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#1 RealityBites

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

We have an Anna and a Sascha Ingrid. Our surname is Russian and I guess we have a 'Russian-inspired' theme going on. I am all out of ideas *sigh*

At the moment our not-hated list includes:

Boys:

Lukas
Leo Valentin
Luka
Rhy
(and I like Ziggy, but DH says no)

Girls:

Layla Valentina
Zoey
Mathilde




#2 FeralBob!

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

I like Luca, esp with your surname, and don't mind Lukas. I'm with your DH about Ziggy  biggrin.gif

I also like Layla and Zoey but would prefer Mathilda to Mathilde.

And I'm fresh outta new ideas, because I am TIRED!

#3 Mille-Mille

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

Lukas is top on our list atm, so yeah I like that one:)


#4 auldlangsyne

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

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Edited by auldlangsyne, 03 March 2013 - 04:43 PM.


#5 la di dah

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Lukas - nice, but will get mispelled Lucas a lot. And Lucas is intensely popular.
Leo Valentin - I prefer Leon or Lev to Leo but it's not bad.
Luka - I prefer Lukas.
Rhy - How is this pronounced?

Girls:

Layla Valentina - I like Leila more (said the same way) but EB's very splintered on that. I don't really like Valentina but a lot of people do.
Zoey - Please spell it Zoe? I love Zoe. Zoe would be my choice.
Mathilde - I like it.

Other suggestions:
Viktor
Dmitri - wub.gif
Ilia/Ilya
I would have said Alexander/Aleksander and Andrei but you're probably trying to avoid repeat initials.

Girls
Veronika
Valeria/Valeriya  wub.gif
Irina
And there's Alexandra/Alexandrina but maybe not.

EDIT: love Tatiana, auldlangsyne!

Edited by la di dah, 09 November 2012 - 07:50 PM.


#6 ~Peaches~

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

From your boys list I really like Lukas and Luka (Prefer Lucas/Luca myself though).

And from your girls list I like Layla Valentina. original.gif



#7 sylvastar

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

hheart.gif Layla Valentina (though i've never been a big fan of Valentina, the names together do sound so lovely original.gif)

I'm of Polish descent so I understand how you want to run with the Eastern bloc naming (if I have a daughter next her name will be Ania/Anya) - so many BEAUTIFUL Russian (and Euro in general) names.

Don't mind Luka for a boy. Good luck!!

#8 la di dah

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

I was going to say my issue with Layla Valentina is both end in the same sound and that's not ideal but now to be honest I can't think of any Russian girls names that don't end in -a.

#9 *molly*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

I love Leo, and la di dah's suggestion of Veronika  wub.gif

#10 Therese

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I love Luka and Layla original.gif

#11 RealityBites

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Thanks guys!

Ladidah - I like Leon (Uris!) too, but our surname ends in 'n'. I can't spell Zoey without the 'y'. I know it makes bogan but I love it this way.

Valentin is a family name, I don't particularly like it, but it is cool enough for a middle name.

The 'k' in Luka and Lukas is the Russian spelling.

Rhy is a made up name by my DH, pronounced 'rye'. I don't think it's a serious contender.

I think I know too many old lady Valerie, Veronica and Irene's ..

What about Mila?

QUOTE (Therese @ 09/11/2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Luka and Layla original.gif


Can I swap you for my DH  biggrin.gif

#12 Gudrun

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Katja/Katya

#13 B.feral3

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Luka
Rhy
Lukas
Leo Valentin
Ziggy

Girls:

Layla Valentina
Mathilde
Zoey

#14 nothing123

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 09/11/2012, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Katja/Katya



Oh yes, love this!  


Can I ask, how do you pronounce Valentin?  Is it Valenteen? or pronounced just how it's spelt?

#15 lynneyours

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

I like Luka and Layla from your list.  

What about these that will be OK to pronounce in English and probably most people can spell them too:

Alexia
Elena/Lena
Katia/Katya
Karina/Marina
Marta
Mila/Mika
Nikita
Natalia
Natasha
Nina
Rani
Tania/Tatiana
Tonya
Vera

Nikolai - be back with more boys later .

#16 RealityBites

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE (nothing123 @ 09/11/2012, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I ask, how do you pronounce Valentin?  Is it Valenteen? or pronounced just how it's spelt?


My FIL goes by Valentine (well, actually, Wally!) but is actually spelt Valentin with a short 'tin', which I prefer.

Nicholas is one of my all-time favourite boys' names but DH said no, his uncle is Nicholas  sad.gif


#17 la di dah

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (RealityBites @ 09/11/2012, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The 'k' in Luka and Lukas is the Russian spelling.

Rhy is a made up name by my DH, pronounced 'rye'. I don't think it's a serious contender.

I think I know too many old lady Valerie, Veronica and Irene's ..


Irina is cuter than Irene, I think. Or so I tell myself. Valeria or Valeriana are both DEFINITELY cuter than Valerie.

I know the k is right, I just think it will get mispelled a lot because "c" is more common. No big deal really.

Rhys (reese) is nice and I would keep it in consideration for a middle name. But Rhy? Why? wink.gif

I did like Katja/Katya as an idea but I like Katia best as a spelling because I'm weird like that.

Have you considered Lena? It's so simple yet old-fashioned and quite pretty, IMO. Could be old-ladyish though I guess.

#18 Gudrun

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Milo
Erik
Henrik
Gustav
Hugo
Isaak
Misha
Yuri

Frida
Petra
Sonya
Lena
Mina
Nina
Klara
Zoya
Lara
Lilya
Nadia/Nadya
Rada

ETA Mila is nice!

Edited to rank your options:

Leo
Lukas
Luka


Rhy

Ziggy would be up there as a NN to Sigmar, Sigfrid/Sigfried, Sigmund/Zygmunt

Mathilde
Zoey
Layla

Rhy seems the odd one out.

Edited by Gudrun, 09 November 2012 - 08:54 PM.


#19 auldlangsyne

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

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Edited by auldlangsyne, 03 March 2013 - 04:43 PM.


#20 Captain Plum

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

A's best friend in nz was Natalya I love it original.gif
Layla is great love the spelling.

Ziggy my fave of the boy names original.gif

#21 feralangel

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

I'm from an eastern european background.

We have a Ana, Natasha and Katarina in our family.

I've always liked Sasha for a boy.

#22 Awesome101

Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Lukas and Layla

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

In order

Lukas - I prefer Lucas spelling
Luka - prefer Luca
Leo Valentin
Rhy - usually spelt Rye

Layla Valentina
Zoey - prefer Zoe
Mathilde

others

Alexander
Dimitri
Erik
Ivan
Nicolas
Victor

Nadia
Galina
Kira
Kalina
Nadine
Tatiana
Valerie
Veronika
Vera
Katia
Lana
Lara
Larissa
Natalia
Natasha
Anya
Yana
Elena

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 09 November 2012 - 09:58 PM.


#24 becstar101

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

More 'eastern European' options

Oksana
Tatiana
Raisa
Elena
Ludmilla
Katerina
Natasha/natalia/nastia
Iona
Theadora
Aurelia
Henrietta
Simona
Daniella
Catalina
Aliya
Ksenia


Alexei
Dmitri
Nikolai
Boris
Vladimir
Alexander
Yuri
Vitali
Ivan
Isidor

#25 RealityBites

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

DH has pronounced his favourites:

Luka

Maya

meh

I am now going to campaign for Maya Astrid, I do love a good Scandinavian middle name  biggrin.gif




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