too.
Leon its ok. prefer Levon, nn Levi
Ezra too biblical for my husband
Lucas too popular.
Finn too popular
Simon i know a simon on my street
Jonas too biblical
Lionel all i think of is Lionel richie
Theron how do you pronounce this? i think of Charlize Theron
Stellan reminds me of Stalin :o
Magnus my name is meghan.. too close i think... too video game i dont know?! lol
Oscar i like Oskar.. husband not much
Liam too popular
Axel like this one a lot. but Aksel. hmmm can i get over the axel rose reference... i think so
Anton i like it, but again with the music reference to Anton Newton... not sure i like THAT reference ! (for those who know who he is...
Evren looks incomplete to me
Julius julius cesar?
Jules too feminine
Miles we use to like milo, now i cant help but think of milo as a dog name
Augustour good friend has a Gus. (augustuS)
Casparmy BF has a jasper.
Emil (eh MEEl) chefs name?
Elliot again, friends son is elliot. ugh so many good names are taken lol
Noel noel gallagher? i like Noel but not much
Milo see above!
Matteo not a huge fan
Colin not a fan
thanks for all your suggestions! ! this is fun :)
I think Lars would be perfect with Anneke!
I love, love, LOVE Lars!
It was the name of a character in a book I read as a child, and it feels warm and familiar to me.
Anneke and Lars is an amazing combo. I like the suggestion above of Lars Feliks. :)
Well, there are many suggest you very good and interesting names above which can be very good for your boy but if I have to suggest you then I will go for Levi. It sounds really good to me, it is might be well.