Hi, we have trouble as a familly to agree on names for our next DD. Even DD1 (almost 5) is set on some names. (actually we are all set on different ones) We also want to keep some of our heritage (i.e french, scandinavian/russian) Our familly name is british enough (actually v. british). The short list is
Alexandra Roxana Roxandra Natasha Nadia Sasha Angelique (prononced Angayleeck) Ombeline (prononced Ombuleen, u as in hurt) Kari
I really like Natasha, Nadia, Sasha and Angelique. Never heard Ombeline before and not too keen I'm afraid. Alexandra is ok but don't love it, not keen on Roxandra either. Don't know the origin but one name I love is Katya (sp?), and also Saskia
Birdo I didn't even realised that the 'ge' would be a problem, it is prononced 'je' DD1 is called Amandine Tatiana Angelique is almost certain (I had it secretly from the start!) DH will come around as he did with Amandine I also like Alexandra and Sasha but it doesn't really go well with Angelique. DH like Nadia, I might get convinced (?)
I think that given the diversity of names used in the UK, I'd not worry too much. I've met people with all those names except Roxandra and Ombeline. Your pronunciation for Angelique is different from the one I have come across and would expect, which has a soft "je" rather than the "gay" in the middle (she has Ghanaian parents). I think it is very pretty.