cross-cultural names

[name]Hi[/name] all,

Newbie here. I need some unique ideas for baby names. My child’s surname will include both my maiden (super Spanish) and our last ([name]German[/name] surname)… It’s an interesting combo but it will be done.

I love girls names that end with -a and are short. Some examples: [name]Lola[/name], [name]Luna[/name], etc. I think those names are too common. I like romantic names, I love nature, literary figures, etc. I also like names that end in -er, like [name]Winter[/name], [name]Ember[/name], etc.

For boys, I like more formal names, like [name]Elliott[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] but want some flair.

I’ve been looking on the threads, but would appreciate some starting brainstorm suggestions!

Hey there!

If the baby’s surname is going to be a bit long and potentially complicated, I think a short and sturdy name up front would end up working out best! Here are some suggestions that I think fit with your style:

[name]Rio[/name] (or [name]Ria[/name])


Personally, I think that [name]Oona[/name], [name]Thea[/name], [name]Stella[/name], and [name]Petra[/name] are stunning, romantic, lovely, and wonderfully short! I also think they are slightly off the beaten path and wouldn’t be as common as [name]Luna[/name] or [name]Lola[/name]. However, I also find [name]Winter[/name] and [name]Ember[/name] absolutely darling.

For the boys, I think [name]Eli[/name] is a classic, handsome choice that would sound fabulous with a longer name. I also love [name]Silas[/name], [name]Hayes[/name], and [name]Reed[/name].

Best of luck,

Wow these are great suggestions. It is giving me a lot to ponder. THanks

[name]Gioia[/name] (joy in Italian)