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May 3rd, 2012 04:52 AM #1
Old German Names?
My family is German and my grandmother came to Australia by boat after the World War II. I'd really love to honour some of the women in my family. Personally, I don't really like many of our family names, from this side. But I was hoping if you Berries good help me maybe find some jems amongst the unattractive ones! aha. Even if they're a stretch in relation.
Here's the list:
Irmgard - It's alright, I can only see Irma as a possibility.
Ursula - I dislike this!
Else pronounced El-sie
Antonia - My favourite out of the names I found so far.
I'm also open to any ideas of any pretty german girls names besides the common ones used now. Just not Gertrude or Brunhilda! aha.
I'm doing family history searches so I may post them as well, later on.
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May 3rd, 2012 06:25 AM #3
I also have German heritage (Austrian actually - but obviously the language is the same).
Names from my family tree that I love are:
Margarethe - nn Greta
Charlotte - nn Lotta (to reflect the German pronunciation)
Valerie is also an oft used name in my family tree, but not one that I am particularly fond of.
May 3rd, 2012 06:49 AM #5
I don't have any German heritage that I know of but here is some names that might work:
There is more in the German section on behindthename
Liv, an 18 year old with a love for naming and name etymology.
Girls: Eleanor, Louisa, Freya, Mia, Yvaine, Hazel, Pearl, Ruby, and Evie.
Boys: Walter, Miro, Remus, Felix, Alasdair, Eamon and Graham.
May 3rd, 2012 11:34 AM #7Junior Member
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Oh fun! I am German!
Some traditional German names that could work:
This site is in German only, but you'll find a bunch of German names from different decades, if you click through (on the right-hand side column, called "Jahrzehnte"):
Anyway, good luck!
May 3rd, 2012 11:48 AM #9
Oooh, I love all the suggestions on this thread! My dad's traced traced our family tree back to the 1600s in Germany/the Black Forest, so German culture always fascinates me. Some of my favorite German names are Johanna, Emmeline (not sure if this is German or not, but I've heard it is!), Greta (I like this better on its own than any of the fuller ways to get it, like Margaret and such), and Clara/Klara.
I'm trying to remember the names on my German side, but I'm not sure I remember too many. There were a lot of Claras, Annas, and Katerinas (not sure of the proper German spelling)... If I have time I might go look it up a bit later, and leave a few more suggestions.
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