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Dimitri?

(20 Posts)
lilly13 Fri 26-Nov-10 16:53:37

What comes to your mind when you hear the name Dimitri? DH seems to like this name and I keep thinking of the Russian president. Please let me know your thoughts.

Tortington Fri 26-Nov-10 16:55:06

i would assume there was a russian connection to your family, although i do like the name

megonthemoon Fri 26-Nov-10 16:56:27

The new spy in Spooks

Psammead Fri 26-Nov-10 16:57:09

Oh I knew a lovely looking fellow with this name. He was Greek. Good associations for me. Although I would wonder if there were non-British roots in his family.

IWouldNotCouldNotWithAGoat Fri 26-Nov-10 17:14:29

People will always ask 'Oh, whereabouts is your family from?' Which isn't necessarily a problem!

StealthPolarBear Fri 26-Nov-10 17:15:05

nice name with greek associations to me

serenity Fri 26-Nov-10 17:19:03

I know a few Greek ones (including a very, very nice Corfu barman) but generally I think of Misha Dmitri Tippens Krushnic and then giggle like a 14 year old with a crush blush

meadowlarks Fri 26-Nov-10 17:23:01

Lovely name. I've had connections with Greece (--and Greek men--) for a while now and I'm always impressed by the elegance of their names.

ThatllDoPig Fri 26-Nov-10 19:33:50

Honestly first thing to come to mind is a slimebaggy greek waiter.
But I'm sure that is just prejudice from somewhere.
I can imagine a little boy Dimitri being gorgeous.

lilly13 Fri 26-Nov-10 19:40:26

Haha... Love your comments!! Thank you so much, everyone! I should make DH read them to convince him that maybe it is not such a good idea to name the baby Dimitri...

racetobed Fri 26-Nov-10 19:45:49

Would you not spell it Dmitri, as in Shoshtakovich?

I love it, and would use it if I had a son. Makes my heart sing.

minipie Fri 26-Nov-10 19:47:47

I like it, but I would assume you were Russian

(Dimitri, Dmitry, Dimitry are all known spellings. There are probably others too)

Islandsinthestream Fri 26-Nov-10 20:02:15

Greek hospitality operative (restaurant/bar etc)

And Del Amitri (the band) (yes I know, odd connection!)

I don't get a Russian connection in my head but obviously many others do.

lilly13 Fri 26-Nov-10 20:10:29

The Greek / East European spelling is Demitri, Demetri or Dimitri (from Greek Demetrious or Dimitrios)... The Russian spelling is Dmitry or Dmitri. However, they all sound similar, as you have correctly pointed out...

typsical Fri 26-Nov-10 20:25:04

First thing I thought was 'oh that band Dimitri!' Doh blush

Now I've been reminded it was actually Del Amitri, I'm liking Dimitri as a name! What is it's meaning...?

magbags Fri 26-Nov-10 21:34:08

Dimitri Martin (the comedian). Quite like it.

MelinaM Fri 26-Nov-10 23:47:07

Umm Russia instantly popped into my mind when I saw the name Dimitri! Nice name thoughsmile

JBrd Sun 28-Nov-10 23:06:49

But wouldn't it get shortened to 'Dim'...?

BuntyPenfold Mon 29-Nov-10 11:04:37

I thought Dim too....

lilly13 Mon 29-Nov-10 16:58:06

Dim sounds weird... Greeks just say Dimitri, while East Europeans and Russians say Dima or Mitia (not sure I like either to be honest)...

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