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October 12th, 2012 09:08 AM #6Junior Member
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i like Amadeus, but it does sound as a whole lot of name, and maybe a bit over the top? But on the other hand, if you and your dh love this name, then why not? It is your child.
I just saw your little girls name (love it), and thought i could give you some Hungarian boys name suggestions:
Andor or Andras (from Andreas)
Balint (from valentinus)
Gabriel (Strong man from god)
Teodor (from Theodore, gift of god) or Todor
October 12th, 2012 09:12 AM #8
It's fine as a first name : )~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
October 12th, 2012 11:21 AM #10Senior Member
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Agree with Renrose I think it's fine as a fn
October 12th, 2012 11:33 AM #12Junior Member
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It's a lot! It was my favourite name when I was a kid, and I would call all the characters in my stories Amadeus, regardless of gender. I don't know why it's not quite clicking for me these days as a first, in the ways that names like Augustus, Julius -- hell, even Odysseus -- do. I think it might be the emphasis on that penultimate syllable? And the AY sound? If it were A-MAUD-ee-us, it would seem less extreme? Aeneas works for me because it has fewer syllables, so it's slightly less of a mouthful even with that big AY sound.
The truth is, there's no real reason not to have it as a first, especially if you adore it! For the record, Aeneas is wondrous, and it just makes me think of the Aeneid, doesn't remind me of a body part at all.
October 12th, 2012 11:39 AM #14
There is nothing wrong with Amadeus.
The only alternative that I can think of that is incredibly similar is Amandus (Late Roman Name meaning "lovable, worthy of love". It's the masculine form of Amanda). In other languages it can also be: Amand or Amando.
(PS: I love the name Ambrose but I feel like that's much more difficult convince someone of than Amadeus. Good Luck!EXPECTING OUR FIRST, A GIRL, IN MAY 2016.