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Euro-trashy names that would suit a Jilly Cooper character

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flyingcloud Tue 20-Sep-11 12:39:56

Can you help us find Euro-trashy names that would suit a Jilly Cooper character (the smouldering European type boy or girl)

It seems a silly request but we quite like European names and I just thought giving a few more descriptives would help (or you could imagine the head of the ECB or IMF to give you a few more European type names!)

DH and I just can't seem to agree on names. DH is French and we live in France. I am anglophone.

The following boys are out for various reasons, friends, family or chronic overuse!:
Alexandre
Theo
Charles
Clement
Adrien
Henry
Louis
Arthur
William
Richard

(we like Max and Sacha as boys' names)

Girls names that are out are:
Virginie
Charlotte
Rose
Stephanie
Alexandra
Sophie
Amelie

(We like Emilia and Scarlett as girls' names)

greenzebra Tue 20-Sep-11 12:41:45

the first name that came to mind was Pascal not sure why and Ive never read any Jilly cooper books.

picnicbasketcase Tue 20-Sep-11 12:43:33

Laurent
Arnaud
Matthieu

Gabrielle
Juliette
Sylvie

tammytoby Tue 20-Sep-11 12:53:23

Quentin
Sebastian

Charlotte
Sophia

flyingcloud Tue 20-Sep-11 13:00:57

Thanks, none of those really take my fancy - either because we have friends or friends' children with those names. Pascal is a fairly bleurgh name (sorry!) We also have a female relative called Pascale.

Gabrielle doesn't go with our surname.

More exotic please!!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 20-Sep-11 13:18:35

Have lovely Eurotrash friend called Laurence which works in both languages?
(has been on my list for DS1 and 2 but DH vetoed sad)
HTH

RedRubyBlue Tue 20-Sep-11 13:27:00

Cherise

Jean Paul

anewmotivatedme Tue 20-Sep-11 13:43:53

Boys:

Cuthbert
Sidney
Ricardo
Elliot
Teodor

Girls:

Aurelia
Emmeline
Evangeline
Jordana
Celine

anewmotivatedme Tue 20-Sep-11 13:47:33

Sorry I read name for Jilly Cooper novel, without reading rest of it.

I have a lovely friend called:

Joelle

She has a french father, and is awesome.

I have another friend of a friend, with a french mother and he is called Max.

anewmotivatedme Tue 20-Sep-11 13:48:10

Joelle has a brother called Nick.

picnicbasketcase Tue 20-Sep-11 14:16:21

Jolie
Octavie
Jana
Isabella
Bianca
Mathilde

Enzo
Jago
Felix
Lysandre
Xavier
Nico

flyingcloud Tue 20-Sep-11 14:34:18

Loving the work here. I have friends with a son called Enzo, DH would love it (petrolhead).

I can just see our relatives snorting at some of these - makes me want to use them even more.

Glad no one has suggested Dominique. That would be a straight veto from DH and I grin

and with an election next year in France no Segolenes, Martines, Nicholas, etc!

Olivia - Laurence is a girl's name in France - Laurent is the male equivalent. I like Laurent but we know too many sadly.

witchwithallthetrimmings Tue 20-Sep-11 14:38:00

Alexi (s)
Xavier
Bianca
Mercedes

Theala Tue 20-Sep-11 14:50:51

Rocco
Julien
Fabien
Serge
Cedric
Jean-Marie
Marie-Ange (this is actually a boy's name, believe it or not)
Jean-Charles
Benoit
Cassien
Frédéric
Guillaume
Lilian
Olivier
Pierre

(Most of these are actually the names of FB friends smile)

MrsHuxtable Tue 20-Sep-11 15:22:40

I'd really like to help but can someone please explain to me what a Eurotrash name is? I'm clueless....

flyingcloud Tue 20-Sep-11 15:45:13

Eurotrash is a bit of a English snob term used to describe aristocratic Europeans (thereby denigrating their lesser value titles). It's not really what I think by the way! I just want vaguely exotic European names like

Oohh I'm on a roll here

Conrad
Augustin
Constantin
Anatole

And for girls
Constanza
Felicia

etc

PercyFilth Tue 20-Sep-11 19:12:12

Here's a good source

www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f75/

chandellina Wed 21-Sep-11 09:49:46

Silvana
Marcella
Clotilde
Odette
Valentine

Remi
Antoine
Benoit
Luca

flyingcloud Wed 21-Sep-11 09:52:21

Love that link - people are even suggesting names for forthcoming royal babies! Bingo.

Seriously, I'm not looking to use any of these names (and most of them would annoy DH no end - they are good ammunition to make my existing suggestions look better).

Mind you - Claudine is pretty...

Great source of amusement on that site - thanks Percy.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 21-Sep-11 12:20:21

chandellina's suggestions are lovely.

reallacecurtains Wed 21-Sep-11 13:20:58

Constantine/o knew a real playboy type with the name in Florence
Maxim
Aurelien
Lysander
Manuele
Samuele

Lilou
Fiamma/ Fiammetta (trad in Tuscany)
Seraphine
Delphine

reallacecurtains Wed 21-Sep-11 13:21:38

actually he was Costantino - anyone else know him smile

reallacecurtains Wed 21-Sep-11 13:24:57

...ooh I love this thread:

Felice/ Felix
Lorenzo

Ines
Beatrice

Giselle99 Wed 21-Sep-11 18:21:48

I think my name (Giselle) fits the bill...

I also like Angelin, Camille, Claudine, Carmen, Mathilde, Nico...

flyingcloud Wed 21-Sep-11 20:28:14

Great work. I love Ines and Beatrice - again DH won't do either of them. Giselle is lovely too - but we know one and it wouldn't be appropriate to use it!

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