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ArsenicSoup Fri 05-Dec-14 04:17:30

We already have two russian names.

Yay or nay?

TanteRose Fri 05-Dec-14 04:44:23

but its Greek originally...

and who knows, in a few years, she'll have her own island wink

ArsenicSoup Fri 05-Dec-14 04:52:59


Yes I suppose it is greek. Just mining the Romanovs for inspiration.

shakemysilliesout Fri 05-Dec-14 08:53:27

I went to school with a Xenia- I managed her name fine but a lot of ppl called her xena which wound her up. She was mexican FYI.

meditrina Fri 05-Dec-14 08:56:52

Maybe you could have a nice retirement on her island

(though wasn't it only a small, non-ostentatious one?)

canweseethebunnies Fri 05-Dec-14 09:59:38

I think other posters are making reference to an infamous MNer of that name, OP, but it was before my time, so don't know about it really!

I think it's a nice name.

ArsenicSoup Fri 05-Dec-14 15:27:31

(though wasn't it only a small, non-ostentatious one?)


So she told us.

I think it's a nice name.

Me too bunnies smile

IAmAPaleontologist Fri 05-Dec-14 15:43:32

I liked the sound of Xenia's island grin.

Not sure I could use it on a child. It is a cool name though. What are your other names?

Arven Fri 05-Dec-14 18:22:40

you 'd have to go back to work within 72 hours if you called your baby xenia.

but. I do like it.

rOALD Dahl's Matilda's mother was also Xenia.

NotMyChashkaChai Fri 05-Dec-14 23:11:12

There might be pronunciation issues in the UK (assuming you're going for the Russian pronunciation of Kseniya). Not that that should necessarily put you off but something to be aware of.

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