Sibling for Mathilde - needs to work in French and English!

(46 Posts)
goldenbaygirl Sat 02-Aug-14 02:58:38

I am due in two weeks and we are still struggling especially for a girls name. Dd is Mathilde and we don't know the sex of the new baby. Dh is French and I am English so needs to work in both languages.

Boys

Theodore ( theo)
Gustave (gus)
Malo
Leon

Girls

Clara
Noemie
Alice
Josephine
Margot
Cleo
Sylvie
Eliza

Any ideas? Are Margot and Mathilde too similar?

CheerfulYank Sat 02-Aug-14 03:06:30

Amelie? Camille? Juliette?

For boys, my DS suggests Hugo. (He's seven and reading the Invention of Hugo Cabaret grin )

I really like all of your names actually. I think my favorites would be Josephine and Gustave.

CheerfulYank Sat 02-Aug-14 03:06:51

*Cabret

Hedgehog1977 Sat 02-Aug-14 07:05:21

I really like your names too. I love Sylvie (ours will be Sylvie if a girl), and Gustave is fab. I wouldn't know how to pronounce Malo.French names are lovely, I've been looking at lists the last few days to see which (as an English couple with no French ancestry) we could get away with! I also like Clement and Laurent.

beccajoh Sat 02-Aug-14 07:10:26

My friend lives in France and has a Joshua and everyone copes fine with it.

Surfsup1 Sat 02-Aug-14 09:29:21

My DS1 goes to school with a little French Mona. She's super-cute and her name really suits her.

goldenbaygirl Sat 02-Aug-14 10:04:08

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Mona is very cute. Malo is pronounced mah-low. It's our top contender for a boy at the moment

ShovettyMcShovetty Sat 02-Aug-14 10:56:33

Lovely names OP. I like Clara and Leon best.

To me, Laurent & Clement are v French... I can't imagine those going well in an English accent personally... Depends where you live I guess!

Castlemilk Sat 02-Aug-14 11:28:11

Malo is good, but Gustave is excellent!!

Josephine is my avourite from your girl options - so classic, lovely name, lots of nn options (Jo, Jojo, Posy).

hellymelly Sat 02-Aug-14 11:32:43

I like Margot and Matilde, but I have two dds with M names. I tried to avoid it, but dd2 was 6 weeks old and un-named, nothing else suited her and worked with her middle name and our surname.
All your choices are lovely, the only thing I would say is that I know a Noemie and she gets called Naomi all the time as british people seem to find Noemie confusing. All the others work well here I think. Josephine is so pretty and very under used.

GreatAuntDinah Sat 02-Aug-14 14:18:53

We very nearly had a Malo, except it doesn't work in Spanish where the ILs live. I wouldn't use Sylvie, it's very middle-aged.

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Aug-14 14:20:16

Milo
Marco
Benoit (Ben)

Anna
Stella
Zoe

FlossieTreadlight Sat 02-Aug-14 14:26:56

Lovely names. What about Betty for a girl?

Clarinet9 Sat 02-Aug-14 14:35:35

Madeleine (although another M name)
Eleanor

Leo
Phillipe

Clarinet9 Sat 02-Aug-14 14:35:48

Helena

Clarinet9 Sat 02-Aug-14 14:36:36

Malo just makes me think of St Malo

what about Paris?!

Sophronia Sat 02-Aug-14 14:49:15

Gustave or Josephine.

TotalBlamBlam Sat 02-Aug-14 14:57:14

From your list I like Leon and Josephine. What about Nathalie?

BioSuisse Sat 02-Aug-14 15:41:26

Maude
Florence
Ameline
Emilie

BethanFaye Sat 02-Aug-14 23:20:29

You have some REALLY gorgeous names there! How about:

Monet
Genevieve
Heverline
Annalise
Isabelle

Fabian
Leo
Theo

soundevenfruity Sat 02-Aug-14 23:23:47

Eloise or Elodie?

ravenAK Sat 02-Aug-14 23:24:38

Amandine? I met a lovely Amandine recently.

(I have a Mathilda - not French, we were just humouring FIL by incorporating Hilda - family name wink).

Floop Sat 02-Aug-14 23:25:29

Margot is absolutely beautiful, and not too close at all.

littlejohnnydory Sat 02-Aug-14 23:32:18

Aurelie
Elodie
Claudine / Claudie
Alice
Florence
Colette

Laurence
Luc
Leo
Henri
Joseph
Albert
Hugo

Superrhan Sun 03-Aug-14 10:38:21

I love Mathilde, and I love Clara. Ergo they must go together ;)

Clara is beautiful when said in a French accent too.

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