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Cigna Mon 23-Oct-17 11:54:36

Dear all,

I´m soon to be a mum of four and I am still at a loss on what name to give to our fourth. Earlier it was easy: all my kids have international names (DH is Spanish) which were used along the centuries by kings and queens. Not that we are posh, but royalty names are often international and there is not much difficulty in spelling. For boys I have however run out of names. On my shortlist there is still:
Arthur - but very common in the country where we live now
Alexander - idem and common all around
Hugo - not really royalty and also quite common
Bruno - ´cutest´ one so far, but definitely not royalty so maybe a bit out of sync with the rest.
Does anyone have further suggestions? Will a Bruno feel out of place amongst the kings and queen? (lighthearted).

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 23-Oct-17 12:14:50

What are your other children called.
I don't want to make an repetitive suggestions.
Although from your list I love Alexander very strong yet at the same time gentle

mrsnec Mon 23-Oct-17 12:16:01

Some of yours were on my list. I wanted an international name but not a really royal one. The only reason we didn't use Alexander was because of it's popularity.

Yes I like Bruno but not sure how it would sit with the others.

I met an 18 month old Victor the other day. His parents were of Russian and Greek Heritage. I thought it really suited him.

ChocolateCrunch Mon 23-Oct-17 14:01:48

I just had a look at a list of current Spanish Royals, and Bruno is the King's cousin, so probably royal enough! I love the name.

Cigna Mon 23-Oct-17 14:02:27

I don´t want to out myself completely, but the other names fall into the category of elisabeth/helena/carolina/henry/sophia/maximilian etc. I seem to find far nicer names for girls than boys!
Victor is indeed nice, but already the name of one of grandparents. For the same reason John and Louis are also out. I liked felix, but in my workplace already three mums have named their baby this, so also not the most obvious choice.

Loveisthelaw Mon 23-Oct-17 14:07:07

Raphael?

Jeffers3 Mon 23-Oct-17 14:10:23

I really like Hugo and I don't know any which is a bonus.

Dumbledore345 Mon 23-Oct-17 14:12:14

Mark/Marco
Thomas/Tomas
Luke/Luca
Matthew/Matteo
Nicholas/Nicola
Francis/Francesco

Jooni Mon 23-Oct-17 14:17:58

Francis
August/Augustus/Augustine
Peter
Henry
Edmund
Laurence
Jasper
Frederick
Benedict
Sebastian
Gabriel
Ivo
Albert
Barnaby
Zachary
Nicholas
Dominic
Julian
Lucian
William
Rufus
Xavier

mrsnec Mon 23-Oct-17 14:21:10

Felix was on my list too.

My other choices were Theodore, Sebastian, Gregory and Laurence.

Look at saints names maybe? I'm not religious but found I liked a lot of them. Orthodox in particular.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Oct-17 17:02:55

I like Bruno.

Imabanana Mon 23-Oct-17 17:05:24

I was going to say Victor, Eric is international.

pipilangstrumpf Mon 23-Oct-17 18:12:01

I like Bruno.

Or how about
Sebastian
Thomas
Quentin
Oskar
Theodore

BlueChampagne Mon 23-Oct-17 19:13:44

Anthony

MikeUniformMike Mon 23-Oct-17 19:44:00

Antonio
Bruno
Cesar
David
Edward
...
Joseph
Carlo
Miguel
Pablo

KarineAimee Mon 23-Oct-17 20:09:45

Bruno is great. Also agree with pp who suggested Frederick.

Zhabr Tue 24-Oct-17 17:12:36

For me, Bruno and Hugo are not very international. Truly international names are pronounced more or less equally in the different countries, e.g. Mark, Alex, Max. My 2 DS's names are mentioned in this thread, though I sometimes need to explain to my compatriot why DS2 is called like that.
I like Bruno BTW, but associate that name with the German speaking countries.

NameChange30 Tue 24-Oct-17 17:14:30

Leo

Smoliver Tue 24-Oct-17 19:24:58

How about...

Erik
Lucas/Luca
Martin
Daniel
Marc/Marco
Samuel
Mateo
Leo
Nicolas

BrandNewHouse Tue 24-Oct-17 19:28:34

Leopold (Leo)
Leonard (Leo/n)
Nicolas
Oliver
Michael
Joseph

MrsBirdseye Wed 25-Oct-17 20:01:00

Robert or Ronald are very international

badg3r Wed 25-Oct-17 21:04:36

Philip?

Carouselfish Wed 25-Oct-17 23:33:12

Christian? (I'm not at all religious but I really like it as a given name and think it goes nicely with your others).
Valentine

FreeFrie Wed 25-Oct-17 23:41:47

David definitely works in all languages, maybe also something like Daniel, Leonardo, Theodor or Leopold?

SilverySurfer Thu 26-Oct-17 15:45:41

Bruno is a great name.

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