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  1. Good one. Vos-suh would be closest I think. And...

    Good one. Vos-suh would be closest I think. And yes, 2 syllables.
  2. I could have guessed it was the NRC just by...

    I could have guessed it was the NRC just by looking at the names. That or the Volkskrant. There are some interesting names in there. One of them being Vosse. I kind of like it. It has a very soft...
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    Tove Margot Madelief

    Tove Margot Madelief
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    I like Hollis even though I'm not sure I like it...

    I like Hollis even though I'm not sure I like it for a girl. I do like it more than Holland though. But I'm Dutch and seeing people with that name Always seems weird to me. How about Hollis nn...
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    Let's not go overboard on this. It's not a name I...

    Let's not go overboard on this. It's not a name I would choose because of the connotations, but someone who is about 50 or 60 yrs old and has this name gets bigger ??? from me than someone who is...
  6. In the Netherlands (and I think also in Germany...

    In the Netherlands (and I think also in Germany and Belgium) this is still done. And not just saints names. There are plenty of boys and girls out there who have middle names that would normally been...
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    I went to school with a girl named Bonnie and...

    I went to school with a girl named Bonnie and that was back in the 70’s so why not... I like it. It’s cute...
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    Tove Charlotte Margot

    Tove Charlotte Margot
  9. Mar-yo-lain... Or something like that..

    Mar-yo-lain... Or something like that..
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    You can use Adolph but don’t expect people not to...

    You can use Adolph but don’t expect people not to take conclusions. I suppose using that name now is less weird than it was 50 yrs ago. Mind you... I live in the Netherlands and so every now and then...
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    Poll: I like Selah and I would pron. it Seelah.

    I like Selah and I would pron. it Seelah.
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    While I would agree with you in other adoptions...

    While I would agree with you in other adoptions (though I would say it a bit nicer) most children adopted from China have been found. Their parents never gave them any names. The names were given to...
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    Poll: I don’t mind giving boys (or girls) unisex names,...

    I don’t mind giving boys (or girls) unisex names, but I have a bigger problem with giving children a name that clearly belongs to the “other” sex. As first name that is. But that’s more because it...
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    Too similar but at the same time too different....

    Too similar but at the same time too different. Luke is an entirely different name than Lux. Because of that alone they don’t really fit.
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    If you don’t want a future daughter to have...

    If you don’t want a future daughter to have problems at Starbucks (I have and my name is Noelle) than Madelief might not be the name to chose unless you shorten it to Maddie. And trust me.. I love...
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    Chayenna and Chanaya. Saw them today with my own...

    Chayenna and Chanaya. Saw them today with my own eyes. The names I mean.
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    You need to check this site out. It will help you...

    You need to check this site out. It will help you make some great names.

    http://realelvish.net

    It leads you to names like Turon, Anna (means gift), Anniel, etc.
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    That would be the limburgish accent which really...

    That would be the limburgish accent which really draws out sounds. Like Bentleeeee... Jaayydun.. etc. Oliver is pron. correctly but Arthur has a Dutch version. I haven’t decided which one I prefer....
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    That would depend on the english name. Jayden yes...

    That would depend on the english name. Jayden yes (at least where I live), Dylan less. Classic names like Oliver of Arthur not at all. Names like Jayden, Bentley, Mike, etc. are mainly given by the...
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    Limburgisch boys and girl names

    Something entirely different. Limburgisch first names.

    I live in southern (and most beautiful) part of the Netherlands where people have their own language and of course names. No.. it’s not a...
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    What about Nora Madelief Wilhelmina... of...

    What about Nora Madelief Wilhelmina... of
    Madelief Nora Margot (instead of Marry)

    What kind of names do you like. Would you prefer more international names of Dutch names?
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    Absolutely. At least where I live. Not many...

    Absolutely. At least where I live. Not many children would have either of these two names. And when they do, they’ll have a more “modern” nn.
  23. Thread: Nook of Names

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    Nook of Names

    Does anyone know what happened to Kay from Nook of Names. I received an email today saying Kay has died recently. I always followed her blog (until it went on sabbatical) and loved her posts here on...
  24. Thread: Thorin

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    Poll: I just read in your other thread you have a...

    I just read in your other thread you have a cousin named Bilbo. That really made me grin. That’s so cool and so much better than the names I encounter far to often.
  25. Thread: Thorin

    by noetje
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    Poll: I love Thorin (both the name and the film...

    I love Thorin (both the name and the film character) and I see no reason not to use it. There are far worse book/film characters to be named after, Thorin is not that bad.
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