How do I get an English name

bilingual names (German / English)


Written by klip on March 7th, 2009, 8:29 am

Now there are only ten days to the due date, and we still haven't found a name that we both like, let alone inspire. Help!!

We are Germans, live in England, and are looking for names that sound as similar as possible in both languages. I would prefer the combination of an extraordinary and a classically international name (like Louise, ZN of our daughter) - order depending on the sound. We don't like the English fashion names popular in Germany (Kevin, Justin etc.) at all. I still have a whole list of rules, but since it hasn't worked so far, I'd better leave them out. It becomes 95% a boy.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Karen

 

Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer fromMaxikid on March 7th, 2009, 8:34 am

Here are my suggestions:

Adrian
Marcus
Jonathan
Max
Linus
Marc
Benedict
Alexander
Constantin
Henrik
Maximilian

Greetings Maxikid

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Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer fromlilatiger74 on March 7th, 2009, 10:15 am

Oscar
Marlon
Henry
Simon
Jonathan
Jacob
Samuel
Bennett
Aidan
Leonard (as ZN, nice and classic like Louise)
Vincent
Oliver
Daniel

It's all messed up now, but I thought of them. All the best!

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Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer frommommyof2 on March 7th, 2009, 10:26 am

Paul
Nicholas
Jasper
Vincent
Bennet
Liam
Kian
Colin
William
David
Christopher
Joshua
Jonah
Noah
Samuel
Nathan (iel)
Gabriel
Lucas
Aaron
Adam
Julian
Quentin
Elliot
Eric
Tristan
Titus
Julius
Henry
Victor
Oscar
Levi
Nolan
Oliver
Damian
Leo
Jonas
Milo
Corvin
Leonard
Silas
Timon
Frederick
Kendrick
Kieran

Maybe you like something!

LG

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Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer fromcelestine on March 7th, 2009, 10:29 am

William
Edward
Oscar
Arthur
Eric
Carlin
Benno
Henry
Bruno
Merlin
Finnegan
Vincent
Victor
?
cel.

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Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer fromMona Laura on 07.03.2009, 11:40 a.m.

Hi!

how about:

Noah
Phillip
Erik
Christopher
James
Levin
Romeo
Robin
Patrick
Joshua
Tom
Nick

LG Mona

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Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer fromtiffysmummie on 07.03.2009, 12:51 pm

Or maybe Ferris Jonah Elliot Lionel Miles Nelson Norris Wilson ...
no idea. But I can empathize, because I can't find a boy's name either, it's so difficult to find something that sounds good and at the same time isn't that trite ...

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Re: bilingual names (German / English)

answer fromuntamed on March 7th, 2009, 3:44 pm

I know the problem the other way around - I am English and live in Germany with my German husband. Many people think that it shouldn't be a problem to find a name, since "English" names are so popular here - but as you know, you can use names like Lionel, Cedric, Kevin, Corvin, Merlin (??), Leonard Badly forgiven Colin in England. They are really horrible to my English ears.

On the other hand, many names that I find beautiful and that work in German-English have been deleted by my husband because they seem either too common or too old-fashioned here. For example, I had Adam, Thomas, Martin, Peter, Frederick, Nicholas, Joseph, Henry on my list. In English I also like Edward and Alfred, for example, nobody seems to be here!

In the end we got a Georg (we live in Bavaria, his name is mostly George / Schorsch) - was simply the first name we both became friends with. It is now unimaginable that the little one could be called anything else. I wish you the best of luck in your search and for the birth!

LG Untamed

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The 3 boys of my engl. Girlfriend

answer fromMaxikid on March 7th, 2009, 4:02 pm

Sebastian, Johannes, Benedikt and Liam.

Greetings Maxikid

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oops, meant 4 guys

answer fromMaxikid on March 7th, 2009, 4:03 pm

Lg Maxikid

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@untamed

answer frommommyof2 on March 7th, 2009, 4:21 pm

Why cannot the names you have enumerated be given in England? Are all names that are also in English. Common language areas are ...

LG

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Re: @ mommy0f2

answer fromuntamed on March 7th, 2009, 5:09 pm

I think for the reason why you cannot forgive Eduard, Gottfried, Helmuth and Co here! Or you can already forgive them, only at the moment they are quite out of date. That was the main problem for us when we were looking for a name for our son - we are both into classic names, but classic in one country (e.g. Edward or William) is not yet popular in another (Eduard, Wilhelm). It's funny that the names that the countries have in common are not "in" at the same time. Another example would be Emma - I know countless Emmas my age (I'm 28) but in Germany it's a toddler name right now.

LG Untamed

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@untamed

answer frommommyof2 on March 7th, 2009, 5:24 pm

So I would like Edward or William (with a suitable background, also for the German-speaking area;))!

Eduard or Wilhelm, on the other hand, would be too old for me ...

LG

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PS

answer frommommyof2 on March 7th, 2009, 5:28 pm

We have chosen a name for our # 3 (if it is a boy again) this time, which is not very current at the moment. Language area.

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Re: PS @ mommyof2

answer fromuntamed on March 7th, 2009, 6:02 pm

I am curious about the name of your Nr3! We are currently practicing for a number 2, for a change we now have at least a few options for a girl, but nothing for a boy yet. Last time it was exactly the other way around ...

LG Untamed

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@untamed

answer frommommyof2 on March 7th, 2009, 6:12 pm

Oh nice :)! What are your favorites so far?

With us it will be either a Nelson or a Nia (the brothers are called Sean & James).

LG

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Re: @ mommyof2

answer fromuntamed on March 7th, 2009, 7:09 pm

Nelson is great (although not exactly my taste) - of course you immediately think of Nelson Mandela, great. I've never heard of Nia, but the English-speaking area is big ...

For a girl, Eva, Elisabeth and Esther are on the list. Joseph and Samuel were once in conversation for a boy, but we couldn't really come to an agreement ... Let's see. Must work with a second child first!

LG and have a nice evening,
Untamed

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@untamed

answer frommommyof2 on March 8th, 2009, 9:37 am

I think Joseph and Samuel are great, although Joseph's English. I like pronunciation better than German.

I like the girls' names too :)!

Nia is the Welsh form of the Irish Niamh and an East African name ...

LG

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