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Dutch girls' names

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Wildwaterfalls Wed 18-Sep-13 21:32:01

Only 8 wks pg so getting ahead of myself, but DD1 has a lovely traditional Dutch name (won't disclose as will out me!). I'd quite like something along the same lines if DC2 is a girl.

So please give me your favourite Dutch girls' names! Ideally that work in English so eg not something like Loes (loose??!) or Sjoukje (sp/pn nightmare).


Iwaswatchingthat Sun 22-Sep-13 07:41:42




ichoochoochooseyou Sun 22-Sep-13 03:46:12


TheAwfulDaughter Sun 22-Sep-13 02:40:37

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saggybaps Sun 22-Sep-13 02:33:54


Botanica Sun 22-Sep-13 02:08:57


JacqueslePeacock Sat 21-Sep-13 22:37:58

Elselijn. Lovely name.

littlealien01 Sat 21-Sep-13 22:28:06


char1eston Sat 21-Sep-13 21:10:01

Have a friend called Marike and her daughter is Yara
Both lovely names

bootsycollins Sat 21-Sep-13 14:13:26

Anouk is fabulous.

AlansCatalanCat Sat 21-Sep-13 14:00:58

Femke sounds/looks like some sort of womens' sanitary product. Sanitary towels or pantyliners or "Intimate deodorant" <shudder> Sorry!

MoreThanWords Sat 21-Sep-13 08:47:54

I don't think there would be pron. issues with Inge. Much less than spelling issues from other suggestions!

Sanne might run in to teasing over Sanitory though.....

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sat 21-Sep-13 07:52:44

I like Femke. "Fem-Cuh"

EsTutMirLeid Sat 21-Sep-13 07:51:34

Posted too soon.

I know a Sanne (g) and a Janneke (g) and a Reinier (b).

I know a Camarie (g) too but I'm not sure if she's Dutch or Siuth African.

EsTutMirLeid Sat 21-Sep-13 07:49:24

I know a Sanne.

BlackberrySeason Sat 21-Sep-13 07:46:03

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Wildwaterfalls Sat 21-Sep-13 06:53:03

Have added Dineke and Anouk, and Jolien which is not on this thread but has just occurred to me.

Waves at blackberry - as you can see I am getting rather ahead of myself!

NormanTheForeman Fri 20-Sep-13 23:32:20

Oh, only thought Meisje because there was a girl at ds's former primary school with that name. Thought it must be a general Dutch female name....

gotthemoononastick Fri 20-Sep-13 23:20:29

We know a lovely Klaradyn....pronounced claradaine.Old name not much used now.

MariaLuna Fri 20-Sep-13 23:11:32


Would you call your daughter "little girl"?!

MariaLuna Fri 20-Sep-13 23:09:39

Check online Dutch papers for scanning names.

A lot of old-fashioned names here.....

Juliana for instance is the present king's granny.

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Theas18 Fri 20-Sep-13 22:57:49

Nothing with a Dutch G though, we Brits make pathetic fools of ourselves trying to say that, even those of us ŵho really try!

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