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Boy's name that goes well in German and English

(77 Posts)
germansoph Tue 30-Sep-08 22:01:47


I'm already a week overdue and still haven't agreed with my partner on a boy's name which goes well with the surname 'Wild' and also doesn't sound too different in German (I'm German and the child will spend some time there as well).

My favourite at the moment is 'Ennis Wild' - unusual but not pretentious, I find. Any opinions on that? Any other suggestions?

Thanks everybody!

alarkaspree Tue 30-Sep-08 22:03:53

When I read the title I was going to say 'Oscar'. But maybe not...

germansoph Tue 30-Sep-08 22:08:27

Oscar has been suggested to us quite a few times - but always as a joke. So I think it might be a bit burdensome...

pickie Tue 30-Sep-08 22:10:03

same here for Oscar but not good with Wild, how about George, Adam Harry, Joseph or Stephan?

germansoph Tue 30-Sep-08 22:16:04

And what do you think of Ennis Wild, pickie?

mumhadenough Tue 30-Sep-08 22:18:26

Tom? Sounds cool with wild!

mamazee Tue 30-Sep-08 22:18:38

otto ?

lilolilmanchester Tue 30-Sep-08 22:20:01

Lucas, Nicolas, Andreas, Michael, Frank, Thomas

lilolilmanchester Tue 30-Sep-08 22:21:26

Christoph, Stefan

Tinker Tue 30-Sep-08 22:21:59


milene Tue 30-Sep-08 22:22:29

I like Lucas too. How about Sebastian? I've never heard the name Ennis tbh.

Tinker Tue 30-Sep-08 22:22:44


singingtree Tue 30-Sep-08 22:23:22

Daniel? Joseph?

emkana Tue 30-Sep-08 22:24:23

I would suggest Sebastian. I am German as well btw. Brilliant name and works well in both languages. And has added bonus of being slightly unusual in English, if not so in German.

germansoph Tue 30-Sep-08 22:24:40

Nicolas I quite like, also Max - not so my partner. It seems to be really hard to agree on anything.
Towards Ennis he's at least sort of neutral. Any thoughts on that one?

germansoph Tue 30-Sep-08 22:26:22

My brother's name is Sebastian, so that's out of the question, I'm afraid...

bloss Tue 30-Sep-08 22:27:26

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pickie Tue 30-Sep-08 22:27:35

Ennis, not for me, sounds like Enid.
Eric or Erik maybe?

Tinker Tue 30-Sep-08 22:27:40

Ennis is a surname to me. Looks too much like penis as well. Sorry.

Tinker Tue 30-Sep-08 22:28:11

Yes to Eric

emkana Tue 30-Sep-08 22:28:41

How about Dominic

I'm not so keen on Ennis, and I think Germans would find it highly unusual and you'd get loads of "wie heisst er?" grin

Or how about Julian

emkana Tue 30-Sep-08 22:29:59


canofworms Tue 30-Sep-08 22:30:03


My nephew has parents that are english and german.

No change in spelling but pronunciation alters

pickie Tue 30-Sep-08 22:31:24

Lol to Tinker and her pENNIS.

Like Jacob and maybe also Edward?

emkana Tue 30-Sep-08 22:31:26

Matthias is another one which is quite "normal" in German but sounds beautiful and unusual in English.

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