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Old December 6th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #11
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Hmmm little Adolf?
I think I'm right in saying that Adolf is not used to name boys in Germany and the family name "Hitler" doesn't exist either

Both myself and my sister were named after historical figures
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Old December 6th, 2012, 05:28 AM   #12

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Old December 6th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #13
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I think I'm right in saying that Adolf is not used to name boys in Germany and the family name "Hitler" doesn't exist either

Both myself and my sister were named after historical figures
I don't think Adolf would be legal in Germany. Germany is one of those countries where the registrar has to approve the name you choose, and officials are supposed to reject names that would cause harm to the child - so none of the laughable names you get in countries like Britain or the US. Germany also has the unusual rule that names aren't allowed to be androgynous.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #14

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No kids, just my cats: Winston and Clementine.
I had an Old English Sheepdog called Napoleon (named by the breeders), a cat called Wellington and a one-legged-one-eyed vervet monkey called Nelson.
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I don't think Hannibal would go down to well.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:06 AM   #16

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I had friends named Charlemagne and Galahad.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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My own , Osman , though naming a son Orhan would not be appropriate, its unheard of , neither would be Bayezid , so, Abdul Majid it is
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Has it ever crossed your mind to name your child after a historical person you like? If so who and why?
That's what I would like to do: naming my future son(not in the near future...I'm 21) after condottiere Bartolomeo d'Alviano; Beatrice(after the duchess of Milan, Beatrice d'Este) or Caterina (after the Countess of Forli , Caterina Sforza) in case of a daughter
I think that they are cool names, plus they are all connected to my favourite historical period...let's see what my future wife will have to say about it

I also like the Japanese Sengoku period, but naming my son Nagamasa or Toshiie is probably not that great
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i would name one of my sons attila and other cengiz. they will always fight
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I think a lot of the Roman names make good names. Marcus made a come back in the '90s.

I like the name Napoleon but I'm not sure I would want to force my son into shouldering all that goes along with it.

I like the name Nikolai, and there have been several historical personages who carried it.
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