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  1. #1
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    International variations

    What are some names you can think of where you like an international version more than your local version?

    For example:
    Marta > Martha
    Inez > Agnes
    Matteo > Matthew
    Evan > John

    Which names can you think of?
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  2. #2
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    Like you, i like Evan a lot more than John!

    I prefer

    Ginevra (over Jennifer or Guinevere)
    Ilaria (over Hilary)
    Amelie (over Amelia)
    Anya (to Anna)
    Camille (over Camilla)
    Matthias (to Matthew)
    Nikolai (to Nicholas)
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    Sarai Matilda|Mabli Charlotte|Una Adele|Cherith Eliza
    Sloane Felicity|Flora Penelope|Juno Delilah|Lois Aurelia
    Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty|Percy Evander|Bram Atticus
    Otto Elias|Linus Theodore|Jude Amadeus|Jesse Peregrine


  3. #3
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    A couple that come to mind, though I'm sure there are many more
    Lilia > Lily or Lili
    Margot > Margaret
    Rosalie > Rose
    Piers > Peter
    Girls Names
    Liliana Juliet Sylvia Marcella Rosalie Evadne

    Girls Middles/Honours
    Juliet Margot Vera Celia Rosalie Eleanor


    Boys Names
    Griffin Elliot 'Otto' Caspian Jonas Elias Chester

    Boys Middles/Honours
    Daniel Charles Bennett Piers Thomas


  4. #4
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    Some for me:

    Marguerite > Margaret
    Sylvie > Sylvia (though I like both)
    Amélie > Amelia (though once again both are nice IMO)
    Étienne > Stephen/Steven
    Raquel > Rachel
    Kirsten > Christina/Christine

  5. #5
    Overall, I tend to prefer classic English names!

    But I do love:
    Tavish > Thomas
    Vasiliy > Basil
    Rosa > Rose

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