Twin girl names needed; French

(83 Posts)
Frenchfamille Thu 27-Dec-12 22:07:12

As we live in France we need 2 girls names that work with the French pronunciation primarily.
So far; Florence (very easy for French) - we all agree on this and think it's a definite for twin 1.
Florence and Freya?
Florence and Fifi?
Everything else has been rejected by one of the family (we have 3 boys) and we probably have just a few days left to decide. In France you have to register the birth very quickly afterwards!

MoppingMummy Thu 27-Dec-12 22:10:20

Florence & Amelie
Florence & Beatrice
Florence & Genevieve

Allalonenow Thu 27-Dec-12 22:11:45

Marianne and Solange

ChristabelChristmas Thu 27-Dec-12 22:11:57

Anais and Agnes (so much prettier with a French accent)!

Pooka Thu 27-Dec-12 22:12:27

Do you really want matchy names - starting with same letter?

I think you're limiting your name pool if that's what you want to do (also think is a bit of a cliche with twins, but that is entirely my personal opinion.

Florence and Juliet?
Florence and Isabel?
Florence and Matilda? or french version

Busyoldfool Thu 27-Dec-12 22:14:51

Also like Beatrice and Genevieve and Agnes when said in French, (although less so in English)

Busyoldfool Thu 27-Dec-12 22:15:49

Oh, and LOVE Juliette. ( Had a good friend called Juliette who lived in France)

HenriettaTurkey Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:05

Anaïs & Elodie

LynetteScavo Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:48

Fifi sounds like a nn for Florence.

I adore Genevieve, and think it goes really with Florence.

Sophia/Sophie?

Clara?

greencolorpack Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:53

Yseult.

Oceane.

HenriettaTurkey Thu 27-Dec-12 22:18:31

That's meant to say Anais...but the umlaut made it look terrible!

So Anais and Elodie

Gugglebum Thu 27-Dec-12 22:19:03

If you're sticking with the F, Francesca!

devonsmummy Thu 27-Dec-12 22:20:18

Amy / Aimee
Cecile
Celeste
Matilde
Sophie

Allalonenow Thu 27-Dec-12 22:20:21

Manon and Sylvie

perplexedpirate Thu 27-Dec-12 22:20:56

Genevieve and Elodie are lovely.

maillotjaune Thu 27-Dec-12 22:23:50

Sylvie was the only girl's name DH and I could agree on (but only have boys).

ggirl Thu 27-Dec-12 22:24:57

florence and marianne
beatrice
love agnes
claire
elise

DontYouJingleMyChristingle Thu 27-Dec-12 22:26:10

Florence and

Mireille
Celandine
Felicite
Fleur
Violette
Iris
Camille
Charlotte
Helene

DebK2012 Thu 27-Dec-12 22:31:13

Claire, Collette, Anabelle, Carlotta, Celeste, Lucille, Camille, Marianne

Ham69 Thu 27-Dec-12 22:35:57

I love Florence. I'd personally go with a different initial for second. Some great suggestions. I love;

Florence and Cecilly
Florence and Beatrice
Florence and Amelie
Florence and Matilda
Florence and Clementine
Florence and Sylvie

Good luck!

Aurelie
Melisande
Odette
Coralie
Jocelyn(e)
Magali
Leonie
Marguerite / Margot

Arlette
<disclaimer - this is my name!>

fraktion Thu 27-Dec-12 22:39:10

Oh not Genevieve. It hasn't got good connotations after Genevieve whatserface of beauty pageant infamy.

Francesca is also tricky for Frenchies. Felicite is nice, as are Beatruce and Amelie.

Recent arrivals in our circle:

Clementine
Diane
Alice
Perrine
Constance
Catherine
Sophie
Anais

fraktion Thu 27-Dec-12 22:39:57

Ooh we had Melisande on our list for a girl.

strumpetpumpkin Thu 27-Dec-12 22:40:15

Anais & Elodie <3 My little girl is Anaïs and I love the name Elodie too

Florence & Fleur

Florence & Mathilde

Nina

devonsmummy Thu 27-Dec-12 22:41:23

Isolade
Maribel
Francine

Frenchfamille Thu 27-Dec-12 22:43:00

Good grief - what a lot of suggestions! Thank you to all. It doesn't have to begin with another F, just seemed to be what we came up with. We know various children with many of these names but Genevieve is a name that our youngest boy has always liked and we are now revisiting that suggestion. Will have a look at Clementine too. Too many Mathilde's here and Amelie's. But thank you for all the names so far. Brilliant!!

