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1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 20:09:44

They need to sound good in English and German. And shouldn't cause any major issues for Italian and French speaking people...

I like:

Peregrine (too Lord of the Rings?)
Clint (I really like Clinton. But currently...?)

AuntieStella Wed 15-Mar-17 20:11:07


ExcellentWorkThereMary Wed 15-Mar-17 20:11:57

Ooh I love Emmett!

Calphurnia Wed 15-Mar-17 20:12:06


1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 20:12:09

I already have 2 uncles called Bruno...

1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 20:42:53

Sorry, had to google that picture...

That movie still haunts me.

Thank you for the suggestion. Casper is nice. But it really reminds me too much of a children's theater puppet show...

sosieso Wed 15-Mar-17 20:53:26


TeaAddict235 Wed 15-Mar-17 21:14:01

Roemer (Ro(umlaut)mer)
Konrad / Conrad
Carl /Karl

SnarkyGorgon Wed 15-Mar-17 21:15:57


leccybill Wed 15-Mar-17 21:16:33


NaturWilde Wed 15-Mar-17 21:18:11


1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 21:18:34

Römer is quite biblical, isn't it...?

I do like Arthur, thanks smile

Emil is very Astrid Lindgren, so... Idk.

I like Ivo but it's so short...

Thank you so much for these suggestions smile!!

1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 21:22:27

Axel sounds a bit like armpit. Sorry...

I really like Enzo.

I'm not sure how to pronounce Cillian. Is it Tschillian? Sillian? Killian? I'll have to google that.

Thank you smile

smilingsarahb Wed 15-Mar-17 21:23:30

Lucas, Sebastian, Julien, Gabriel, Alex, Mattius or Matteo, Marco, Nicholas, lennert, Milan. Does Victor work?

We had the exact same criteria for our son as we were living between the two countries when he was born. We ended up with names that were in the top 20 for both countries.

Cheerfullygo4 Wed 15-Mar-17 21:24:19

Soren? Seth?

MarcelineQueen Wed 15-Mar-17 21:26:01

Ivo is lovely

The others sound quite 'posh' British to my uncouth (yet highly educated) ears.

Clint is an old mans name, but Clinton sounds quite distinguished.

MarcelineQueen Wed 15-Mar-17 21:27:39

cillian is pronounced sillion

1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 21:31:49

Victor is nice!!! But it is the name of an older male relative who is quite greedy/grumpy. So I'm a bit hesitant. But I really love that name smile Thanks!


. I like Seth, but it reminds me of that Egyptian God. It has been ages since I had ancient religious studies, but wasn't he a bit "eh"? Plus, the TH. I can't pronounce that, sorry sad


Really? I think it's so short. They only nn I could think of is Ivy/Ivi. which... eh.

Could we use Clinton? Wouldn't it be seen as weirdly and inappropriately political..?

SallyInSweden Wed 15-Mar-17 21:35:51

No you can't use Clinton (sorry)

I would suggest

Honestly I know people from at least

Sadik Wed 15-Mar-17 21:36:00

I like Elric very much the best of your original list. It does remind me of the Moorcock character - but pretty obscure these days i think (and he's a great character anyway).

Anton / Vincent / Julius also good, but much less unusual I'd say.

Not so keen on Peregrine / Cedric - I think they'll date badly at least in the UK, they feel very 'now'. Emmett & Clint make me think 'mid-western American farmer'

Sadik Wed 15-Mar-17 21:37:25

What about Kester - fits your 'slightly unusual' criterion, and I think works in French / German / Spanish

1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 21:41:05

No you can't use Clinton (sorry) Thought so. sad I love that name... Maybe Clint or Flint...?

I do like Anton and Cedric. I used to love Pünktchen und Anton... smile

Sadik I also like it, thanks smile Uhm... Sorry, I have to google that. It sounds a bit inappropriate. like, the 2nd part of the word blush

-think they'll date badly at least in the UK, they feel very 'now'

Shoot. thank you smile

Emmett & Clint make me think 'mid-western American farmer'

Hm... I've never met one. But it isn't necesserily bad, right?

Sadik Wed 15-Mar-17 21:44:05

Michael Moorcock is a pretty respectable SF author grin - the character is Elric of Melniboné. Probably pretty obscure if you're not a 40+ fantasy /SF fan though . . . !

1horatio Wed 15-Mar-17 21:49:00

Nope, I'm not into that.

But it doesn't seem like a horrible namesake... So, that's good smile!!

But the picture in the wiki article does remind me a bit of Prince Valiant. I used to love the one where one of his daughters wants to become an amazon smile

Ineedmorelemonpledge Wed 15-Mar-17 21:49:33


Seems to go across Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France...


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