Very new here. We’re expecting and now living in the Netherlands. We will probably move to the US or the UK in the near future for work. I have a list of favorite names already but I’m wondering if they will ‘work’ in [name_f]English[/name_f] speaking countries. [name_f]My[/name_f] own name ([name_f]Lieke[/name_f], leek-kuh) is quite hard to pronounce for native [name_f]English[/name_f] speakers, which doesn’t bother me that much but I’d like to make things a little easier for the babe.
Please let me know what you think! Middle name for a girl will probably be [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] for a boy [name_m]Jacob[/name_m] or Roemer (rou-muhr )
Niké (Knee-ke as in ok)
Éla / [name_f]Ella[/name_f]
Zomer (means ‘summer’ in [name_m]Dutch[/name_m], pronounced as zoe-mehr)
[name_m]Teun[/name_m] (I looked this up: thön ;))
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] (the [name_u]French[/name_u] way: zjuule)
I’d love to hear from you! Maybe we’re better of picking a more ‘international’ name?