CultureMix Thu 27-Dec-12 22:48:59

Speaking as a French twin with a non-matching name, that's what I'd recommend (evidemmentsmile). Logistically having different initials makes life so much simpler. Definitely recommend a name that works (and is spelt the same!) in both French and English. Lots of choice out there but a few classics I like:
Emma
Sophie
Laura
Alice
When I was expecting we both liked Elizabeth but I wanted Elisabeth and DH wanted Elizabeth so not sure it would have worked. Our lovely DS arrived so wasn't an issue.

HenriettaTurkey Thu 27-Dec-12 23:46:57

Great minds, Strumpet!

MissFenella Thu 27-Dec-12 23:48:39

Clotille

spudmurphy Thu 27-Dec-12 23:51:29

Aurelie
Clemency

TheBeanAndTheBee Thu 27-Dec-12 23:51:42

Josephine

HenriettaTurkey Thu 27-Dec-12 23:53:02

Please please please don't go with Aurelie. It's beautiful but I think it could be misunderstood in England (orally...)

Boozeandadietjinglebell Thu 27-Dec-12 23:56:39

Love Amelie and Anais. I used to know a Helenis as well (silent h, umlaut on the i) but I'm not sure that would work so well in England.

Camille?

florence and elodie

Florence et Michelle?

thegreylady Fri 28-Dec-12 15:20:56

Felicity
Fleur
Fenella
Francoise/Francesca

AmberSocks Fri 28-Dec-12 15:49:27

Elodie and Matilde

hattymattie Fri 28-Dec-12 15:52:22

Florence and Flore
- otherwise mix the names as above.

I like Fabienne

Also, Estelle

Bellendissima Fri 28-Dec-12 16:04:24

Fabienne and Elodie are lovely.

Florence and....

Christiane
Juliette
Vivienne
Celeste
Camille
Delphine
Giselle
Aurelie
Sabine
Noemi
Angeline
Dominique
Leonie
Beatrice with Bibi rather than Fifi?
My favourite ever French name - Riva

Viviennemary Fri 28-Dec-12 16:21:47

There's quite a lot of nice French girls names. Don't like Fifi at all. I like Adele, Celine, Violette and Fleur, Juliette and lots of the others.

DizzyHoneyBee Fri 28-Dec-12 16:24:59

Avril and Amelie?

FellatioNelson Fri 28-Dec-12 16:25:41

Some really beautiful names on here. I love Marianne, Cecile and Delphine.

DizzyHoneyBee Fri 28-Dec-12 16:27:45

sorry just saw the no to Amelia.
Esme(e) ?

DizzyHoneyBee Fri 28-Dec-12 16:28:07

or rather no to Amelie, brain not working now lol

WhyMeWhyNot Fri 28-Dec-12 17:12:17

Florence et Gabrielle. Tres jolie smile

CaptainNancy Fri 28-Dec-12 17:15:44

Undine/Ondine

Frenchfamille Fri 28-Dec-12 20:25:11

Thank you to everybody for the lovely suggestions. Can't believe how many people have responded. I think there are some beautiful names above. Having read them ALL out to husband, rather liking Florence and Beatrice which are both from the same kind of era/popularity. And relieved husband found something else he likes aside from Fifi which I couldn't get my head around! Many thanks again for all the suggestions.

Jac1978 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:50:11

Florence and Charlotte sound perfect

3smellysocks Tue 01-Jan-13 23:03:36

Freya and Fifi seem quite bland next to Florence.

What about Florence and ....

Elodie
Cecilly
Aurora
Violette
Serophine
Josephine
Esme

cuillereasoupe Fri 04-Jan-13 19:51:30

Are you sure you want Florence? It sounds like someone in her mid-forties, as do Béatrice and Sylvie and Fabienne. Elodie = about thirty. Violette, Joséphine, Esmé = 95. Granny chic isn't big here.

honeyking Fri 04-Jan-13 19:55:15

Florence and Matilde or Florence and Amelie

Tragedies Fri 04-Jan-13 19:59:53

Agnes et Maude

Jac1978 Sat 05-Jan-13 12:47:53

Florence is in the top 50 girls names in the uk now it's very popular

everlong Sat 05-Jan-13 17:23:57

I love Agatha.

ggirl Sat 05-Jan-13 19:10:07

Aren't trends and fashion funny , when I was young Agatha was a name you'd give a witch ..now very trendy and chic.

