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    Anonymous

    Like another one of our forum members, I will soon be a proud father of a baby boy. I would like some ideas for names as well. The wife and I made a deal. Since it is a boy, I will be naming him.

    I would like ethnic Slavic (Southern versions) names that can be easily pronounced in English since I am in the United States. Also take into consideration English pronunciation (i.e. /J/ is pronounced /đ/ or /ђ/) and avoid letters like ž, lj, and č since they are not part of the English alphabet. I would like to avoid mispronounciation from English speakers.

    #423015

    Anonymous

    Zoran, Milan, Goran, Vladimir?

    #423016

    Anonymous

    Borut, Gorazd, Hotimir, Valuk. :)

    #423017

    Anonymous

    So far so good. More please.

    #423018

    Anonymous

    Well .. There is always Ivan.

    #423019

    Anonymous

    @Štajerc right on!  8)

    #423020

    Anonymous

    Gotta propagate our guys. ;)

    #423021

    Anonymous

    @Štajerc Great names. Borut and Gorazd being quite widespread. But giving your kid name Valuk might be risky. ;D Still its very great name its just i probably wont dare to give it to my kid. Hotimir is quite risky imo as well…. :(

    #423023

    Anonymous

    Boris,  Bojan, Miloš, Milan.

    #423024

    Anonymous

    @Krajišnik From my personal experience even if the letters are in the English alphabet they will mispronounce the name…

    #423025

    Anonymous

    Some popular Serbian boys names are Nenad, Nemanja, Dragan, Drago, Ljubiša, Rajko, Bojan, Goran. Do other Slavs have these names?

    #423026

    Anonymous

    Few sites with lists of Slavic names for help:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_names
    http://www.babynames.ch/Info/Language/laOldSlavic
    List with old Slovenians names: http://www.staroverci.si/imena.html

    and very interesting. Old Church Slavonic names: http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/old-church-slavic

    #423027

    Anonymous

    Ivan is Christian name derived from Jewish Joshua and it's meaning is "Yahweh is gracious" ;D so it's not a Slavic name, but in fact is a Slavic variant of a traditional Christian name.

    #424827

    Anonymous

    how about starobosansko ime? Sanjin, Zlatan, Mišljen, Tvrtko?

    #414434

    Anonymous

    @Slavorum, many names which sound “typically Slavic” are not necessarily of Slavic descent. Even though, many of them I consider more with Slavs than others, e.g. Tetiana/Tatiana (Roman). Also the name Svitlana/Svetlana is of Slavic descent, however is a translation of Greek Fotyna.

    The same with Ivan. Could be of Hebrew descent, but is specific variant for Slavs.

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