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Margot or Margaux (or Margo)

(33 Posts)
reindeerbitesback Sun 11-Dec-16 23:56:16

Personally, I'm a fan of Margot - but OH is adamant that it looks like maggot. He prefers to drop the t, but I don't like the way it looks at all. Any thoughts?

Hardshoulder Mon 12-Dec-16 00:04:35

No, you need the T. Margo is a sixty-something country and western singer who is Daniel O'Donnel's sister, and Margaux is wine. Margot with a t is lovely.

Smitff Mon 12-Dec-16 00:14:12

Margo? Margaux? Qu'est-ce que c'est?!

No. it's either Marguerite (Margot for short) or straight to Margot.

MargotLovedTom Mon 12-Dec-16 00:17:48

Definitely Margot wink.

SausageSoda Mon 12-Dec-16 00:28:55

Margot x 1099900

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 12-Dec-16 00:31:47

Margot. How's it's meant to be.

reindeerbitesback Mon 12-Dec-16 00:37:33

You are all wonderful. I can't wait to tell OH that you all agree with me and be very smug about it

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 12-Dec-16 06:28:12


GerundTheBehemoth Mon 12-Dec-16 06:41:57

I like it without the t. As in Margo Leadbetter from The Good Life or Margo-from-Despicable-Me.

MargotLovedTom Mon 12-Dec-16 06:48:44

Mrs Leadbetter was Margot with a t, according to the BBC.

Gruffalosfriend Mon 12-Dec-16 08:23:03

I'm going to disagree and say that unless you live in a French speaking country, many people will pronounce the name Margot phonetically as Mar-gott. It's a fairly common name and pronunciation in Germany for example.

Margo avoids this problem and will also make life much easier for your dd (esp when she learns to write her name!).

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 12-Dec-16 09:30:03

Definitely not Margaux - it's a wine - Margot Hemingway ironically changed her name to this because she was an alcoholic.

PoldarksBreeches Mon 12-Dec-16 09:34:46

No way, Margot is popular enough in the UK for people not to say Margott. Definitely not Margaux.

FfionFlorist Mon 12-Dec-16 10:14:23


Bauble16 Mon 12-Dec-16 10:18:59

None. All too old lady like tbh. It might be a regional thing but where I'm from its very much the name of an older lady.

GerundTheBehemoth Mon 12-Dec-16 12:34:57

Margot - she was definitely Margo with no t in the Good Life books!

LarrytheCucumber Mon 12-Dec-16 12:36:56

Margaux looks pretentious.

Gruffalosfriend Mon 12-Dec-16 13:48:34

But Mar-gott is not a wrong pronunciation. It is just the non-French way of saying it.

MiriAmmerman Fri 23-Dec-16 11:32:39

Just not Margaux. Margaux Hemingway was called Margot, and then changed the spelling when she found out that her parents conceived her after a bottle of Chateau Margaux.
Margot is the traditional spelling.

BayaGoji Fri 23-Dec-16 13:04:11

Margot 100%

1horatio Fri 23-Dec-16 14:11:16

Depends on where you live/are planning to live. Mar-gott is the correct German pronunciation and I could imagine some people in the U.K. would pronounce it in a smiliar way.

There wouldn't be an issue like this with Margo.

RortyCrankle Fri 23-Dec-16 17:50:37

Definitely Margot - it's lovely.

BestIsWestofBedfordFalls Fri 23-Dec-16 17:53:56

My favourite name. Margot. Not Margaux.

Staranise123 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:39:14


If you spell it Margot many (non French) will pronounce it as Mar-gott! Very common in Germany

Also, why choose the French spelling when you can choose an English one? Will be much easier for your dd when she learns to write.

Buttercupsandaisies Fri 23-Dec-16 23:35:30

There's no way anyone in the uk would say mar-got. Honestly margot is pretty common in media etc even if seldom used. Margot Robbie is everywhere these days

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