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Listening to radio this morning & there was a chap speaking called...

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frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 13:26:31


I'm not sure if I like it or not although it's certainly not 'usual'.

Any thoughts to help my views along?

Is it just a bit silly? It does remind me of Ptolemy who was on the architecture programme with Griff Rhys Jones (random muse).

ramonaquimby Tue 15-Sep-09 13:32:14

i teach an anatole. he's from a v normal (outwardly!) family. is bit odd, but he's a pretty average kid.

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 13:33:39

I love it. I'd prefer it without the 'e' though. It looks a little more masculine then.

Acanthus Tue 15-Sep-09 13:33:41

How is it pronounced? Does it rhyme with mole? Or sound a bit like anatomy?

shoobidoo Tue 15-Sep-09 13:34:40

I know a little Anatole. His parents are Greek. I think its lovely!

I also like Ptolemy.

shoobidoo Tue 15-Sep-09 13:36:36

Yes, Anatol or Anatolio might sound more masculine. They're variants of Anatole (according to wikipedia).

frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 13:40:33

The boy's name Anatole is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "break of day".

Some babyname website I found on google gives the pronunciation as either Ana-tol or A-nato-le. Think I prefer the first one & that is what the chap this morning was called.

Anatolia is a region of Turkey, east of Greece. There's a French novelist Anatole France.

Anatole has 8 variant forms: Anatol, Anatolio, Anatoly, Antal, Antol, Antole, Antolle and Antoly.

Hmmm, I thiiiiink I like this. Not sure it would go with our (non-greek) mediterranean surname though.

tummytickler Tue 15-Sep-09 13:42:27

Reminds me of Aunt Dahlias fantastic chef in the Jeeves and Wooster books and i cannot shake that however hard i try!
'Tis OK though.

frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 13:42:46

Does 'Anatol' look like a form of painkillers though?

may be dwelling on this too much...

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 13:43:04

I think that it's also used in Russia.

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 13:43:43

I don't think it does. It's lovely. Use it please.grin

frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 13:44:41

grin at HTAW

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 13:47:42

<flutters eyelashes> Pleaseee.

I've just remembered the lovely,and very gorgeous Russian waiter that used to work in one of my favourite restaurants. That was his name.

frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 13:52:42

Will run it past DH, after this. He will probably have his own ideas hmm.

We liked Loic last time (before DD2 born, obv), he might go for this.

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 14:00:39

<crosses fingers>

frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 14:14:01

DH did once suggest Derek hmm hmm just to warn you.

He's not from round here...

HigherThanAWombat Tue 15-Sep-09 14:15:42


If he doesn't like it I'd ignore it. Clearly the man is slightly unhinged and incapable of choosing a baby name. It's your responsibility alone.

deepdarkwood Tue 15-Sep-09 14:19:38

Like it - and prefer spelling with e

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