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post #21 of 69
you cannot do Adolph in Germany, that boy's gonna be in trouble if he ever comes here. It's just not something you should consider I think. Emil is pretty popular, more traditional names are right now.
post #22 of 69
Here is a list of the most popular names in Germany right now. It is not as comprehensive as the SSA list, but pretty good anyway.

http://www.beliebte-vornamen.de/2008.htm

Here is a list to the top 250 names last year:

http://www.beliebte-vornamen.de/2007.htm
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post #25 of 69
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Great name- and man!
post #26 of 69
Alfred is a name that works in both languages.
post #27 of 69
I love Luca or Luka!
Logan
Elias
Noah

would have been names for us if my dd were a boy
raising bi-lingual kids is easy!!
post #28 of 69
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Don't, while Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an admirable man, the name is so old fashioned the poor kid will get teased to no end. Not good old fashioned like Emil or Friedrich which are in fashion. Wolfgang is in the same category by the way.

I'll suggest

Benedikt
Lars
Joshua
Matthias
Paul
Anton
Konrad
Nils
Leonard
post #29 of 69
Our best friend from Germany was named Carsten. I always liked the name and it's said the same in either country.
post #30 of 69
I'd love to hear from Germans as to whether any of these names are back in fashion or should be completely avoided, they are family names and we want something German if we ever have a boy:

Ernst
August
Otto
Hermann
Fritz
Christian

Also, what about Kai, Lukas or Markus? (Not family names, but we like them, too.)
post #31 of 69
The American-German boy I know is named William, his parents call him Willy.
post #32 of 69
I only know one: Peter. That is my father's name.

My grandmother moved to America after she had him, and all the other kids have VERY American names! (Brenda, Sandy, etc)

Almost anything "biblical" is going to be popular in any predominately Christian country - and a lot of Germans seem to be Lutheran, even if they aren't "practicing" Lutherans. (At least, this is what my grandmother says to explain why she only goes to church in Germany! )
post #33 of 69
"foreign" names are pretty popular here now, so a lot of these aren't REALLY german, but these are names of boys at my kid's kindergarten

Luca(LUKE a)
Nicolaus (called Nico)
Dominic
Max
Sebastian
Ryan
Patrick
Sean
Enzo
Mattias (could call him Matt)
Sacha
Leon
Finn
Julian
I'll think of more after I drop them off tomorrow

Ernst and Christian are "in" Fritz and Otto, not so much
post #34 of 69
My 15 yo name is Christian
post #35 of 69
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you cannot do Adolph in Germany, that boy's gonna be in trouble if he ever comes here. It's just not something you should consider I think. Emil is pretty popular, more traditional names are right now.
Sorry....never even made the connection with Adolph Hitler, just associated the name with my old uncle Adolph.
post #36 of 69
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I've always been partial to the name Fredrich because it was the name of the cutest boy in 6th grade. We called him Fritz.
My boy is a Fritz! It's a hit both here in the US and in Germany. Definitely easy to pronounce on both sides of the pond! It's a family name for us.
post #37 of 69
Florian?
post #38 of 69
David (I know a few actually)
Christophe (my cousin)
Thomas (Christophe's Dad)

When I lived in Germany my favorite was Rolf. That might be one that wouldn't work here so much though....
post #39 of 69
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Sorry....never even made the connection with Adolph Hitler, just associated the name with my old uncle Adolph.
no problem. just something to consider.
post #40 of 69
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Originally Posted by snguyen View Post
I'd love to hear from Germans as to whether any of these names are back in fashion or should be completely avoided, they are family names and we want something German if we ever have a boy:

Ernst
August
Otto
Hermann
Fritz
Christian

Also, what about Kai, Lukas or Markus? (Not family names, but we like them, too.)
I think Kai, Lukas, Markus, Christian and August are very much in fashion, there's many children with these names. not necessarily a bad thing if you're not in Germany all the time. I'm thinking Otto, Ernst, Hermann and Fritz aren't modern but these things change of course.
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