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Greek or Polish boy name NEEDED with an English twist

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KatieChooChoo Mon 20-Jan-14 15:48:20

Im due in 3 weeks and we are still at logger heads over a name.
My partner has a Greek side (his father is Greek and he has Greek siblings living over there), so when naming our first child I beared this in mind because of the Greek surname.
Our son is called Alexandros but known as Alex. So he has the Greek name with a the english twist.
We wont to do the same for a 2nd child, another boy.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.

2 names suggested that I like and think fit with Alex are Leonidas (Leon for short) and Evanidos (Evan for short) but my partner doesnt like them :-(

We would be happy with either Greek or Polish (I have polish blood).

I have searched nearly every naming site on Google but to no avail.

Thanks in advance

woodrunner Mon 20-Jan-14 15:49:52

Adamantios - Adam?

furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 20-Jan-14 15:52:38


commanderprimate Mon 20-Jan-14 15:54:37

Constantine. Greek name of a Roman emperor born in Britain.

DorothyGherkins Mon 20-Jan-14 15:57:09

Doesnt George have an equivalent in most European languages? Strong, simple and current,

Opheliabumps Mon 20-Jan-14 15:57:11

Phillip, works in either language.

KatieChooChoo Mon 20-Jan-14 15:57:59

Im liking Adamantios :-)
Constantine was on my list (Stan for short) as that is the name of their greek granfather but my partners sister had a boy in the summer and named him that ;-(
Jozef is lovely, but my friend thought so too and named that her son.

Its soooo bloody hard picking names isnt it !!

nicename Mon 20-Jan-14 15:58:39

George - there are a few variations that should keep everyone happy. Augustin - or any other saint.

maybe something that people can pronounce - Joe, Zac,

KatieChooChoo Mon 20-Jan-14 15:59:13

My partner is called Philip and we dont want a junior.
There is a Georgious - or something, but im thinking George will be VERY popular at the moment with the new prince.

orangepudding Mon 20-Jan-14 15:59:30

I think Peter would work.

MrsBennetsEldest Mon 20-Jan-14 15:59:32

Josef...we have Polish connections and out of all FILs many Polish names Josef was the only one I could spell smile

Charotte31 Mon 20-Jan-14 16:01:29

George. Step dad is Greek most of his family are called George.
Or nick

furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 20-Jan-14 16:03:02

my next suggestion was stan

I agree piotr - peter

furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 20-Jan-14 16:03:32

what's henry in polish? love henry

salonmeblowy Mon 20-Jan-14 16:12:37

Henry in Polish is Henryk.

How about Nikodem, Sebastian, Stefan or Talus?

KatieChooChoo Mon 20-Jan-14 16:19:39

I like Stefan.
Please keep the suggestions coming, its very helpful.
Ive just texted my partner and suggested Adamantios - Adam. I do like it and think it goes well with Alex. But it seems to be what I suggest he doesnt like and vice versa.

Thepoodoctor Mon 20-Jan-14 16:59:06

Theodore / theo?

Very Greek but very acceptable in English too.

DancingLady Mon 20-Jan-14 16:59:31

Some good Polish ones that translate well to English:

Cyprian, Zenek, Ignacy (IGGY!), Daniel, Maks, Adam, Nikodem (Niko), Edward (Edek), Marcin (Martin), Pawel (Paul), Antoni.

Realise salon has listed similar.

Homebirthquestion Mon 20-Jan-14 18:59:01

Kacper in Polish or whatever the Greek version is?

barnet Mon 20-Jan-14 19:01:59

Christos (or Christaki)

NigellasDealer Mon 20-Jan-14 19:02:57


celestialsquirrelnuts Mon 20-Jan-14 19:04:46


NigellasDealer Mon 20-Jan-14 19:05:21


Allalonenow Mon 20-Jan-14 19:15:59


Leeds2 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:54:26

Tomasz is Polish for Thomas. Or Marek/Mark.

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