Dutch girls' names

(64 Posts)
Wildwaterfalls Wed 18-Sep-13 21:32:01

Only 8 wks pg so getting ahead of myself, but DD1 has a lovely traditional Dutch name (won't disclose as will out me!). I'd quite like something along the same lines if DC2 is a girl.

So please give me your favourite Dutch girls' names! Ideally that work in English so eg not something like Loes (loose??!) or Sjoukje (sp/pn nightmare).

TIA

Lotta?

MoreThanWords Wed 18-Sep-13 21:39:53

Mariska

NotMyChashkaChai Wed 18-Sep-13 22:21:46

Saskia
Wendalina/Wendy
Beatrice

georgettemagritte Thu 19-Sep-13 01:32:36

Isa
Lente
Aafke
Sanne
Merel
Ilse
Lisanne
Elize
Lotte
Mieke

Wildwaterfalls Thu 19-Sep-13 08:51:03

Thanks all. Liking Isa and Sanne (does that work in English?)

Abra1d Thu 19-Sep-13 08:54:25

I love, love Saskia. When I was at school there was the most beautiful girl with that name. She had dark blonde hair and peachy skin and the most wonderful, graceful, posture.

Wildwaterfalls Thu 19-Sep-13 09:14:31

Can't have Saskia unfortunately as I have a good friend called that.

Have been pondering Vivian but looking for more ideas.

Leeds2 Thu 19-Sep-13 09:58:13

Isa is quite pretty, I think, but reminds me of a savings account. I would have no idea how to pronounce Sanne.

Lottie?

NooMyx Thu 19-Sep-13 10:44:55

Vivian is nice.

Drika, Else/Elise, Ida, Johanna, Louisa, Marike, Paulien, Thera?
I used to know a lovely Dutch lady called Karin.

I think Sanne would be fine, unless you'd be very bothered about some mispronounciations. (I'm assuming it's pronounced San-neh?)

Wildwaterfalls Thu 19-Sep-13 10:49:12

Oh good list Noo. A couple I love but DH has vetoed (Johanna, Marieke). Elise is lovely but too close to DD1's name. And we have a Karin in the family already. Really love all those names though.

Yes, Sanne is San-neh. Glad you like Vivian smile

itshowwedo Thu 19-Sep-13 10:50:12

Anneke?

I like Sanne too. I know a couple of (Scandinavian) Sannas. There may be a problem with pronounciation for the names with an 'e' on the end - the English won't automatically say the 'eh' sound, I reckon. Depends how much psychic pain it would cause you!

SolomanDaisy Thu 19-Sep-13 10:51:10

Puck?

smithwillsam Thu 19-Sep-13 12:52:09

Daantje
Saar
Emma
Sophie
Julia
Anna
Lisa
Isa
Eva
Lotte
Tess
Lynn
Fleur
Sara
Lieke
Noa
Fenna
Sarah
Mila
Sanne
Roos

karinmaria Thu 19-Sep-13 13:05:20

Obviously I rather like my own name ;)
In our family we have
Imelda
Coletta
Johanna
Franciska

glorious Thu 19-Sep-13 13:07:50

Marlies? (not sure I've spelt it right but it's lovely)

niffernaffer Thu 19-Sep-13 13:11:58

Lene

claraschu Thu 19-Sep-13 13:18:07

Nicolien

CairngormsClydesdale Thu 19-Sep-13 13:27:11

Mireille
Diane
Xanne
Valerie
Femke
Kim
Nicole
Benthe
Anke
Aneta
Miriam
Chantal
Maaike
Joyce
Esther
Petra
Tessa
Monique
Lidia
Bianca

gingerchick Thu 19-Sep-13 13:29:05

Maud pronounced m ow d to rhyme with shroUd, Judith ?

language Thu 19-Sep-13 13:47:59

I know a very cute Dutch little girl called Annika

Wildwaterfalls Thu 19-Sep-13 13:59:23

Ah DD's name has been mentioned smile

Thanks all. I'm adding Kim and Valerie to the list and pondering some of the others.

Also still quite like Katrine but when I've suggested it on here previously people thought of latrine hmmconfused

Owlie84 Thu 19-Sep-13 15:23:49

My lovely Dutch friend is called Marije - I've always loved that name.

Umicar Thu 19-Sep-13 15:25:39

Names in my family

Gerdina/Gerda
Thea
Wilhelmina
Johanna
Rowena
Hendrika
Maria
Mies or Mees (I don't know what this is short for I'd love to know)

Twunk Thu 19-Sep-13 15:27:26

Anouk
Romee
Solance
Ronne

My personal favourite is Anouk

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