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honest first impressions - I won't take offence #2 (different name)

(39 Posts)
kalo12 Wed 08-Jun-11 21:16:35

PASCAL

RugbyWidow7 Wed 08-Jun-11 21:20:46

French?

LCarbury Wed 08-Jun-11 21:25:11

For a boy? In UK people might read it as Pascale as there are more girls than boys with this name. Quite a nice name, either way. Can't see anything wrong with it, and there will only be one in the class at school you'd imagine.

radancer Wed 08-Jun-11 21:29:15

I like it. I knew a Pascale and she was lovely, but I think it's also a good name for a boy.

radancer Wed 08-Jun-11 21:29:44

spelt Pascal, of course.

kalo12 Wed 08-Jun-11 21:30:13

yes for a boy - Pascal

MavisEnderby Wed 08-Jun-11 21:30:47

I like it.are you French?

mathanxiety Wed 08-Jun-11 21:32:07

Very nice, imo. Quite popular in Ireland about 50 years ago. I thought of Pascale as a mn for DD1 but was vetoed

AlfalfaMum Wed 08-Jun-11 21:33:13

I like it too.
I knew a half-French Pascal in London, it works well in uk because you don';t have to use a fancy accent or anything.

meditrina Wed 08-Jun-11 21:34:40

Lovely - but I would assume the child had an Easter birthday.

Maternelle Wed 08-Jun-11 21:36:02

Much better than Bruno.

mathanxiety Wed 08-Jun-11 21:36:16

That was why I thought it would be nice for DD1 as she was due at Easter.

MumblingRagDoll Wed 08-Jun-11 21:38:33

Oooh...gorgeous! First impression...male name and very nice.

ThatllDoPig Wed 08-Jun-11 21:41:58

Very nice, unusual, classy, but with an edge.
Better than Bruno

perplexedpirate Wed 08-Jun-11 21:42:02

My DS has a toy lizard named Pascal and I can't get past that to tell whether or not it is actually a nice name. To me it's just a lizard that lives on the bookshelf.

That almost certainly doesn't help, sorry.

BelleEnd Wed 08-Jun-11 21:43:34

perplexedpirate grin grin grin

Will only work for people with French connections imo

LetThereBeRock Wed 08-Jun-11 21:45:08

Love it.

mathanxiety Wed 08-Jun-11 21:45:25

I might actually assume Irish grandfather if I met a child with the name.

hellokitty123 Wed 08-Jun-11 22:11:47

How would you pronounce it in English - PASS-cal or Pas-CALL. I think it sounds lovely in French but am not sure about the English pronunciation.

Personally I prefer Bruno - strong name that works well in all languages (well, it is pronounced the same in German, English and French)

TheSecondComing Wed 08-Jun-11 22:15:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ThePieSmuggler Wed 08-Jun-11 22:15:38

Erm, not keen at all, reminds of high school physics (there was a Pascal's Law I think) but I seem to be in the minority, and if you like it OP then that's all that matters!

Karbea Wed 08-Jun-11 22:19:41

It's a French name, wouldn't work if you live in uk

Oakmaiden Wed 08-Jun-11 22:24:25

Isn't that a computer programming language?

Greythorne Wed 08-Jun-11 22:27:38

I hate it but that's because I was forced to read "Les Pensées de Pascal" at university. Blaise Pascal was a boring religious nutter and I can't escape the memory of him and his dreadful pensées.
sorry!

culturemulcher Wed 08-Jun-11 22:27:52

Slightly flowery / flouncy, but nice.

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