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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfzolghadr View Post
    Harmon is no German name!
    I read it's a variant of Hermann, but nearly nobody would usw Harmon in Germany I think.
    I never heard it before. I only know Angie Harmon, but she's not German and it's the last name.

  2. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by nivi View Post
    Harmon is no German name!
    I read it's a variant of Hermann, but nearly nobody would usw Harmon in Germany I think.
    I never heard it before. I only know Angie Harmon, but she's not German and it's the last name.
    It's an Anglicization of a German name (German root, through the Normans)... so it's a bit like how people say Jasper, Casper, etc. are Persian... they have a Persian root. However, I actually did know a German Harmon... but I've also mostly known German hippie types (hence why I assumed it was pure German... my mistake). In either case, I am neither German nor British... so it would probably qualify as "international" for me...
    Last edited by tfzolghadr; June 14th, 2013 at 11:53 AM.
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  3. #15
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    I have a pretty hefty mix of cultural ties, so I feel like I could "get away with" using names from languages other than English fairly easily if I were raising my kids in Canada because a lot of the international names I love are either names that go with my family's lineage (German/Austrian/Transylvanian Saxon, Hungarian, Romanian, Scottish), or with my own living experiences (French, Spanish, Basque, Catalan/ Valencian).

    Yago
    Vespasien
    Unai
    Simão*
    Ruaridh
    Rafael (not gonna lie, I like this because I like Rafa Nadal)
    Pau- I'd totally use this!
    Orlando*
    Mehmet*
    Marius
    Liher
    Julius
    Jules
    Julen
    Joscelin
    Jaume
    Imanol
    Iker
    Ibai
    Hendry
    Gorka
    Gianluca*
    Gaël
    Francesc
    Feliciano
    Evgeniy*
    Eneko
    Emerens*
    Ekhi
    Constantin*
    Cian*
    Caspar
    Bruno
    Augustijn*
    Artair
    András
    Amets
    Ákos
    Aitzol

    * = couldn't/wouldn't use for a cultural/ linguistic reason (ie: I'm not Italian, Turkish, Irish, Russian, Portuguese, or Dutch)
    Lucia
    Seraphine, Jemima, Leonor, Seffora, Eulalia
    Edmund, Marius, Joscelin, Earnest, Caspar

  4. #17
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    Damian Bosco-Raphael Anthony-Charles Dominic-Jude Vianney-Samuel Piers

    Genevieve Naiara-Lidia Christiana-Isabeau Maria-Juliet Louisiana

    Tatiana-Naomi-Boheme-India-Saoirse-Ruadan-Edmund-Gideon-Luke-Declan

  5. #19
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    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

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