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Names like Constantine?

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Goostacean Wed 04-Sep-19 10:24:04

We're pretty much settled on Constantine, but am interested to see if a dark horse emerges that we've not thought of...

We also like Alexander, Nicholas and Theodore- hopefully that gives a sense of the style we're going for!

CurlyWurlyTwirly Wed 04-Sep-19 10:25:38

Are you Greek?
They are all Greek Royal family names.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Wed 04-Sep-19 10:26:16

Ex King Constantine of Greece’s nickname in the family is Tiny.

Goostacean Wed 04-Sep-19 10:28:58

Haha, we're not Greek, no! Although the name needs to work in multiple languages, which Greek names are often good for, I suppose!

AgnesNaismith Wed 04-Sep-19 10:29:48

Evil Kermit???

Goostacean Wed 04-Sep-19 10:35:10


Bananalanacake Wed 04-Sep-19 10:40:39

in Germany I was at a baby group and a woman brought her baby and toddler called Constantine. he was a boy. I think it's nice and unusual.

StoatofDisarray Wed 04-Sep-19 10:45:01

I like Constantine!

Pinkstulips Wed 04-Sep-19 10:48:11

The German boy was probably Konstantin!

I like it.

ThatCurlyGirl Wed 04-Sep-19 10:50:00

Makes me think of Killing Eve! Not in a good or bad way though just neutral.

icontrolthebullshitnow Wed 04-Sep-19 10:51:01

Its a name I considered for my son but spelt Constantijn

Goostacean Wed 04-Sep-19 11:35:09

Thanks, we like it too smile I was just wondering if anyone who had shortlisted it would mind sharing the rest of their shortlist, for example?

BroomstickOfLove Wed 04-Sep-19 11:44:43

Constantine was on my shortlist for DS and his middle name is Alexander. The name I wish I'd actually called him is Clovis. Other names on the shortlist were Hugo, Caspar, Sebastian, Patrick and Quentin, I think. He's 10, so it was a long time ago.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Wed 04-Sep-19 12:23:54

Caspian, Lysander

violetteskies Wed 04-Sep-19 12:35:26

I think it’s truly awful... sorry

Pinkstulips Wed 04-Sep-19 12:41:02

Similar names that I like include
Theodore (although very popular now)

Goostacean Wed 04-Sep-19 13:36:08

Thanks, some nice suggestions! None yet that beat it for us, I think...

No worries - no name will suit everyone's tastes!

FawnDrench Wed 04-Sep-19 13:53:23


FindaPenny Wed 04-Sep-19 14:52:09

Maybe you would like royal Persian names? Cyrus or Darius. Another name that could also fit is Xavier. Some other names

RickOShay Wed 04-Sep-19 14:54:03

Love Constantin.
Also like Conrad, Fabian and Augustus.

ThatFlamingCandle Wed 04-Sep-19 14:54:12


FindaPenny Wed 04-Sep-19 14:54:21

Possibly you have thought of this name, Valentine.

TildaKauskumholm Wed 04-Sep-19 15:06:35

Justinian , Augustus, Lucius

Goostacean Wed 04-Sep-19 16:17:19

Leonidas and Valentine were there, but Leo is too popular for me and Valentine sounds very feminine to me in English? Some great suggestions, thank you everyone!

NiceAnd Wed 04-Sep-19 16:37:44


I love Constantine

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