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May 2nd, 2014 10:14 AM #1Junior Member
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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
May 2nd, 2014 01:13 PM #3
I am not a specialist in Irish names but I can help with Russian since I am majoring in Russian Literature(and language).
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)
Fyokla (Fyo like in Fyodor Dostoevsky)
• ophelia marianne • phaedra st john • edie gwendolyn • isaiah silver • frances lola • nathaniel roscoe • margaux plum • oscar ignatius • tabitha elowen
• kit barnaby • emmeline rue • atlas orlando • althea leonie • grover elijah
esme helena mazarine/arlo dylan thomas
May 2nd, 2014 01:32 PM #5Senior Member
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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:
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)
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!)
Last edited by potofgold; May 2nd, 2014 at 01:38 PM.Just a 20 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
♥ Hazel Arianwen ♥ Asa Benjamin ♥
♥ Rowan Oriana ♥ Lucas Orion ♥
May 3rd, 2014 10:04 AM #7Senior Member
"Don't try to be modern, it's the most old-fashioned thing there is," - Attilio, The Tiger and the Snow
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Domenico, Gianfranco, Giacomo, Antonio, Raphael, Calogero, Leopold, Angelo, Giorgio, Alban, Malachi, Dante, Mirek, Dario, Lionel, Asa, Valerio
Katarina, Irena, Silvia, Aniela, Delfina, Raffaella, Apollonia, Cecilia, Pasqualina, Rosina, Josephine, Allegra, Romana, Alba, Bronya, Adrasteia, Vincenza, Althea, Eurydice, Regina, Mirellina, Arianell, Sonia, Talia, Cordelia, Leona/Leonie
May 3rd, 2014 10:42 AM #9
Only in compiling this list did I realise just how many Russian friends I have. Never thought that would come in so useful!
Dima (I taught the most precious little boy with this name so I love it!)
Brogan (I know a girl with this name, even though it's typically for boys and I really like it!)
Kathleen (my middle name )
☆ Sophie ☆
Lorelai Violet - Louisa Mae - Clara Elizabeth - Verity Jane - Isla Genevieve
Dashiell Emmett - Theo Lucian - Leo Benjamin - Finley Cassius - Eli Oliver