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Anna Margaux??

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beebeebumble Tue 25-Nov-14 14:28:13

Our DD1 is due in three days! My DH and I are sure we want to call her Anna - I think it's beautiful, simple and elegant. However because it is simple, we thought we'd give her a slightly longer middle name. We would like to stay quite traditional, but open to unusual suggestions! I think Margaux is sophisticated but sweet - DH is unsure.

Other options are Anna Blythe (not strictly traditional but I like it!) or Anna Catherine (bit boring so doesn't add much interest to the simple first name?). Any opinions on these welcome, or of course any other suggestions!


KatieKaye Tue 25-Nov-14 14:30:08

I much prefer the spellingMargot.
Margaux Hemmigway was the first famous person with that spelling and she was named after a bottle of wine!

Emstheword Tue 25-Nov-14 14:30:50

I like Anna, but prefer the Margot spelling for Margaux....otherwise it's a lovely name smile

surprise Tue 25-Nov-14 14:35:59

Just came on to say exactly the same; Margot much better. Anna is lovely. Good luck with the birth smile

Kundry Tue 25-Nov-14 14:38:54

Margot much better, Margaux sounds either pretentious or like a bottle of wine.

weaselwords Tue 25-Nov-14 14:43:44

Ha! Just to be awkward, I really like Margaux rather than Margot. Either way it's a lovely name!

squoosh Tue 25-Nov-14 14:52:21

I always thought Margaux Hemingway's name seemed like a really weak joke, bearing in mind her family's (and later her own) battles with alcoholism.

Margot is lovely though. Anna is okay if a bit everywhere these days.

Anna Blythe reminds me of Anne of Green Gables who became Anne Blythe when she married.

thecaroline Tue 25-Nov-14 15:04:25

I think it's strikingly beautiful. I don't even mind the Margaux spelling, though I, like the others, prefer Margot.

Anna Catherine is pretty but bland. I know a lot of them. Anna Blythe is nice, but I prefer Anna Margot/Margaux.

sunshinemummy2012 Tue 25-Nov-14 15:04:51

Top 5- strong elegant sophisticated girls name.

Please help I'm looking for a strong elegant sophisticated girls name that is not too popular. I know it is a lot to ask but hopefully I'll find one soon! Thank you.

sunshinemummy2012 Tue 25-Nov-14 15:07:57

Sorry my other post ended up in this thread! I think Anna Margot goes really well together. A great name.

Leeds2 Tue 25-Nov-14 15:19:59

Anna Margaux is lovely. Although prefer the spelling Margot.

florascotia Tue 25-Nov-14 16:41:35

Anna Margot is very nice, so is Anna Blythe (that has such a lovely meaning: 'happy').

Blyth is VERY traditional. It's been used as a name for girls since the 17th century, and in earlier forms from around 1200, maybe even since Anglo-Saxon times.

Margaux, on the other hand, is the name of a famous French red wine. Margaux Hemingway (born early 1950s) was named Margot by her parents but changed her name herself to Margaux, after the wine. So Margaux is a nickname or - as Squoosh says - a rather unhappy pun.
Poor Margeaux Hemingway seems to have had a tragic life and killed herself, still young.

Margot as a version of Margaret has been around since the Middle Ages in France.

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Nov-14 17:04:49

I love Anna.

I'm not sure about Margaux for the several reasons given above, and I think Margot looks a bit ugly written down.

I prefer Anna Blythe or Anna Catherine. Both sound elegant & sophisticated.

OTheHugeManatee Tue 25-Nov-14 17:09:09

In the nicest possible way, if you wouldn't name her 'Riesling' or 'Rioja' then please just spell it 'Margot' or people will laugh.

Lunastarfish Tue 25-Nov-14 17:10:36

I think it's lovely

beebeebumble Tue 25-Nov-14 17:28:25

Thank you for the input! I had no idea Margaux was a wine - I saw it and preferred the spelling, as I agree with DramaAlpaca about how Margot looks. That said, I prefer it to naming my child after booze!

Sophronia Tue 25-Nov-14 17:43:33

I like Anna Catherine followed by Anna Margot.

minipie Tue 25-Nov-14 17:53:31

I love all three options (if you spell it Margot)

Not helpful sorry! With Anna I think I would choose Margot.

Other options off the top of my head:

Anna Meredith
Anna Felicity
Anna Bryony
Anna Sylvie
Anna Madeleine
Anna Verity

moxon Tue 25-Nov-14 18:21:37

I know a Margeaux. No one's ever confused her with wine.

moxon Tue 25-Nov-14 18:22:05

Note Margeaux with an e not without.

florascotia Tue 25-Nov-14 18:27:30

Thank you. I know the spelling. I was typing in haste.
Nonetheless, Margaux was a wine long before poor Margaux Hemingway was the first to use it as a nickname. As 'Manatee' implies, above, who would want to name a child after a vintage/brand-name?

GerundTheBehemoth Tue 25-Nov-14 18:38:26

The name of the character in 'The Good Life' was spelled 'Margo' rather than 'Margot' - same with the 'Despicable Me' character IIRC. So there's another option.

beebeebumble Tue 25-Nov-14 22:44:20

Thanks! I like the look of Margo better I think.

dorasee Tue 25-Nov-14 22:46:09

It's Margot Hemingway not Margaux.
Margo looks pretentious.

Footle Tue 25-Nov-14 22:58:44

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