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Margot or Margaux

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annabelw11 Mon 31-Oct-16 07:08:21

Like both and can't decide on spelling.. would love honest opinions!

WordGetsAround Mon 31-Oct-16 07:09:11


Poppytime Mon 31-Oct-16 07:09:49

Margot. Margaux makes me think of the wine!

RushToKansas Mon 31-Oct-16 07:11:07


Catdogcat Mon 31-Oct-16 07:11:12

Margaux will give a lifetime of spelling her name out

PberryT Mon 31-Oct-16 07:12:50

Margaux looks like a food mixer.

Cosmicglitterghoul Mon 31-Oct-16 07:13:29


icantgetnosleep5 Mon 31-Oct-16 07:13:54

I have a Margot. The other spelling also makes me think of wine !

Showgirl109 Mon 31-Oct-16 07:15:08

I like Margaux. But it is a difficult spelling and people will ask if she's named after the wine. I know a Margaux who loves it!

MrsBellefleur Mon 31-Oct-16 07:16:47


VeryPunny Mon 31-Oct-16 07:17:27

You do know Margaux is a wine, don't you?

AmberEars Mon 31-Oct-16 07:17:40


KirstyinNorway Mon 31-Oct-16 07:18:10

Margaux reminds me of gateaux. Definitely Margot.

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 31-Oct-16 07:18:27

Margot- Margaux is a wine - Margaux Hemingway was an alcoholic who supposedly ironically changed her name to spell it like the wine- she ended up committing suicide, so not the best association.

mamalovesmojitos Mon 31-Oct-16 07:18:39


Meeep Mon 31-Oct-16 07:19:25


middlings Mon 31-Oct-16 07:20:41

Margot - another one who'd associate Margaux with the wine

BigGreenOlives Mon 31-Oct-16 07:24:09


realhousewifeoffitzrovia Mon 31-Oct-16 07:25:07

Lovely name!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 31-Oct-16 07:33:31


Pipilangstrumpf Mon 31-Oct-16 07:43:08

Margot is pronounced Mar-got (with the t) in Germany and other Germanic languages.

Margaux is obviously French so will always be pronounced Mar-go.

annabelw11 Mon 31-Oct-16 07:52:18

Thanks... seems like Margot the preferred choice :-)

Was just a bit concerned when a couple of friends (Spanish and German) pronounced it Mar-gott... oh dear!

Also Margaux a very popular girls name in France, originally a shortened form of Marguerite, just like Margot.

Anyway, I'm sure you're right and Margot is safer

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 31-Oct-16 07:57:02

But Margot is a normal German name, pronounced Mar-gott. It isn't wrong.

badtime Mon 31-Oct-16 08:14:56

Why not Margo (like Margo Leadbetter)?

Zhabr Mon 31-Oct-16 08:55:15

La Reine Margot- my favourite book (and film). Wonderful actors...

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