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Mommagain January 5th, 2011 12:37 PM

country names
do you like names of countries as baby names? which ones do you like?

here are some that i have heard used:

here are some that might be kinda cool:

Calendula January 5th, 2011 01:07 PM

Re: country names
I'm not a big fan, but I think Israel is a fabulous boys' name. I like Georgia for a girl. I think India and Indonesia both sound nice, but I'd rather have a name like Indira used than either of those.

Estonia sounds like it should be a girls name, lol. Reminds me of Antonia and Estefania.

I don't know why, but I really dislike Ireland as a name more thank I dislike most of the country names. I know it is in style now, but Ireland is NMSAA.

I wouldn't like Malaysia as a name. Sounds too much like malaise.

I know a mom who considered Libya until someone pointed out that it reminded them of the word labia. Her little one was named Liberty instead.


Just saw your little girl's name in your siggy, Phaedra is a gorgeous name! I love it :).

Mommagain January 5th, 2011 02:28 PM

Re: country names
thank you!

Purple654 January 5th, 2011 02:52 PM

Re: country names
I like a few place names..London, Georgia, Isreal

But overall NMSAA

Bedazzled January 5th, 2011 04:37 PM

Re: country names
I like quite a few...London is one of my absolute favorites and I would probably consider using it if it weren't so popular.

carlyheartsphil January 5th, 2011 06:47 PM

Re: country names
I love Georgia, I think some of the others could be nice but on someone else's child.... I wouldn't use more than one of these names in a sibset. Unless they were used as a middle name which could be kind of cool ( for example Nicolette Ireland for where you went for your honeymoon and Joseph Israel for where you took your first vacation together).

*PurpleMidnight* January 5th, 2011 07:01 PM

Re: country names
None are really my style

StephanieAZ January 5th, 2011 11:08 PM

Re: country names
I like Holland & Ireland, but I wouldn't use them myself.

P*to*the*ORTIA January 6th, 2011 06:40 AM

Re: country names
I like Ireland & London but I wouldn't use them.

Londons Butterfly January 6th, 2011 12:38 PM

Re: country names
Just thought I'd drop by because this topic is interesting.

My husband has had the nickname London for years and I suggested recently that if we have another baby we should name it London (boy or girl).
I personally don't like the country baby names and would probably never use one (my husband exnayed London because he doesn't want to share his nickname lol).

dansgirl January 6th, 2011 02:06 PM

Re: country names
Love Irelyn for a girl, spelled like this only though. It is my niece's name. I like Holland for a boy.

Jlynn January 6th, 2011 10:57 PM

Re: country names
I like Ireland but spelled Irelynn

Calendula January 7th, 2011 03:49 AM

Re: country names
I'm not a fan of using vocabulary words and altering the spelling for names.

Boudicca January 7th, 2011 06:56 AM

Re: country names
My great-aunt had a friend named Argentina. I can't say I like it much.

I like Georgia. I think that's about it.

Merolia January 7th, 2011 07:25 AM

Re: country names
Wait, London is a country now!?

I like Georgia as a name. Jordan and Israel are also fine. The rest are a bit silly, I mean, can you really imagine a person named Iceland or Zimbabwe or Sudan, or anything like that?

I also don't think it's a good idea to name a child after a country unless you know quite a bit about it or have some connection to it. Country names represent actual countries, they aren't just pretty words that don't mean anything.

HPnerd January 7th, 2011 08:22 AM

Re: country names
I like Ireland, India, Kenya and Israel. I would only consider using Ireland though, but only as a middle name.

Niamh ૐ January 7th, 2011 08:37 AM

Re: country names

Originally Posted by Calendula (Post 22650786)
I'm not a fan of using vocabulary words and altering the spelling for names.


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