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Thread: Boys name help... Levin?
June 14th, 2013 10:53 AM #6Senior Member
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I see the appeal, aesthetically. The thing is, Levin is a very common Jewish surname, and we're not a culture that typically uses surnames as first names, either to honor or just because. So it comes across as very out-of-place to me.
From your list, I like Lleyton and Luca. Lleyton Wiley sounds good to me!
June 15th, 2013 05:19 AM #8
In my search for Persian and Turkish names usable in the US, I stumbled across one that I like a lot: Levent. It's similar to Levin, but seems even more refined. You still get the spectacular Lev nn, but it seems a bit more polished to me. Plus, there are the issues @spring13 brought up. Only problem is that it doesn't have the most spectacular meaning, if you care about that (something about sailors)...INTJ Anthropologist Living in the centre of China, married to a Persian, and just enjoying a completely unpredictable life
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June 15th, 2013 08:50 AM #10** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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June 15th, 2013 01:07 PM #12Senior Member
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I feel lukewarm about Levin. Levon is better. It sounds like a trendy replacement of Devin/Devon, even though it has historical roots. What about Lev or Levi or Lewis?
Of the names from your other list, you seem to like trendier names (not that it's a bad thing because I am attracted to most of them, too!). My faves from it are Holden and Rafferty.
While Camden is a lovely-sounding name, I can't get over the association to the less-than-savory city. Plus, as it's been a favorite of celebs lately, I see this name absolutely BOOMING this year and next year. If that doesn't bother you, then Camden is a nice choice. What about Camden Sage, Camden Jacob, or Camden Lyle?
Lazarus is a very interesting name, but that's a BIG name to carry. Although, I know a little tyke who pulls of Solomon really well! What about Lorenzo, Lucian, or Lachlan?
I don't love Wiley in the first name spot. What about Wesley, Westley, William nn Wiley, Wade, Wilson, West, Wallace, or Willis?
Best of luck!
June 15th, 2013 01:44 PM #14