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MolotovBomb Mon 22-Oct-12 08:22:29

I came across this (girls) name the other day - what you you think?

TheWombat Mon 22-Oct-12 08:29:48

I LOVE it. Quirky, pretty but also strong-sounding. Also French, so very chic smile

cuillereasoupe Mon 22-Oct-12 09:26:33

I love it too, and it's quite fashionable at the moment among the arty set in France, so doubly chic.

eBook Mon 22-Oct-12 09:32:07

I like it.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Mon 22-Oct-12 09:35:02

I have one! It is a Breton name. My mother is French and i was born in Brittany, though mainly she is named after a very dear friend.

smother Mon 22-Oct-12 10:02:33

wasn't that the name of the girlfriend of Joy Division's Ian Curtis? It's a gorgeous name. I also like Ines.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 22-Oct-12 10:19:06

I like it! Met an adorable little French girl in Portgual named Anouk.

Her behaviour wasn't adorable mind! smile

Spoutlet Mon 22-Oct-12 11:25:52

Lovely name. I have a French friend called this, but she spells her name Anouck, which I prefer smile

KentuckyFriedChildren Mon 22-Oct-12 12:05:22

Love it and it is the name of the little girl in Chocolat which, incidentally, is one ofy favourite books/films smile

sparkle12mar08 Mon 22-Oct-12 13:41:09

It's nice but I just think of Mork & Mindy, & Robin Williams doing his slapstick schlock - "Nanouk nanouk" was one of the major catchphrases.

squoosh Mon 22-Oct-12 13:44:06

Would it be a-nuck or a-nook?

Reminds me of 'Nanook of the North'.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 22-Oct-12 13:48:21

Anoushka is much better if you want the same basic sound, though.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 22-Oct-12 13:52:28

Lovely, in that category of nice, unusual names not ending in a or ie. I like Iseult too.

Teamthrills Mon 22-Oct-12 14:52:53

Love it.

airedailleurs Mon 22-Oct-12 14:59:27

good namesake:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anouk_Aim%C3%A9e

MolotovBomb Mon 22-Oct-12 17:26:11

Thanks everyone for your replies, especially aire for the link to Anouk Aimee of La Dolce Vita fame. I can see how it might be a preferred name for hipster-type parents.

I too prefer Anouska for the same type of sound in a name. Anouk makes me think of Corey Feldman's dog in The Lost Boys (Nanuk?) It's a bit 'out there' for my tastes, but then again I'm definitely not hip enough!

Everlong Mon 22-Oct-12 20:44:41

Really lovely.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 23-Oct-12 09:49:32

I absolutely adore it and would have chosen it for my dd but for surname issues.

blueblizz Tue 23-Oct-12 14:36:47

Also daughter in the book 'chocolat'! A lovely name but sure people will always say it in different ways which may be very annoying.

Yika Wed 24-Oct-12 20:44:24

Lovely name.

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