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Boy: Norbert -- Girl: Brunhilde.

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MrsMerryHenry Wed 20-May-09 20:53:37


differentID Wed 20-May-09 20:55:03


How about Ernest or Gertrude instead?

ilovesprouts Wed 20-May-09 20:55:35

omg no

MrsMerryHenry Wed 20-May-09 20:57:27

differentID, those are great choices. There's music in the name 'Ernest'!


MrsMerryHenry Wed 20-May-09 20:58:42

ilovesprouts...not sure that 'omg' would be all that easy to would you say it?

Paolosgirl Wed 20-May-09 21:01:21

Well at least give them an unusual spelling - Knorrburt and Broonhilldeh perhaps? Otherwise they'll just be like everyone else wink

MrsMerryHenry Wed 20-May-09 21:03:00

You are SO on my wavelength, Paolo! Why not stick to the brand name thing and make it "Braun"hilde?

I like your style!

girlandboy Wed 20-May-09 21:04:15

I've always preferred Edeltraut I'm afraid wink

Paolosgirl Wed 20-May-09 21:04:17

I am liking the homage to Braun!

MrsMerryHenry Wed 20-May-09 21:05:56

Do you think Knorr and Braun would sponsor my kids through uni if I went ahead with those spellings?

Edeltraut - sounds like a beautiful (if slightly fishy) little white flower. grin

NorbertDentressangle Wed 20-May-09 21:09:03

<<ahem>>.....Norbert is a mighty fine name. Watch what you say


MrsMerryHenry Wed 20-May-09 21:12:19


ponynuts Wed 03-Jun-09 11:53:41

Brunhilde is very butch.

wahwahwah Wed 03-Jun-09 11:56:54

Errr I assumer you are a french/german family?

Norbert is fine is pronounced like the french Nor-berrrrr but Brunhilde... hmmm shortened to Hilda? Not a 'pretty' name for a little birl.

hobbgoblin Wed 03-Jun-09 11:58:14

Norbert Dentressangle is THE coolest name ever.

I like both.

BonsoirAnna Wed 03-Jun-09 11:58:27

I prefer Dagmar or Gudrun for girls, personally smile

littlelamb Wed 03-Jun-09 12:05:44

I actually do know a Norbert. Don't do it. He is known as Norby and is am amazing juggler which does take the sting out somewhat, but his early years were not pleasant because of all the teasing. And yes I know children will always find somehting to tease, but why give them a headstart? wink

Castiel Wed 03-Jun-09 12:08:23

Brunhilde is beautiful. Hortense as a middle name perhaps?

shoobidoo Wed 03-Jun-09 13:19:23

What is teaseworthy (in children's minds) about Norby/Norbert? Does it rhyme with something silly?

I don't really like the name (at all, I'm afraid), but just wanted to understand whay children would find teaseworth about it?

Otherwise lots of names mentioned here very common amongst my German great-aunts and great grand parents. Obviously very popular 80-100 years ago, but clearly not ready for a comeback yet grin!

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