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Old 03-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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Boy name suggestions for a multicultural family

So, we have a dilemma. None of the names DH suggests are good for me, and the ones I like are weird sounding in his language. (I'd rather not say which one but it's European). We are looking for names that sound the same or similar in English and most European languages. For example: the J in Jacob would be pronounced Yakob. I don't like that--my preference.
We like traditional or old-fashioned names but all the ones I keep finding are pronounced differently in both languages. I like Benjamin but the J presents the same problem. The I is pronounced as ee.
I'd love some suggestions even though I'm still in 1st trimester.
Also, we can't do names that end with an S because our last name starts with an S. So complicated!
DD was not so difficult because there were tons of old-fashioned names we could find in every language. With boys, there just seems to be Daniel, Benjamin, Jacob, Mark, Peter, Andrew...etc.

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Old 03-11-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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Re: Boy name suggestions for a multicultural family

I always thought the name Johann (YO-han, Joe-han) sounded the same whether prononced J or Y. One of my best friends in high school was Johann and we called him Joe. (unless I was mad and called him Joanna!)
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: Boy name suggestions for a multicultural family

When we were in your situation, I liked Xander for a boy. It worked in English and Dutch.

We ended up with a girl and went with a "J" name of French origin even though it's pronounced slightly different in both languages. We like both variations.

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Have you tried the random name generator? I used it a ton to find names that fit our wierd criteria (no final A, no double letters, no initial D). It's based on the US Census.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: Boy name suggestions for a multicultural family

No, how does the random name generator work? Thanks!
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http://www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm

You basically set an obscurity factor (how wierd of a name) and a number of results, plus gender. I started using it to build fake users for testing computer software, then got preggo and found a new use for it
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