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Aurelia or Fleur?

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Ward3new Wed 27-Jul-16 17:14:31

Hello everyone!
I know I posted a longer list of names not too long ago, but we have narrowed the list down even more. And we're in a bit of a hurry and have no clue which name to use... we love both. Here they are:


DH is French so a French name would be nice, but is not necessary. We already have two boys, Ezra and Sacha. Our last name is the same as a French sparkling water.
Middle name combinations will be Fleur Aurelia or Aurelia Mirielle (Aurelia and Mirielle are both family names).

Thoughts? smile

TheRattleBag Wed 27-Jul-16 17:32:45

I like both, so not much help, sorry!

I guess you might get pronunciation problems with Aurelia - some might say AuREElia and some AuRAYlia?

Thomasisintraining Wed 27-Jul-16 17:33:37

Aurelia I love it. Fleur not for me.

AspiringMother Wed 27-Jul-16 18:06:29


Footle Wed 27-Jul-16 18:09:26

Is that your phone spelling Mireille incorrectly ? Afaik Mirielle isn't a normal name.

MrsCaecilius Wed 27-Jul-16 18:09:37

Love Aurelia!

Fluer is pretty, but could sound a bit bland with a single syllable surname. So Fleur MacDonald is lovely; Fleur Smith, not so much.

(I've got a one syllable name and am marrying a one syllable surname. I'm goi g to sound like a very dull person...)

bananafish Wed 27-Jul-16 18:10:43

Aurelia is lovely. I would say that, though, as I have an Aurélien grin

Also Fleur can sound horrid in some English accents; just a thought...

Ward3new Wed 27-Jul-16 18:24:55

footle : No, Mirielle is the correct spelling in this case. It's my cousin's name. Long story short, my aunt loved Mireille but wanted to make it pronounceable here in the US, so she changed the spelling. They are pronounced the same blush

Ward3new Wed 27-Jul-16 18:27:05

bananafish: We live in the US (NYC - though may end up in France at some point) so not too concerned about English accents. Thanks for the heads up though!

Footle Wed 27-Jul-16 18:44:08

Mireille is pronounced Mirray in French. Mirielle is pretty too.

Ward3new Wed 27-Jul-16 20:12:31

footle: aah should have checked first! I've always just listened to my aunt and never bothered to actually check the pronunciation of Mireille. blush In all honesty, thanks for telling me before I make that mistake again!

OutOfTheStarlitSea Wed 27-Jul-16 20:29:26

Love Aurelia (love Love Actually)

Do you have another boy's name, just in cases? wink

RiverTam Wed 27-Jul-16 20:32:30

Aurelia. Fleur just sounds so bleurgh.

Ipanema01 Wed 27-Jul-16 21:44:36

Love Aurelia, somuch lovelier!

MrsSparkles Wed 27-Jul-16 22:28:10

Aurelia, but I may be biased! We've had lots of lovely comments about how unusual it is. I also have a French surname and it goes really well.

marblestatue Wed 27-Jul-16 23:48:05


WanderingNotLost Thu 28-Jul-16 02:10:03

Another vote for Aurelia. I might chuck an accent over the e if you do want the Au-ray-lia pronunciation

overthehillandroundthemountain Thu 28-Jul-16 03:05:10

LOVE Aurelia! Such a beautiful, classical name. Reminds me of the Via Aurelia which goes through so many beautiful places in Italy smile

Raines100 Thu 28-Jul-16 06:07:29

Aurelia is stunning! Fleur is nice, but I actually think all British accents murder it. It's definitely better in a generic American accent, but then imagine it said in a proper "Noo Yoik" accent, and

Raines100 Thu 28-Jul-16 06:09:17

Oops! Well, I think you can see where that was going. I vote Aurelia!

Footle Thu 28-Jul-16 06:43:53

Have a lovely baby !

MelCookie Thu 28-Jul-16 11:58:04

Aurelia - gorgeous name!

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