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Thread: What names have we missed?
June 6th, 2013 04:54 PM #596
I just noticed that a bunch of Icelandic names I found in books are missing. For boys, Petúr is the variant of Peter (and it is also missing from the list of Peter's international variants), Bjartur even though I have no idea where it comes from (maybe Arthur?), and Erlendur which means foreigner (Erlend is also the first name of one of the singers of the Norwegian band Kings of Convenience). For girls, Sóllilja which means sun lily in translation, and is the middle name of the daughter of the protagonist of Independent People, a book by Halldór Laxness. Speaking of well-known Icelandinc personalities, Jónsi is the frontman of the band Sigur Rós; I think it is a variant of John, but I'm not so sure.
Also, I second everything finuneby has said about Italian names. We also have Pierluigi in the Pier+something family, and Tiziano -like the painter- is not uncommon either, just like Tiziana.Irene; Name lover in her twenties; single; Languages student by day, writer by night.
Current favorites, not in order:
Emily - Evelyn - Hadley - Alice - Emma - Olivia - Zoey - Greta - Eden - Jezebel - Zelda - Anna - Charlotte
Ethan - Adam - William - Peter - Harvey - Galen - Kenneth - Kieran - Theo - Zander - Daniel - Ezra - Gabriel - Blake
The National's Names List
Peculiar Italian Names for Girls
June 10th, 2013 09:50 AM #598
I know there are more pressing issues with NB at the moment, but I hope this thread still gets checked every once in a while!
I have loads I could add, but the one I've been most surprised at not being in the database is Aled, which bethlow mentioned pages back. It was once at #312 in the E&W stats, it is still in the top 1000 and was in the Welsh top 100 for a while. It's a name most people would know over here as I'd say Aled Jones is a fairly well known bloke
June 15th, 2013 04:28 AM #600
Yeah, I really hope some Turkish and Farsi names get added... there are very, very few. Two I'm stunned aren't in here: Mavi and Levent, both Turkish boys names.
P.S. Your also missing Evren, a common male Turkish name.Emiliana Pari Debuts July 2014Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Raphael
June 20th, 2013 08:40 PM #602Senior Member
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Kanoa and Keoni are two Hawaiian names for boys. Kanoa can be used for girls, but I believe it is mostly used for boys.
And a more outlandish Hawaiian name... Lili'oukalani. (Lee-lee-ooo-kuh-lah-nee) I know, I know...but I think its stunning. A little history, it was the name of the last monarch of Hawaii, and the only queen that ever reigned.
Also, Ka'iulani. (Kuh-ee-ooo-lah-nee). Search her on google and find her full name! (Haha have fun pronouncing that!) She was the princess Hawaii and the heir to the thrown.
These are technically their middle names, but it was they were called.Boys: Maxwell, Bennett, Oliver, Elliott and Archer.
Girls: Rose, Juliet, Aria, Cora and Scarlett
Sorry for any random spellings. I'm probably on my nook!
June 20th, 2013 11:06 PM #604Junior Member
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