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dasa



Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 39
Location: Slovakia

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:33 am    Post subject: which names are most common in your country? Reply with quote

In Slovakia, most of babies born last year were given these names:

Samuel, Martin, Jakub, Patrik, Adam, Matej (male)
Viktoria, Kristina, Natalia, Dominika, Sofia, Vanesa (female)

While the male names are more or less Slovak-sounding, traditional names (except for Samuel), the girls are getting names which are nowadays popular in many countries.
Surprisingly I didn't find the name Zuzana in this register (it seems like every 3rd girl of my age is called Zuzana:D) Well, so it goes, the fashion changes fast.

I'm waiting for the time when my name will be among the favourite Very Happy I know very few people who are called like me :/

so what about your country?
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black sea



Joined: 20 Oct 2006
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Location: Dubai

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my country the most babies given this name Smile

Male >> Mohammed, Ahmad, Abdullah& Abdurrahman Cool

Female<< Aisha, Fatima, Noora & Amna Razz
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dicivi



Joined: 04 Feb 2007
Posts: 14
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Favourite Names Reply with quote

I live in Canada which is a vast country with many ethnic groups so I think it varies quite a bit from area to area. My community is German but you'll find very few German names in the present generation. Here are some of the names in my son's junior school:

Girls: Kaitlin, Kelly, Dawson, Nicole, Karah and Karlee. Boys: Cameron, Tyson, Ryan, Jayden, Aidan and Matthew.

I have three young boys Hadleigh, Aidan and Riordan, my older children, who have now left home, are Darrell and two girls Janine and Lindsay.


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Irial



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 43
Location: Spain

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Spain. In 2006, the parents most called their babies:

Boy:ALEJANDRO, DANIEL, PABLO, DAVID, ADRIAN, JAVIER, ALVARO, SERGIO, CARLOS, MARCOS

Girl:LUCIA, MARIA, PAULA, LAURA, MARTA, ALBA, CLAUDIA, CARLA ,
ANDREA, SARA
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Leon Young



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 107
Location: Kunming,China

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boy:明Ming、国Guo、文Wen、华Hua、德DE、建Jian、志Zhi、永Yong、林Lin、成Cheng、军JUn、平Ping、福Fu、荣Rng、生Sheng、海Hai、金Jin、忠Zhong、伟Wei、玉YU、兴Xin、祥Xiang、强Qiang
and girls:英Ying、秀Xiu、玉YU、华HUA、珍ZHEN、兰LAN、芳FAN、丽LI、淑SHU、桂GUI、凤FENG、素SU、梅MAY、美MEI
the difference between west and east is in the number of the family name and given name.
in western countries,there are more family names than in eastern .and given name estern have more than western.
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anuta



Joined: 24 Nov 2006
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Location: Russia,Cheboxary

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello Dasa, guys,
I'm Anna (or Anya) from Russia.
In my country most popular names are:
Girls: Maria, Anna, Natalia, Daria, Ksenia, Irina , Sasha(Alexandra) and so on...
Boys : Alexander, Vladimir, Anatoliy, Dmitriy, Alexey, Vladislav, Michail.
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Dixie



Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Catalunya

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Catalunya, the most popular names are:

For boys:

Marc
└lex
Pau
Pol
David

For girls:

Paula
Carla
Laia
Maria
J˙lia
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fa6ma



Joined: 19 Nov 2004
Posts: 363
Location: Qatar

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi there Smile

as for my country the most popular name for
boys right now is TAMIM
girls are MARIAM..FATMA..NORA..AISHA..MOZA..
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ad-miral



Joined: 01 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most favourite names in Germany at federal level in 2006:

boys: girls:
1. Lukas 1. Anna
2. Leon 2. Leonie
3. Luca 3. Lea
4. Tim 4. Lena
5. Paul 5. Hannah
6. Jonas 6. Laura
7. Finn 7. Lara
8. Max 8. Emily
9. Niklas 9. Sarah
10. Luis 10. Lilli
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Oriani



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 208
Location: Venezuela

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boys: Juan, Jose, Alejandro, Antonio, Rafael, Jes˙s.

Girls: Maria, Carolina, Ana, Carla, Diana, Cristina. Jessica-
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Rogerlz



Joined: 30 Nov 2006
Posts: 216
Location: Costa Rica

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irial wrote:
I live in Spain. In 2006, the parents most called their babies:

Boy:ALEJANDRO, DANIEL, PABLO, DAVID, ADRIAN, JAVIER, ALVARO, SERGIO, CARLOS, MARCOS

Girl:LUCIA, MARIA, PAULA, LAURA, MARTA, ALBA, CLAUDIA, CARLA ,
ANDREA, SARA



Is funny this post!!! jejeje


Here in Costa Rica are the same names!!!! with exeption of Alba!!!!


I know like 10 carlos and 10 maria's!!!! jejejeje Very Happy Very Happy
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Cristi



Joined: 26 Aug 2005
Posts: 223
Location: Costa Rica

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this thread a lot!

It's true what Roger says, though there's this phenomena of naming the girls Camila and Ana MarÝa and boys, Carlos and JosÚ... it's really nuts!
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ekognozi



Joined: 30 May 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: from Turkey Reply with quote

hi,
I am writing from Turkey and the most common names in Turkey:

boys / girls
-ahmet / ayse
-ali / fatma
-hasan / gul

see you.
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Oriani



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 208
Location: Venezuela

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: from Turkey Reply with quote

ekognozi wrote:
hi,
I am writing from Turkey and the most common names in Turkey:

boys / girls
-ahmet / ayse
-ali / fatma
-hasan / gul

see you.


I know that Fatma is common there!!!!
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naomi-7



Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Location: japan

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Very Happy I'm a college student in Japan.

To tell the truth,I don't konw about common names in detail,
but I can guess about them.

Formerly,there are some common names,
though popular names are changed as times change,
while these days,parents often name their children uncommon names.
(but common names still exist around me)

So,the occurrence that I can't pronounce the names will be increase in the near future,
and I will name my child uniqe name too,if I have a baby.
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