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  1. #56
    Join Date
    May 2013
    “The kindest words my father said to me
    Women like you drown oceans.”

    ~ Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

  2. #58
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I might be too much of a mutt for this activity. My dad's family is Slavic (Belarusian, Ukrainian) on his mom's side and probably English, French, maybe Irish and who knows what else on his dad's side. My mother's family is mainly German and Scottish, but is also English and maybe Irish as well.

    Ukrainian names tend to have lots of Ks and Ys and Xs, so I would be hesitant to use one because people might assume I was just trying to be "cre8tyve".

    I like Adele and Clara/Klara for girls, and they're used in many European countries. I'm not sure about boys, maybe Nicholas nn Klaus and Alexander...with some nn other than Alex. My great-great-grandfather from Eastern Europe was Alexandor nn Shandor, or something like that, so maybe Sander or Xander?

    My husband is very Irish, plus a little Spanish, German, and probably English. We're actually naming our children with his Irish heritage in mind, since our last name is Irish.

    (On the bright side, looking up Slavic names made me feel a bit better about how my dad chose to spell my name. The Ukrainian version of Catherine is Kateryna, so I'm just gonna pretend my Y honors my grandmother's heritage from now on.)
    Last edited by thatkathryngirl; September 20th, 2013 at 08:19 PM.
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley

  3. #60
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    My choices today would be slightly different from February:

    Irish: Siofra, Ailsa, Fiachna/Kieran, Eamonn, Finn
    French/Cajun: Alice, Esmé, Beatrice/Auguste, Julian, Maximilian
    g w e n

    Viola Mireille Sancia Blue Cosima Vale Zara Fionnuala
    Dash Apollo Madoc Orion Mars Auberon Kieran Atlas

    Cameron Alastor Wilde ⋆ Emmett Fidelio Scout ⋆ Zeke Borealis
    Isadora Maite ⋆ Coraline Octavia Luna ⋆ Cleo Amara ⋆ Adela Seraphine Lior
    v o t e

  4. #62
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Changing my answers from February since other people are doing that too.

    Also making combos because why not.

    Mara Ketzia - My MIL's name Hebracized and Ketzia meaning cinnamon, was going for a bitter-sweet thing. Ketzia is the same name as Kezia but the pronunciation is maybe a bit clearer.

    Shoshana Bayla - Shoshana is just a favourite Hebrew name. Bayla is a family name and means 'beautiful' or 'white,' and pairs nicely with a name meaning rose. I'm not entirely clear on whether Baila, Beyla, or Bayla is most correct for a transliteration so I may change this later.

    Esther Liora - Esther is one of my husband's favourite names. It means 'star.' I was tossing up Zelda (Yiddish for lucky) and Liora (Hebrew for "my light") and went with Liora because my husband finds Zelda too linked to a videogame.

    Talia Raziela - Husband truly *hates* Tamar, so I'm regretfully swapping it out. Talia is Tal-ya.

    Elchanan Zvi - Made my (not-Jewish) husband choose between Yochanan and Elchanan just now, he picked Elchanan. Not like he'd let me use it as a FN in real life, but I really like it.

    Immanuel Saul - I knew a cool old man with this FN. He went by Mick, which I think is cooler than Manny which is what other Immanuels/Emmanuels I know are called.

    Gideon Lev - Works? Maybe. Was trying to find one to bridge the obscure boy names above to the very popular one below. And I do like the flow. Gideon is sometimes said to mean 'mighty warrior' and Lev means 'heart.'

    Ari Judah - Ari's looking downright usable now, ain't it? Ari is VERY popular amongst Jews who are using Jewish names, but I like it a lot. And Judah is a natural with it, and I shall call him... AJ. Exotic, no?

  5. #64
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Somewhere in NY
    ♧ mama to finnegan alexander [11.29.15] ♧
    ♧ a wee one due [08.03.17] ♧
    ♧ sullivan ; seamus ; rosemary ; annemarie ♧

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