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It's a boy
« 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!)
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #1 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...   ;)
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #2 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?

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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 12:56:08 AM »
Congratulations!   :)  You could always go with scamandrius Jr.
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 02:43:15 AM »
Great news! Glory to God!


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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #7 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!
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 05:01:37 AM by NicholasMyra »
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 05:31:08 AM »
Many years!

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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 08:30:17 AM »
Congratulations.
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #10 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).
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 10:38:01 AM »
St. Alexander Nevsky - Cathedral website, Pennsylvania.  :angel:
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 11:44:35 AM »
St. Alexander Nevsky - Cathedral website, Pennsylvania.  :angel:

Well, duh.  I feel smart today!
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 06:36:09 PM »
Glory to God! Many years!
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #16 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!
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 08:47:48 AM »
Congratulations!
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 11:03:15 AM »
Congratulations! Many Years!

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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 02:20:17 PM »
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2012, 02:21:32 PM »
Mazel tov!  ;D

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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #21 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?
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Re: It's a boy
« Reply #22 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




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