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A brother for Elizabeth...

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Whichonetochoose Sun 16-Aug-15 19:29:39

My husband and I prefer classic strong names. We really like a lot of English names, but since we are of Russian origin, can't use a lot of them, as it would sound either too odd with our surname or difficult/"too foreign" for grandparents/relatives.

So, the name has to:
- work well both in English and Russian
- be well liked in UK, as we've been living here for a long time and plan to raise our children here
- work well with his elder sister's name - Elizabeth (it's a bit tricky, as a lot of the names sound to "royal" when combined).

Below is our list of names, please give me you honest opinion, favourites, criticism and ideas:

- Daniel
- Andrew
- William
- Edward
- Theodore
- Jacob
- Arthur
- Benjamin
- Frederick
- George
- Thomas
- Charles
- Leo
- James
- Matthew
- Timothy
- Alfred
- Mark

Many thanks in advance!!! smile

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 16-Aug-15 19:31:07

William or Benjamin, both lovely and classic.

NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost Sun 16-Aug-15 19:34:19

I like pretty much all of those, we have similar taste! Daniel, Andrew, Thomas, William and James are my favourites and I think all sound nice with Elizabeth. What about Alexander too?

LineyRunner Sun 16-Aug-15 19:36:20

Like that list.


SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Sun 16-Aug-15 19:36:27

Alexander works well in both English & Russian

Whichonetochoose Sun 16-Aug-15 19:37:30

Alexander is also lovely, but can't use as my nephew is Alexander.

Hellionandfriends Sun 16-Aug-15 19:46:01

Adore George Frederick William Arthur

What about Wilfred

Capewrath Sun 16-Aug-15 19:52:34

Assume Nicholas and Peter too royal, but what about Paul? I like all the ones you have chose.

Ivan is now quite usual.

BikeRunSki Sun 16-Aug-15 19:54:43


simonthedog Sun 16-Aug-15 19:57:21

I've no idea how it works in Russian, but how about John. I think it is fairly uncommon these days but very strong and goes nicely with Elizabeth.

dementedpixie Sun 16-Aug-15 20:05:20

My sister is an Elizabeth and my brothers are Stuart, Steven and Ian

GermanHouseCat Sun 16-Aug-15 20:30:29


StevieJo Mon 17-Aug-15 07:11:06


I love Benjamin, James, George, Jacob and Theodore

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 17-Aug-15 11:05:14

Elizabeth and Andrew sound lovely together

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 17-Aug-15 12:44:02

There isn't a single name on that list that I don't like or don't think would sound quite good with Elizabeth, however I think my favourite choices for you would be:

(from your list) William, Theodore, Arthur, Benjamin, Frederick, Thomas, James, Matthew

(and other suggestions) Richard, Robert, John, Adam, Stephen, Nicholas, Henry, Benedict, Tobias, Luke/Lucas

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