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Ilovecake73 Wed 06-May-15 12:06:19

Hi,
We are looking for girls and boys names that work in France and England as we live in France but are both English. Ideally not too much pronouncation difference - apart from a handful of obvious ones we are stuck! Any ideas please? Thank you!

Allthatnonsense Wed 06-May-15 12:18:00

French names are well received over here, but our idea of French names are a bit old fashioned in French eyes.

Have a look at the current top 100 French names and take it from there. You might have to be a little more conservative with a boys name, but as far as a girls name - go for it!

StoneFoxMama Wed 06-May-15 12:19:46

Sophie
Lucie
Delphine
Sabine
Fleur
Minette
Leonie
Amandine
Margot
Elodie
Aude
Florence
Madelaine
Odette
Juliette
Josephine
Clemence
Caroline
Audrey
Claire
Beatrice
Elsa
Charlotte

These are a pool of names from my franglais family and friends!

stormyboots Wed 06-May-15 12:21:36

Florence
Danielle
Leonore
Madeleine
Colette
Gabrielle

I'll have to have a think about boys names smile

Booboostoo Wed 06-May-15 12:26:04

I have a Lily and a Max for the same reasons!

StoneFoxMama Wed 06-May-15 12:26:07

Oh didn't realise you need boys names too!

Olivier
Maxim
Jean
Pierre
Albert
Hugo
Etienne
Christophe
Alain
Jacques

StoneFoxMama Wed 06-May-15 12:33:11

Sebastian
Baptiste
Thibault

BlueChampagne Wed 06-May-15 13:20:21

Celine
Celeste
Marion

Phillippe
Christophe (Kit?)
Paul

BriocheBriocheBrioche Wed 06-May-15 13:22:23

Sorry, ive forgot t'en how to make this clicky!

www.naissance.fr/prenoms.php?PF=1&key=&annee=2015

Following as im English, living in France and am looking for a cross over name!

So far we like
Inès
Clémentine
Roman (prefer without the i)
Xavier

WhatToDoWithMy2 Wed 06-May-15 13:32:18

Leontine
Pascale
Violette

princessdave Wed 06-May-15 15:44:20

I have a 3.5yo Elodie in the UK which was very well received.

On my list for DC2 was Camille, Celine, Delphine, Sabine, Meredith, Josephine.

We had a boy. And one name on said list grin

For boys I like Sebastian as someone posted up thread, Leo and also Louis but that wouldn't have worked for us as that's my name with an E on the end wink

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Wed 06-May-15 15:52:44

Christophe
Noah
Hugo

All sound a bit posh in the UK smile

milkingmachine1 Wed 06-May-15 16:02:05

Arianne
Eleanore

Xavier, nn Xavi
Rafael, nn Rafa

elelfrance Wed 06-May-15 16:06:02

ooo following this, we're in the same situation....DD1 was easy enough (Elise) but now I'm expecting n°2, and am stuck for inspiration, especially for boys !!
Other girls names I had on my list the last time
Charlotte (maybe not now though....)
Olivia
Zoe
Chloé

I'm picky about the pronunciation thing too, for example I wouldn't go for Louis that could be Loo-is in english and Loo-y in French

purplemunkey Wed 06-May-15 16:19:50

I had a friend called Clemence at school that went by Clem. I always liked that. Also Cami, short for Camille is nice.

littlejohnnydory Wed 06-May-15 20:25:10

Emma
Alice
Colette
Elodie
Michelle
Jeanine
Joanne
Louise
Anne-Marie
Marianne
Marie
Aurelie

Léo
Louis
Sebastien
Luc / Luke
Paul

BikeRunSki Wed 06-May-15 20:34:40

Stella
Anna
Sara
Alice
Rose

Thomas
Jaques
Patrick
Robert

TamzinGrey Wed 06-May-15 20:37:51

Vivienne

MargoReadbetter Wed 06-May-15 20:38:02

Sylvie
Eloise

Ems1812 Wed 06-May-15 21:00:26

I would choose Fleur or Amelie (bit cliche I know but still beautiful) for a girl & Olivier for a boy, they are lovely names that would work in both England & France

MargoReadbetter Wed 06-May-15 21:03:28

Olympia
Catherine
Louise

Yika Wed 06-May-15 21:04:06

Marc
Luc
Adam
Jonathan
Adrian/Adrien
Victor

Melissa
Vanessa
Clara
Sarah
Sabrina

Yarp Sat 09-May-15 07:23:19

I love French girls' names

Favourites are;

Manon
Elodie
Celeste
Sylvie
Marianne

boys:

Patrick
Raphael
Marcus/Marc

Lovemylittlebear Sat 09-May-15 07:29:10

oh theres some lovely names on therr - i like Elodie smile

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 09-May-15 07:50:30

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