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  1. #6
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    I love the name Liesl! I love Elsa, Ada, Adelheid, and Mathilda
    Walter Theodore 14/03/2016

    Elliott-Edmund-Oscar-Austen
    Matilda-Adelaide-Florence-Penelope



  2. #8
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    I like all three names, including Liesl, but The Sound of Music was my favorite movie growing up, so that's probably why.

    pet peeves: nicknames as given names; unconventional spellings; masculine names on girls
    not-so-guilty pleasures: five-syllable girls' names; virtue and nature names; over-the-top antique names for boys
    (if i repeat name suggestions in a thread, it's because i like them! no apologies here for repeats of great names! )

    IF YOU LOVE IT, USE IT!

  3. #10
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    I think Liesl is adorable. I'm in the US and would love to meet a little Liesl! I can't speak for how Germans are using it currently but it would definitely reflect German heritage. Such a lovely character in The Sound of Music, too. German names are what my husband and I can agree upon so you may also like some of our favorites: Wilhelmina (Willa or Minnie), Frieda, Hilda (Hildie), Marta, Heidi, Inga, Gertrude (Gertie or Trudie), Louisa, Josefine or Augusta. Love the suggestion of Ada!

    I also really like Anneliese of your options!
    Last edited by meyera4; June 24th, 2014 at 10:51 AM.
    Mommy to Konrad Wolfgang '13 and Louisa Marie '16
    Hildy - Mabel - Wilhelmina - Frida - Greta - Rosalie - Edelweiss
    Fritz - Alaric - Kai - Cormac - Arlo - Rex - Oskar - Abel

  4. #12
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    I don't care for Liesl, it's such a stereotypical German name —*it's like when Europeans name their kids Bill and Sheila and think they are being super fashionable.

    If you want to use a German name, either go with something historical/classic (Elisabeth, Amalia, Anna, Adele, Katharina) or a currently popular choice (Leonie, Charlotte, Ida, Clara, Emilie) so your child won't have a name that is seen as ridiculous or dated by people who are actually German.
    Arabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.

  5. #14
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    Mar 2013
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    I like Liesl and think it is definitely useable!

    Other German names I like:

    Greta
    Elke
    Frida
    Odetta
    Selma
    Wilhelmina



    top combos: Max Leonardo || Jane Birdie

    Beckett | Jude | Nolan | Dalton | Max | Ferris | Teague | Bram | Otis | Ari | Neil
    Jane | Alice | Naomi | Fiona | Evangeline | Gwyneth | Thea | Aviva
    Elena 'Laney' | Bridget | Cordelia | Evadne | Shea

    Carly & Zach ::💙 Ezra Wolf Z. 💙:: Born 4-29-16


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