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Maya15 Sat 28-Mar-15 19:02:19

hi
I am currently pregnant with my first DC and we have not found out if it is going to be a boy or a girl. We have few girls names but no boys names yet but also a long list of criteria blush
The name should be:
international (the baby will have British and Italian nationality and also grow up speaking with German with lots of family in German speaking countries)
not biblical
not starting with V or M (alliterations with surname)
not start with Th or J (non-British family members find it hard to pronounce)
not be names of current or dead members of the British Royal family

Any ideas are gratefully received! Currently we don't have one single boys name that we both like.
If it helps the girls names we like are Ada, Isadora, Alba, Letizia, Allegra and Billie.

AuntieStella Sat 28-Mar-15 19:04:14

Alexander
Benedict (or is that too godly?)
Rupert
Ferdinand

askalice Sat 28-Mar-15 19:07:28

Caspar/Kaspar
Nicholas/Nikolas/Nick/Nico

Penguinotterfoxbadger Sat 28-Mar-15 19:20:37

Lucca/Luca
Arlo
Aldo
Alessandro
Elmo
Ferdinand
Lennard /Leonard
Albie
Hugh
Hugo

tomandizzymum Sat 28-Mar-15 19:22:48

Tomas, Lucas, Luca, Oliver, Philip, Filipe, Mateo, David, Alex, Bernardo, Antionio, Antony, Nicolas, Andre, Henry, Benjamin, Ben, Maxwell,

Isabel, Isabella, Amelia, Emily, Cecilia, Cledia, Katia, Katya, Allana, Maria,

Bluestocking Sat 28-Mar-15 19:23:13

This is hard, because so many pan-European names are biblical!

Anders
Axel
Alex/Alexander
Bjorn
Cassian
Leo
Laurent/Laurence
Florian
Frederick
Ferdinand
Carl/Karl
Oliver/Olivier
Piers
Quentin
Robin
Randolph
Rudolph
Timon
Xavier

PunkAssMoFo Sat 28-Mar-15 19:27:17

Leon
Conrad
Raphael
Sebastian
Felix

addictedtosugar Sat 28-Mar-15 19:29:30

Alexander / Alessandro
Gabriel (biblical!) / Gabriele
Andrea / Andy / Andrew (does that work in German?)
Billy for a boy?
Francesco
Luca / Lucas
Will keep thinking through my German and Italian work colleagues!

Maya15 Sat 28-Mar-15 19:32:02

I know it is a tough one especially when avoiding biblical names! thanks all so much! some great names here!

Andy works well in German too.

smable Sat 28-Mar-15 19:41:48

Bruno is German in origin and used in Italy and would work in lots of other countries it's also the best boys ever. (I may be slightly biased about that)

wigglesrock Sat 28-Mar-15 19:49:27

Nicholas, Dominic

Belazu84 Sun 29-Mar-15 00:28:21

Ivo
Luca/Luka
Felix
Otto
Benjamin
Oscar
Nicholas
Leo

BikeRunSki Sun 29-Mar-15 00:30:07

Ivan

squoosh Sun 29-Mar-15 02:01:36

I was going to suggest Bruno too. What an ace name!

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Sun 29-Mar-15 02:44:50

Francis
Lucas
Sam

MonstrousRatbag Sun 29-Mar-15 03:29:15

Anton
Stefan
Roman
Marco
Julius
Patrick
Elias
Conrad
Simeon
David

5secondstilltakeoff Sun 29-Mar-15 09:04:08

No new names to add but i like:

Bruno
Alexander
Nicholas
Lucas
Sebastian

bluewisteria Sun 29-Mar-15 11:19:36

Daniel works quite well across your nationalities. Or Matthew- Matteo, Matthias, Matt. A little biblical but pretty mainstream so I wouldn't really associate it.
Claudias/Claudio/Claude
Ah, you can't have M names. Hum, maybe as a middle name?
Ivor works well, brilliant name.

Shame you can't have James as both Italian and German versions are lovely and would make excellent nicknames too. Could the Italians not call him 'Giacomo' and the Germans 'Jakob'?

florascotia Sun 29-Mar-15 11:35:55

Bruno, Ferdinand, Conrad, Maxwell would all be great. As would most of the names suggested by Bluestocking
But, IF it matters, many of the other names suggested above appear in the Bible, including Luca/Lucas, Elias, Simeon, Benjamin, Raphael, Thomas, Marco, Mateo (=Matthew), Felipe (Phillip), David, Sam (Samuel), Piers(=version of Peter), Andrew/Andreas/Andre, Gabriel, Felipe/Philip. Ivan = John in many European languages, and is Biblical, too.
All those above are names of people who were actively religious, IFYSWIM. Many more ancient Greek and Roman names, such as Alexander or Victor, are also mentioned in the Bible, as part of the general narrative.
I don't know how particular you want to be, but here is a list of Bible names:
www.behindthename.com/names/usage/biblical

If you are wanting to avoid religious names, then that is going to be even more difficult!
Dominic, Francis/Francesco and Xavier are all names of famous Christian leaders. Many other names listed above (eg Sebastian, Nicholas) are linked to well-known Christian saints.

Celtic, Norse or old Germanic names are probably safer, such as Bernard, Rudolf, Frederick, Hubert, Erik, Gerard, Rudolf, Florian, Fabian, Walter, Roland, Robert, Cedric, Finbar, Merlin, Louis/Lewis or Arthur (he was only a mythical king .... and unrelated to the British royal family). Albert is used throughout Europe, and might also be OK, since he was originally German, though he married Q Victoria. There are many more Old English/Germanic names, but the best-known have been used by British royals, for example, Richard, Edward, Edmund, Edgar, Henry, William...

Buttwing Sun 29-Mar-15 14:10:24

Our children are italian/English. The boys are Luca and Rocco.

stormyboots Sun 29-Mar-15 14:21:57

Hans is a great classic name imo but not how it's pronounced in 'Frozen' which is weird, more like Hans - Christian Anderson sound.

It is a well known name throughout Europe but not overly popular
Also you could have Johannes if you preferred a longer name, but personally i like the short crispness of just Hans.

Good luck

florascotia Sun 29-Mar-15 15:03:09

Really, really don't want to be discouraging, but John /Hans/Johannes is a Biblical name, which OP says she does not want....

However, agree 100% that Hans/Johannes is a great name.

stormyboots Sun 29-Mar-15 15:34:44

Florascotia you are right�� but perhaps just Hans then and not Johannes may be acceptable to op? wink

florascotia Sun 29-Mar-15 15:54:04

Stormy -that is indeed a possibility!

Maya15 Sun 29-Mar-15 21:07:26

@florascotia We do have a Hans and a Johannes in the very immediate family so can't really use it again. It is also a tiny bit old fashioned especially Hans.
Thanks also for the bible links. I think we want to avoid names that play a key role in the bible David, Gabriel, Benjamin etc.
But I very much like the Celtic or old Germanic names. Thanks for those!

@bluewisteria James is too biblical for us and also several British Kings were called James.

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