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telsa Sun 30-Nov-14 18:27:11

I have fallen in love with this name. What do others think? Seems to be both feminine and boyish and elegant but simple.

burgatroyd Sun 30-Nov-14 18:28:10

Love it! One of my fave names!

northernlurker Sun 30-Nov-14 18:29:07

I don't like it at all. Sorry.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 30-Nov-14 18:29:13

I've never heard it, how is it pronounced? I keep saying it to myself but can't quite make my mind up yet!

northernlurker Sun 30-Nov-14 18:29:31

And it's anything but simple!

pinkyredrose Sun 30-Nov-14 18:30:31

It's fucking revolting.

MothershipG Sun 30-Nov-14 18:30:45

How do you pronounce it? Sidney or Sid-o-ney? Are you ok with Sid? Because that's what it will be shortened to.

Bowlersarm Sun 30-Nov-14 18:31:42

Horrible. Sorry OP.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 30-Nov-14 18:32:18

I like it.

toomuchcoffeetoomuchwine Sun 30-Nov-14 18:32:29

I was at school with a Sidonie. Naturally she was known 100% of the time as Sid.

SwedishEdith Sun 30-Nov-14 18:34:36

Well, it's lovely if you say it with a French accent. If you're not in a French speaking country I'd just assume it'd be mispronounced all the time.

Whenwillwe3meetagain Sun 30-Nov-14 18:40:02

Not for me. Many more nice French names

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 30-Nov-14 19:23:43

I second mothership's question.
Is it Sydney but a fancy spelling or will it be pronounced Sid-O-nie.

florascotia Sun 30-Nov-14 19:49:09

Sidonie is the French female version of a Roman name - Sidonius - which meant 'from the town of Sidon' (now in Lebanon).

Some more very nice French names here:

PrincessOfChina Sun 30-Nov-14 19:50:53

It was my Great Grandmothers name. I also know a two year old.

I like it.

florascotia Sun 30-Nov-14 19:53:41

In French, prn is approx Seed-oh-nee.

This site has American and French pronounciations:

OftheTwilighttheDarkness Sun 30-Nov-14 20:00:24

I love it, it was on my list for both dc along with Salome and Amandine. Dh was not convinced.

Sophronia Sun 30-Nov-14 20:15:42

I prefer Sidonia.

Emstheword Sun 30-Nov-14 20:30:52

Unless you have a beautiful French accent....just no! (Sorry)

SoMuchForSubtlety Sun 30-Nov-14 20:33:14

All it makes me think of is Juan Antonio Samaranch announcing that Sydney had won the 2000 Olympics.

Andcake Sun 30-Nov-14 20:38:01

Hmmm never heard it before but as I saw it it just made me struggle to pronounce and end up with a word like sodomy!

cherubimandseraphim Sun 30-Nov-14 20:45:03

I like it. Could be shortened to Siri.

NigellasGuest Sun 30-Nov-14 20:47:14

I like it! ages ago I bought some shoes by a designer called Sidonie Larizzi or Laritzi and have always liked Sidonie since then.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 30-Nov-14 21:32:12

I don't think this one works well outside of France/French speaking countries.

MothershipG Sun 30-Nov-14 21:54:05

cherub How? grin As someone said unthread, it will be Sid.

I used to watch old films with Cyd Cherrise (sp?) so I grew up thinking it was the coolest name, but if the OP doesn't like Sid/Cyd she'd be silly to use Sidonie. I confess I'd not heard of it before this thread and presumed it was a variation on Sidney.

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