ISO Sibling Names for Milena

[name_f]My[/name_f] daughter’s name is [name_f]Milena[/name_f] [name_f]Adelyn[/name_f]. She goes by [name_f]Lena[/name_f] or [name_f]Mila[/name_f].

We are expecting baby number 2. Currently not sure of sex.

I’m in search of sibling names for [name_f]Milena[/name_f]. Preferably Slavic, Polish or Armenian in origin and not overly common in the US. Ideally, 3 syllables with a cute 2 syllable nickname.

Help, please!!

Daria
[name_f]Karina[/name_f]
[name_f]Kasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Kinga[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariam[/name_f]
[name_f]Marta[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadia[/name_f]
[name_u]Nikola[/name_u]
[name_f]Teodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f]

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I love these! Any suggestions for a boy?!

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Hmm…
[name_m]Antoni[/name_m]
[name_u]Dominik[/name_u]
[name_m]Kacper[/name_m]
[name_m]Konrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Marek[/name_m]
[name_m]Olek[/name_m]
[name_m]Oskar[/name_m]
[name_m]Tadeusz[/name_m]

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Milena is a great example of a name which has identifiable origins but is comfortably transferable to different languages and countries such as the US. It’s lovely! I wonder if you’re also interested in Slavic versions of traditional names and names that are frequently used in Slavic countries. I’ve included some of each in my suggestions.

Tatiana or [name_f]Tiana[/name_f] ([name_f]Tia[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f]), [name_f]Eliska[/name_f] ([name_f]Ellie[/name_f], Lissy), [name_f]Danica[/name_f] ([name_u]Dana[/name_u], [name_u]Niki[/name_u]), [name_f]Karolina[/name_f] ([name_f]Kara[/name_f]), [name_f]Sabina[/name_f] ([name_f]Bea[/name_f]), [name_f]Luiza[/name_f] or [name_f]Louisa[/name_f] (Lissy), [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] or [name_f]Roza[/name_f] ([name_f]Rosie[/name_f]), [name_f]Anita[/name_f] ([name_f]Annie[/name_f]), [name_f]Silvia[/name_f] ([name_f]Silvie[/name_f]), [name_f]Dominika[/name_f] ([name_f]Minnie[/name_f]), [name_f]Antonina[/name_f] or [name_u]Antonia[/name_u] ([name_f]Nina[/name_f]), [name_f]Teresa[/name_f] ([name_f]Tessa[/name_f]), [name_f]Renata[/name_f] ([name_f]Rena[/name_f], [name_f]Rita[/name_f]), [name_f]Simona[/name_f] ([name_f]Sosie[/name_f]), [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] (Liddy, [name_f]Lia[/name_f]), [name_f]Romana[/name_f] ([name_u]Romy[/name_u])

Andrej (Drej), [name_m]Maxim[/name_m] ([name_u]Max[/name_u]), [name_m]Stefan[/name_m], [name_m]Pavel[/name_m], [name_m]Janek[/name_m], [name_m]Adrian[/name_m], [name_m]Ivo[/name_m], [name_m]Fabian[/name_m], [name_m]Emil[/name_m], [name_m]Victor[/name_m], [name_m]Cyprian[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Henrik[/name_m], [name_m]Leonard[/name_m], [name_m]Grigor[/name_m], [name_m]Eduard[/name_m], [name_m]Ruben[/name_m]

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Casimir, [name_u]Florian[/name_u], [name_m]Kamil[/name_m], [name_m]Piotr[/name_m]

Aneta, [name_f]Renia[/name_f], [name_f]Wanda[/name_f], [name_f]Wiktoria[/name_f]

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Yes, these are perfect! Exactly what we are looking for.

There are so many beautiful names for a girl that meet the criteria we are going for. Soft, feminine, rich in meaning and heritage but also would not raise eyebrows in the southern US (where live).

I’m having a much harder time finding boys name that I love and won’t seem completely “foreign” or difficult to pronounce. We live in [name_u]Tennessee[/name_u] and have a difficult Polish last name (ending in ski of course). Most [name_f]English[/name_f] variations are completely overused and popular.

