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Names that work in French and English
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Ilovecake73 · 06/05/2015 12:06

Hi,
We are looking for girls and boys names that work in France and England as we live in France but are both English. Ideally not too much pronouncation difference - apart from a handful of obvious ones we are stuck! Any ideas please? Thank you!

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Allthatnonsense · 06/05/2015 12:18

French names are well received over here, but our idea of French names are a bit old fashioned in French eyes.

Have a look at the current top 100 French names and take it from there. You might have to be a little more conservative with a boys name, but as far as a girls name - go for it!

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StoneFoxMama · 06/05/2015 12:19

Sophie
Lucie
Delphine
Sabine
Fleur
Minette
Leonie
Amandine
Margot
Elodie
Aude
Florence
Madelaine
Odette
Juliette
Josephine
Clemence
Caroline
Audrey
Claire
Beatrice
Elsa
Charlotte

These are a pool of names from my franglais family and friends!

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stormyboots · 06/05/2015 12:21

Florence
Danielle
Leonore
Madeleine
Colette
Gabrielle

I'll have to have a think about boys names :)

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Booboostoo · 06/05/2015 12:26

I have a Lily and a Max for the same reasons!

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StoneFoxMama · 06/05/2015 12:26

Oh didn't realise you need boys names too!

Olivier
Maxim
Jean
Pierre
Albert
Hugo
Etienne
Christophe
Alain
Jacques

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StoneFoxMama · 06/05/2015 12:33

Sebastian
Baptiste
Thibault

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BlueChampagne · 06/05/2015 13:20

Celine
Celeste
Marion

Phillippe
Christophe (Kit?)
Paul

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BriocheBriocheBrioche · 06/05/2015 13:22

Sorry, ive forgot t'en how to make this clicky!

www.naissance.fr/prenoms.php?PF=1&key=&annee=2015

Following as im English, living in France and am looking for a cross over name!

So far we like
Inès
Clémentine
Roman (prefer without the i)
Xavier

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WhatToDoWithMy2 · 06/05/2015 13:32

Leontine
Pascale
Violette

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princessdave · 06/05/2015 15:44

I have a 3.5yo Elodie in the UK which was very well received.

On my list for DC2 was Camille, Celine, Delphine, Sabine, Meredith, Josephine.

We had a boy. And one name on said list Grin

For boys I like Sebastian as someone posted up thread, Leo and also Louis but that wouldn't have worked for us as that's my name with an E on the end Wink

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CloserToFiftyThanTwenty · 06/05/2015 15:52

Christophe
Noah
Hugo

All sound a bit posh in the UK Smile

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milkingmachine1 · 06/05/2015 16:02

Arianne
Eleanore

Xavier, nn Xavi
Rafael, nn Rafa

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elelfrance · 06/05/2015 16:06

ooo following this, we're in the same situation....DD1 was easy enough (Elise) but now I'm expecting n°2, and am stuck for inspiration, especially for boys !!
Other girls names I had on my list the last time
Charlotte (maybe not now though....)
Olivia
Zoe
Chloé

I'm picky about the pronunciation thing too, for example I wouldn't go for Louis that could be Loo-is in english and Loo-y in French

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purplemunkey · 06/05/2015 16:19

I had a friend called Clemence at school that went by Clem. I always liked that. Also Cami, short for Camille is nice.

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littlejohnnydory · 06/05/2015 20:25

Emma
Alice
Colette
Elodie
Michelle
Jeanine
Joanne
Louise
Anne-Marie
Marianne
Marie
Aurelie

Léo
Louis
Sebastien
Luc / Luke
Paul

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BikeRunSki · 06/05/2015 20:34

Stella
Anna
Sara
Alice
Rose


Thomas
Jaques
Patrick
Robert

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TamzinGrey · 06/05/2015 20:37

Vivienne

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MargoReadbetter · 06/05/2015 20:38

Sylvie
Eloise

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Ems1812 · 06/05/2015 21:00

I would choose Fleur or Amelie (bit cliche I know but still beautiful) for a girl & Olivier for a boy, they are lovely names that would work in both England & France

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MargoReadbetter · 06/05/2015 21:03

Olympia
Catherine
Louise

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Yika · 06/05/2015 21:04

Marc
Luc
Adam
Jonathan
Adrian/Adrien
Victor

Melissa
Vanessa
Clara
Sarah
Sabrina

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Yarp · 09/05/2015 07:23

I love French girls' names

Favourites are;

Manon
Elodie
Celeste
Sylvie
Marianne

boys:

Patrick
Raphael
Marcus/Marc

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Lovemylittlebear · 09/05/2015 07:29

oh theres some lovely names on therr - i like Elodie :)

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere · 09/05/2015 07:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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ratsintheattic · 09/05/2015 08:00

Raymond - I love this name but it is old fashioned.

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