Advanced search

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

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.

womblingalong Tue 12-Feb-13 15:53:44

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.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now