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  1. #1
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    International Names You Love *Boys Edition*

    I love exotic names from other cultures, and I feel like I should be able to use them even though I don't belong to any of the cultures/ethnicities, but I'm not sure I would have the guts to actually use one. So, what are some boys names that you love but aren't part of your heritage/culture/ethnic group? Would you or will you use them? Do you think it's okay to use a name from a different background than your own?

    I'll start with the names I love and are on a separate list of mine entitled "Probably Can't Use?"

    And for information purposes, I am White with Welsh/Greek/Dutch ancestry and DH is Half Navajo/Half White.

    Amir
    Vikram
    Javier
    Guillermo
    Diego
    Vittorio
    Matteo
    Wilhelm
    Darius
    Arman
    Aram
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

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    Hmmm...I love exotic names as well. I am white with Italian ancestry and my boyfriend is white Greek, German, Guyanese ancestry. I think I would use them depending on the name and the type of vibe it has. I do not see why it is not okay to use a name from a different background. I think I would also use them depending on how I can handle the pronunciation because I suck at pronouncing names sometimes haha. But names I have liked from different cultures and can pronounce are:

    Raphael- if I were to use this I would use the Italian variation. And probably in the middle spot.
    Raoul
    Navvaro
    Octavio
    Emmanuel
    I like Diego from your list
    Cesar
    Eduardo
    Manuel
    Emilio
    Johan
    Amadeus
    Aurélien'
    Antoine
    TTC #1
    Hoping to have a little Ragazzo or Ragazza soon.

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    I like Raphael too. Probably because I am a child of the 80's/early 90's and I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

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    I am white with Ukrainian, Russian, Jewish and Polish roots. So you can say I am a fan of Slavic names as a person who knows quite much of them. My favorites are(with nicknames):
    Aleksey (never unisex here, only male for sure)
    Andrey
    Boris - Borya
    Bohdan - Bodya, Dan
    Constantine(rhymes with green) - Costya
    Dmitriy - Dima
    Evgeniy - Jenya
    Elisey - Eliseyka
    Foma (again, never unisex - there are just a few boy names ending in a vowel)
    Georgiy (with "g" like in "goat", not George - we pronounce "g" always like that), also like Irgek, Czech version(but there "g" is like in George)
    Gleb
    Goreslav - Slava
    Iliya
    Innokentiy - Kesha
    Leonid - Lyonya
    Lev
    Maksim - Maks, Maxik
    Naum(nuh-oom)
    Oleg - Olegka
    Pavel - Pasha
    Radimir - Rad
    Radoslav - Slava
    Severian - Seva
    Stanislav - Slava, Stas
    Svyatopolk - Svyatik
    Timur(tee-moor) - Timurka
    Vadim - Vadik
    Vladimir - Vova, Volodya
    Vladislav - Vlad, Slava
    Vladlen - Vlad
    Zinoviy - Zenik

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