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Boys names that work in FRENCH/ENGLISH??

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Psychomumma Wed 15-Oct-08 21:03:35

I'm English, my husband's French. So far we have 2 girls, and a boy called Sebastien John. Expecting son no.2 mid-Dec, and need to find a name that works in both languages... I love Theo (can't do accents on this pc) but FIL vetoed it angry. We both like Louis, but BIL (aged 41, 50% chance of never settling down to have kids gggrrrrr) has reserved it. Also love Joshua, but have nephew calld that sad. I think it needs to have at least two syllables to go with big bro's name. Any ideas?? I like more unusual names, but DH is q conservative hmm. Help please!

MrsHappy Wed 15-Oct-08 21:05:55

What about Thomas?

(When I did my French exchange years ago a lot of the boys were called Kevin. Go figure...)

Pruners Wed 15-Oct-08 21:07:12

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shubiedoo Wed 15-Oct-08 21:07:39

Martin

julen Wed 15-Oct-08 21:07:41

Luca

LilianGish Wed 15-Oct-08 21:07:51

Has reserved it?! I'd say first come first served. What about Alexander or Maxime - Max. Also Joseph, Raphael, Hugo. I would definitely go for Louis though!

Rhubarb Wed 15-Oct-08 21:10:37

Arthur, which is pronounced Artuuure.

Baptiste is nice too.

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 15-Oct-08 21:38:51

Pascal?

sustainablysourcedwhitefish Wed 15-Oct-08 21:41:24

Sebastian.

So far in all the European countries we have taken DS to they say, "But he has a Dutch/French/Austrian/German* (delete as applicable) name" Everyone wants to claim it!

empressorchid Wed 15-Oct-08 21:57:54

A friend of mine has a sebastian and a dominic

EachPeachPearMum Wed 15-Oct-08 21:58:55

Lucien
Hugo
Maxim
Michel
Paul
Etienne
Bernard
Rene
Henri
Emil


How exactly does FIL have a say??? It's not his baby!

boolean Thu 16-Oct-08 01:47:29

Ooh, Emile is lovely!

fizzpops Thu 16-Oct-08 06:40:42

David?

NickiSue Thu 16-Oct-08 06:48:22

Tristan

gagarin Thu 16-Oct-08 07:56:40

Fabian

gagarin Thu 16-Oct-08 08:01:49

and btw you can have loads of fun on this site

noms.voila.fr/v2/welcome/default_voila_v3.asp

Just go to the "prenom" box in the lower middle part of the page and type in any first name you fancy and it shows you a graph of popularity.

much time-wastiing available there grin

shootfromthehip Thu 16-Oct-08 08:11:26

Love Hugo, Herve, Fabian and Stephan (does remind me a bit of dodgy neighbours bloke- Stephan Dennis wink)

jenpetrified Thu 16-Oct-08 08:30:15

I had a similar dilemma as we are both English but live in France. DS2 arrived on 26 August and is Samuel William Nicholas, which seems quite popular & easy to pronounce for the neighbours!! He was almost Luc too...
Other ideas in DS1's CP class are ;
Cody
Clarentin
Victor
Adrian
Erwann
Baptiste
Titouan
Dorian
Mael
Marin
Franck

mumoverseas Thu 16-Oct-08 09:01:29

I'm sorry but what has it got to do with FIL? If you and your DH like the name Theo (which I think is really nice) then go for it! And how can BIL 'reserve' a name? Again, if you and DH like it, then go for it.

frazzledoldbag34 Thu 16-Oct-08 09:05:10

I think Theo is lovely too, and would go beautifully with Sebastien. Why does your FIL have a problem with it? And if it isn't a serious problem, I'd just say 'Well, we love it so we've decided to use it'. Once the baby is born he'll get over it I'm sure.
And what if BIL never has a child? Or the mother of his child doesn't like the name Louis? Or he only has girls? Again, I think you should discuss this with him if you do really like it.

VinegARGHHHTits Thu 16-Oct-08 09:10:38

León

NoNickname Thu 16-Oct-08 09:12:57

Louis

NoNickname Thu 16-Oct-08 09:13:36

Sorry, just seen your message about your BIL. But TBH, no-one can reserve a name.

ggglimpopo Thu 16-Oct-08 09:15:41

Edouard wink
Zacharie
George
Luc or Luca
Noah (know 2 with this pronounciation rather than Noé)
Joel
Daniel
Raphael

poissonfou Thu 16-Oct-08 09:20:06

matis
felix
jacques
francois
charles-pierre

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