Ideas for French names

(43 Posts)
Ninunina Thu 27-Feb-14 05:05:21

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and DH and I seem to have two names that have consistently remained as favourites during the past 8 months: Francesca and Martina. Although we have an Italian surname, DH is French and I can't help think that there is a beautiful French girls name that we're missing. DD is called Amélie. Any ideas?

hollyisalovelyname Sun 02-Mar-14 08:58:28

Mariel
Marielle

hollyisalovelyname Sun 02-Mar-14 08:56:15

Aurelie
Annick
Clemency

scarletforya Sun 02-Mar-14 08:44:17

Genevieve and Vivienne are both beautiful.

CaptainCorellisVentolin Sun 02-Mar-14 08:40:27

Emilie
Oceane
Loé
Tessy
Magali
Severine
Aimee
Eline
Sandrine
Quirine
Fleur
Lucille

IsabellaRockerfeller Sun 02-Mar-14 07:48:19

Love Delphine/ Delphi!

Also
Celeste
Clara
Juliette
Zoe

FirstTimeMom12 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:34:59

Delphine, always loved this name

ImpOfDarkness Sun 02-Mar-14 07:28:40

Annias is not a French name. Nor are Etoile, Ginevra or Ismeria.

Monmouth Sat 01-Mar-14 21:56:12

Annias.

mrsgumpy Sat 01-Mar-14 20:47:13

My favourite French name is Sabine.

I also like Simone.

ImpOfDarkness Sat 01-Mar-14 09:43:47

These threads always end up with lists of names that no French mum has used for the past forty years... FWIW little girls at DS's nursery are Hanna, Aliya, Nour, Justine, Clémence, Ludivine, Maëlle, Raphaëlle. One of them has a sister called Beyoncé grin

SusanBlinker Sat 01-Mar-14 07:14:38

My name is Fabienne. People really struggle to pronounce it here in England. The amount of times I have been called Fabian is just ridiculous.

I like Françoise.

dontevenblink Fri 28-Feb-14 09:01:38

I really like the name Arianne, worked with a French girl with this name a few years ago and always thought it was really pretty sounding.

skatpot Thu 27-Feb-14 20:20:33

Margeaux

evertonmint Thu 27-Feb-14 20:08:07

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SimplySara Thu 27-Feb-14 20:01:50

I really like the name Anouk. But there is also the -ette names like Annette, Colette or Bernadette.

PipkinsPal Thu 27-Feb-14 18:56:46

Claudine
Corrine
Esmerelda grin

kobaybasher Thu 27-Feb-14 18:52:43

I used to love Etoile (star) but maybe as a middle name - not sure now that people would pronounce it correctly.

Amandine29 Thu 27-Feb-14 18:47:45

My favourite French girl's name is Delphine but it's considered a bit middle aged.

What about...
Florine
Flavie (I love this as well)
Angélique/Angéline
Audrey
Sophie
Juliette (Another favorite)
Adéline
Ségolène
Hélène
Léa
Coralie
Clémence/Clémentine

florascotia Thu 27-Feb-14 18:34:57

There's a thread close to this one on the Mumsnet webpage - all about Clementine. How about that (the same 'ine' ending as Martine)? Or Clemence?

There must be dozens of other 'ine' name endings - Albertine, Valentine, Zephyrine, Claudine, Micheline, Georgine, Sabine etc etc.

Francesca is a lovely. If you both like that, then your baby will have a nice name, anyway.

Or there's Franseza (Breton), Francisca/Franciska (many European languages)...

Ninunina Thu 27-Feb-14 15:48:46

There are some lovely names that have been mentioned, but every single one has either been vetoed by DH or is already used by close friends and family. I'm really fond of Charlotte and Chloe but DH doesn't like them. Martine is MIL's name. Isabelle is my aunt's name, not fond of Francine and Elodie reminds me too much of Melody (there was a girl at school with that name and she wasn't very nice). I don't think I'll find the name! DH is just too fussy!

eurochick Thu 27-Feb-14 11:31:56

I love Manon. Elodie is lovely too.

Nataleejah Thu 27-Feb-14 11:30:16

Leonie ?

oldbutnotpastit Thu 27-Feb-14 11:06:55

www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/08/french-names.html

hope this link works lots of ideas here

oldbutnotpastit Thu 27-Feb-14 11:04:50

celeste
genevieve
mireille
josephhine
delphine
ismeria
aurelie

ZingSweetMango Thu 27-Feb-14 08:51:09

crap, I overlooked the bit about only girl's names are needed.blush

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