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

DH: Hebrew
Me: Welsh
DS1: Irish
DS2: German

Family English/Scottish!

firawla Tue 12-Feb-13 12:41:51

dh and dcs all arabic, think mine is hebrew

poppydaisy Tue 12-Feb-13 12:42:14

Me: German
DH: Hebrew
DD: German
DS: Latin

Snowydrift Tue 12-Feb-13 12:51:00

Me: Ancient Greek/Hebrew
DH: Ancient Greek/Hebrew
DS: Ancient Greek
DD: Ancient Greek

iwouldgoouttonight Tue 12-Feb-13 12:54:51

Me: Hebrew
DP: Hebrew
DS: Greek
DD: Scottish

MoelFammau Tue 12-Feb-13 13:01:23

Me: Welsh
DH: German
DD: English

German/Welsh family

Me: American and only a couple of hundred years old apparently. I didn't know that!

DH: Greek
DS1: Greek
DS2: his version Greek but originally Hebrew
DD: Greek

bruffin Tue 12-Feb-13 13:05:26

DS Hebrew
DD Hebrew
Me French,Greek, Latin
DH Apparently Breton

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Tue 12-Feb-13 13:07:28

Oh. Good thread. Has got me googling:

Me: Hebrew
DH: Hebrew
DD: Persian
DS: Old English or Gaelic

English family.

This website was helpful

SucksToBeMe Tue 12-Feb-13 13:09:38

DD:named after American great grandfather.

CelticPromise Tue 12-Feb-13 14:07:57

Me: Hebrew
DH: Hebrew
DS: Welsh

phlebas Tue 12-Feb-13 14:11:16

persian (me), hebrew (dh), latin (dd1), persian (ds1), greek (dd2), latin (ds2)

DH British
DS, DD, Me - all Sanskrit.

shubiedoo Tue 12-Feb-13 14:17:15

All Romance language family, (Gaelic and French).

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Tue 12-Feb-13 15:12:32


DS:Old English

PhyllisDoris Tue 12-Feb-13 15:16:43

Me: Hebrew
Dh: Irish
Dd1: Hebrew
Dd2: Hebrew

KumquatMae Tue 12-Feb-13 15:22:06

Mine is Greek, DP's is Irish, both dcs are Irish. My family are all English/Irish in origin and DP's are English/Welsh.

Moominsarehippos Tue 12-Feb-13 15:24:11

Ancient Roman

Me: French
DH: Gaelic
DD: Hebrew
DS: old English

Beatrixpotty Tue 12-Feb-13 15:35:53

DS2: Latin

MrsPear Tue 12-Feb-13 15:41:33

MrsPear: English spelling of French name

MrPear: Albanian

Master and baby pear: Albanian

KaraStarbuckThrace Tue 12-Feb-13 15:43:39

Me: Russian
DH: Scottish
DS: Hebrew
DD: Irish/Italian

MrsPear Tue 12-Feb-13 15:43:53

wombling i am ashamed to say i had to google Sanskrit blush However i am now better informed which proves you do learn something everyday grin

Moominsarehippos Tue 12-Feb-13 15:44:27

Nobody admitting to have completely made up their child's name?

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


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?

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


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.

thegreylady Tue 12-Feb-13 20:37:39

Me Latin
Dh Hebrew
Ds French
Dd Germanic [I think] it is Joanna

skratta Tue 12-Feb-13 20:51:12

Me: Lule name (Lule are the Sami group I come from, they live/d in Swedish Lapland where my dad came from and where I grew up)

DH: Wanguk name (a Native American tribe in Connecticut, which Dh is part of)

DTD1: Swedish name

DTD2: Swedish/Danish Jewish name (like a Scandinavian-ified version of a Hebrew name, similar to an Anglicised version of a Hebrew name. My mother was Jewish)

DD3: Lule (but a name in Swedish, but chosen for the Lule pronounciation)

DS: Swedish (Lule too, but chosen for Swedish pronounciation, opposite of DD3)

They all have Wanguk middle name and a Hebrew middle name.

LentilAsAnything Wed 13-Feb-13 01:38:11

skratta, wow, I would love to know all those names! <nosey>

Me: Hebrew
DH: Greek
DS: American/English

rockinhippy Wed 13-Feb-13 01:40:11

Hebrew & North African apparently

sausagesandwich34 Wed 13-Feb-13 02:25:43

Depends on which website you look at as I never researched names, just picked ones I liked
Me =dutch
Dd1= Danish
Dd2= German

No connections to any other country with England

vvviola Wed 13-Feb-13 02:52:06

Me: English/French (but Hebrew roots)
DH: English/Scottish
DD1: There's a version in most Western languages, but it has a German origin originally
DD2: French

MidnightMasquerader Wed 13-Feb-13 08:48:18

Me: Hebrew. There are several spellings of my name, the main derivations are French, Spanish, Italian and Anglo (mine is he Anglo spelling).
DH: Gaelic
DS: Latin
DD: Greek.

wigglesrock Wed 13-Feb-13 09:03:09

Me - Irish/Gaelic
Husband - Greek
Dd 1 - Greek
Dd 2 - Latin
Dd 3 - Hebrew

Cwtchbach Wed 13-Feb-13 10:02:15

Me: Etruscan (but as is a family name -first daughter of first daughter go by French middle name to avoid family confusion)
DH: English
DS: Welsh
DD: Welsh (with the Etruscan name in Middle)

I'm Welsh DH is English

alexpolismum Wed 13-Feb-13 12:19:16

Cwtch a fellow Etruscan! I think we're the only ones!

Belmo Wed 13-Feb-13 13:03:15

Me and DP Hebrew
DD Norse

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...

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

Greek, Hebrew, Germanic.

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?

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


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

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

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

KatherineKrupnik wins the prize smile

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

Me: Hebrew
DP: Greek
DS: Hebrew

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

Me: Latin
DS: Hebrew

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

Me Spanish
DH English
DD Maori

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

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

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

Both dc - Gaelic

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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!

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

Me: Greek
Dh: Latin
No dc yet.

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