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Camille & Francine

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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!

DessieLou Sun 07-Apr-13 03:43:42

Fantastic site squishee, thank you! I like Oriane amongst others. I'll see if I can get the link to work....

squishee Sat 06-Apr-13 23:45:15


Or, more French suggestions here:

baskingseals Mon 01-Apr-13 20:12:46

also thought of Daphne and Sylvie.

DessieLou Mon 01-Apr-13 19:52:25

Hmm, a mixed bag. Giselle is nice but can't use.
zoezoolander I rather like Lucinda! May have to put that on the list! smile

ZoeZoolander Mon 01-Apr-13 18:16:43

Fabienne is lovely!

ZoeZoolander Mon 01-Apr-13 18:15:41

I love Camellia like the flower. Josephine is a disgusting old nuns name (Posy is nice though). Francine reminds me of that dancer that Ronan Keating had an affair with. Can't think of any others even though it's not that weird. Francine. Just has a frumpy vibe. Camille looks nice written down but pronounciation too problematic and it is just too like Camel. Camilla ok but again, it's a cliche posh name like Lucinda and Sebastian. Don't mind posh names though. Camelia / Camellia is the best name on your list.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 01-Apr-13 16:13:48

Wonder the same about the start of Giselle... grin

cuillereasoupe Mon 01-Apr-13 14:56:37

I think a name that begins with the word Camel is asking for trouble really.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 01-Apr-13 09:21:06

It's Cam-eel

baskingseals Mon 01-Apr-13 09:05:51

what about Gisele?

i love this name. also Fabienne. i think Camille is pretty, but not sure how well it works in English.

LittleAbruzzenBear Mon 01-Apr-13 07:56:26

Another thumbs up for Camille.

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

Josephine is lovely as well.

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?

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

Milla is also a lovely nn - like Camille best smile

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ooh, Celeste is beautiful.

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 19:27:26

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

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

I love the name Camille so pretty and unusual smile

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.

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

Camille is lovely

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.

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

How about Georgina?

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