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Mother's intuition. I'm pregnant. Short listed names.

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MamaBlue4 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:40:15

Started a thread awhile back as I thought I was pregnant, well I was right! I'm around 4 weeks, won't know for sure until 11+6 scan.

We decide on names very early and we're pretty good at sticking with them too, as we choose all baby names very early and the names stuck. We have a short list, opinions welcome smile

Sevastyan Alekzander - I love this.
Zachariah Alexei - DH loves this.
Nikolai Hans - DF loves Nikolai
Izaak Rein

Svetlana Mae
Delilah Franziska - DF loves Delilah
Sophia Anneliese - We love this but not too keen on Sophia as first name.
Helena Eve

We'res a poll option when you need one haha.

whyno Tue 09-Apr-13 12:38:43

Love Zachariah, Delilah and Helena

jkklpu Mon 08-Apr-13 22:49:20

I know a Russo-German couple who are planning Filippa for their dd.
My favourite Russian names are Nina, Elena, Alexei and Konstantin; Nikolai is good, too.

MamaBlue4 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:14:30

Hey, everyone. We've finally settled on the names. So now it's all just a waiting game to see if it's twins and what gender they are. Our names are:

Sevastyan Alekzander - Chosen single name.
Izaak Zachariah.

Koda Anneliese - Chosen single name.
Delilah Franziska.

Boy/Girl twin:
Sevastyan Alekzander.
Koda Anneliese.

I'm happy, DH is happy.

DF still doesn't know I'm pregnant although I'm surprised he hasn't clicked on from the odd name conversation. Or maybe he does know and he's gunna act surprised haha.

RalphtheTimid Mon 01-Apr-13 17:26:02

Delilah Mae
Izaak Rein

bootsycollins Mon 01-Apr-13 13:38:34

Loving the Russian/German influence. Have you considered Sergio? I love that name. When I think of Russian girls names I think of Anastasia and Tatiana I love Gisele too. I really like Svetlana, and Lana for short is also lovely.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 01-Apr-13 13:27:34

Here are the names of the Germans I know: Sissy, Flora, Gesine, Julia, Florian.

Love Anneliese, was just wondering if you were planning on saying Ann-uh-lee-suh.

MamaBlue4 Mon 01-Apr-13 10:12:58

zola I agree about the short middle name but I can't seem to find any ones I like - saying that I haven't looked that well.

Our surname is 3 syllables.

Anneliese will be pronounced ANN-uh-lees (but ann-uh is 1 syllable) as my DH pronounces it like believes that is the correct way, so who am I to argue with a German haha.

All names we've chosen flow well with our surname and fairly easy to say.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 31-Mar-13 19:14:00

I'm going to take the liberty of pairing them differently and go for:

Zachariah Hans
Anneliese Helena (although I think a shorter middle name would be better)

How many syllables is the surname? Do you pronounce Anneliese with 3 or 4 syllables?

Mandytm Sun 31-Mar-13 16:32:15

I love Anneliese and Nikolai.

I don't think any of them are difficult to pronounce, especially once you've said the name to someone, so I wouldn't pick a name because of that.

NadiaWadia Sun 31-Mar-13 03:44:44

I like all your names except Svetlana, which sounds a bit fierce somehow, and I think some people in the UK might find it a bit hard to pronounce.

Snazzynewyear Sat 30-Mar-13 22:49:28

My favourites from your list would be Sevastyan Alekzander and Helena Eve.

MamaBlue4 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:01:32

Thanks for everyone. It's helped narrow down. We're now thinking of maybe scrapping the middle names - so much hassle.

At the minute Anneliese is at the top but we like it as a first name - so ANY middle name suggestions are encouraged! And Sevastyan is at the top for boys, DH likes it too now - again any middle name idea welcome.

(Received call from Doctors this evening, HCG levels are high, twins are a possibility again, but not getting too far ahead or getting hopes up. So, right now. One baby.)

wigglesrock Sat 30-Mar-13 18:00:22

I really like your boys names especially Nikolai. I have a Sofia so can't be completely unbiased re the girls names but at one point Helena was also on one of my lists but I think I may pronounce it differently from others. I seem to recall a bit of discussion re the pronunciation at one point smile. Ps Congratulations!

saintlyjimjams Sat 30-Mar-13 17:40:17

I'd go for Nikolai Alekzander

& Helena or Delilah if you don't mind being a bit out there

Tacal Sat 30-Mar-13 17:36:29

Congratulations, I like Nikolai and Svetlana. Also Zachariah and Sophia.

PerksOfBeingNorthern Sat 30-Mar-13 17:30:13

PS Congratulations! grin

PerksOfBeingNorthern Sat 30-Mar-13 17:29:08

Sevastyan Alekzander -Love, names work well together.
Zachariah Alexei - Like Zachariah, not keen on Alexei.
Nikolai Hans - Don't like (sorry to your DF!)
Izaak Rein - Wouldn't spell it like this personally but still love it. My favourite grin

Svetlana Mae - don't like
Delilah Franziska - Like Franziska
Sophia Anneliese - Love
Helena Eve - Like but doesn't sound as immediately Russian/German as some of others do

simplesusan Sat 30-Mar-13 17:26:07

I like Svetlana, then Helena.
From the boys names I like Zachariah.

Yama Sat 30-Mar-13 15:54:49

I like all of your boys names. If I had to put them in order it would be:

Zachariah Alexei
Sevastyan Alekzander
Izaak Rein
Nikolai Hans

The girls names I'm not as keen on but I do like.

Svetlana Mae flows nicely
Delilah I never thought I would like but it has grown on me.
Sophia is pretty
Helena is a good solid name

fanjodisfunction Sat 30-Mar-13 15:51:30

Totally understand OP.

I love all your names, I think they have a lot of character.

DH has just had alook and he says he loves

Nikolai Hans (and says it sounds great the other wat rounds too) and he really likes Sophia Annaliese, I think have to agree with him.

Thisisanoutrage Sat 30-Mar-13 15:51:11

Nikolai Hans and Delilah Franziska

I'm with DF, both lovely names.

mrsbungle Sat 30-Mar-13 15:45:28

I like Nickolai and Svetlana.

MamaBlue4 Sat 30-Mar-13 15:41:59

top I live in England. We haven't totally decided whether we want to use the I or Y in Sev, yet but it's basically pronounced the same except you say V not B but I get what you mean although the Y doesn't make a noticeable difference to the pronunciation. And he could just tell them it's the Russian version of Sebastian.

fan I like those names but we'd like to include a German or Russian name, to pass on our heritage. smile

Toptack Sat 30-Mar-13 14:44:51

Are you living in an English speaking country? If so names like Sevastyan might be a bit of a PITA, as he would spend his whole life explaining to people that he had just said SeVastYan, not Sebastian. Shame because it's a great name.

fanjodisfunction Sat 30-Mar-13 14:36:59

I think Delilah sophia sounds better to my ears.

Loving the names though.

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