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Mumblyboo Wed 07-Aug-13 15:50:09

What are your thoughts on using a non English name got no other reason than you love it? I adore Anouk, always have but wonder if its a bit exotic next to siblings James Ellie and Alice?

Keztrel Wed 07-Aug-13 15:52:04

I love it but it does sound odd next to those very English names. Not that that should stop you if you want to use it. Also love Anouschka.

MrsApplepants Wed 07-Aug-13 16:00:59

Love it

hawkmcqueen Wed 07-Aug-13 16:12:20

It's almost the dog out of Lost Boys film, was he Nanouk? Otherwise nice name but tooooottttaaaallllyyyy random, man, beside James and Alice.

Mumblyboo Wed 07-Aug-13 16:46:38

Is random so bad tho? I agree it is diff to others but I didn't necessarily go for matchy names.... It just happened....

Keztrel Wed 07-Aug-13 16:59:45

No, the randomness is not so's kind of growing on me actually!

Manoodledo Wed 07-Aug-13 17:45:51

I love Anouk but know better than to even suggest it to DH! We have a Magnus and if DC3 is a boy are seriously considering Soren. Both randomly Scandi names, it's just what really appeals to us.

BrieMonster Wed 07-Aug-13 17:57:38

I love it.

Mumblyboo Wed 07-Aug-13 18:57:28

I'm thinking that I can sell it to dh under the guide of him using Annie if he wants....

Rhubarbgarden Wed 07-Aug-13 19:29:44

I love love love love love this name.

squoosh Wed 07-Aug-13 19:36:18

Is it a-nuck or a-nook?

Reminds me a bit of Nanook of the North.

Laquila Wed 07-Aug-13 19:42:05

LOVE IT! For me it was the best thing about that daft Chocolat film.

I'd pronounce it A-nook, with the emphasis on the first syllable. I've also seen it spelt Anoukh, which I like.

Admittedly it's a bit "foreign", particularly if other siblings have more trad English names, but it's such a nice name that I think you should use it if you both really like it.

LeGavrOrf Wed 07-Aug-13 19:44:35

I love it. What an unusual but beautiful name.

LeGavrOrf Wed 07-Aug-13 19:45:22

And Anouk Aimee is a beautiful actress.

weebarra Wed 07-Aug-13 19:57:54

I love Anouk and seriously considered it for DC3 (one of the other DCs has the same name as one of yours). It was vetoed by DH though.

Mintyy Wed 07-Aug-13 20:02:57

Sorry to be an old grump but I really hate random names and I don't like names inappropriate to culture/heritage.

So, for eg., I love the names Mercedes and Angus but as I am neither Spanish nor Scottish, I decided my dc could not have them.

Just the way I am.

Dilidali Wed 07-Aug-13 20:12:48

I love Anouk. It's Dutch, isn't it?

Keztrel Wed 07-Aug-13 20:36:38

I bet if the OP looked far back enough in her or her DH's family history she could find some Dutch or French heritage!

MadBannersAndCopPorn Wed 07-Aug-13 20:48:46

Love it- go for it. it will sound normal after a while in your family and others won't bat an eyelid. I like it so much that I may steal for my shortlist!!

MrsSolis Wed 07-Aug-13 21:16:15

I like it. Go for it. Your kids will only be A, B, C + D for a few years, after that the sibling names won't matter. Anouk is gorgeous.

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