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Thoughts please on the name Anouk?

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SleepyRoo Fri 19-Feb-16 12:13:51

I like the sound, it'd be a tribute to an Ann relative, and we have a slight French connection. However I may be swamped by hormones at this point (due any day). Thoughts?

cranberryx Fri 19-Feb-16 12:16:06

I recently met a little girl (6yo) with this name, I like it and the girl suited it.

SagaAndMartinsLiftConvos Fri 19-Feb-16 12:21:35

I like it a lot! Main association is the very chic Anouk Aimee.

5madthings Fri 19-Feb-16 12:24:35

I like it and have suggested it for Dc6 due easter, dh however doesn't like it.

MadameDePompom Fri 19-Feb-16 12:25:36

I like it. I can imagine it a very cool Charlotte Gainsbourg alike Parisian woman.

thebiscuitindustry Fri 19-Feb-16 12:26:46

I like it.

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 19-Feb-16 12:26:56

I like it.

It makes me think of a polar bear for some reason, but I still like it.

MadameDePompom Fri 19-Feb-16 12:27:51

Ottilia maybe it reminds you of Nanook of the North?

OlafLovesAnna Fri 19-Feb-16 12:28:13

I like it, it reminds me of the little girl from Chocolat

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 19-Feb-16 12:29:47

Yes, that's probably it.

FreddoFrog Fri 19-Feb-16 12:31:12

I like it a lot. Was on our short list each time. All the best for your new baby.

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Feb-16 12:31:57

Going against what everyone else has said, but I'm not keen. I find it quite harsh sounding, sorry!

SleepyRoo Fri 19-Feb-16 12:33:32

We're in the UK though & she'd have a non-French surname (which it suits, rhythmically). My only concern is that Anouk isn't yet an "international" French name & is it therefore a bit pretentious? Say, in a North London primary school...

HumTiddlyTum Fri 19-Feb-16 12:34:19

Do you say it A-nook? As in a-nook-and-crannie? Is this only a Scottish thing.

Not sure.

SleepyRoo Fri 19-Feb-16 12:34:47

Yep, ah-nook

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 19-Feb-16 12:34:50

Life doesn't get more international than a Notrh London Primary.

Or any London Primary. Would not worry about that.

Twunk Fri 19-Feb-16 12:36:38

Love it! Very popular in the Netherlands (it's also s Dutch name). My fabulously chic next door neighbour have a daughter called Anouk. smile

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 19-Feb-16 12:36:54

Ah, misread your post OP.

My point was though that yo can hear any name under the Sun in any London primary.

MadameDePompom Fri 19-Feb-16 12:38:37

No. Nook and crannie isn't only a Scottish thing.

BarricadesBabe Fri 19-Feb-16 12:39:15

Lovely name when pronouced properly! Sounds very grown-up, can't really imagine a little girl being called it ... but hey, even the ultra-elegant Anouk Aimee must have been a toddler once.

MadameDePompom Fri 19-Feb-16 12:40:15

If she'll be attending a North London primary her best friends will probably be Greta, Pamela and Ines.

She'll fit in just fine! grin

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 19-Feb-16 12:41:34

I think I must have been thinking of Nanook too when I read it - I thought it sounded Scandinavian or even Inuit. Not French! Shows what I know.

I don't dislike it though.

ppandj Fri 19-Feb-16 12:42:49

I watched Chocolat the other day and thought to myself that I liked the name. It wouldn't go with our surname so I think it depends how you think it sounds with yours?

BarricadesBabe Fri 19-Feb-16 12:43:10

Have you considered Annick? Also has the Ann- thing, also French, but perhaps translates better to English vowel sounds?

A colleague of mine in France was called this and I always thought it was a lovely name.

ppandj Fri 19-Feb-16 12:43:46

Sorry you already said it does go! Go for it smile

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