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Ismini and other lovely names. What do you think?

  • CecillieMarie
    CecillieMarie
    Participant

    We’re on the beautiful Greek island Kos for our honey moon.
    While my husband was clever enough to remember a book I didn’t. So I’ve been reading about names instead.

    I would like to know what you think of the names, what combos you’ll like to see and if you have any suggestions you’re most welcome.

    We don’t want to know the sex so I’m/we’re making two lists of names (I love it!) Being a name enthusiast we’ve discussed names since we found out.

    The receptionist at our hotel is a  kind young woman with a bubbly personality. Her name is Ismini (ee-SMEE-nee) and I’m completely In love with this name. What do you lovely ladies think of it?

    Names I love:
    Scarlet 
    Paloma
    Ismini

    Out of the three names my husband likes Ismini the most and suggested Minnie as NN. He thinks Scarlet is too fancy. (He’s Danish and we live In Denmark, I’m half Dane)

    My husband loves the name Johanne (yo-HAN-eh). I like it too but it’s on top 50 here in Denmark. We both have a great grandmother named Johanne – mine being the  kindest person I’ve ever met. I think we’re going to use it as a middle name since it has become that popular.
    Esther and Marie are family names as well but becoming common in DK.

    It’s a bit more difficult when it comes to boy’s names. 

    My husband likes Casimir/Kasimir. At first I thought it was strange but it has grown on me and I would love a baby Cass.  

    I think Louis (LOO-ee) is cute and I love Dimitri but my better half isn’t fond of it.

    We also like Marius it’s a family name but again it’s rather popular here. The same with Arthur. 

    Names we both like but don’t love:

    Tessa
    Mollie
    Cora
    Lana

    Sylvester
    Basil
    Wilbur (I still love it but since a close family member made fun of it Morten hasn’t been the greatest fan)

    We’re don’t want a name that’s too common so I’ll include a link to the most used baby names In Denmark.

    http://www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/emner/navne/navne-til-nyfoedte.aspx

    Our lastname is Cave-Sørensen.

    I can’t wait to hear what you think. 

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    What a lovely place to honeymoon! Enjoy!
    Ismini is pretty. I like Paloma a bit better. I’m not a fan of Scarlet.

    For a boy, I like Louis.


    kimiha
    Participant

    i love ismini johanne as a combo. ismini honoring your honeymoon and johanne honoring your great grandmothers


    kimiha
    Participant

    i love ismini johanne as a combo. ismini honoring your honeymoon and johanne honoring your great grandmothers


    kimiha
    Participant

    i love ismini johanne as a combo. ismini honoring your honeymoon and johanne honoring your great grandmothers


    stonelenn
    Participant

    i agree with kimiha!

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    If you go with Ismini you HAVE to tell that receptionist-I’d LOVE to find out someone used my name like that!
    Paloma and Scarlet are both pretty but I like Violet better (has always reminded me of Scarlet a bit). I really like Johanne in the middle name spot. Tessa, Mollie, Cora & Lana are my favorites from your list. Maybe you’d like them better as nicknames for something longer (i.e. Coraline nn Cora or Alana nn Lana)?

    I really like Casimir nn Cass! Very cool!
    I like Dimitri too, but I kind of have a thing for ‘D’ names: Donovan, Dominic, Drew, Drake, Declan…love them all haha

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I think Ismini sounds really cute! Do you think it would have pronuniation, problems, though? As an American, I see it and think iz-mih-nee – like Is Minnie. I wonder if that might be problematic?
    Johanne is beautiful, too! And so much better than the english pronunciation. I agree that Ismini Johanne would be lovely!

    As for boys, I LOVE Louis!!! And Dimitri!!! Not a fan of Casimir – I think of the nickname Cass as rather girly (short for Cassidy or Cassandra or something), so I don’t really like it much for a boy. Basil’s cute, too, though.

    CecillieMarie
    CecillieMarie
    Participant

    Thanks for your replies. 
    We’ll wait and choose the name when we meet the little person in February. I find it difficult to pick a name when I don’t know the personality or how he or she looks like. 
    If we choose Ismini we’ll mail the hotel and tell her.

    I really like Coraline and suggested this at first but he prefers Cora. The Danish pronouncation of -line isn’t very pretty. I’ve always had to explain that my name is pronounced in English and now I don’t even bother if it isn’t a person I am going to meet more than once. So we would like to stay away from names that needs explaination pronouncation wise. 
    Ismini om the other hand is easy to say correctly for Danes and since we’re spending most time in this lovely country I don’t worry about my American side not being able to pronounce it.

    I find it a bit silly to make a nickname out of a name by just removing a letter like A-Lana. Alana is cute on it’s own though. 

    If we go with Lana I really like Lana Celeste. What do you think?
    We’ve also thought of Louis Arthur, Wilbur Marius and Dimitri Frej. (I have seen Frey/Frej used as a girl’s name and I think it’s a strong, potent and very masculine boy’s name. It’s the Norse god of fertility – a very prominent god in Asatru).
    We’ve had a hard time finding a MN for Casimir but so far we have Casimir August. 

    About nicknames – I like the possibility of a NN but because I always go by my nickname (privately not professionally) and I am somewhat tired of it we’re going to use the full name (FN) most of the time. 

    Do you have any thoughts? 

     

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I do like Lana Celeste, Louis Arthur and Dimitri Frej.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Ooh, Dimitri Frey! I love it!! I adore the name Frey – definitely never heard it used on a girl, though I’ve heard a fair amount of Freya/Freyja. I’ve also never seen it spelt Frej – I know the god’s name is often written as Freyr, though? I’m American though, so more distanced from the oriinal language… Ether way, I love it.
    Louis Arthur is great too. I’m not crazy about Celeste, but I do like it with Lana. And I adore August, but still not crazy about Casimir….

    CecillieMarie
    CecillieMarie
    Participant

    I think it’s because the English Y sound is pronounced like the Danish J sound. I am pretty sure the original spelling is Frejr but that’s from a time where Old Norse ruled.

    Loki is Loke here and I find it pretty cute too but unfurtunately The Avengers movie has ruined this and other Asatru names for me by not having the slightest respect for the religion behind and getting almost everything wrong.

    August is really common here so I would never use it as a first name but it’s just such a charming name.

    I think Lana is rather plain on it’s own and needs a very feminine, girlish maybe even princessy middlename.

    We’ve also talked about Robin – mostly for a girl and Milo for a boy.

    Did you all decide the name before you met your son or daughter?

    I’ve grown quite a lot already so I can’t wait to my first scan when we return from Greece. Maybe it’s twins?

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    I think Ismini is a pretty name and very uncommon. Ismini Johanne goes good together too. My fiance and I talked about names for a long time while I was pregnant, and finalized the name shortly after we had our gender ultrasound. My baby girl was born May 19 and her name is Noemi Xochitl. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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