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sarah30000 Wed 27-Nov-19 07:53:48

We want to honour a family member who is french but we don't like their names! We thought maybe we can choose a nice French girls name instead. It needs to be one syllable, or at most a very short two. I've looked at various lists but nothing is jumping out at me. Any suggestions? Preferably not ending in A. Thank you!

elQuintoConyo Wed 27-Nov-19 08:00:33

Belle
Jeanne
Fleur
Barbe
Raine

elQuintoConyo Wed 27-Nov-19 08:01:05

more here

Shhhhh223 Wed 27-Nov-19 08:04:40

My French ancestor was called Celeste also Amelie

ChaosisntapitChaosisaladder19 Wed 27-Nov-19 08:06:50

Celeste
Amelie
Adele

Ellmau Wed 27-Nov-19 08:30:12

Anne
Fleur
Claire
Gaelle
Louise
Charlotte
Helene
Lucie
Laure
Sophie
Aimee
Elise
Colette
Coco
Corinne
Suzanne
Yvette

MrsNoMopp Wed 27-Nov-19 08:36:27

Manon
Elise
Nicole
Celine
Sylvie
Marie
Ines
Esme
Celeste
Hélène
Claire
Monique
Belle

CAG12 Wed 27-Nov-19 10:18:11

Love the name Manon, PP

floffel Wed 27-Nov-19 10:23:51

Capucine - it sounds so pretty and I think it is French for the flower nasturtium.

puds11 Wed 27-Nov-19 10:28:34

Cecile
Marion

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 10:41:49

Use a name that is easy to spell and pronounce. If in doubt use it as a MN. Use a name you love.

What names does the family member have?

I would avoid any mainstream names like Amelie or Elodie because they sound meh in an English pronunciation.
I would avoid Gisele because it'l l be Jizzelle, Gizzle or Jizzle.

Isn't Barbe a beard?

paap1975 Wed 27-Nov-19 10:46:00

Pascale, Dominique, Claude, Annabelle, Adélaïde, Margaux..

ilovetofu Wed 27-Nov-19 10:47:33

Lois
Adele
Chloe
Danielle
Eloise
Camille
Amelie
Delphine
Elodie
Vivienne
Elise
Margot
Verity

AntiStuff Wed 27-Nov-19 11:17:55

Amandine
Colette
Celeste
Delphine
Camille
Mathilde
Sylvie

motortroll Wed 27-Nov-19 11:36:39

Josephine

auditoryhallucinations Wed 27-Nov-19 11:43:16

Barbe and Raine are not french names.

I personally love Coco
Violette / Vivienne shortened time Vivi
Émilie
Lucie
Marie
Héloïse
Sylvie
Genevieve
Sophie

Sorry some are a little longer than you want but bon courage with your choice anyway smile

PsychosonicCindy Wed 27-Nov-19 11:57:32

Claudine
Estelle
Rochelle
Renee
Angelique
Bijou
Odette
Odile
Germaine

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 27-Nov-19 12:00:55

Claire
Marianne
Manon
Carine
Clara
Helene

These are names of French women I work with and their daughters.

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 27-Nov-19 12:01:45

Charmaine

Practicalmagico Wed 27-Nov-19 12:02:43

Marceline
Angeline
Madeleine
Anne
Clothilde
Louise

MountainDweller Wed 27-Nov-19 12:32:08

Both 2 syllables but Florence and Celine are pretty (and Florence works in French and English, bonus).

I also like Amandine but had ruled it out as too long!

sarah30000 Wed 27-Nov-19 12:35:13

Oh so many lovely suggestions. I love Celeste and capucine but I think they're too long/flouncy with the rest of the name.

Really like Manon, Jeanne, Coco, Helene, Ines.

sarah30000 Wed 27-Nov-19 12:36:22

Camille and Delphine also lovely. Yes I like amandine too but I think too long!

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 13:27:41

Victorine, Claudine, Francine.
Morgane

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 13:28:22

Mirabelle
Miraille
Colombe
Anouk

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