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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

NettoSuperstar Sat 19-Jan-13 12:20:47

Zombie thread, but I see I posted on it as Muggglewump.
I have the cat called Eponine now!

ALittleScatterOfRain Sat 19-Jan-13 12:34:19

Eponine and Azelma were named after characters in the romantic novels the mother read (Victor was slightly...condescending about that). It's like naming your children after Mills and Boon characters I suppose grin

Eponine is very sweet for a cat though. I like it when they call her 'Ponine, I think it's quite a cute-sounding shortening.

NettoSuperstar Sat 19-Jan-13 13:49:58

We call her Epi for short, she's a gorgeous cat.

noblegiraffe Sat 19-Jan-13 13:53:36

Fantine nn Fanny? Big nope.

bishboschone Sat 19-Jan-13 13:54:36

I have been a massive les mis fan for years ( forever) and I wanted to call my dd ( 9 ) Eponine. Dh vetoed it though which in hindsight is probably best . There are going to be loads and loads now.. I love ' ponine ' too smile

Jux Sat 19-Jan-13 13:57:54

Neither. Seriously, neither. Unless you're French, live in France and they're family names.

Otherwise, utterly pretentious.

Jux Sat 19-Jan-13 16:21:21

However, you could use Legumes for a boy and Oubliette for a girl. They're OK wink

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 19-Jan-13 20:07:04

Fantine wasn't her real name though was it? Or indeed anybody's real name. I read somewhere it came from infantine...never studied French but that would be young/childish wouldn't it?

showtunesgirl Sat 19-Jan-13 20:25:55

I'm being you, please, no. And this is ME saying this.

hawkmcqueen Sat 19-Jan-13 20:28:01

Gavroche, as in 'le Gavroche' restaurant? I know conception destinations are popular as names (Brooklyn being one) but don't you think you're taking it a bit far? Sorry, prob not funny but it was in my little head :-)

DessieLou Sat 19-Jan-13 20:30:52

I love the name Eponine! Is it really that bad?! Maybe I should add it to the future pets list along with Atticus & Calpurnia! :-)

showtunesgirl Sat 19-Jan-13 20:33:24

Doh, meant to say begging not being. blush

Anonymumous Sat 19-Jan-13 20:33:29

Fantine will get called Fanny for short. Or Fanta.

Gavroche sounds like a special chocolate for ambassadors with heartburn.

hawkmcqueen Sat 19-Jan-13 20:34:12

DessieLou I love Atticus!

Viviennemary Sat 19-Jan-13 20:46:21

They are awful but I agree a little bit gloriously awful instead of just plain awful.

Narked Sat 19-Jan-13 23:09:45


crkm Sat 19-Jan-13 23:16:38

lol - looked at these names for my babies - loved Eponine - but decided not to!

PurpleStorm Sun 20-Jan-13 22:50:55

I would think that you'd gone to see Les Mis just before giving birth, and that you'd temporarily lost your head.

I love Les Miserables, but I really wouldn't do this to a baby. Fantine's a terribly tragic and unfortunate character, as well.

sunnyday123 Sun 20-Jan-13 23:08:09

Threads years old!!!!,

got to be a joke!

thewhistler Sun 20-Jan-13 23:11:55

Why would you call a boy after a restaurant?

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 00:45:37

Not keen but love Florice

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