View Poll Results: How did you name/do you plan to name your children?

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  • After the mother, father, or another relative

    11 20.00%
  • After a distant or famous ancestor

    2 3.64%
  • After a mythological or religious figure

    5 9.09%
  • After a historical figure

    6 10.91%
  • Not specifically after anyone, I just like names with good meanings

    23 41.82%
  • I pick a random name

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    Question How Would You Name Your Children?

    Would you follow your family tradition (if you have one) and pass a name from father to son, from mother to daughter? Would you give your child a name related to its roots, e.g. a German, English or Scandinavian one? Or just chose one that sounds good, no matter where it comes from? Would you look for a special meaning the name should have?

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    Would you give your child a name related to its roots
    To focus our children's developmental emphasis appropriately....

    Our first daughter is being named Freya and our first Son is (most likely) being named Angus (though I also like the name Finn) in the spirit of the Scottish/Germanic roots my better half and I both share equally.

    I want my children's identities to be not only Northern, but whole and strong, giving them an adamant platform from which to understand whence they spring, and thus who they undeniably and irrefutably are.

    It is from such fundament that Heroes might grasp for the Stars, freed from the spirit sapping burden of clawing through the mud and slime for their I.D tag.

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    My first son will be named Frederick Anthony for my German and Italian heritage (although "Anthony" is often linked to Greek origin)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsycholgclMishap
    (although "Anthony" is often linked to Greek origin)...
    Don't worry, it is of Italian origin.


    My son (definitely a son ) will be named Demetrios, after my father. Demetrios is an ancient Greek name. In addition, for more than two centuries the names in my family go as follows:
    Demetrios-Stelios-Demetrios-Stelios and so on, father to son.

    It is the tradition! I feel the obligation to keep it alive.
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    For a boy, if it would be socially possible: Adolf (noble wolf), but more likely Rudolf (glorious wolf), Alfred (counseled by elfs), Gerhard (hard spear).

    For a girl: Inga or Lena
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    If the question ever arises would like to stick tradition and give my children either Irish names or family names preferably both together.
    Personally I don't want to start narrowing down the selection at this stage, but If others like to visualise the future in greater detail than I, I suppose there is no harm in that.

    On second thoughts If I were to have a few sons probably one of them would get named Eoin, the Irish version of John, pronunced like Owen mainly because it's a family name.

    @Vanir. No better name than Finn! Finon might be worth considering as well depending on how many syllables there are in your surname. F.e: "Finn Smith" might be a bit abrupt where as "Finon Smith" would work nicely.

    @Zyklop. Adolf would, I suppose be shortened to "Adi" which doesn't sound too threatening I itself, but still...
    I wonder how many children I Germany at the current moment are named Adolf? It must be more that zero, surely?

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    We gave our children names based on their heritage.

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    I have absolutely no idea!:runaway

    And maybe I am too young? Hehe.

    We don't have any family tradition, except that every boy get an mechanics education: Which I have no interests for. I am the first in my family to don't care about it.

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    I feel that I do not have much right in solely choosing the names of my future children, without first getting some input from their future father... There are many, many names that I am quite fond of, which have great cultural root, and strong, worthy meanings, but I will not make decisions on something of such monumental importance, as is the naming of my children, without first consulting with the man who will father them.

    I do, though, have two names which I would like to pass on to my children... If, that is, my future man will be accepting of these names which bear great importance to me. I would like to call one of my daughters Ilsa, after my dearest, and most beloved grandmother... my life has been so definitively impacted by that strong, and remarkable woman, that I feel it is my duty to honor her memory by blessing a girl-child with her name, and hoping that she will turn out to be as fine, and worthy a woman as my grandmother was. Also, I would like to call one of my sons Reichert Otto, after my father... In his heart, I know he has always regretted not having any other children, besides myself, and I would like to ensure that his name will be carried on by one of my sons, instead of just dying with him... I want to give him the gift of longevity, where he was unable to do so for himself.

    I plan to have a large family, so I'm sure there will be many more names to consider... but, as I said, I'll get to that when I have a man beside me who shall play an equal role in the naming of our legacy.

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    I'm not about to procreate any soon, but let's admit...

    No trendy names, no shortened nor exotic ones. I've no preference of origin as long as it's European and it's a traditional French surname (can be of Germanic, Celtic, Latin or Greek origin).

    For a boy, as a firstname, I've no idea yet. Like me as a second surname (a Germanic one) that's for sure, and even as a firstname maybe. The third name should be one of the two grand father's.

    The tradition for women is an Hebrew name (like the Virgin's mother), so I don't think I'll follow it (or maybe as a third surname)... The Second would be the mother's name. And the third one, the grand-mother's.
    I've more inspiration for girls (dunno why...) : Adélaïde, Aliénore, Astrid, Aurélie, Emilie, Armance, Camille, Blanche (), Clotilde, Cyrielle. It might sound odd with my lastname, though.
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