Russian boys' names

(28 Posts)
baskingseals Mon 04-Nov-13 17:27:30

My cousin and his wife are having a baby boy. She is Russian, he is English. They did think about Hugo, but have now gone off it. Just wondered if anybody had any inspiration for boys names which work well in Russian and English.

Sharpkat Mon 04-Nov-13 17:29:08

Alexander. NN - Sasha?

baskingseals Mon 04-Nov-13 17:31:30

Good idea, and actually one I have suggested, but she already has a Sasha in her close family, so sadly it's out.

Rosencrantz Mon 04-Nov-13 20:29:32

If they liked Hugo.. How about Hugh?

puntasticusername Mon 04-Nov-13 20:44:16

I've always had a soft spot for Ivan, myself. It got vetoed by DH though. And then there's Boris, of course...

baskingseals Tue 05-Nov-13 06:12:50

Thanks for the suggestions. I did suggest Hugh, but it wasn't met with a great response.

Like Ivan and Boris. Especially Boris. Great name.

ThisIsYourSong Tue 05-Nov-13 06:30:01

Nikolai can be shortened to Nik.

Isaak works well in either language

BikeRunSki Tue 05-Nov-13 06:31:55

Ivan, really like Ivan
Karl

ThisIsYourSong Tue 05-Nov-13 06:36:00

Love Luka and Maxim too.

playingwithlegos Tue 05-Nov-13 10:10:53

Michael
Andrei
Vladimir
Konstantin
Alexei
Stanislav

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Nov-13 13:49:55

Vlad is fabulous.

dozily Tue 05-Nov-13 13:53:00

I like Sergei - is that Russian?!

baskingseals Tue 05-Nov-13 14:10:10

Oh thanks for all the responses. I LOVE Konstantin and Valentin, but for some reason they were not as enamoured as I was.

Love Luka and Vlad, thank you. Sergei has also been rejected. Again I think it's great. So much easier when it's not your baby though. grin

Anjou Tue 05-Nov-13 22:57:18

I LOVE Russian names!

Igor
Ilya
Aleksandr
Nicolai
Roman
Sevastian
Lev
Vladimir
Vladya
Dimitri
Kirill
Kostya

Love them all. smile

Oriunda Wed 06-Nov-13 06:50:46

Arkady?

babyfedleaning Wed 06-Nov-13 19:41:21

Bruno?

tethersend Wed 06-Nov-13 19:42:27

Roman?

baskingseals Thu 07-Nov-13 06:54:14

Great suggestions, really like Roman, Arkady, Dmitri and Kostya, but is Kostya a nickname for Nicolai or have I got that completely wrong?

difficultpickle Thu 07-Nov-13 07:04:49

Konstantin?

Nataleejah Thu 07-Nov-13 15:24:21

Kostya is short for Konstantin

I really like Yegor and Yaroslav

AuntPittypat Thu 07-Nov-13 15:28:31

Artem

HRHLadyG Thu 07-Nov-13 15:30:02

Yasha
Vasilli

singersgirl Thu 07-Nov-13 15:37:07

Kostya is nickname for Konstantin, Kolya for Nikolai.

baskingseals Thu 07-Nov-13 17:16:56

Thanks for putting me right, will phone them soon with fresh selection and report back on what they think.

Met a Vsyevolod the other day. Magnificent name. grin

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