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Camille & Francine

(36 Posts)
DessieLou Sat 30-Mar-13 19:41:18

Any thoughts? I like Francesca and Josephine so thought Francine was a nice combination of the two. I like Camille & Camilla (but not sure i can get past the Parker Bowles connection). I also can't decide if I like Camelia? Thanks!

SummerInSicilia Sat 30-Mar-13 19:56:01

Camille is lovely, I don't think anyone would really make the Parker Bowles connection. I think Camelia would too easily be heard as Amelia, although that's lovely too. Not so sure about Francine. Why not Francesca or Josephine? they are better imo.

CocoNutter Sat 30-Mar-13 19:57:57

I like Camille - very pretty. Francine sounds to me like a whiny teenager in an American film....! I think it'd be nice pronounced the French way (FrOncine) but not the English. Jut my opinion though - it's your baby!

delilah88 Sat 30-Mar-13 19:58:00

Hello! wildcard here but I reckon you should go for CANDICE! An amazing, underused name.

I also think Fran and Josephine better than the other two.

showtunesgirl Sat 30-Mar-13 19:58:41

I like both! I just looked up the meaning of Francine and it means: free. smile

Caitycat Sat 30-Mar-13 19:59:42

Both nice but I actually thought Camille was a boy's name, is it unisex?

AThingInYourLife Sat 30-Mar-13 19:59:46

Francine is terrible.

Frances is so much nicer.


It's one of those names that sounds a bit shit when pronounced by an English speaker.

delilah88 Sat 30-Mar-13 20:01:01

If you really want this kind of name what about Colette? Not my taste but I know a grown woman who pulls it off with flair (in English speaking countries).

LaCucina Sat 30-Mar-13 20:03:22

I know a Camille and people oftern say "Cammy" or "Cameeel" - looks prettier than it sounds.

Really don't like Francine.

I really like Josephine and Francesca - why not these?

Welovegrapes Sat 30-Mar-13 20:06:36

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delilah88 Sat 30-Mar-13 20:26:47

How about Georgina?

squishee Sat 30-Mar-13 20:33:18

I live in France, where Francine was a popular name maybe 70 years ago. It is also a well-known flour brand, and has all those homely / traditional French connotations.
I can understand why it might work better in the UK or elsewhere.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 31-Mar-13 00:23:00

Camille is lovely

Christelle2207 Sun 31-Mar-13 08:32:00

i also like camelia. saw an air stewardess with that on her badge (years ago) and has been on my list since.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 31-Mar-13 08:40:35

I love the name Camille so pretty and unusual smile

ZolaBuddleia Sun 31-Mar-13 19:27:26

Would you pronounce it Ca-meel or Ca-mee?

lottiegarbanzo Sun 31-Mar-13 19:31:12

I really like Camille, much better than Camilla.

Not keen on Francine, Frances or Francesca are much nicer. Josephine v nice too.

Is Celeste any good?

ZolaBuddleia Sun 31-Mar-13 19:35:59

Ooh, Celeste is beautiful.

williaminajetfighter Sun 31-Mar-13 20:30:18

Had a lovely friend named Camille. Went by Cami and Milly.

DessieLou Sun 31-Mar-13 22:28:57

I was thinking I'd pronounce it Cam-eel wit Cammy as a nn. I'm going off Francine, it was more of a passing thought really! Francesca & Josephine are still contenders though.
summerinsicilia I agree that camelia would be confused with Amelia so think that's a no no now.
Thanks so much for your thoughts and suggestions. Keep 'em coming! smile

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 31-Mar-13 23:10:41

My DNiece is Camille, always receives lots of compliments on her name.

forgetmenots Sun 31-Mar-13 23:16:04

Milla is also a lovely nn - like Camille best smile

DessieLou Mon 01-Apr-13 01:04:49

kendoddsdadsdog - so lovely to hear bow it's received in real life, thank you. How is your niece's name pronounced? Cam-eel or cam-me?

ZolaBuddleia Mon 01-Apr-13 07:46:03

Josephine is lovely as well.

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