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Sibling for Etienne...

(54 Posts)
mogulfield Mon 18-Sep-17 21:11:09

As we picked quite an unusual name for our son, Etienne, we are trying to think of different names for our next one. What are people's thoughts on the following?

The girls names I like:
Alexandra (Alex)
Saffron (Saffy)
Romilly (Milly)
Clementine (Clemmie)

Wilfred (Wilf)
Maximilian (Max)

Xeneth88 Mon 18-Sep-17 21:19:10

Otillie for a girl

Jude for a boy... Please don't call your son Wilfred/Wilf Its the most common cat/dog name here, i have 10 friends with a wilf animal.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 18-Sep-17 21:19:20

I like Louis and Clementine.
How about Jacques and Odette.

soupforbrains Mon 18-Sep-17 21:20:57

I love Clementine and Wolf,

Have you considered Georgette? I feel like it would go with the vibe you seem to be going for more than Georgina.

Gaggleofgirls Mon 18-Sep-17 21:21:04

I don't think Georgina, Alexandra or Max are unusual enough to go with Etienne.

mogulfield Mon 18-Sep-17 21:22:27

Xeneth88 I am now picturing a Yorkshire terrier called Wilf! I see your point.

sugar I love Odette, thank you!

newmum129 Mon 18-Sep-17 21:22:38

I think Saffron and Otto goes best with Etienne.

mogulfield Mon 18-Sep-17 21:23:41

gaggle I was worried they were a bit too mainstream...

soup I like Georgette, I like names you can shorten to be Unisex (so George).

Footle Mon 18-Sep-17 21:27:53

There is only one L in Ottilie.

NameChangeFamousFolk Mon 18-Sep-17 21:28:20

I know several Saffrons and Judes. Not exactly mainstream, but Saffron definitely isn't unusual round here.

Clementine and Louis are lovely.

ZafiraCyclist Mon 18-Sep-17 21:28:33

How about Saint?

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 18-Sep-17 21:33:57

Going against the grain but I think Max is a great match for Etienne. Not keen on Ottilie, I want to like it but just hear Utterly Butterly every time. Saffron is a good name too.


user1495997773 Mon 18-Sep-17 21:35:22

Otillie is lovely, you could shorten it to Tilly if you wanted to

Juicyfrooty Mon 18-Sep-17 21:38:51

The Etienne I know has siblings Pierre, Serge and Claudine

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 18-Sep-17 22:12:33

For a girl Clementine.
For a boy Otto.
Other ideas.
Boys. Lucian. Lorenzo. Enzo. Casper. Sebastian. Gabriel. Finbar.
Girls. Amberly. Francesca. Audrey.
Persephone. Georgianne/a.
Miriam. Carolina. Cashmere. Madeleine. Maybelle. Rosabelle. Lilibelle. Dorothy. Maude.

Mrsknackered Tue 19-Sep-17 09:45:01

I love all of your girls names minus Dulcie. I'm not a huge fan of Milly but love Romilly.

I like Max, Otto, Wilf and Louis for boys. Otto and Max the most.

I know 2 Etienne's (surprising!) and one has a sister called Amaia and the other has Zuhair and Moses.

Lemondrop99 Tue 19-Sep-17 11:25:47

Lysander (Zander)

MammieBear Tue 19-Sep-17 11:33:21

Dulcie and Louis are lovely and very unusual they go very well with big brother Etienne.

ibentmywookie Tue 19-Sep-17 11:34:57

I love that you called your son the French equivalent of Steve. Not enough small Steves around.

Personally I'd go for a French girls name as well, I assume you or your partner is French?

harriettenightingale Tue 19-Sep-17 11:35:55

Just wanted to say that I love Etienne OP.

mogulfield Tue 19-Sep-17 16:02:52

Thanks harriet it really suits him. My DH has French family so it's a nod to his side.
Thanks for the comments, luckily my favourite names are coming out well in this discussion! I was expecting some harsher feedback to be honest, so pleased the names aren't too odd 👍

gummibaers Tue 19-Sep-17 16:51:33

Celestine or Clementine

Clement or Quentin

NameChangeFamousFolk Tue 19-Sep-17 17:57:26

A friend with a French OH has named her daughter Vionnet, which I quite like. Might also go with Etienne?

SandunesAndRainclouds Tue 19-Sep-17 17:59:37

Out of interest, how do you pronounce Etienne? I was quite surprised at how different it was said in France to how I'd been saying it in my head! Or is the place name Étienne said differently?

LadyKyliePonsonbyFarquhar Tue 19-Sep-17 18:02:02

It's pronounced Etty-enn, same as the town.
I would stick with the French theme - Louis or Clementine or Clémence. Odette is an old woman's name and reminds me of odious.

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