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June 14th, 2013 10:46 AM #11Junior Member
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June 14th, 2013 11:14 AM #13
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.INTP Anthropologist Living in the centre of China, married to a Persian, and just enjoying a completely unpredictable life
Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14
Currently stuck on girls
Names I love, but cannot use:
Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Caspar Siavash, Elias Rostam, Simon Kasra
Valentina Parvaneh, Rosalind Tala, Viola Katayoun
June 14th, 2013 12:27 PM #15
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).
Rafael (not gonna lie, I like this because I like Rafa Nadal)
Pau- I'd totally use this!
* = couldn't/wouldn't use for a cultural/ linguistic reason (ie: I'm not Italian, Turkish, Irish, Russian, Portuguese, or Dutch)Lucia
Name aficionada, traveller, teacher, wonderfully enamoured
❀ Sela Beatrix, Adelaide Flora, Vivian Lilac, Orchid Minerva, Audrey Cordelia
Opal, Zinnia, Sefora, Leire, Nuria, Freya
➳ Bastian Leir, Gideon Felix, Fletcher Atlas, Ephraim Grey, Joscelin Amos
Eneko, Ekhi, Bruno, Oriol, Earnest, Ivor
June 16th, 2013 11:24 PM #17
June 17th, 2013 10:49 AM #19Simon, Eloise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Marina, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Ruby Louise, Archer, Violet, Gabriel, Persephone, Dov, Louisa
Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...