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  1. #1
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    Polish Appreciation

    Although I'm not expecting to have a baby for a very long time (still a teenager), of course it doesn't stop me from fantasizing about the names that my children could possibly have. Some of my choices have been influence by my heritage; I'm full Polish on both sides of my family and my brother and I are 2nd generation Canadian. I wouldn't mind integrating some of that Polish heritage into my name choices but I want to know what you guys think of the ones I have so far. Also, I'm a fan of nicknames so by all means, contribute:

    Emmeline nn. Emme
    Willa
    Coralie nn. Cora
    Adeline or Adalyn nn. Ade
    Zofia nn. Zosia (zo-sha, Polish)
    Kinga (Polish)
    Kasia (Polish, nickname for Katherine in English)
    Aimee
    Lucille
    Elise


    Kazimir/Kazamir nn. Kaz (Polish inspired)
    Felix (Polish)
    Jakub nn. Kuba (Polish)
    Sebastion
    Finley nn. Finn
    Theodore nn. Theo
    August
    Samuel
    Leon/Leo


    I like old-fashioned names with a bit of British inspiration, but I'm interested to know if the Polish names I've put up are too different. Personally I'm loving Zofia and Kaz the best!
    Aspiring writer with some writer's block.

    Emmeline | Coralie | Zofia | Lucille | Adeline | Kasia
    Kazimir | Sebastian | Maksim | Samuel | Bennett | Finn

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    I really like the name Kasia actually, it's familiar enough to English speakers while still being Polish. How do you pronounce it?

    I think Jacob and Sophia are too popular at the moment for Jakub and Zofia to be used without it seeming like they're trendy misspellings to people who don't realise you're Polish - I think with a Polish surname you're ok to use them, but with an English surname it'll look like you thought spelling it Jacob or Sophia just wasn't unique enough for you.

    Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___
    Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George


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    I too, appreciate the Polish heritage, my DH is from Poland.
    Here is what I think of your name choices...

    Emmeline nn. Emme-I love this name. but prefer Emmelyn
    Willa-Not a fan
    Coralie nn. Cora-It's okay
    Adeline or Adalyn nn. Ade-I love this one, and also like Ada for short.
    Zofia nn. Zosia (zo-sha, Polish)- I like this one a lot...it is actually on our list...
    Kinga (Polish)-This is cute too
    Kasia (Polish, nickname for Katherine in English)- My husband's cousin is named this, so while I do like it...it is not an option.
    Aimee-Cutie...like this spelling too..
    Lucille-Being a family name, I love this one as well...
    Elise-I like this name but I think I prefer Ellis



    Kazimir/Kazamir nn. Kaz (Polish inspired). Love!
    Felix (Polish)-I like this one too, but it is actually becoming quite common
    Jakub nn. Kuba (Polish)-While I love the name Jakub, and can appreciate the Polish heritage...I just cannot wrap my head around liking the spelling of it like that, I much prefer Jacob.
    Sebastion-I love Sebastian, nn Seb or Bash
    Finley nn. Finn-Another name love
    Theodore nn. Theo-Not a fan
    August-I prefer Augustus or Austyn
    Samuel-Love.
    Leon/Leo- I like Leopold or Leonidas..


    Polish Names from our list you may consider:
    Ania
    Daria
    Krysia
    Oliwia
    Roza
    Sylwia
    Zuza
    Zyta

    Aron
    Dawid
    Henryk
    Krzysztof
    Lew
    Maksym
    Marcin
    Marek
    Mateusz
    Radek
    Rafal
    Tomasz

    (My apologies for lack of Diacritics...)

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    @essjay Kasia is pronounced Ka-Sha, Polish is an easy enough phonetic language to read and I know family would have no trouble with that. Jakub wasn't my frontrunner anyways either, but Zofia, I thought the Z at the beginning would differentiate her name well considering I don't want something to think "Oh, another Sophia or Sofia."

    @mkmlvr Thanks for the comments and suggestions! I really love Roza and Maksym, those are going on my list! Most of those are family names like Mateusz, Henryk, my brothers name is Christopher but we call him Krzysiu (Kshish-oo) which is close to Krzysztof.

    So narrowing it down to :

    Emmeline or Emmelyn nn. Emma
    Adeline or Adalyn nn. Ade or Ada
    Zofia
    Kinga
    Kasia
    Aimee
    Lucille
    Roza

    and for boys:
    Kazimir/Kazamir nn. Kaz
    Felix
    Sebastian nn. Seb
    Finley nn. Finn
    Samuel
    Maksym
    Aspiring writer with some writer's block.

    Emmeline | Coralie | Zofia | Lucille | Adeline | Kasia
    Kazimir | Sebastian | Maksim | Samuel | Bennett | Finn

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    My great grandparents were from Poland too Their names were Stanislaus (Stanley) and Jozefa (Josephine) but I don't think those are your style. They had eight kids and gave them all American names.

    Emmeline - I love Emmeline with this spelling, but I don't like Emma as a nickname. I would go with Emme (Emmie), Em or even Mae as a nickname
    Adeline - Ditto Emmeline. I like classic soellings as you can probably tell and I like the nn Ada.
    Zofia - I like it but I'm just so tired of "Sophia" in every language
    Kinga - Not a fan. All I hear is Inga which sounds kinda harsh to me.
    Kasia - I like this one a lot. Its pretty, unique and honors your heritage.
    Aimee - It's okay. The name "Amy" is kinda dated where I live but I understand its still popular in a lot of other countries
    Lucille - I love it with the nn Lucy.
    Roza - NMS.

    and for boys:
    Kazimir/Kazamir nn. Kaz - Love it
    Felix - NMS but okay. Never liked the sound of it.
    Sebastian nn. Seb - Love. Its getting popular but thats okay.
    Finley nn. Finn - I prefer just Finn. Finley is kind of a girls name in my country, which is a shame because I think it be cute on a little boy but not so much a grown man
    Samuel - One of my favorite names
    Maksym - I like it. One of my Polish great uncles was Maksimilan (sp). But I would spell it Maksim without the "Y". I know its the original Polish spelling but I just think "Y"'s in the middle of names look odd and like your trying too hard.
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

    Current Name Crushes: August, Avery, & Flynn: Eliza, Georgiana & Dahlia

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