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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    ...though strangely enough, the female version, Caroline, sounds much less Germanic again, perhaps since it underwent Latinisation in the process (Carolus > Carola > Carolina "little Carola").
    But the old real female version of "Karl" is "Karla". There are some people with the name in my region, especially older women. It has a tradition here. Well, I don´t consider "Caroline" as the female form of German "Karl". The Germanic female version of Karl is "Karla". Caroline and Carola are the female forms of the romaniced Charles.

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    Many Flemish, and some Dutch have French given names. Also my first name isnt Germanic but Romance in origin but nowadays quite common in Holland and Germany.

    Also, alot of names have Biblical origins.

    All to all, its the choice of the parents I say.

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    My name gives a good representation of what I am....a very celtic first name with a very old Germanic surname.

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    though strangely enough, the female version, Caroline, sounds much less Germanic again, perhaps since it underwent Latinisation in the process (Carolus > Carola > Carolina "little Carola").
    Sounds like the name has been Englishcized!

    But the old real female version of "Karl" is "Karla". There are some people with the name in my region, especially older women. It has a tradition here.
    Hitler's mother 'Karla' born 185? So you know what you are talking about! Born in Austria! Austrian's are Germans in a sense.

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    What is in a Name? Should Germanics Have Germanic Names?

    I have 3 kids and they all have Germanic names. The dissolution of northern European Germanic culture takes many forms and the loss of even a simple tradition such as naming is further erosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rächer View Post
    Germanics or people who consider themselves Germanic must have Germanic names. Names are very important and tell a lot of who you actually are - consider here the great importance our forefathers placed on names. It was only with the coming of despicable Christianity that all of this changed.

    This is also illustrated in the thread I just read on the Boer-descendants in Argentine. You have to a certain degree lost your essence an is on the way to being assimilated if don't use your own names any more.
    I never met an arab called Frank or Heinrich..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rächer View Post
    Germanics or people who consider themselves Germanic must have Germanic names. Names are very important and tell a lot of who you actually are - consider here the great importance our forefathers placed on names. It was only with the coming of despicable Christianity that all of this changed.

    This is also illustrated in the thread I just read on the Boer-descendants in Argentine. You have to a certain degree lost your essence an is on the way to being assimilated if don't use your own names any more.
    My name is far from being Germanic. It's actually Christian.
    I don't like my name, but I would never change it for anyone or anything. Why? Because it's unique, different.
    Besides, my Dad would get upset whenever I said I was thinking of changing my name. So, even though my name is not Germanic (well, my forename isn't. "Young" has been traced back to Sweden...), I'm keeping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi XX View Post
    Sounds like the name has been Englishcized!
    No, Charles and the derivations are not "original English" but went through a Romance tongue. The modern English to expect would be either Carl or Charl, but not Charles ("blame" the Norman nobility for that).

    Hitler's mother 'Karla' born 185? So you know what you are talking about! Born in Austria! Austrian's are Germans in a sense.
    We are Germans full stop, not "Germans in a sense". That'd be like saying the Flemish were Dutch "in a sense" or that the Asturians were Spanish "in a sense".

    Quote Originally Posted by Astrid Runa View Post
    Besides, my Dad would get upset whenever I said I was thinking of changing my name. So, even though my name is not Germanic (well, my forename isn't. "Young" has been traced back to Sweden...), I'm keeping it.
    It is just very transparent, but I'd be careful with tracing it to any other country. It is just a very transparent surname, coming from a Germanic word that has cognates left in every Germanic tongue. Even the surname is pretty much omnipresent also in German: Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary; or Carl Jung, the famous psychiatrist (his paternal line was unquestionably Swiss-German).
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    No, Charles and the derivations are not "original English" but went through a Romance tongue. The modern English to expect would be either Carl or Charl, but not Charles ("blame" the Norman nobility for that).



    We are Germans full stop, not "Germans in a sense". That'd be like saying the Flemish were Dutch "in a sense" or that the Asturians were Spanish "in a sense".



    It is just very transparent, but I'd be careful with tracing it to any other country. It is just a very transparent surname, coming from a Germanic word that has cognates left in every Germanic tongue. Even the surname is pretty much omnipresent also in German: Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary; or Carl Jung, the famous psychiatrist (his paternal line was unquestionably Swiss-German).
    Well, considering how I traced the Young family back to the shores of Sweden, and considering how the first Young was recorded in Dingwall, a Viking Settlement, and was one of the Vikings to come over from Sweden.

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    I am proud to say my 3 children all have Germanic names, although sadly I can't the same for myself or my parents, or their parents: all Christian. We, my wife and I, however decided to break "with tradiotion". Their names are: Eckhard, Astrid and Reinhard. Every now and then we get compliments and people say the children have beautifull names - though most paople can't pronounce them propperly: allways trying by pronouncing it like English words.

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