Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Baby name selections for the week

So it is coming down to the real crunch.

We are all set on the arrival of any little girl.. but still afraid of what we might do moniker-wise to any whelp made up of puppy-dogs' tails who may be en route. (Notwithstanding the college-draft names to which we were referred by Sarah.)

I have, of late, protested about the whitewashing of our family tree with the seriously Anglo names we are all toting. Now we are pretty damn white but actually not very Anglo. Our ancestors were for the most part Wasyls and Olgas and Vladamirs and stuff. So I am looking for a decent Slavic name if I could nail one down.

Of all the suggestions we've had in this department the only one hangin' in is the hyper-manly, Drago. P-man says "Billy Drago, he's the best!" Clearly, we need help.

ps... if you can name the winner you will be our best blogger friend FEREVER and we will actually tell you what we name the kid in reality!


Blogger Irreligious said...

Name the girl matilde and she will grow up to be lovely


9:15 a.m.  
Anonymous CroutonBoy said...

How about Elise? That's sorta Nordic/Slavic isn't it? and it's got a song named after it.

Since you evoked the good Viking tradition, how about these:

Isabella (Cheeky was almost an Isabella herself...)

Good luck!


9:44 a.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

Anatol? (from the east)


I found a link to slavic names.

BTW, I've arrived. Tear Free attacked me on her blog. I am now officially a Kool Aid granny. She said so.

11:10 a.m.  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...


4:01 p.m.  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

OK, if Ivanhoe doesn't work for you(but BY GOD why would it not?), I propose Gavril or Dimas. Either for either sex.

4:02 p.m.  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Okay, buckle your seatbelts. A quick scan on Babycenter for slavic/hungarian/polish names for boys produced:
Burian, Kelemen, Zoltan (a little G-Force if you ask me), Sandor, Andrey, Pavel, Laszlo, Aleksy, Damek, Armen, and Jarek/Erek/Marek (the last a little Buffy-the-Movie).

German/Teutonic names turned up:
Roderick, Halden, Harlan, Adler, Anselm, Arman, Burke, Allard, Elden, Kellen, Kiefer, Ingram, Alder, Armand, Barnard, carleton, Derek, Emery, and Forest.

These are just the ones that weren't too weird or stereotyped and mostly were two-syllable ones, not single-syllable, as I somehow seem to recall you wanted something a bit longer? Or was that mrs. fortune? Anyhow, hope something's useful in there. Naming is such a brutal process!

4:50 p.m.  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

Anja? (or Anya, if you go for easy spellin' easy pronouncin' names) Or Dita? Jana?

Any of those is better than Stanislava.

9:10 p.m.  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Well, if you REALLY don't want to use D'Qwell, how about Eliska?

7:40 a.m.  
Blogger L. said...

I`ve always been partial to "Stanley" (aka, Stanislaus) because it sounds like a WASP last name instead of a Pollack first name.

My daughter`s name is Anastasia Zofia.

12:34 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an alternative, how a nice Jewish name? Asher is nice. I also like Ezra and Noam. There is a long list here http://www.hanefesh.com/edu/Hebrew_names.htm

3:58 a.m.  
Blogger mo-wo said...

Good suggestions folks..

anon. we are actually looking at Ezra, but does that mean my boy will be E-Z ??

L. we just had a Zofia added to our circle early this month. Such a lovely name.

Every once in a while I wonder if I should ask p-man about Goren .. since I know it is a dream of his that his son grow into a really really tall and lanky, come from behind Wimbeldon champion. But Gore would be a horrid nickname, no?

1:20 p.m.  
Blogger bitemycookie said...

dorte (with the oompla(?) over the e?
griffin for a girl... love it (but that may be angle. no wait, it's def anglo. sorry. not following direx).
xenia (pronounced sayn-ya)?
linus -- oh wait. not a girl's name.

or my personal fave anglo baby girl name, finley.

8:29 p.m.  

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