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Gavroche or Fantine

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capucine Sat 17-Jul-10 19:22:48

What do you think about :
Fantine for a girl
Gavroche for a boy

ThatDamnDog Sat 17-Jul-10 19:26:04

They look like anagrams of rude words for female genitals.

muddleduck Sat 17-Jul-10 19:28:11

or characters from a much loved musical

Dumbledoresgirl Sat 17-Jul-10 19:29:54

Aren't they characters from Les Mis? Go for Valjean - love the sound of that name.

ThatDamnDog Sat 17-Jul-10 19:30:48

[uncultured] blush

Wilts Sat 17-Jul-10 19:31:10

Marius or Eponine are a bit better wink

Dumbledoresgirl Sat 17-Jul-10 19:33:02

Or Javert? wink

muddleduck Sat 17-Jul-10 19:34:52

wasn't Fantine the prostitute?

Wilts Sat 17-Jul-10 19:35:25


capucine Sat 17-Jul-10 19:35:28

Valjean is a family name,not a first name
I love Eponine but the father doesn't like
and Marius is not possible

Greensleeves Sat 17-Jul-10 19:36:31

gavroche sounds like the name of a bungalow owned by two wilfully tasteless nouveau riche retirees

fantine sound like fanta have brought out an ice lolly

Dumbledoresgirl Sat 17-Jul-10 19:40:46

I know Valjean is a surname. But plenty of people have surnames for their first names. It has a lovely sound to it (imo).

flopsy1974 Sat 17-Jul-10 19:50:17

A little ott I think.

SirBoobAlot Sat 17-Jul-10 19:54:33

Look down, look down...

catherinewho Sat 17-Jul-10 20:04:25

Gavroche was (possibly still is I'm not sure) used as a term for urchins in general after Les Mis was published.

And I prefer Cosette to Fantine....

scottishmummy Sat 17-Jul-10 20:17:20

both ghastly,pretentious and poncy.trying too hard

hocuspontas Sat 17-Jul-10 20:29:21

Not really suitable for the local comp.
Ok names for guinea-pigs if you were stuck I suppose

hairytriangle Sat 17-Jul-10 20:38:32

Both awful. Sorry

valiumSingleton Sun 18-Jul-10 16:59:06

Oh MY. Fantine God.

valiumSingleton Sun 18-Jul-10 17:00:07

Sorry that was a bit rude OP!

They're both ahem awful, but they are sort of gloriously awful at the same time.

KristinaM Sun 18-Jul-10 17:01:41

depends where you live

valiumSingleton Sun 18-Jul-10 17:04:53

I can't imagine where you'd have to live to make those work.

I know, outside the English-speaking world.

sallyseton Sun 18-Jul-10 17:07:12

Please don't.

SirBoobAlot Sun 18-Jul-10 17:42:54

How about Javert?

Shaz10 Sun 18-Jul-10 17:45:39

Don't pick Cosette either. I thought she was weedy and pathetic.

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