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Russian/Greek/Englishy name for DD

(42 Posts)
Onmyhighchairhorse Mon 14-Mar-11 21:15:28

Come on then highbrow MNers. I need a name that will work in Russian and Greek and here in Blighto for DD due any day now. We have other DCs with these "crossover" names (can't list as terrified will be outed in RL - but lets say for example Nicholas/Alexander/Anna) but surprisingly hard to find acceptable girls names... Inspire me!

Mamaz0n Mon 14-Mar-11 21:23:21

Anastasia?

Alexis/aleksandra
Alyssa

Bella?
catriona

helen/a

Janoschi Mon 14-Mar-11 21:24:50

Nikita

meditrina Mon 14-Mar-11 21:28:49

Helena / Eleni? Christina? Hermione?

Athena? Hera? Demeter?

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:29:39

aha
greek person to your rescue

Marina
Irini
Katerina
Sophia
Eleni (does this work in Russian?)
Mariana
Olga

any good? all relatives of mine grin

kalo12 Mon 14-Mar-11 21:31:13

Natalia
Sofia
Christiana
Olga
Nina
Tatiana
Kristina
Ivana
Irene
Irina
Nicole

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:32:29

Dimitra?
Margaretta?

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:33:02

You need some orthodox saints. Get yer calendar out, love

spiritfingers Mon 14-Mar-11 21:34:59

Greek names are fab!You are lucky!
For some reason Greek and Russian names seem to have quite a lot of overlap...must be the Cyrillic and possible similarities in religion?

Ermmm

Demetria/Dimitria
Aglaia (might not work in UK though, Laia might)
Anastasia
Daria
Katerina/Ekaterina/Katerini/Ekaterini
Larisa (old greek place name, also used in slavic countries)
Isidora
Alexia
Alina
Lana
Dominika
Sophia
Elena
Thea
Lydia or Lidia
Theodora (dora the explorer connotations? although a little girl might love that grin )

Boys..
Luca
Alexei
Dimitri
Michal or Michail
Matthias
Andrey
Costya or Constantin
Benedict

spiritfingers Mon 14-Mar-11 21:36:15

ps: It doesn't work in Russian I guess but I have always LOVED "H e r o" for a girl. I don't know why.

Onmyhighchairhorse Mon 14-Mar-11 21:40:27

Oooh - orthodox saints! I'm off to look up her due date.. meanwhile loving Elena and Anastasia...
PS Freshmint - thats not a v.Greek MNnn!

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:40:49

Theodora Isodora Dora all good ones. not sure about larisa for a greek - its a place rather than a name. Nice in russian though.

Lara would work in Greece although it isn't really used - it is easily said.

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:41:38

hehe
17th July is Marina btw

when are you due?

Dare you to call her vassiliki

AnnieLobeseder Mon 14-Mar-11 21:43:15

Alexandra

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:44:25

Evangelia
Evgenia

spiritfingers Mon 14-Mar-11 21:46:27

some of the orthodox saints names are rather ...ahem...unusual grin

Flacilla, anyone? wink

Angelina is a lovely one, though as are Juliana and Mirabella!

http://www.goarch.org/chapel/chapel/calendar choose by month!

Onmyhighchairhorse Mon 14-Mar-11 21:50:00

Due end of August/beginning of September. Erm - just looking and not fallen in love with that batch.
I've got a couple of the ones on here already...good suggestions. I think I might go for Freshminta

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:52:50

You have to really roll the R though

Frrrrreshmeeeeenta

That's how I say it!

freshmint Mon 14-Mar-11 21:56:49

Theodora on 29 July (along with the beheading of the venerable head of the glorious prophet john the baptist - ooh gory)

bugger all in early sept. If it was a boy you could have called it Theoctistus grin

ReadySteadyVeggie Mon 14-Mar-11 22:54:30

Phoebe?

bambiandthumper Mon 14-Mar-11 22:55:38

Tatiana
Olimipia or Olympia
Marina
Theodora
Xenia

Underachieving Mon 14-Mar-11 23:37:34

Evanthe, shortens to Eva which is pronounced ever in Greece but could be pronounced the usual British way too.

Umnitsa Tue 15-Mar-11 00:52:56

Russian Saints' name days in August - early September:
Antonina
Irina
Anna
Daria
Maria
Julia / Yulia (Juliana / Yuliana / Uliana)
Natalia

as well as less popular
Nonna
Vassa
Martha

ValiumSingleton Tue 15-Mar-11 08:54:17

Lydia
ylenia

Rhubarbgarden Tue 15-Mar-11 09:37:15

Nerina?

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