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A middle name to signify Europe (before we leave...)

(54 Posts)
FromHackneyWithLove Tue 12-Dec-17 13:43:32

Call me a sentimental old fool/a remoaner/snowflake/whatever but DH and I are quite conscious that our son, due in Jan, could be born in quite possibly the last full year that we are EU members. I’d quite like to find a middle name that gives a farewell nod to Europe somehow (but isn’t too overboard like ‘Erasmus’ or ‘Europe’!). Had a look through the founding fathers for ideas but given we are both British we’d be looking at Winston Churchill - erm, not really doing it for me.

His first name is going to be Rudy and his big sister is called Maya. Surname starts with a T.

Any ideas, oh wise ones? hmm

preemiestruggles Tue 12-Dec-17 14:07:12


sinceyouask Tue 12-Dec-17 14:17:11

Minos? "In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and later fathered Minos by Zeus. "

n0ne Tue 12-Dec-17 14:47:53


MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Dec-17 14:54:13

Paris. Roman. ...

FartnissEverbeans Tue 12-Dec-17 15:07:12

In the off chance DS turns out to be DD, Unity could be quite a good one!

Amicus ('friend' in Latin)
Levi ('joined' in Hebrew)
Euros/Eurus is an actual name
Rasmus is popular one Scandinavia
Hugo for Victor Hugo (

Frogletmamma Tue 12-Dec-17 15:09:06

Roman as in Treaty of Rome

TroysMammy Tue 12-Dec-17 15:12:10

Euros is a male Welsh name.

FartnissEverbeans Tue 12-Dec-17 15:13:51

Pressed post a bit too soon!

Keynes for John Maynard Keynes
Benedict for Benedict of Nursia
Lisbon for the Lisbon treaty (Rudy Lisbon... I kind of like this one)

FartnissEverbeans Tue 12-Dec-17 15:14:14

Euros is a Greek god name too apparently

BrandNewHouse Tue 12-Dec-17 15:16:58

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scurryfunge Tue 12-Dec-17 15:18:06

Yuvam is an Indian name meaning Power in Unity.

EmilyAlice Tue 12-Dec-17 15:19:45

I remember when we went into the Common Market there was a competition to name the first baby. I think it was something like Michelle that won, but my favourite was Eurosprog. 😊

PuzzledOfPenzance Tue 12-Dec-17 15:24:18

Ken/Kenneth (tribute to Ken Clarke)

On a lighter note - Jean Claude, Michel or Donald (but could be confused with Trump so maybe best avoided)

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Dec-17 15:41:38

The band Europe of Final Countdown had a Joey Tempest.
Tempest is quite a cool name.
I like Rudy.

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Dec-17 15:42:40

Rudy Remain Withlove

HeteronormativeHaybales Tue 12-Dec-17 15:44:51

I think you should do Erasmus.

LineyRunner Tue 12-Dec-17 15:48:42

Paulie Walnuts

RestingGrinchFace Tue 12-Dec-17 15:50:21

Claude after Claude Junker?

FromHackneyWithLove Wed 13-Dec-17 20:39:19

Thank you everyone!! I shall relay these to DH... maybe some of your ideas about names meaning ‘unity’ etc might be the way to go?

buttercup54321 Wed 13-Dec-17 23:11:53

Brexit? LOL

nutnerk Wed 13-Dec-17 23:14:59

What about Theresa??? grin

annandale Wed 13-Dec-17 23:20:47

Brandt - this would be my choice - resonant and pretty cool in itself
Adenauer, or Konrad
Charlie (as in Checkpoint)
Gilon - Hebrew name meaning circle, as in circle of stars (trying a bit too hard)
Harold or Edward

LineyRunner Wed 13-Dec-17 23:47:43


Or something Roman? To recall the unity of the Pax Romana which encompassed much of Europe and foreshadowed the incredible political and cultural unities yet to come? Pax or Julian?

Costacoffeeplease Wed 13-Dec-17 23:49:33


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