Cant decide on name!
, Jan 30 2013 10:32 PM
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:32 PM
DH and I are expecting bub #2 and ultrasounds are all pointing in the direction of a girl. We had always agreed that the name would be Mila (pronounced a little like Miller), however since falling pregnant I've gone off it a bit.
So far the names we're considering are:
And Rose as a possible middle name.
DS is Aleksandar (nn Aleks) and together with our surname sounds quite regal/aristocratic. BTW he overheard us discussing names and now exclusively calls bub Liliana (which DH is convinced I brainwashed him into doing). On some days I like a certain name more than the others, and on others I hate them all. I can't decided!
Therefore, challenge #1 being bub's name needs to be fairly international (i.e. can be pronounced the same in different languages) and match Aleksandar.
Challenge #2 - we have no back up boys names incase bub has been hiding a little secret all these months!
Any help would be much appreciated
Edited by MamaBean, 30 January 2013 - 10:35 PM.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:37 PM
From your list I'd choose Sofia but can i suggest Adeline?
and for a boy... Emmanuel
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:44 PM
I really like Lillian, especially with your son's name.
And for a boy:
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:41 PM
Emilia - 2nd choice, although prefer Amelia spelling
Liliana - pretty
Sofia - love this the most
And Rose as a possible middle name.
DS is Aleksandar
Edited by kerilyntaryn, 30 January 2013 - 11:55 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:43 AM
I would go Liliana or Emilia. I think something long and regal to complement Aleksander.
You might also consider:
Edited by Gudrun, 31 January 2013 - 01:43 AM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:41 AM
I love bith Liliana and Emilia. I prefer Liliana of the two but I think Emilia goes better with Rose.
The other two names are fine too though.
Aleksandar and Theodore
Aleksandar and Marcus/Marco
Aleksandar and Micah
Aleksandar and Patrick
Aleksandar and Roman
Aleksandar and Raphael
Aleksandar and Julian/Julius
Aleksandar and Oliver
Aleksandar and Tobias
Aleksandar and Silas
Aleksandar and Elias/Elijah
Aleksandar and Elliot
Aleksandar and Jonah/Jonas
Aleksandar and Dominic
Aleksandar and Lorenzo
Aleksandar and Leopold/Leonard/Leonardo/Leon
Aleksandar and Luka/Lukas/Lucian
Aleksandar and Seamus
Aleksandar and Sebastian
Aleksandar and Phillip
Aleksandar and Oscar
Aleksandar and Connor
Aleksandar and Hendrik
Aleksandar and Nicholas/Nikolai
Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 31 January 2013 - 07:42 AM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:15 AM
I really like Liliana with Aleksandar.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:04 AM
I like Sofia with your son's name.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:27 AM
I really like Liliana too. I like Sofia, but to me it falls flat with Aleksander. What about Zofia?
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
We just had an Emilia 2 weeks ago, so of course I will say that is my favourite! Goes well with Rose too.
Emilia - 2nd choice, although prefer Amelia spelling
Sorry to be pedantic, but these are not 2 spellings of the same name. Aside from being pronounced differently, Amelie of German heritage (derived from Aemelius), and Emilia is derived from the Latin Emil.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:12 PM
Thanks for all the input ladies.... looks like Liliana is a front runner (makes me happy as its the one that I lean towards on most days).
As beautiful as some of the names suggested are, we have a very Russian sounding surname which means that our options are limited.... otherwise the kid will sound adopted! Also all the grandparents and extended family are Eastern European and would struggle with the pronunciation. We have considered:
Noah (out favourite)
neither of which the grandparents are fans of. As well as:
Dimitri (DH hates)
but we're not that excited about them really.
Unfortunately, within our circle of friends and family most of the good european names are taken. There are already several:
Luka (3 cousins same age as DS)
Aleksandar / Aleksandra (DH family name so there are several with in both genders with either first or middle names)
I think we'll just have to wait and see what the baby looks like and pick a name on the fly
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
Liliana is gorgeous and a great fit too. I would favour Sebastian for a boy.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:20 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:49 PM
I would have put in a bid for Dmitri but I see your DH hates it.
I find Sofia a little bland and just don't like Emilia, but I think Liliana is really pretty and is definitely my favourite..
I liked PP's suggestion of Emmanuel/Immanuel for a boy.
I also like:
Ilya - I actually like this form of Elijah better than Elijah, and it's got impeccable Eastern European street cred.
Demetrius (which is basically Dmitri but I would give it a try on your DH)
Grigory/Gregory - I know its a bit old-fashioned but I really do like it.
Leonid and Leon
And for girls I'm quite fond of: Valeria/Valeriya, Veronika, Lydia, Katia, Katerina/Ekaterina, and Tatiana. But I think Liliana stacks up well.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:14 PM
I love your taste in names!
I have a Liliana. Her sister is Maja, but was almost Emilia. DS is similar to Gideon but was almost Aleksander.
Other girls names on my list were Anika and Saskia. DH loved Eliana and Iliana.
Other boys names on the list were Tobias, Rafael, Dominik, Nikolas, Caspar and Matyas/Matthias.
We tried varied spellings to accommodate the traditional Eastern European spellings that matched our surname but also not too complicated for Australia!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:35 PM
I'd go Liliana for a girl, and Nikolai for a boy.
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