Help Picking Names! Boy/Girl

I want to choose a name that honours mine and my partner's mom and dad, my grandma, or myself and my partner. As long as it has some family history and is named after someone in our family..

I am Hungarian/German and my partner is Afghan, so we would like to choose a name that also sounds like it fits with our heritage. I am also a fan of mixing names together to make one name. 

To give you an idea for suggestions: The names that I want to choose from/rearrange/mix up are Julius, Adris, Aziz and Linda, Sydney, Shafisa, Piroska

So let me know what you think of these names please!

Boys:
Julius
Julian
Syris
Findan

Girls:
Lafia
Zuli
Azuli
Syris

I think I would use Piroska/Piri or Juliana/Juliet as a middle name for a girl.
I'm really leaning towards Lafia for a girl and Syris for either girl or boy.. but I also would love to use Julius for a name so I'm stuck

Open to other arrangements/uses of these names!

Thanks :)

Replies

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April 23, 2019 3:25 AM

Jamal, Zalmai  Afghan names

Hungarian/German names - Alida, Ada, Annuska. Aranka, Henrik, Ida, Jolanka, Martina, Kamila, Emelia, Adrien, Giselle, Axel, Adelaide, Adele, Albert, Alonso, Alissa, Annalise, Clarissa, Carl, Elsa, Emerson, Emery, Emmett, Everett, Gilbert, Greta, Heidi, Frederick, Hugh, Hugo, Johan, Johanna, Karla, Katrina, Kellen, Leon, Lina, Lorelei, Lucas, Maritza, Matilda, Markus, Lukas, Milo, Rebecca, Rocco, Roland, Stefan, Tomas, Walter, Willa, Valentin

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April 23, 2019 6:28 AM

Ariana, orzala, Palay, Rimal, selai, shazmina, shakiba, Tahmina, tanima, Gavin's, Mian, Zala, zardana

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April 23, 2019 5:22 PM

Azuli Juliet sounds really good 

congratulations

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April 24, 2019 6:14 AM

I love this post!  I worked in Afghanistan about a dozen years ago, so I'm smiling all over.

Re: Afghan heritage -- it is such a multicultural country that it may be helpful to clarify if your partner's family is of Dari, Pathan, or what heritage.  These are all completely different sets of names.  That said, my favorite Afghan boy name is Javed (jah-ved) which sounds super-cool in English.  Syris/Cyrus of course, hits both Persian and European boxes.  For girl names: Mariam, Layla, and Ayesha work gloriously.  You might also consider a long-form name in one language which shortens into a nickname in another.  Examples include Babak --> Bob, Rafael --> Rafi, and Alistair --> Ali.

You seem to like JUL names.  Anjuli and Manjula are both Indian girl names, you might look into whether there is an Afghan variant?  Zara is also a terrific crossover name: a variant of Sarah found in both Muslim countries and Eastern Europe.  There are also quite a few names in South Asia that shorten to Ash, including Ashwin, Ashok, and Ashraf.  Ash names are trendy in English, so this is another great way to span heritages.

 

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April 24, 2019 5:53 PM

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