Origin: Russian from Greek
Nicknames: Uli, Ula, Una, Iana
Russian form of Julius, possibly derived from Greek ιουλος (ioulos) “downy-bearded”.
Meaning: “Pledge; hostage.”
Nicknames: Hom, Homie
Detail: A Greek name derived from homeros meaning “hostage” or “pledge”.
Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the ‘Iliad’, about the Trojan War, and the ‘Odyssey’, about Odysseus’ journey home after the war.
This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series ‘The Simpsons’.
Meaning: “Noble Wolf.”
Nicknames: Ado, Dolf, Alf, Alfie
Detail: From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant “noble wolf” from the Germanic elements adal “noble” and wulf.
Is Adolf forever off limits? Middle name? How about his variations? How strongly do you feel about this name?
I think he is very handsome, however some people have gone as far to say that they would “doubt the morality of such a person” who would bear this name onto a child. I find this a bit on the extreme side.
Will this forever be my tainted love?
As name lovers we are certain to develop our taste and style. We have our favorites, lists, and combos.
My question is have you found the perfect name/sibset? Is this the name you know you are going to use? Or do you have a favorite of the moment and it changes occasionally? How long have you loved this name?
Also, do you have favorite list of names or do you have the sibset planned ahead?
I’d love to hear your approach to naming.
Nicknames: Ophie, Phe, Lia,
Detail: Derived from Greek ophelos meaning “help”.
This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem “Arcadia”.
It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play Hamlet, in which it belongs to Hamlet’s lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself.