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Title: It's a boy
Post by: scamandrius on February 13, 2012, 10:01:53 PM
My wife and I received the wonderful news today that we will have a son. He is set to arrive on July 7.  Just wanted to let you know. If you have some name ideas, I'm all ears, but my wife (Despite my objections) has forbidden any obvious Greek names so no Constantine  or Demetrios(darn!)
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: vamrat on February 13, 2012, 10:37:11 PM
If you want to go Greek without being obvious you couldn't go wrong with Philip or Alexander, and I know at least one of them is a Saint's name.  Though I think you were on the right track with James Tiberius...   ;)
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: Riddikulus on February 13, 2012, 11:24:28 PM
Wonderful news!

As far as a name goes, why not pick something from your own ethnic heritage?

Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: LizaSymonenko on February 14, 2012, 12:10:54 AM

Great news!

May God watch over the mother and child, and may he grow strong and healthy, and enter this world with ease!   ;)

Congratulations!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: Maximum Bob on February 14, 2012, 12:56:08 AM
Congratulations!   :)  You could always go with scamandrius Jr.
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 14, 2012, 02:43:15 AM
Great news! Glory to God!


Selam
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: Cavaradossi on February 14, 2012, 04:19:09 AM
If you want to go Greek without being obvious you couldn't go wrong with Philip or Alexander, and I know at least one of them is a Saint's name.  Though I think you were on the right track with James Tiberius...   ;)

Dennis too is one that is not very obvious.
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 14, 2012, 05:01:01 AM
If you want to go Greek without being obvious you couldn't go wrong with Philip or Alexander, and I know at least one of them is a Saint's name.
By "one of them is a saint's name", you mean Alexander the Great, right?

Congratulations, Scamandrius!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: mike on February 14, 2012, 05:31:08 AM
Many years!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: biro on February 14, 2012, 08:30:17 AM
Congratulations.
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: vamrat on February 14, 2012, 10:05:08 AM
If you want to go Greek without being obvious you couldn't go wrong with Philip or Alexander, and I know at least one of them is a Saint's name.
By "one of them is a saint's name", you mean Alexander the Great, right?

Congratulations, Scamandrius!

I'm sure there was a Saint Alexander at some point, and I am also sure that Megas Alexandros it was not!  (I was thinking of the Disciple Philip in this case).
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: biro on February 14, 2012, 10:38:01 AM
St. Alexander Nevsky (http://www.stalexandernevsky.org/) - Cathedral website, Pennsylvania.  :angel:
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: vamrat on February 14, 2012, 11:44:35 AM
St. Alexander Nevsky (http://www.stalexandernevsky.org/) - Cathedral website, Pennsylvania.  :angel:

Well, duh.  I feel smart today!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: akimori makoto on February 14, 2012, 06:36:09 PM
Glory to God! Many years!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: akimori makoto on February 14, 2012, 06:46:46 PM
If you want to go Greek without being obvious you couldn't go wrong with Philip or Alexander, and I know at least one of them is a Saint's name.  Though I think you were on the right track with James Tiberius...   ;)

Don't worry, there are lots of beautiful Greek names that don't scream "I sell fresh fruit for a living and always wear my shirt open too far, exposing a gigantic gold crucifix amidst a nest of hair". Haralambos is not one of these.
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: ialmisry on February 14, 2012, 10:50:19 PM
My wife and I received the wonderful news today that we will have a son. He is set to arrive on July 7.  Just wanted to let you know. If you have some name ideas, I'm all ears, but my wife (Despite my objections) has forbidden any obvious Greek names so no Constantine  or Demetrios(darn!)

No Philip or George, nor Alexander nor Alexis, Andrew nor Stephen?
How about Mitri?

Btw, Constantine is Latin.
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: Alpo on February 28, 2012, 03:21:20 AM
but my wife (Despite my objections) has forbidden any obvious Greek names so no Constantine  or Demetrios(darn!)

Axios!

Oh, and congratulations!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: ma2000 on February 28, 2012, 08:47:48 AM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: quietmorning on February 28, 2012, 11:03:15 AM
Congratulations! Many Years!

Suggestion: Jasen
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 02:20:17 PM
Nicholas.

Victory of the People!
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: biro on February 28, 2012, 02:21:32 PM
Mazel tov!  ;D

Is there an Orthodox St. Douglas?
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 06, 2012, 01:55:44 AM
How about John, after St. John the Wonderworker?  Or James, after St. James the brother of Christ?
Title: Re: It's a boy
Post by: Pharaoh714 on April 06, 2012, 01:49:09 AM
Congratulations


Here are some names:

Kerillos (Coptic) - Cyril  (lordly)

Mina - after St Mina or Menas how the Greeks call him  (Amen/Truly)

Anastasi - Resurrection

David - Beloved

Alexander - Protector of Mankind

Isaiah  - Salvation by God

John (my name) - God is Gracious

Jaden - God has heard

Nathan - Gift of God




Good luck and God bless