We’re expecting our first baby due in [name]August[/name]. We currently live in New [name]York[/name] but I’m originally from Finland and my family still lives there (my husband is American with Scandinavian roots). So we need a name that works in both countries which has proven to be a very difficult thing to do And to make matters even worse, our last name is two syllable G***n which is almost impossible to pair with anything
For a boy it’s seems to be an easier choice. Our current options are the following
[name]Henri[/name] Gn -the Finnish spelling, but it would be spelled wrong in US all the time? WDYT?
For a middle name our favorites include [name]Carl[/name] Mangus, [name]Francis[/name], [name]Maxwell[/name] and [name]Dashiell[/name]. We also love surnames in the middle spot including [name]Anderson[/name], [name]Lennon[/name] etc. but they don’t worki with our last name. If you have any other good suggestions, please let me know.
As for a girl, finding a good name seems to be impossible. At the moment we’re thinking about these. The spellings are in this way in order to make sense in Finnish, so they are not really negotiable.
[name]Emmalina[/name] “[name]Emma[/name]” Gn
[name]Charlotta[/name] “[name]Lotta[/name], [name]Lola[/name]” Gn -too close to [name]Charlotte[/name]?
[name]Ingrid[/name] Gn - “ING-rid”, not “IN-grid”
Lumi Gn -“LOO-me” Finnish meaning snow. I don’t think the beauty really translates…
Lumia Gn - (The cell phone was named after a baby girl name, not the other way around. Damn Nokia.)
[name]Solina[/name] Gn -a Finnish word name for the sound of babbling brook
[name]India[/name] G***n -probably not the most stylish choice, although we love it. MN options include [name]India[/name] [name]Charlotta[/name], [name]India[/name] [name]Violetta[/name] and [name]India[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name].
So what do you think about these names and if you have any other suggestions, either first or middle, let me know.