From which languages do your and your Dc's names come?

(86 Posts)
Psammead Tue 12-Feb-13 11:21:16

Me: Latin
Dh: Danish
Dd1: Latin
Dd2: French

PeppermintPanda Tue 12-Feb-13 15:48:11

Me - French
DH - German
DD1 - Russian-German
DD2 - Greek-German

I'm British/Canadian, DH is German/Danish.

Don't worry MrsPear, it is the equivalent of Latin in Europe, i.e. not used very much except by scholars and priests!

badtime Tue 12-Feb-13 15:54:11

moomins, it's actually pretty hard to make up a name that doesn't exist. To test this, I just made up 3 names. One of them had no hits but the others did, one of them appearing on a baby name site (Lamara) and the other bringing up information about someone with that name (Dorelda). I think it would be easy to claim any name was a variant of a 'real' name.

Moominsarehippos Tue 12-Feb-13 15:55:49

Arkelfarq.

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 16:00:33

Me: Greek
DH: Greek
DD: Greek
DS: Hebrew

badtime Tue 12-Feb-13 16:01:17

Do you mean Arkell-Faruq?

http://www.ourbabynamer.com/meaning-of-Arkell.html

http://www.behindthename.com/name/faruq

WhichIsBest Tue 12-Feb-13 16:01:55

Me- English
DH- Greek
DC- Latin and German

Absy Tue 12-Feb-13 16:02:40

DH: Hebrew
Me: Hebrew
Future DCs: Hebrew

Moominsarehippos Tue 12-Feb-13 16:05:40

Nooooooooooo! I made it up!!

badtime Tue 12-Feb-13 16:07:21

grin

KatherineKrupnik Tue 12-Feb-13 16:20:20

me: Hebrew
DP: English
DD1: Russian (or Spanish, depending on which dictionary)
DD2: German

Kveta Tue 12-Feb-13 16:25:04

Me Latin, dh Czech, ds Latin/French, dd Latin.

MolotovCocktail Tue 12-Feb-13 17:06:48

Me: Latin
DH: Greek
DD1: Old English
DD2: Spanish

alexpolismum Tue 12-Feb-13 17:33:50

Me - Etruscan (apparently!)
DH Greek, but originally Hebrew and Aramaic
DS1 Byzantine Greek
DD Ancient Greek
DS2 Ancient Greek

Quite surprised by the Etruscan thing! Am of English/ Welsh heritage.

Sashapineapple Tue 12-Feb-13 20:01:00

Me: English
DH: English
DS: Scandinavian
DD: German

33goingon64 Tue 12-Feb-13 20:12:21

Me and DH: Ancient Greek
DS: Hebrew

BlipbipBeep Tue 12-Feb-13 20:17:54

I have a cornish name smile
DH and kids all Hebrew

We are British/Irish

vitaminC Tue 12-Feb-13 20:18:16

Mine and my three DDs' are all Latin names! Quite funny for a Jewish family, although we also have Hebrew names, just not on our birth certificates)!
Ex-dh and current SO's names both Greek.

weegiemum Tue 12-Feb-13 20:20:15

For our first/other names (surname is German)

Me: Hebrew/Greek
Dh: German/German
Dd1: Greek/Scots Gaelic
Ds: Irish/Latin/French
Dd2: Hebrew/Scottish

Our heritage is me: Scottish, dh Irish/German

IzzyWizzyletsgetbusy Tue 12-Feb-13 20:24:36

Me: French variant of a Hebrew name
DH: Hebrew
DS: Hebrew
DD1: French version of a Greek name
DD2: English version of a Greek name

Our middle names derive from Latin, Welsh, Greek, Greek/Hebrew and old English respectively.

MrsHoarder Tue 12-Feb-13 20:27:57

Me: Hebrew
DH: Hebrew
DS: Latin

MildlyMiserable Tue 12-Feb-13 20:30:25

Me: Greek
DS: Hebrew

LoonyRationalist Tue 12-Feb-13 20:32:06

Me. Hebrew
Dh. Latin
Dd1 greek
Dd2. French

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 12-Feb-13 20:33:40

Me & DP both have Scottish names. Odd as neither are Scottish nor do we have any connections.
DS English
DD English/French

ouryve Tue 12-Feb-13 20:35:11

Mine is French
DH and the DSs all Gaelic. DH and DS1 have names which are different derivatives of the same older name.

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