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reachforthemoon Mon 09-Feb-09 22:58:16

Hi, I'm looking for a 'European' name for DD1. We live in and are from the UK but have family in Spain and there is a potential move to Italy for a year or two with DH's work. It is important for us that the name we choose works well outside the UK. Any suggestions? Thanks.

jellybeans Mon 09-Feb-09 23:00:10

Teija
Leonie
Mia
Eleni

LongtimeinBrussels Mon 09-Feb-09 23:04:51

Elena

Woollymummy Mon 09-Feb-09 23:06:44

Carla

Rosa

Nina

harpomarx Mon 09-Feb-09 23:09:16

Aurora
Camila
Mariela
Marina

kalo12 Mon 09-Feb-09 23:09:31

sofia
helena
maria
isabella
anna
talia
natalia
rosalia

harpomarx Mon 09-Feb-09 23:10:47

not sure, woollymummy but I think Nina might be a slang term or have another meaning in Italian - I remember mentioning it to an Italian friend as a possible name and she said she wouldn't use it for some reason.

LongtimeinBrussels Mon 09-Feb-09 23:17:21

Have you noticed that nearly all these names end in 'a'? In my daughter's class (we live in Belgium, obviously I guess from my name) and all the girls' names end either in 'a' or 'e'. Sara, Lisa, Lola, Elena, Sophia, Alice, Morgiane, Elfine, Marine, Christine, Aurélie, Aurore.

reachforthemoon Mon 09-Feb-09 23:24:21

Some lovely names already, thank you.

harpomarx - in spanish 'nina' means 'girl'.

kalo12 - I especially like all your suggestions.

Cies Mon 09-Feb-09 23:24:58

Carla
Sara
Isabela
Blanca
Ana
Rosa
Laura

harpomarx Mon 09-Feb-09 23:34:06

I think you mean niña - rftm, afaik nina would be okay in Spain .

BloomingHenry Mon 09-Feb-09 23:35:35

Isobela
Daniela
Gabriela
Lucia
Victoria

KerryMumbles Mon 09-Feb-09 23:36:18

Jelena

MrsMerryHenry Mon 09-Feb-09 23:37:41

Thalia
Maria
Marina
Elisabeth
Sophie/ Sofia
Aida
Naomi/ Noemie

Froginmythroat Tue 10-Feb-09 06:03:52

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Buda Tue 10-Feb-09 06:34:54

We are in Hungary and DS is in an international school.

Some of the girl's names we have come across:

Kitty
Elena
Eliana
Rebecca
Liana
Cleophee
Lucie
Elizabeth
Laura
Anoushka
Lily
Camilla
Natalya
Sasha
Maria
Angelique

kalo12 Tue 10-Feb-09 08:36:31

thank you reach forthemoon

what about
Stephanie
Innocent
Ines
Valentina

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 10-Feb-09 08:58:54

Ottilia
Ines
Marinela
Claudia
Carmen
Oana
Eugenia
Minna

BloomingHenry Tue 10-Feb-09 09:31:36

My dd is in an international school and these are some of her friends

Paula
Alice
Tabitha
Kate
Alma
irene
Madeleine
Alice
Lucia
Stephanie
Ines
Maya
Clara
Mila
alaya
carlota
laura

MrsSeanBeanIsEmployable Tue 10-Feb-09 09:40:32

Acelina
Helene
Aurelia
Mercedes
Renate

reachforthemoon Tue 10-Feb-09 21:03:27

Thanks so much everyone, some very pretty names there which I think would work. It's going to be difficult to choose which one!

Will run these by DH at the weekend and hopefully see if we can agree on a list of three or four potential names.

x

Nighbynight Tue 10-Feb-09 21:38:47

Have you considered Ariane?

it was chosen for the space rockets because it was considered to be a pan european name.

Veronika, Laura, Vanessa, Elizabeth, Julia, Tania, Ayla, Cristina, Anna....are all girls in my childrens school in germany.

VeryAnnieMary Wed 11-Feb-09 09:11:20

Caroline, perhaps? You could have a look at the names of European royalty past and present for inspiration.

kalo12 Thu 12-Feb-09 11:16:05

you have to tell us what you choose

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