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January 4th, 2008, 08:49 AM
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Hey all!!

Living here in Finland I hear alot of REALLY EXOTIC names!!! Some I think won't translate into American life like Ona pronounced "Own -Ah" or Kaapo pronounced "Caah-poe" But some are really nice!

Girls names I like:

Katja/Kati/Katija pronounced "Ca-tii-ya" really nice and is simply Finnish for Cathy

Minna pronounced "Mee-na" dont know what it means though

Taru is wonderful means Fairytale...Marley almost got that one! Pronounced "Tah-(rolled rr) U

Päivi pronounced "Pie-vee" means Day People say that as a daytime greeting Päiva!! or (Hello)

Viivi is cute and Finnish for Vivian pronounced "Vee-ve" There is a funny Swedish cartoon Viivi and Vagner....about husband and wives daily relationships The wife is Viivi and the husband is Literally drawn as a short Pig!! (Ha-Ha)

I have a friend named Sirke dont know what it means but she's really sweet! Pronounced "Sear-kay"

Boys names I like:

Riku...my DH's name...Finnish for Richard pronounced "Re-kuu"

Ari and Ville are both really common Finnish boy names like James or John here. Pronounced "R-ee" and "Vill-lay"

Sisu is for a big boy...Means guts! (You got strength kinda name) Pronounced "See-sue" and say it fast like C-sue!

Kimi is a hot name here now because of Formula 1 race car driver Kimi Raikkonen (One of the highest paid sports athlete in the world)
pronounced "Kim-ee"

Thats it for now I'll listen out for more names and bring them here!
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January 4th, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for those suggestions! I think Minna is really pretty.
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January 4th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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TFS, I like Taru and Minna!
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January 4th, 2008, 02:05 PM
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Thanks for posting those! I like Katija as a nickname for Katherine/Katerina and Minna is really pretty.
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January 4th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Ditto, I love Katija (have seen it spelled Katya as well and its prn a little differently)
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January 4th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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I really like Katija
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