Sibling name for Milena and Nikolai?

I’d love help coming up with a final name to complete the sibset:

Milena (Lena) and Nikolai (Niko)

Currently, the top contender for a girl name is Rozalia (Roza/Rozi) which is a family name. I am open to girl name suggestions but am absolutely stuck on boy names. My husband always pushes for Alexander and it just doesn’t feel right to me. I suggested Alexei as I compromise, so far to no avail.

We would prefer names with Slavic origins. But we live in the southern US so need a name that will be easy enough to pronounce. I like short sweet nicknames.

Turning to the name experts for help.


[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] “Tasia”
[name_f]Ekaterina[/name_f] “Katia”
[name_f]Katerina[/name_f] “Kat”
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f] “Tati”
[name_f]Teodora[/name_f] “Tea/Dora/Dory”

[name_m]Anatoly[/name_m] “Toly”
[name_m]Edmon[/name_m] “Eddie”
[name_m]Dimitri[/name_m] “Misha”
Kostantin “Kostya”
[name_m]Simeon[/name_m] “Sim”

I also like [name_u]Sasha[/name_u] as a short form of [name_m]Alexander[/name_m].

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[name_f]Milena[/name_f], [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] and…



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[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Rozalia[/name_f] :rose:

You’ve had a few suggestions so count any repeats as me being in agreement with the berries

[name_f]Milena[/name_f], [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] and…



[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps

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I love
Kostantin “Kostya”
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] “Tasia”

Thank you!

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I love [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] and [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]! Thank you

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[name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_u]Luka[/name_u] and my favorites. So far, my husband hasn’t agreed. I’m still trying though!

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I’m from the southern US and live in a Slavic speaking country (my husband’s home country), so we’re also a bilingual family, and we have a [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m]!
We just had our second son and called him [name_m]Aleksander[/name_m] (though still struggling with a nickname or whether to call him by his second name, [name_u]Blaise[/name_u], so I really understand your feeling on Alexander).

We also like and considered:
[name_u]Kristian[/name_u] - pronounced in 3 syllables here (Kit)
[name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] (Benji)
[name_m]Alois[/name_m] (Louie)
[name_m]Johannes[/name_m] (Jonas or [name_u]Joss[/name_u] - we changed the J sound from [name_m]Johannes[/name_m] to Jonas/Joss)
Vaclav (Vasik, pronounced Vah-sheek)

For girls, we liked names that we’re less Slavic, but we both have [name_m]German[/name_m] heritage, so that came through:
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] (for St. [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] of [name_u]Bohemia[/name_u], and I like [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] better than Agniezka)
[name_f]Nela[/name_f] / [name_f]Nell[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] (Sophie)
[name_f]Hilda[/name_f] / [name_f]Hildie[/name_f] (my guilty pleasure, probably as a nickname for Adelheid)
[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] (Katka or Kit)

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I like your girl name option, and [name_m]Alexei[/name_m] seems nice if your husband ever changes his mind.

But here are other ideas:



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[name_f]Milena[/name_f] / [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] / [name_u]Niko[/name_u], and…

[name_f]Arina[/name_f] / [name_f]Rina[/name_f]
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] / [name_f]Ana[/name_f]
[name_f]Inessa[/name_f] / [name_f]Ines[/name_f]

[name_m]Yevgeny[/name_m] / [name_u]Gene[/name_u] / Geny ?

It nice to be understood! I do like [name_m]Aleksander[/name_m]. Nicknames are hard. I considered Ander/Anders, Leks,?

I love some of these suggestions! Thank you

Thank you! Any nickname idea for [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]?

I love [name_m]Ilya[/name_m] and lots of the girls names. So many great girl name options. Thank you!

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You’re welcome! Kostantin was meant to be [name_u]Konstantin[/name_u], but either work!

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Hmm. [name_m]Xavi[/name_m] would probably be the most obvious nickname for [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]. Maybe [name_u]Rex[/name_u] or Vix if you’re feeling daring? I do love [name_u]Rex[/name_u]. That could be fun.

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That’s crazy! [name_f]My[/name_f] brother and I are named [name_f]Melina[/name_f] and [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m], He goes by [name_u]Nick[/name_u] and I was always called [name_f]Lina[/name_f] or leeney-bug lol.

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We call my girl Lenabug :heart:

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For [name_m]Aleksander[/name_m], we’ve thought of:
[name_u]Alek[/name_u] (my older daughters’ favorite)
[name_u]Sandy[/name_u] (my favorite)
[name_m]Aleksey[/name_m] (my husband’s favorite… even though it is technically its own name and not an [name_m]Aleksander[/name_m] nickname, but it still can work!)
[name_u]Alex[/name_u] (the default, of course, but not my favorite)
If I could pull it off, I also think Anny/Ani on a boy is too cute…

Since his second name is [name_u]Blaise[/name_u], someone suggested Albie/Alby, which is honestly really growing on me :blush:. We’d also considered [name_m]Abe[/name_m] or [name_m]Abel[/name_m].

So you could also play with [name_m]Aleksander[/name_m] + a middle name and come up with a nickname that way as well!

Good luck!

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I love [name_m]Alexei[/name_m] for you!

I second this as well.

[name_m]Percival[/name_m] maybe? [name_m]Mikael[/name_m]?

For a girl, have you thought of [name_f]Anya[/name_f]?


I love [name_f]Anya[/name_f] but they have a close cousin who goes by it!

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