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Girl's name, three syllables, ending in ie/y that works in French ....

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olatt Fri 17-Jul-09 09:40:12

any ideas?! Not keen on Elodie and, although I like them, Amelie and Emilie no good either ...

NorkilyChallenged Fri 17-Jul-09 09:43:21

Romilly
Stephanie
Melody/Melodie

That's it for now, will put my thinking cap on... (spent my whole pregnancies trying to think of names that DIDN'T end in -ie/y because of our surname so this is a good exercise for my tired old brain!)

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 09:47:14

Stéphanie
Mélanie
Magali
Ophélie
Ottilie

NorkilyChallenged Fri 17-Jul-09 09:48:30

Natalie/Nathalie
Melanie

pasturesnew Fri 17-Jul-09 09:51:40

LOVE Ottilie

Angelie
Annemarie
Leonie

LunarSea Fri 17-Jul-09 09:52:18

Dorothée
Aurélie

hf128219 Fri 17-Jul-09 10:03:01

Cecily

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:05:47

Cécile is the French for Cecily and it is a horrible name in French!

MrsMills Fri 17-Jul-09 10:07:05

Valerie

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:08:01

Virginie

MoChan Fri 17-Jul-09 10:13:26

Why is Cecily a horrible name in French?

thirtysomething Fri 17-Jul-09 10:16:52

Another vote for Aurelie (can't do the accents on my PC)

Other ideas 3 syllables but don't all end in 'ie':

Clementine
Eloise
Isabelle
Eleonore
Genevieve
Beatrice
Laetitia

Other pretty names - 2 syllables:
Elise
Morgane
Solenne
Laure
Clemence
Camille
Lea
Marise
Mathilde
Aline
Victoir e

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:17:48

Cécile is a horrible name.

foreverchanges Fri 17-Jul-09 10:22:46

celestine , celeste for short ?

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:28:37

Céleste is not a shortened version of Célestine, though.

Prosecco Fri 17-Jul-09 10:29:00

Natalie
Melanie
Sylvie
Virginie

Others

Caroline
Delphine
Eloise
Geraldine
Jacqueline
Lorraine
Pauline

MoChan Fri 17-Jul-09 10:29:02

The reason I asked was because I was interested to know if Cecile was a generally reviled name in France, or something, because of some sort of connotation attached to it, or if it's just your opinion that it's horrible.

sophiesmummie Fri 17-Jul-09 10:31:01

Cecile/Cecilia means 'blind' so not a very nice meaning sad.

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:32:46

Cécile is a very traditional Catholic bourgeois name that is not on the up in France.

hf128219 Fri 17-Jul-09 10:43:52

And what's wrong with that? No different than being in UK and calling a girl Margaret.

BonsoirAnna Fri 17-Jul-09 10:45:23

Cécile and Cecily are not on the same register. They are not equivalent names in French and English. So a bit hard.

Dalrymps Fri 17-Jul-09 10:47:34

Amelie?

Deemented Fri 17-Jul-09 10:48:41

Bethany?

Othersideofthechannel Fri 17-Jul-09 10:59:04

Philonie

LunarSea Fri 17-Jul-09 13:17:51

Noémie
Coralie

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