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View Poll Results: Which Romanian boy's name goes well with my (German) last name?

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  • Alexandru Buck

    3 4.69%
  • Emil Buck

    17 26.56%
  • Tristan Buck

    27 42.19%
  • Corvin Buck

    20 31.25%
  • Anton Buck

    23 35.94%
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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Lijiang, China
    Anton and Emil are awesome awesome. I understand the Tristan appeal, but I'm not a big fan of it. Alexandru is cool, if your in the US or somewhere else where Alexander is a pretty common name, Alexandru might have a slightly made-up feel (even though it's not, of course). Not a deal breaker, but just something to consider. Corvin is medicorely cool, not bad.
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  2. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I was really excited to see this post. DH is Romanian, and we met, married, and have lived for the past 5 years in the northern part of the country. It's not often on NB that there have been posts about Romanian names!

    From your list, Alexandru and Emil are more "traditional" Romanian names. I have never met a Tristan or Anton (and I work as a teacher so I encounter lots of kids). Though there is a loose connection to Romania, these names do not scream "Romanian" to me (although maybe that's what you are going for). Corvin is the name of a castle here which is a cool way to honor your wife's heritage.

    Alexandru is one of the most common boys names over here, though if you are living in the US people might hear it as a mispronounced version of Alexander.

    Emil is pronounced more like Eh-meal with the common nickname of Emi (Eh-me).

    Other suggestions (that are traditional here in RO and would scream Eastern European to me if I heard them in the States):
    Adrian (nn Adi)
    Aurelian (nn Relu)
    Ciprian (pronounced like Chipri-on)
    Iulian (pronounced like You-lee-on)
    Nicolai (nn Nico)
    Razvan (pronounced Roz-von)
    Sebastian (nn Sebi)
    Stefan (pronounced like Stef-on)
    Valentine (pronounced with teen at the end)

    Last edited by jebaldas; May 22nd, 2013 at 12:25 PM. Reason: Forgot a suggestion
    D.S. lil Bam Bam

  3. #15
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by scarletrune View Post
    I live in America and happen to have known a few Anton's, all have been pronounced an-ton, not an-twan. *puzzled* It's a pretty self explanatory name to me.
    I thought the same. Antoine is spelled much differently than Anton.
    Top Names: Benedict Zeal & Noelle Geneva
    Olivia/Livy : Darah/Bethel : Eve/Verity
    Eli/Calvin: Luke/Zane: Levi/Phineas
    TTC this year!!

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    I prefer Tristan but also like Emil.
    Fav. Girls Names: Rosalie, Amalia, Isa-Lea, Marisa Janey, Sophia Florence, Adriana Louise

    Fav. Boys Names: Tristan, Theo, Quentin, Jannik, Colin, James, Bennett, Benedict

    Fav. combinations: Rosalie Delia, Amalia Lucia and Jerry Benedict, Theodore James

  5. #19
    Join Date
    May 2012
    I love both Tristan and Anton. I also think Emil would work really well.
    Expecting Our First.....
    DH doesn't want to discuss names until
    we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!

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