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June 24th, 2014 09:58 AM #6
June 24th, 2014 10:03 AM #8
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!
June 24th, 2014 10:37 AM #10Senior Member
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- Mar 2014
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 12/31/13
I've already got that naming fever again...
Wilhelmina - Louisa - Rosalie - Franziska - Hilda - Frieda - Edelweiss
Hugo - Kai - Alaric - Otto - Kilian - Desmond - Cormac - Arlo
June 24th, 2014 10:47 AM #12Senior Member
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- Aug 2010
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.
June 24th, 2014 11:17 AM #14