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(22 Posts)
MumofWombat Sat 17-Nov-12 11:35:37

I like it, I tried to talk DH into it....

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 16-Nov-12 13:16:43

Prefer Georgia, which is not common at all where I am in the midlands

squoosh Fri 16-Nov-12 12:43:22


Albert Fri 16-Nov-12 12:39:21

I love it!

boschy Fri 16-Nov-12 12:37:04

Looks like Mrs P and I are the only ones in favour!! I still love it though, I think it's rather beautiful.

MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 11:18:50

Not after an -ette ending in particular, but thanks Girl.

I can see the fabric connotations, as some have mentioned. Thanks.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 16-Nov-12 11:15:54

It's a fabric to me as well, sorry. An itchy cheap fabric at that. If you like the -ette ending, how about Lisette or Ninette? I think both of those sound pretty and not frumpy to my (non-French) ears.

MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 11:08:35

Georgette is a type of fabric, named for its inventor: Georgette de la Plante.

MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 11:06:43


MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 11:06:10

Bonsoir - that point just doesn't matter to us. Zero French connections, so if the French family we may one day run into we're a bit hmmit would not matter a jot.

DialMforMummy Fri 16-Nov-12 11:05:39

Yes Bonsoir but then again names like Mabel are back in fashion in the UK. I doubt Georgette, Ginette and other Odette will ever be back in fashion in France!

MerylStrop Fri 16-Nov-12 11:05:27

I think it's a bit ugly (sorry)
And is a kind of fabric, isn't it?

Anonymumous Fri 16-Nov-12 11:04:56

Isn't georgette a type of fabric?

MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 11:03:29

Honestly, I'm fine with dated- especially dated to French ears. That aspect is just not remotely relevant to us. And I like old-fashioned names as a rule, whether English or any other derivation. So those sorts of issues don't bother me at all. Thanks for the comments though.

Bonsoir Fri 16-Nov-12 11:02:08

What would you think if a French family called their daughter Maureen or Doreen in 2012? The -ette suffix in French is equivalent to the -een suffix in English.

Bonsoir Fri 16-Nov-12 11:00:27

the -ette suffix in French is abominably old fashioned. Don't do it!

boschy Fri 16-Nov-12 10:48:43

Lovely, much much nicer than Georgia, which is everywhere these days!

Gwennan Fri 16-Nov-12 10:36:21

This is a good list of French baby names: 500 most popular names for births in France in 2010. I'm not sure if there is a more recent version available elsewhere on the web.

Gwennan Fri 16-Nov-12 10:34:58

Georgette seems dated to me whereas Georgia, Georgina and Georgiana sound fresh.

MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 10:20:32

Thanks for your thought Dial but as I'm not in France I don't mind at all how it comes across there. DC will live in London- unless something very unexpected happens!

DialMforMummy Fri 16-Nov-12 10:07:16

Awful. Sorry. Terribly old fashioned in France, not in a cool way. Some of the names form this list are unheard of back (quite a few of them!).

MrsPinault Fri 16-Nov-12 09:27:07

What do you think? Seem to me a nice variant on Georgia, Georgina, Georgiana etc - all of which I like but can't get totally excited about. Plus I like the Heyer association.

From this quite helpful list I stumbled across here (I'm not French but love some of the names and it fits with DD1)

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