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nasty nick#2
Nov 20th, 2002, 03:20 PM
Why are the so many dutch ppl that have a english or italian first name? Are those countries so popular in Holland or are there a lack of good dutch names around?. Just curious.

Nov 20th, 2002, 03:25 PM
hehe have you been to Holland lately? Coz I was ther recently, and I met so many more people with "Dutch" names than with "English" names!

Joke, Eelke, Marieke, Anna (said with the Dutch accent, not how the English say it), Maaike.

Compared to Linda and Justine which were the only two English sounding names! lol But even Justine was said more in the French way, like for Henin!

Nov 20th, 2002, 03:39 PM
my name is danish I think

Martian Mel
Nov 20th, 2002, 03:39 PM
Nick i don't think that there are much italians name here!We do have quite some english names around but must off the time they're pronounced in a dutch way

Nov 20th, 2002, 03:40 PM
not that I have danish family or so. my mother came up with it, while she was half under narcose still

Martian Mel
Nov 20th, 2002, 03:42 PM
Lol , well Irma is a nice name so your mother picked a good one!!

Nov 20th, 2002, 03:44 PM
Well, we have a few Irma's here too! Not many though

Nov 20th, 2002, 03:50 PM
old names here like piet, klaas, jan(but is that really dutch since you also hear in other countries), dik are pretty old fashion I think

female names like jannetje, mensje(I had an grand aunt who was really named that) or trui(from ot en sien) are oldfashion.

you don't hear them much anymore

nasty nick#2
Nov 20th, 2002, 09:07 PM
Here's some Italian names i've seen in dutch football: Gianni, Giovanni, Lorenzo, Marco, Stefano, Romano, Sergio, Luciano, Milano, Georgio, Ricardo, Damiano. Don't tell me these names don't sound Italian :-D