Names that work in French and English
Ilovecake73 · 06/05/2015 12:06
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!
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!
StoneFoxMama · 06/05/2015 12:19
These are a pool of names from my franglais family and friends!
stormyboots · 06/05/2015 12:21
I'll have to have a think about boys names :)
Booboostoo · 06/05/2015 12:26
I have a Lily and a Max for the same reasons!
StoneFoxMama · 06/05/2015 12:26
Oh didn't realise you need boys names too!
StoneFoxMama · 06/05/2015 12:33
BlueChampagne · 06/05/2015 13:20
BriocheBriocheBrioche · 06/05/2015 13:22
Sorry, ive forgot t'en how to make this clicky!
Following as im English, living in France and am looking for a cross over name!
So far we like
Roman (prefer without the i)
WhatToDoWithMy2 · 06/05/2015 13:32
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
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
CloserToFiftyThanTwenty · 06/05/2015 15:52
All sound a bit posh in the UK
milkingmachine1 · 06/05/2015 16:02
Xavier, nn Xavi
Rafael, nn Rafa
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....)
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
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.
littlejohnnydory · 06/05/2015 20:25
Luc / Luke
BikeRunSki · 06/05/2015 20:34
TamzinGrey · 06/05/2015 20:37
MargoReadbetter · 06/05/2015 20:38
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
MargoReadbetter · 06/05/2015 21:03
Yika · 06/05/2015 21:04
Yarp · 09/05/2015 07:23
I love French girls' names
Lovemylittlebear · 09/05/2015 07:29
oh theres some lovely names on therr - i like Elodie :)
GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere · 09/05/2015 07:50
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
ratsintheattic · 09/05/2015 08:00
Raymond - I love this name but it is old fashioned.
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