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Naming our little girl

Postby HDP5 » Sun May 28, 2017 8:30 pm

Hello.

My wife and I are considering Mia as the name for our little girl due in June. I'm Greek Cypriot & English and she's Finnish. We're trying to find a name we like thay works in all languages without different pronunciation (harder than you might think as Finnish is tricky language).

We are considering Mia. We think it works in English and Finnish. Its Latin origins mean "mine" or "wished-for child. I know it means one in Greek. Hoping native speaking Greeks / Cypriots on this forum who could advise on whether Mia would be considered 'weird' or inappropriate as a baby girl's name in modern Greek?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 28, 2017 8:50 pm

I’ll bet you’ll be back two years from now asking if it’s OK to call your next child Dio! :?
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby B25 » Sun May 28, 2017 10:58 pm

It's not weird or inappropriate, but unusual for the Greek naming system

If you intend to christen the baby in the orthodox church, I doubt the priest will accept such a name unless you can find a saint with the same name.

Maria is a popular name, surely the Finnish have the same???
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sun May 28, 2017 11:02 pm

HDP5 wrote:Hello.

My wife and I are considering Mia as the name for our little girl due in June. I'm Greek Cypriot & English and she's Finnish. We're trying to find a name we like thay works in all languages without different pronunciation (harder than you might think as Finnish is tricky language).

We are considering Mia. We think it works in English and Finnish. Its Latin origins mean "mine" or "wished-for child. I know it means one in Greek. Hoping native speaking Greeks / Cypriots on this forum who could advise on whether Mia would be considered 'weird' or inappropriate as a baby girl's name in modern Greek?

Thanks in advance


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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby HDP5 » Mon May 29, 2017 12:38 am

Are you some loser that spends all day reading every post on this forum?
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby Sotos » Mon May 29, 2017 7:24 am

HDP5 wrote:Are you some loser that spends all day reading every post on this forum?


Mia is fine as was the other name you choose. Just choose a name you like and don't worry too much about how it sounds in every language. As long as it is not something obviously funny (e.g. "Shit") then there is no problem.
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby Kikapu » Mon May 29, 2017 10:36 am

Mia/Maya seems to be well used names in Switzerland.
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby Pyrpolizer » Tue May 30, 2017 11:04 am

HDP5 wrote:Are you some loser that spends all day reading every post on this forum?


I wouldn’t expect rom you to judge correctly who is a loser and who’s not in this forum. You only wrote 4 posts two of which are copy-paste from each other,the 3rd was a "thank you" and the last one your reply here.

For me there’s something wrong when a person who is expecting a child , seems to worry so much on what her name is going to be. You are simply putting the cart before the horse. You should currently worry for the well being of the mother and the baby at the time of labor than what her name is going to be.

Secondly why don’t you tell what your real problem is? Is it really because "both of you" are wondering about the already chosen name?? Or is it because "you" did not really agree with your wife and try to collect opinions from the internet to convince her to change her mind? Or is it the other way round?

A clever person would go on and search the Internet on the psycho-sociological effects of a person’s name in developing a personality. You would find that people with stupid names, stupid they become, people with funny name funny (and low self respect) they become.Similarly people with identical names e.g Maria, George, Anna, etc seem to have very common attributes.

I already told you my opinion on the chosen name. You want to risk it? Go ahead, do it.
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby HDP5 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:23 pm

Haha. Amazing :-) :-) :-)
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Re: Naming our little girl

Postby HDP5 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:26 pm

Thanks for replies everyone. Useful to bounce ideas off people with no vested interest.
Sure we'll find the right name for our little sweetheart.
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