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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!

CroissantsAtDawn Wed 27-Nov-19 13:38:27

Cécile is pretty.

I dont like coco and its incredibly rare in France.

I know
Prudence, Constance, Florence
Alice, Iris, Blanche, Brune, Charlotte
Abelia, Diane, Clemence, Christelle
Delphine, Leonie, Elise, Hortense, Eva
Lucie, Clara, Louise, Apolline, Olivia, Leonor

Jeanne is pronounced "jann" which isnt so pretty.

MrsBertBibby Wed 27-Nov-19 14:00:48

Ines is lovely but it's not French, surely?

Wheresthebiffer2 Wed 27-Nov-19 14:55:15

Aude (French version of Audrey)
Anais
Anne

FreebieMum Wed 27-Nov-19 15:38:54

I'll be naming my girl Darcey not because it's French I just love it.

Different ways to spell it Darcy, Darcie, Darcey

Lobsterquadrille2 Wed 27-Nov-19 15:59:00

I love Celine.

icecreamsundae32 Wed 27-Nov-19 16:02:20

Jacqueline

Laska2Meryls Wed 27-Nov-19 16:03:05

Jacqueline

Laska2Meryls Wed 27-Nov-19 16:04:05

Snap icecream! ..seemed so obvious to me wink

lovemypussy Wed 27-Nov-19 16:06:05

Floriane

sarah30000 Wed 27-Nov-19 16:45:54

Oh Aude is great! That's going in the list.

Jacqueline is nice but too long!

Thinkingsticks Wed 27-Nov-19 16:47:52

My friend has an anais she spells it anàe.
Pronounced anay. I think that is very pretty.
Her sister is called Vienne x

Laska2Meryls Wed 27-Nov-19 17:11:54

Jacqui ?

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 18:15:53

Ines can be considered French, from Agnes.

Snooper22 Wed 27-Nov-19 18:26:02

Florine, Lèa, Marion these are some French girls names we know. Most girls seem to be called Marie!

Lucylivesinamushroomhouse Wed 27-Nov-19 18:26:14

I recently met a baby Odette which I thought was just lovely!

Noemie?
Lucie?

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 18:30:31

Florine looks too much like Fluorine

CocoLoco87 Wed 27-Nov-19 18:32:24

Cecelia or Cecily with Cece for short?

sarah30000 Wed 27-Nov-19 19:51:07

Cece, Léa, and Anàe are great suggestions!

HeavyDeuty Wed 27-Nov-19 20:16:04

I think aude is actually the French version of Dawn. Anais is lovely but not pronounced anay. I'm rubbish at spelling things phonetically (someone help!) but it's more like ana-ee-ss

Changedname81 Wed 27-Nov-19 20:28:24

Laure
Sophie
Lilou
Agnes
Adele
Heloise
Lucie
Elle
Maude
Odile
Aurélie
Juliette

TheCatInAHat Wed 27-Nov-19 20:31:39

Florence
Manon

33goingon64 Wed 27-Nov-19 20:40:22

Manon

TatianaLarina Wed 27-Nov-19 21:15:00

Manon et Capucine are my fav French names, but they’ve been covered.

Agnès
Aurore
Anouk
Gisèle
Mathilde
Maëlys
Aurélie
Violette
Sigolène
Celestine
Mirabeau

Snooper22 Wed 27-Nov-19 21:51:20

@Mike isn't fluorine a chemical element??

AutumnColours9 Thu 28-Nov-19 00:02:44

Leonie
Eloise

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