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Girls' names that work in 3 languages...

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user1484167681 Wed 05-Jul-17 09:15:02

Morning all! I love the baby names threads :D Thought I'd post our challenge - we need a girl's name that works in English, Russian and Spanish. Obviously you can say a name in any language and with any accent, but we'd like a name that actually sounds good in all three and doesn't require extensive explanations.

So far I've used Ancient Greek names for inspiration, but quite a lot of them are very "heavy" names, IYSWIM. Possible options have included Anna (bit boring?), Nina (my current favourite, DH is not sold), Natalia...

Surname is a very standard Spanish name ending in -ia, that can be pronounced in English with no trouble. All suggestions welcomed! smile

Screamer1 Wed 05-Jul-17 09:22:01

Anna?

Screamer1 Wed 05-Jul-17 09:22:42

Or ana?

MyOtherProfile Wed 05-Jul-17 09:23:19

Anna is beautiful.

ElspethFlashman Wed 05-Jul-17 09:23:44

Rosa is nice.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 05-Jul-17 09:24:14

Lara?

SindyFishtail Wed 05-Jul-17 09:24:26

Alexandra? Could be Ali - Alex - Ola ?

SindyFishtail Wed 05-Jul-17 09:24:49

Oh yes Lara is beautiful!

flickerty Wed 05-Jul-17 09:26:40

Nina is my favourite, DH has a sister named Nina so it's been vetoed for us. Booooo

Hobbitch Wed 05-Jul-17 09:27:18

I love Zoya (Russian for Zoe). I don't know how it would be pronounced in Spanish though. I'm with you regarding Nina as well, lovely name.

How about Stefania, Katarina, Emma, Nora, Cora?

hungrywalrus Wed 05-Jul-17 09:30:16

Natasha
Lara
Clara
Larissa
Irina
Alexandra
Vera
Kristina
Julia/yulia
Sofia
Tamara
Emma
Emilia

Probably loads more

PuckeredAhole Wed 05-Jul-17 09:33:02

Elsa
Paloma
Lilia
Sara
Elena

ChrissieA1 Wed 05-Jul-17 09:33:27

I really love Alex for a girl

MaidenMotherCrone Wed 05-Jul-17 09:34:33

Julia

Solasum Wed 05-Jul-17 09:35:21

Margarita
Vera

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 05-Jul-17 09:49:05

Anna as suggested above, is a beautiful name.

user1484167681 Wed 05-Jul-17 09:59:42

Ahhh thanks, this is so helpful! Some suggestions are ruled out because they are immediate family members (Alexandra, Elena, Margarita) or have bad connotations for me personally (Emma, Lilia) but there are loads to consider further!

Please keep them coming, I knew the MN hive mind would help smilesmile

OculusReparo Wed 05-Jul-17 10:37:35

Anastasia
Isabella/Izabella
Marina
Maria/Marya/Mariya
Nadia
Rosa/Roza

AnneOfCleavage Wed 05-Jul-17 11:01:29

Anastasia
Anya
Natasha
Alexandria
Sophia
Elisabeth / Elisa

tissuesosoft Wed 05-Jul-17 11:03:49

Katarina- Katie as a nn maybe.

user1484167681 Wed 05-Jul-17 11:35:12

Thanks!

Current shortlist from suggestions and preferences is:
Anna
Nina
Lara
Natalya/ Natalie
Sophia
Inessa (which no-one else likes, but I think is usual and pretty!)
Eva
Lydia
Marianna
Tamara

PattyPenguin Wed 05-Jul-17 11:44:36

Barbara.
(Due a revival any time now, and what Victoria Coren called her baby. And, yes, I know it's pronounced Varvara in Russian.)

Diana
Clara
Renata
Veronica
Valentina

What about Victoria?

user1459464195 Wed 05-Jul-17 11:59:14

What about

Carolina
Diana
Nadia
Sabina
Anastasia
Marina

memyselfandisolodjsjajaj Wed 05-Jul-17 12:01:12

Natasha
Sofia
C(h)ristina
Anna
Laura

RuggerHug Wed 05-Jul-17 13:11:21

Cristina or non heavy Greek one Helen?

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