Aurélien?

(22 Posts)
WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Fri 02-Sep-16 20:18:44

To go with Antigone, Rupert and Lochlan...

florascotianew Fri 02-Sep-16 20:58:17

1. Carla Bruni. I believe that Aurelien is the name of her first child.
2. The usual spelling of the Scottish name is Lachlan. It means 'stranger from the land of the lochs'. In many parts of Scotland it's pronounced LACH-lann. I know several people called Lachie. Lochlann is mostly Irish or Australian, I think. But perhaps othrs will correct me.

WalrusGumboot Fri 02-Sep-16 21:00:11

I'm just hearing 'alien' in my head.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Fri 02-Sep-16 21:01:50

Yes, you are right smile We chose the Irish spelling of Lochlan (much to Scottish Gran's disbelief!) because we intended to shorten it to Lock (my Husband proposed at a local Lock!) It didn't matter in the end, as his siblings decided he was Lucky, and Lucky he has always been!

Moosa Fri 02-Sep-16 21:25:09

It is very similar to 'Orwellian', or am I mispronouncing it?

Eastpoint Fri 02-Sep-16 21:26:46

We know a few - all 100% French

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Fri 02-Sep-16 21:31:31

That's right moosa smile
We know one and he is Romanian. Seems to be of Latin/French origins.

JennyOnAPlate Fri 02-Sep-16 21:38:06

I really like it. My main worry would be that a large number of people won't know how to pronounce it.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Fri 02-Sep-16 21:40:52

Me too Jenny, but we thought the same with Antigone and it's not happened as often as I thought it would! I wonder whether I'm over thinking it!

BlueChampagne Fri 02-Sep-16 21:45:11

Love it!

eachtigertires Sat 03-Sep-16 02:49:41

Yes, it's lovely! Go for it smile

Jooni Sat 03-Sep-16 07:44:35

I like it but I'd personally steer clear of anything with an accent in it. I know several Zoes, Chloes (two dots) and Esmees (acute) who despair of their diacritics because they're sometimes not recognised or they are recognised but written wrongly, and they can never remember which "version" of their name is recorded where.

That said, I love Aurelien/Aurelian without the accent. You could still use the "ray" pronunciation if you prefer it.

(Antigone is fab, by the way)

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sat 03-Sep-16 08:25:04

Thanks jooni! Yes I think you may be right it would prove awkward. It is because I love the 'ray' pronunciation but I suppose people will take our lead. Thank you so much! I have been studying Classics for 16 years now. Antigone was my first experience of a kick ass feminist! I read it at 16 and decided if I ever had a Daughter she would be Antigone. She goes by Tiggy usually. smile

EllenDegenerate Sat 03-Sep-16 08:44:24

I think it fits very well with your other names.
It's a nice name and I would almost definitely retain the accent if you want it to be pronounced correctly.

LunaLoveg00d Sat 03-Sep-16 09:15:52

I agree that adding in the accent is asking for trouble - people won't use it and computer systems won't recognise it.

florascotianew Sat 03-Sep-16 11:25:51

OP - just coming back to say that 'Lucky' is a good nickname.
As a classicist, you'll know about (Marcus) Aurelius of course. The Latin version gets rid of the accent difficulty, but perhaps you just prefer the sound of Aurelien. Your choice, obviously!

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sat 03-Sep-16 12:07:16

Thanks flora, wish I could take credit but it was the children that decided he would be Lucky! I do love it though.
I prefer Aurelius to Aurélien to be honest, alas Husband has a lisp (also the reason Paris was relegated to a middle name previously!) so it's out sad

MrsGsnow18 Sat 03-Sep-16 14:59:22

Love love love!!

Zhabr Sat 03-Sep-16 16:53:32

I know an Aurelio who is not Italian. The parents just liked the name.

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sat 03-Sep-16 17:13:14

That's beautiful too zhabr

sonlypuppyfat Sat 03-Sep-16 18:45:59

I bet percy doesn't work with a lisp either

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Sat 03-Sep-16 19:10:36

Indeed not grin

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