Names to go with a French surname

(54 Posts)
Snowball789 Wed 30-Dec-15 20:17:33

We have the surname Bisson (pronounced Bee-son). What names for boy or girl would you suggest to go with this? We live in the Channel Islands so French names are quite popular but not sure if we should go English? Difficult beacuse I am a teacher and many names are 'off limits' as they bring to mind past students. Please help!

JasperDamerel Wed 30-Dec-15 20:25:26

I'd go for a name that works in both languages - Alice, Charlotte, Lucas, Tom etc.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 30-Dec-15 21:53:56

Maria
Sophia
Amy
Hannah
Georgia
Ellen
Helena
Joanna
Paul
Thomas
Anthony
Matthew

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 30-Dec-15 21:54:27

Ellena not Ellen.

MidnightVelvetthe4th Wed 30-Dec-15 21:55:23

Genevieve

vestandknickers Wed 30-Dec-15 21:56:55

Madeleine, Beatrice, Matthew

BathshebaDarkstone Wed 30-Dec-15 21:58:19

Charmaine

MissAlabamaWhitman Thu 31-Dec-15 00:12:34

Sylvie
Helena

Junosmum Thu 31-Dec-15 00:15:23

Camille, pronounced cam-mee.

Sunbeam1112 Thu 31-Dec-15 00:20:49

Adele

NoMore314 Thu 31-Dec-15 00:23:40

Marianne

AnotherStitchInTime Thu 31-Dec-15 00:25:14

Emma
Chloe
Camille
Charlotte
Lucy
Sophia
Olivia
Iris
Josephine
Cassandra
Elizabeth

Hugo
Timothy
Eliot
Sebastian
Matthew
Luke
Mark
James
Remi

Snowball789 Thu 31-Dec-15 17:34:36

Thanks everyone, that's got us started. I love Genevieve and Sylvie and they sound good with Bisson. Can't do most of the other girls names because I associate with other people's children so probably need something a bit more unusual. Absolutely love Remi but OH hates it and he doesn't like biblical names. He has very unusual first name so is probably more adventurous than me. Thanks for the ideas, it has helped clarify things a bit.

MarieJeanne Thu 31-Dec-15 17:37:00

Romy

IguanaTail Thu 31-Dec-15 17:39:58

Genevieve is nice but pronounced very differently in English (Jenna-veev) - could this be a problem?

IguanaTail Thu 31-Dec-15 17:40:25

Eloise?

Snowball789 Fri 01-Jan-16 09:21:18

Thanks IguanaTail, Eloise is lovely, maybe Éloise or Héloïse. We'd use the French pronunciation of Geneviève but wouldn't be upset if others used the English. Pronunciation isn't an issue for us as we are used to our surname being mispronounced all the time. If people pronounce the first name the English way they will do the same with the surname and if they use French pronunciation they will do it for both names – hopefully!

tuilamum Fri 01-Jan-16 15:26:28

Eloise is lovely I don't think I can top that suggestion

velourvoyageur Sat 02-Jan-16 17:27:12

Chloé
Jeanne
Adèle
Clementine
Camille
Anna
Madeleine
Laure

thisismypassword Sat 02-Jan-16 18:23:03

Adrienne
Sophie
Marie
Nancy
Eleanor's

thisismypassword Sat 02-Jan-16 18:23:31

Eleanora!!!

Snowball789 Sun 03-Jan-16 17:46:15

Wow, so many names that we hadn't thought about! Thank you one and all for the suggestions, it has confirmed that we definitely want something with a French feel. Really not sure about boys names though as neither of us like the 'classic' boys names. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

tuilamum Sun 03-Jan-16 18:04:22

Alexandre
Blaise
Thierry
Andre

turdfairynomore Sun 03-Jan-16 18:06:39

Delphine
Sebastien

KatharinaRosalie Sun 03-Jan-16 18:08:45

Elise
Anais

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