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[name_f]Milena[/name_f] [name_f]Adelyn[/name_f] & _______:

[name_f]Natalia[/name_f] “[name_f]Talia[/name_f]”
[name_f]Danica[/name_f]
[name_f]Antonina[/name_f] “[name_u]Toni[/name_u]” “[name_f]Nina[/name_f]”
[name_f]Elya[/name_f]
[name_f]Eszter[/name_f] “Etzy”
[name_f]Katerina[/name_f] “[name_f]Kaia[/name_f]”
[name_f]Marcelina[/name_f] “[name_f]Marcy[/name_f]”
[name_f]Romona[/name_f] “[name_f]Romi[/name_f]”
[name_f]Nairi[/name_f] “[name_f]Naya[/name_f]”
[name_f]Anoush[/name_f] “[name_f]Anya[/name_f]”
[name_f]Caroun[/name_f] “[name_u]Rooney[/name_u]” “[name_f]Cara[/name_f]”
[name_f]Anastazja[/name_f] “[name_f]Anya[/name_f]”
[name_f]Apolonia[/name_f] “[name_f]Polly[/name_f]”
[name_f]Celina[/name_f] “[name_f]Sissy[/name_f]” “[name_u]Seeley[/name_u]” "[name_u]Cielo[/name_u]
Franciszka “[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]”
Jolenta “[name_f]Jolie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Leokadia[/name_f] “[name_f]Lea[/name_f]” “[name_f]Kady[/name_f]”
[name_f]Serafina[/name_f]
Urszula “[name_f]Zula[/name_f]” “[name_f]Ula[/name_f]” “[name_f]Lula[/name_f]”
[name_m]Vanya[/name_m]

[name_m]Armen[/name_m] “[name_m]Aram[/name_m]”
[name_u]Daron[/name_u]
[name_m]Levon[/name_m] “[name_m]Lev[/name_m]” “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]”
[name_m]Casimir[/name_m] “[name_m]Cash[/name_m]”

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These are beautiful! Thank you.

More boys ideas

[name_m]Abram[/name_m] “[name_m]Bram[/name_m]”
[name_m]Artur[/name_m]
[name_m]Albin[/name_m] “[name_m]Albie[/name_m]”
Augustyn “[name_u]Gus[/name_u]” “[name_m]Auggie[/name_m]”
[name_m]Bohdan[/name_m] " [name_u]Bodhi[/name_u]"
[name_m]Cyprian[/name_m] “[name_m]Cy[/name_m]”
[name_m]Darius[/name_m]/z “[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]”
[name_m]Feliks[/name_m]/Felix“[name_m]Fitz[/name_m]”
[name_u]Florian[/name_u] “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Joachim[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] “[name_u]Cass[/name_u]”
[name_m]Maksym[/name_m] “[name_u]Max[/name_u]”
[name_m]Marek[/name_m]/Garek
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]”
Lucjan/Lucian “[name_u]Luca[/name_u]”
[name_m]Marius[/name_m]/z “[name_m]Marx[/name_m]”
[name_m]Roman[/name_m] “[name_u]Rome[/name_u]”
Magnus “Gus” “Mack”

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I completely agree with what you’re saying about boys names and the difficulty for [name_f]English[/name_f] speakers. On the other hand, the [name_f]English[/name_f] versions of the boys names are staples in the US and seem to lose most of the connection to heritage you’re after.

Names like [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Adrian[/name_m] and [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] seem like good middle ground because they’re used in Slavic countries and they’re also familiar to [name_f]English[/name_f] speakers. The heritage link might feel somewhat diluted but that can be reinforced by using a Slavic name with authentic spelling in the middle slot. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you have any examples of boys names you do like to give us more inspiration?

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Sorry, I am new to Nameberry and unsure if you were notified with the way that I replied!

Yes, you understand exactly my dilemma.

We found out that the baby is, indeed, a boy!

My husband is sold on [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] ([name_u]Niko[/name_u]) or [name_m]Aleksandr[/name_m] ([name_u]Alek[/name_u]). Both of which I do love, but my heart has not settled on either.

Chessa - [name_m]Chess[/name_m] is soooo cute!
[name_f]Evelin[/name_f](a) - [name_f]Eve[/name_f] or [name_f]Evie[/name_f]
[name_f]Katerina[/name_f] - [name_f]Kate[/name_f]

I love Chessa soo much!

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oh wow! I like [name_u]Nico[/name_u]!

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Exciting! Those are both really nice name but [name_u]Niko[/name_u] stands out in a good way for me. Another suggestion… I know a Yanek, and it feels so handsome on him.

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Thank you so much everyone for the feedback and suggestions! I wish I found this forum when I was so stressed about my choice for our first (which turns out to be perfect for her)!

[name_f]My[/name_f] husband is 100% decided on [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] Zolensky.

So we will have a [name_f]Milena[/name_f] [name_f]Adelyn[/name_f] ([name_f]Lena[/name_f] or [name_f]Mila[/name_f]) who is currently 13 months and a [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] ([name_u]Niko[/name_u]) due in [name_u]December[/name_u].

[name_f]Lena[/name_f] and [name_u]Niko[/name_u] :heart:

I also have a healthy list of names for baby number 3 :joy:.

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What a beautiful choice! Congratulations and good luck!