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    Russian and Irish names, what are your favorites?

    I'm open to suggestions for Russian and Irish names.

    My first daughter did not get a Russian or Irish name but dh and I are thinking about using one from our cultures for a future son or daughter so I'm looking for names that would work well in the states. Nothing too plain but nothing that's too hard to pronounce in English (I've dealt with this and it can be frustrating).

    Thank you in advance!
    Girls: Arden, Cecilia, Francis, Josephine, Liliya, Louisa, Mae, Norah, Ruth, Shoshana

    Boys: August, Francis, Joseph, Lawrence, Louis, Patrick, Thomas, Ulysses, Viktor


  2. #3
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    I am not a specialist in Irish names but I can help with Russian since I am majoring in Russian Literature(and language).
    Girl
    Alyona
    Anastasia (one of the plainest names in Russia but quite unusual in the US/UK)
    Angelina ("a"-s pronounced like in car and "g" like in globe)
    Anna
    Daria
    Ekaterina
    Elena
    Fyokla (Fyo like in Fyodor Dostoevsky)
    Larisa/Lara
    Maria
    Marina
    Svetlana
    Tatiana
    Valentina
    Viktoria
    Zoya
    Boys:
    Alexei
    Andrey
    Boris
    Denis
    Dmitry
    Efim
    Fyodor
    Ivan (ee-van)
    Leonid
    Lev
    Nikolai
    Pavel
    Rodion
    Stanislav
    Vitaly
    Vladimir
    Vladislav
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    Atlas Rupert Otis Grover Casimir Nathaniel Ignatius Robin

  3. #5
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    I can only do Irish names, I know nothing about Russian names

    These are ones that I think have minimal pronunciation issues (or are familiar), though I may be completely wrong because it seems people in the US are less familiar with Irish names than they are here:

    Eabha
    Erin
    Aoife
    Fionnuala (this one is pretty much pronounced how it looks whilst still being very Irish - I suppose you could even spell it Finnuala or Finola)
    Iseult
    Roisin
    Ciara
    Niamh
    Meabh
    Eimear
    Bronagh
    Clodagh
    Orla
    Eibhlin
    Aisling
    Ailis
    Siobhan
    Sinead
    Una
    Caitlin
    Catriona
    Fiona
    Alana
    Cliona

    Ceallach
    Tadgh
    Oisin
    Cian
    Sean
    Conor
    Eamonn
    Darragh
    Niall
    Lorcan
    Seamus
    Ciaran
    Cillian
    Ronan

    I don't think you should be too worried about spelling and pronunciation though, I have to constantly correct people (my name's Irish) but they get it eventually and it's not a big deal.

    Other Irish names I love (which definitely aren't easy to pronounce!)
    Caoimhe
    Saoirse
    Muireann
    Ailbhe
    Aoibheann

    Cathal
    Last edited by potofgold; May 2nd, 2014 at 01:38 PM.
    Just a 19 year old weirdly obsessed with names, no babies in the near future

    Aila Anwen Arianwen Aveline Calla Caoimhe Cosima Fionnuala Hazel Hestia Josephine Rowan
    Alaric Asa Evander Ezra Jasper Leander Lucas Orion Perseus Ruairi

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    http://www.behindthename.com/name/faina

    Faina - a Russian name, has an Irish feel much like Fionnuala
    "Don't try to be modern, it's the most old-fashioned thing there is," - Attilio, The Tiger and the Snow

    Domenico/Dominic, Gianfranco/Gianpaolo, Giacomo, Antonio, Raphael, Calogero, Leopold, Angelo, Giorgio, Alban, Malachi, Dante, Mirek, Dario, Lionel, Asa
    Katarina/Caterina, Irena, Silvia, Aniela, Delfina, Raffaella, Apollonia, Cecilia, Pasqualina, Rosalind/Rosina, Josephine, Allegra, Alba, Leokadia, Annunziata, Bronya, Adrasteia, Vincenza, Althea, Eurydice, Regina, Mirella, Arianell

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