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  1. #1

    You won't find that name in the gift shop!

    Looking for some help with a name for baby no 2! Like the idea of something rare but not too wacky. A name you won't hear often and won't see on pens, bags, knick knacks in the gift shop.

    Bit of background - don't know if it is a girl or boy but we already have a girl called Bridget Rose. Our last name is v. Germanic and has a lot of vowels.... names ending in "A" sound a bit odd with it - there needs to be a hard consonant somewhere in the name. We are English, living in England, but my family is Irish and the other half's is Austrian so we would like something German-sounding this time, but are open and flexible.

    We just can't decide.... thoughts and opionions please!

    Boys (top choices in bold)
    Carsten (very common in Germany/Austria, means Christian)
    Kurt



    Ansel
    Anson
    Elliot
    Jeremiah
    Cormac
    Emory
    Howard
    Theodore
    Arlo
    Kale
    Gabrield
    Arthur
    Blake
    Michael
    Floyd
    Stellan
    Orson
    Gilbert
    Hugh
    Guy
    Cashel


    Girls (top choices in bold)
    Antonia
    Greta


    Astrid
    Maia
    Piper
    Zelia
    Minerva
    Orla
    Ada
    Ramona
    Elsa
    Tabitha
    Edith
    Florrie
    Affery

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
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    Love Stellan and Maia! Definitely nix Kale (who wants to be named after a leafy green?), Edith and Affery (they sound a bit homely to me).

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
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    From your lists, I like...

    Boys:
    Carsten
    Ansel
    Arlo
    Arthur
    Michael
    Stellan
    Hugh

    Girls:
    Greta
    Astrid
    Maia
    Piper
    Orla
    Elsa
    Edith
    Florrie

    I think it might sound weird if your pick another name that ends in a 't' or starts with a 'b'.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Australia
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    I suggest Gretel, my twin sister's name. It's Germanic, but not overly so, and you definitely won't find it in a gift shop! I think it sounds lovely with Bridget.
    For a boy, I suggest Hugo.
    I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Seraphina *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Caspian * Arthur * Lysander *

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
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    Don't want to bust your bubble but we our naming are daughter Greta and my mother just sent me name plate from Finland with Greta. So I think it might depend on where you live to weather or not you find it in a gift shop. I know there is not any way here in Canada to find Greta or Teemu but my mother had no issue finding both back home.
    Last edited by canadianmom3plus2; April 24th, 2014 at 07:24 PM.

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