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Love Leo - what other names would I like?

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AnotherEmma Mon 05-Oct-15 14:20:09

I love the name Leo but can't use it sadly. Please could you give me some other suggestions?

I like reasonably classic names, and they also have to work in French (but I'm not a huge fan of very French names, my DH has one of the few I like!)

The only names I can think of that I don't hate aren't particularly inspiring me:
Joseph - Joe
Benjamin - Ben
Sebastian / Sébastien - Seb (wouldn't use because of different spellings)

Help!

cdwales Mon 05-Oct-15 16:08:34

Hi, we have an Anglo-French partnership in my family. there are many that have only a slight difference in spelling but are essentially equally recognisable in both countries.
Assuming it is for a boy there are actually quite a few; I personal like the following:
Adrien
Alain
Alexandre
Anton -yes! (but not Bruno!)
Christien
Roger
David
Isaac
Gerard
Georges
Luc
Marc
Martin
Nicholas
Leon ???
Julien
Oliver
Paul
Philip
Richard
Robert
Roland
Tristan
Thierry
Thomas

International footballers have done us a favour here...
Good luck!
Vincent
Daniel

Blarblarblar Mon 05-Oct-15 16:10:33

Felix, Leon, Louis

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 05-Oct-15 16:11:12

Theo

Sophronia Mon 05-Oct-15 16:15:02

Nathan
Julian/Julien
Tristan
Nico/Nicolas
Lucas/Luca
Oscar
Ruben
Elias
Remy
Felix
Leon
Clement
Noah
Louis
Hugo
Marius
Gabriel
Raphael
Theo
Arthur
Daniel
Adam
Thomas

wigglesrock Mon 05-Oct-15 17:28:08

Leo was on our list for all 3 of my daughters smile Also on the list was
Dominic
Nicholas
Lorcan
Joseph
Gabriel
Michael
Patrick
Seth

AnotherEmma Mon 05-Oct-15 19:04:39

Thanks all.

I quite like Felix... provided I can shake the association in my mind with cats and cat food!

I also like Max (full name could be Maxim).

Leon and Theo are too similar to Leo. Plus I want to avoid "th" in the name as the French pronounce it differently (as if it's a "t" with no "h").

AnotherEmma Mon 05-Oct-15 19:06:49

DH likes Louis but I'm not too convinced, I worry that people would pronounce it "Lewis".

Minimaus Mon 05-Oct-15 19:31:15

Clement
Quentin
Vincent
Dominic

DandyDan Mon 05-Oct-15 19:39:58

Laurent

leccybill Mon 05-Oct-15 19:43:15

I like Etienne, Pascal, Henri and Luc.

Love French boys names!

leccybill Mon 05-Oct-15 19:44:07

Oh, forgot my favourite - Rémy!

Footle Mon 05-Oct-15 20:03:37

Jérôme

Footle Mon 05-Oct-15 20:04:16

Sorry, wrong keyboard. Jerome, even.

AnotherEmma Mon 05-Oct-15 20:06:17

I'd like the name to work in French (ie not sound like an ugly mangled version of the English) but I don't want an obviously French name, if that makes sense?

AnotherEmma Mon 05-Oct-15 20:06:43

So definitely not Etienne, Pascal etc

Belazu84 Mon 05-Oct-15 20:58:48

Oscar

celtictoast Mon 05-Oct-15 21:03:21

Evan
Dylan
Samuel
Simon
William
Victor
Lorenzo
Anthony
Vincent
Robin
Eliott
Charles

mrspremise Mon 05-Oct-15 21:06:48

Toby

RidingSixWhiteHorses Mon 05-Oct-15 21:54:14

I also like Leo but can't use and other names for boys I like are:

Frank
Alex
Vincent
Jonathan
David
Toby
Jason (? I know this is out of fashion!)
Joseph

daisydalrymple Mon 05-Oct-15 21:58:00

Oliver
Emile

daisydalrymple Mon 05-Oct-15 22:00:52

Xavier

elotrolado Tue 06-Oct-15 14:21:42

Leo was on our list (although DH vetoed it) along with Louis, Noah, Joseph, Benjamin. I now have two boys with the last two names in that list smile

Also like (which could work)

Gabriel
Hugo
Ethan
Arthur
Robin

Quite like your suggestion of Maxim.

zippyswife Tue 06-Oct-15 20:57:16

I already have a leo. Other boys names on my list are
Rex
Hugh
Gus
Heath
Jude
Ned

silverduck Tue 06-Oct-15 21:04:08

Rory? Ted?

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