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sarah30000 · 27/11/2019 07:53

We want to honour a family member who is french but we don't like their names! We thought maybe we can choose a nice French girls name instead. It needs to be one syllable, or at most a very short two. I've looked at various lists but nothing is jumping out at me. Any suggestions? Preferably not ending in A. Thank you!

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elQuintoConyo · 27/11/2019 08:00

Belle
Jeanne
Fleur
Barbe
Raine

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elQuintoConyo · 27/11/2019 08:01

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Shhhhh223 · 27/11/2019 08:04

My French ancestor was called Celeste also Amelie

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ChaosisntapitChaosisaladder19 · 27/11/2019 08:06

Celeste
Amelie
Adele

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Ellmau · 27/11/2019 08:30

Anne
Fleur
Claire
Gaelle
Louise
Charlotte
Helene
Lucie
Laure
Sophie
Aimee
Elise
Colette
Coco
Corinne
Suzanne
Yvette

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MrsNoMopp · 27/11/2019 08:36

Manon
Elise
Nicole
Celine
Sylvie
Marie
Ines
Esme
Celeste
Hélène
Claire
Monique
Belle

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CAG12 · 27/11/2019 10:18

Love the name Manon, PP

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floffel · 27/11/2019 10:23

Capucine - it sounds so pretty and I think it is French for the flower nasturtium.

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puds11 · 27/11/2019 10:28

Cecile
Marion

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MikeUniformMike · 27/11/2019 10:41

Use a name that is easy to spell and pronounce. If in doubt use it as a MN. Use a name you love.

What names does the family member have?

I would avoid any mainstream names like Amelie or Elodie because they sound meh in an English pronunciation.
I would avoid Gisele because it'l l be Jizzelle, Gizzle or Jizzle.

Isn't Barbe a beard?

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paap1975 · 27/11/2019 10:46

Pascale, Dominique, Claude, Annabelle, Adélaïde, Margaux..

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ilovetofu · 27/11/2019 10:47

Lois
Adele
Chloe
Danielle
Eloise
Camille
Amelie
Delphine
Elodie
Vivienne
Elise
Margot
Verity

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AntiStuff · 27/11/2019 11:17

Amandine
Colette
Celeste
Delphine
Camille
Mathilde
Sylvie

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motortroll · 27/11/2019 11:36

Josephine

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auditoryhallucinations · 27/11/2019 11:43

Barbe and Raine are not french names.

I personally love Coco
Violette / Vivienne shortened time Vivi
Émilie
Lucie
Marie
Héloïse
Sylvie
Genevieve
Sophie

Sorry some are a little longer than you want but bon courage with your choice anyway :)

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PsychosonicCindy · 27/11/2019 11:57

Claudine
Estelle
Rochelle
Renee
Angelique
Bijou
Odette
Odile
Germaine

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AndNoneForGretchenWieners · 27/11/2019 12:00

Claire
Marianne
Manon
Carine
Clara
Helene

These are names of French women I work with and their daughters.

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PhilomenaButterfly · 27/11/2019 12:01

Charmaine

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Practicalmagico · 27/11/2019 12:02

Marceline
Angeline
Madeleine
Anne
Clothilde
Louise

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MountainDweller · 27/11/2019 12:32

Both 2 syllables but Florence and Celine are pretty (and Florence works in French and English, bonus).

I also like Amandine but had ruled it out as too long!

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sarah30000 · 27/11/2019 12:35

Oh so many lovely suggestions. I love Celeste and capucine but I think they're too long/flouncy with the rest of the name.

Really like Manon, Jeanne, Coco, Helene, Ines.

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sarah30000 · 27/11/2019 12:36

Camille and Delphine also lovely. Yes I like amandine too but I think too long!

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MikeUniformMike · 27/11/2019 13:27

Victorine, Claudine, Francine.
Morgane

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MikeUniformMike · 27/11/2019 13:28

Mirabelle
Miraille
Colombe
Anouk

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CroissantsAtDawn · 27/11/2019 13:38

Cécile is pretty.

I dont like coco and its incredibly rare in France.

I know
Prudence, Constance, Florence
Alice, Iris, Blanche, Brune, Charlotte
Abelia, Diane, Clemence, Christelle
Delphine, Leonie, Elise, Hortense, Eva
Lucie, Clara, Louise, Apolline, Olivia, Leonor

Jeanne is pronounced "jann" which isnt so pretty.

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