1 By Karyn April 4, 2013 11:02 AM I think that many English-language names, especially ones that have been in use for a long time, have a classic feel that can easily cross language and cultural boundaries. (Including names that don't have versions in many other languages.) Sometimes I see that parents abroad are a generation or two behind North America in their name choices, but that typically has less to do with the individual parents than it does with how long it takes the names to become popular elsewhere. I'm not entirely sure how I'd feel about seeing a modern/newly-created name on a German child since it isn't really my favourite style here, either. However, I can easily see many working just fine, especially the ones that contain elements of classic names.