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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

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

Lavinia?

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

MortaIWombat Thu 14-Feb-13 05:45:53

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

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