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WyfOfBathe Tue 04-Oct-16 14:35:53

Honest opinions on the name Alizée?

It's a French name (DH is French, I grew up in France) but we live in the UK and will do for the forseeable future, so wanting British opinions.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 04-Oct-16 14:40:36

I think it is pretty. Never met one before. Nice choice!

SunnyInMay Tue 04-Oct-16 14:43:32

As in the alcoholic drink? That's the first thing that came to mind.

2014newme Tue 04-Oct-16 14:45:09

Whether for boy or girl I don't like its

WyfOfBathe Tue 04-Oct-16 14:48:44

I never new that Alizé was a drink! blush

chinlo Tue 04-Oct-16 14:49:22

I think it's beautiful!

greatpumpkin Tue 04-Oct-16 14:50:12

I wouldn't be sure how to pronounce it if I saw it written down. And it's quite annoying to have to keep correcting people about the pronunciation of your child's name. I'd go with something else.

WyfOfBathe Tue 04-Oct-16 14:51:32

Yeah, my main worry was that people would read it as A-lizzy (especially as the accent wouldn't normally be written in English).

It's supposed to be Ally-zay.

RJnomore1 Tue 04-Oct-16 14:52:07

It reminds me of a medication for some readin. Sorry.

Shesaysso Tue 04-Oct-16 14:56:03

It sounds made up so on that basis a definite no from me. I appreciate it isn't but I think maybe it doesn't work in UK.

TobleroneBoo Tue 04-Oct-16 14:56:25

I thought of the drinks first too

cerealnamechangers Tue 04-Oct-16 15:02:17

It is most definitely a cheap alcoholic drink!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 04-Oct-16 15:04:56

No,I don't like it at all.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 04-Oct-16 15:06:25

I'd pronounce it like Élysée but with an A.

WyfOfBathe Tue 04-Oct-16 15:07:11

I think I'm going to go back to the drawing board!

I really don't want DD to share her name with an alcoholic drink... the only associations with the name I had was the French singer Alizée Lyonnet!

WyfOfBathe Tue 04-Oct-16 15:08:08

I'd pronounce it like Élysée but with an A.

That's the correct pronunciation smile

Soubriquet Tue 04-Oct-16 15:08:36

Like the pop singer?

Sophronia Tue 04-Oct-16 17:42:25

It makes me think of the drink

Raines100 Tue 04-Oct-16 20:59:24

Moi, je m'appelle Lolita, Lo ou bien Lola du pareil au même...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I love Élysée. It's my fantasy girl name. Alizée doesn't do it for me.

Madamfrog Tue 04-Oct-16 21:53:33

Alizé is a tropical wind, the extra e is added to make a name for a person, never heard of the drink...

DocMcFanjo Tue 04-Oct-16 21:57:59

It sounds lovely but written down I pronounced it to rhyme with "sleazy" in my head. Maybe a problem when she gets to school age??

I have a name with an unusual non-English spelling and it's no prob when you just say it to people, but teachers/receptionists etc never got/get it right when reading it out. Doesn't really bother me though!

AudreyBradshaw Tue 04-Oct-16 22:16:39

Moi, je m'appelle Lolita, Lo ou bien Lola du pareil au même...

Well now I'm have a nostalgic singalong!

I think Alizee is lovely.

rightguard Tue 04-Oct-16 22:28:01

It's also the model of a very popular coach in this country. Van hool are coach builders and Alizee is the most popular model. It's kind of the bus equivalent of calling your daughter fiesta. Sorry, lovely name otherwise blush

PaperdollCartoon Tue 04-Oct-16 22:31:10

I like it, and if your DH is French it has context. I hadn't seen it before but read it as you say it's pronounced first time. I've never heard of a drink called that. Would it end up being shortened to Lizzy though, and if so would you mind?

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