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

NoraSpect Fri 15-Feb-13 13:17:42

Me: Greek
Dh: Latin
No dc yet.

KatherineKrupnik Fri 15-Feb-13 09:25:05

Yea so does tr person I'm thinking of! But you'd know what I meant about the railway so it's not you!

Cwtchbach Fri 15-Feb-13 08:49:46

I don't think so, I go by my MN though as my Mum and Gran have same name.

KatherineKrupnik Fri 15-Feb-13 07:00:10

cwtchbach wondering if I know you then. Do your initials make a railway company?

mathanxiety Fri 15-Feb-13 04:46:18

Surname: English as can be
Me: Irish version of name originally Greek; Irish version developed based on English version of the name
exH: English version of Latin (via French)
DD1: French version of Hebrew
DD2: Hebrew
DD3: coined by Shakespeare/Latinate
DD4: Greek/Russian (at least third generation of this name in my mother's Irish family)
DS: English version of Irish name

CzarChasm Fri 15-Feb-13 04:23:36

Me - Greek
DH - Gaelic
DD - Russian
DS - Hebrew

steppemum Thu 14-Feb-13 23:29:16

me - hebrew
dp Dutch (don't know origin)
ds - hebrew
dd1 - dutch (don't know origin)
dd2 - hebrew

we aren't jewish! But like Bible names

My name is ancient, but has Celtic origin, could be considered Gaelic by some but is earlier from what I have read.
DC Gaelic and one Pictish as far as I know.
DH Irish Gaelic (he is Irish, I am Scottish).

YeahBuddy Thu 14-Feb-13 23:13:13

Me: Irish
Dts1: Irish
Dts2: Irish

Future children (fingers crossed) will have Irish names as well grin

LadyLech Thu 14-Feb-13 23:08:26

I don't know the original origins of our names, but I do know that my name and my daughters' names are French, judging by the number of times I have been asked whether I am French!

Heavensmells Thu 14-Feb-13 11:52:12

Me: Greek
DP: English
DD: French
Ds1: Hebrew
Ds2: Italian

Frikadellen Thu 14-Feb-13 11:41:04

Me : None of the name places seem to agree ether English , German or American (Some don't even have it listed)
Dh : Greek
dd1 : Greek
dd2 : French
ds: German
dd3 Irish

raisah Thu 14-Feb-13 11:24:06

Me :Arabic
OH: Arabic
DS: Arabic/Hebrew
DD: Arabic/Hebrew

BeaWheesht Thu 14-Feb-13 05:46:47

Both dc - Gaelic

Me: Icelandic
DH: Hebrew
DD: Irish
DS: Latin

nooka Thu 14-Feb-13 03:45:51

dd: English
ds: Old English
dh: ancient Greek
me: English (but with French, Hebrew and Latin roots)

My godmother was called Lavinia

slug Wed 13-Feb-13 22:37:26

Me Spanish
DH English
DD Maori

FairyArmadillo Wed 13-Feb-13 22:34:47

Me: Latin
DS: Hebrew

Bluestocking Wed 13-Feb-13 22:26:44

Me: Hebrew
DP: Greek
DS: Hebrew

Cwtchbach Wed 13-Feb-13 22:24:08

KatherineKrupnik wins the prize smile

Waswondering Wed 13-Feb-13 15:46:28

Me: Scottish
Dh: I think, Hebrew
Ds: Greek
Dd: Hebrew

KatherineKrupnik Wed 13-Feb-13 15:44:59

Lavinia?

alexpolismum Wed 13-Feb-13 15:13:56

an Etruscan town, you say? I think we might share the same name!

is there someone elderly who has been famous but not very popular for years with your name?

GrimmaTheNome Wed 13-Feb-13 13:17:41

Greek, Hebrew, Germanic.

Cwtchbach Wed 13-Feb-13 13:13:49

I wonder if it's the same name? I would have said mine is more Roman than Etruscan but apparently it derives from an Etruscan town...

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