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#1 Anastassia Florine

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:36 PM

I realized that I was into these two types of names when I was writing a fictional story and kept having to add superfluous characters so that I could use all those names! It got pretty ridiculous. I ended up having all these names in the story:


MALE GERMANIC NAMES
Lars
Ulf
Jorg
Gus
Nils
Hans
Fritz
Joern
Jan
Sven
Soeren
Sebastian
Henk
Dieter
Adolph
Emil
Tristan
Jens
Rudolph
Benjamin
Konradin
Benni
Ben
Peter
Borg
Axel
Chris
Kristoffer
Helmut
Larssi
Johann
Karl
Heinrich
Hellmuth
Ernst
Josef
Adolph
Adalbrecht
Kurt
Hansel
Felix
Stefan
Dietrich
Sigmund
Siegfried
Dietmar
Detlef
Ernstl
Eberhard
Dirk
Adelard
Bunny
Thor
Skip
Quenby
Jorn
Jarl
Erik
Willem
Jehon
Falco
Zygmunt

MALE VIRTUE NAMES
Peace
Justice



FEMALE GERMANIC NAMES
Traudl
Isolde
Greta
Eva
Sophie
Heidi
Fenna
Heide
Anneliese
Dagmar
Katrin
Else
Inge
Ilse
Maria
Leisl
Marta
Natascha
Laura
Johanna
Paula
Brigitte
Regina
Lovisa
Louisa
Ursula
Ilsa
Hanne
Helga
Gretl
Selga
Jette
Jeanny


FEMALE VIRTUE NAMES
Charity
Chastity
Prudence
Patience
Faith
Hope
Joy
Grace
Goody
Constance
Liberty
Lovely
Purity
Darling
Serenity
Glory
Triumph

#2 alyssa897

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:56 PM

I was gonna add Temperance to the virtue list for girls.

I'm not really into Germanic names, but I have been really into Russian names. hehe.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:59 PM

Not a huge fan of most of the Germanic names.. but here are some of my favorites :P

Tristan

Eva
Sophie
Anneliese
Natascha
Regina

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:26 PM

I'm not really into germanic names, but there are some exceptions.

These could theoretically work: (=aren't too out there for me)

Male:

Lars
Hans
Jan
Sven
Sebastian*
Henk
Emil* (I actually like this a lot!)
Tristan
Jens
Benjamin*
Konradin (Just Konrad is better IMO)
Ben
Peter
Axel
Chris
Johann* (I prefer Johan)
Karl
Josef*
Kurt*
Hansel
Felix
Stefan
Erik*
Willem*


Female:

Greta*** ( I LOVE THIS!!)
Eva** (Adore this too)
Sophie *(Super pretty!)
Heidi
Anneliese
Katrin
Inge
Maria
Marta
Laura
Johanna

One other hand, I happen to be a sucker for virtue names.

I actually like Justice for a boy. (Peace is too much, sorry).

As for girls, weeeelll:

Charity
Prudence
Liberty
Patience
Faith
Hope
Joy**
Grace***
Constance*

I also love these, that are not on your list:

Temperance *
Mercy*
Providence
Honor
Hosanna (it's not exactly a virtue, but it means Praise and I love it!)

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:19 AM

I thought I didn't like Germanic names...but there are actually quite a few on your list that I like a lot! Most of them I wouldn't actually name a kid, but I could easily see me liking on someone else.

MALE GERMANIC NAMES
Hans (I think this is such a cute name on anybody)
Fritz
Soeren
Sebastian
Tristan ( I LOVE this name!)
Benjamin
Ben
Peter

Chris
Kristoffer
Johann
Felix (So fun!!)

MALE VIRTUE NAMES
Justice

FEMALE GERMANIC NAMES
Isolde (I'm never entirely sure how to pronounce this, but even the look of it is just beautiful)
Greta
Eva
Sophie (So cute. I like Sophia, but just Sophie is so darn adorable)
Heidi
Anneliese (This is such a beautiful name)
Else
Ilse
Maria
Natascha
Lovisa
Ursula (I felt obligated to like this one because it's my grandmother's name, haha)
Ilsa (one of my all-time favorites)
Jette (Again, I'm not totally sure how this is pronounced, but I'm thinking with a soft J so it's almost like shetta...which is gorgeous)



FEMALE VIRTUE NAMES
Faith
Hope (So simple, what's not to love?)
Grace
Liberty
Serenity
Glory (I saw this name on a college basketball player the other day...it's so strong and beautiful!)

#6 Katie-Nana

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:30 PM

I like True for a girl as well (have ever since the show Tru Calling)...I'd maybe use it for a middle name...And I'd for sure use Patience as a middle name it is one of my faves.




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