Wednesday, April 25

Rare Dutch Boys: Part Six


illustration by Rie Cramer, via janwillemsen on Flickr
There's only one more set of these rare Dutch names to go  — I collected names used less than 5 times only, and the next installment is a doubled-up set of boys and girls used 4 and 5 times. After a certain point, the list becomes more about spelling variants than actual unique names. 

So here are some interesting finds, used only 3 times in the Netherlands last year.

Alpha — something to be said about this for a boy 
Arcan 
Baer 
Cafer 
Catrinus — an unusual "-inus" name, and a good way to honor a Catrina/Katrina?
Coert 
Eef — short & sweet 
Gust — this short form of August/e appeals, it reads more like a nature name than anything else 
Jaroah 
Joona   
Kasra 
Kiet 
Lyon  
Maiwand   
Marnik 
Miró — for painter Joan, perhaps?
Naël 
Redmer 
Rem 
Reyer — I can see this one working in English-speaking lands quite easily
Thibeau — this is a nice variant spelling of Thibault, I think
Tiuri 
Vygo — lots of Viggo action on the list, but spelling it with a "Y" lends a little bit of intrigue (how come when the Dutch do it it doesn't seem like a "trendy-fying" move?

1 comment:

  1. Love the Thibault variant! Thibeau seems to indicate the pronunciation a little bit more to English-speakers.

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