When we told our elderly relatives we had named dd Rose they thought it terribly unfashionable and frumpy.

FellatioNelson Sat 05-Jan-13 19:15:41

I can't stand Agatha (Agathe in French I think) or Agnes. I think they sound ugly and harsh. But I guess it's an age thing. I am in my 40's so I remember old ladies called those things. They belong in the same category as Edna, Gertrude, Gladys, Hilda, Ethel, Enid and Ada to me; ugly, clumsy, harsh and frumpy sounding.

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:42:01

Gigi and Lisette

tinkerbelllisa Sun 06-Jan-13 21:43:11

or Leonie

Cecile
Celeste
Francine
Anais

All beautiful names IMO smile

MumsKnitter Sun 06-Jan-13 22:03:19

What a shame you don't love Elodie (as you haven't mentioned it in feedback). I love it with Florence!

sipper Sun 06-Jan-13 22:26:05

What gorgeous names.

Also...

Odile
Odette
Manon
Anne-Laure

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sun 06-Jan-13 22:33:52

I think 'Cherie' is a very nice name, I know and she's lovely. It means 'beloved' in French.

jkklpu Mon 07-Jan-13 22:58:04

Florence and Odile or Margaux
I certainly wouldn't do same initials (and definitely not Fifi)

Zipitydooda Tue 08-Jan-13 00:31:14

Celine?

TataClaire Tue 08-Jan-13 10:05:50

Gisele, Severine, Amel, Faustine, Delphine Sophie, so many....

everlong Tue 08-Jan-13 10:37:49

<<twirls>> my name has been mentioned wink

There are some gorgeous french girl names.

bugsyburge Tue 08-Jan-13 15:54:16

what are your sons names?

DejaB00 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:56:52

No no no not Geneviève! You will be laughed at!
Alice
Eva
Elise
Elodie
Emilie

Greensleeves Tue 08-Jan-13 15:59:27

I like Elodie, Lisette and Mireille

FirstTimeForEverything Tue 08-Jan-13 16:00:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Manoodledo Tue 08-Jan-13 16:02:54

Amandine is lovely.

narmada Sat 12-Jan-13 23:59:26

+1 for Amandine

twinklestar2 Sun 13-Jan-13 19:21:44

Elise
Anaia

EspressoMonkey Mon 14-Jan-13 09:33:57

DD is friends with twins called Axelle & Adrienne

superfluouscurves Mon 14-Jan-13 10:10:05

Eléonore??

FranglaisMadam Mon 14-Jan-13 12:46:29

I used to teach French children and in my classes, some of the girls were:

- Clementine (MASSIVELY used in SW France for little girls)
- Flore (but too similar to Florence)
- Emma
- Mary/Marie
- Laetitia
- Lara
- Fanny (yes, really)

I think Clementine would go well with Florence.

DonderandBlitzen Mon 14-Jan-13 13:28:00

Florence and

Clémentine
Amandine
Julia
Marine
Mélissa
Alicia
Carla
Emilie
Alice
Elisa
Bungle
Justine
Lina
Laura
Charlotte
Louise
Emma
Clara
Claire
Léa
Manon
Sarah
Myriam

cuillereasoupe Tue 15-Jan-13 08:08:45

Bungle? confused

DonderandBlitzen Tue 15-Jan-13 13:47:26

wink

herethereandeverywhere Tue 15-Jan-13 13:57:03

I already have a Florence and a Matilda (although no French connections!) My imaginary future twin girls <weird I know> will be called Audrey and Amelie

mathanxiety Tue 15-Jan-13 18:13:35

Probably x posting but:

Florence and Vivienne
Florence and Ines
Florence and Noemi
Florence and Camille
Florence and Lucie
Florence and Romane
Florence and Coline
Florence and Zoé

I love Melisande, Leonie and Laetitia suggested above.

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