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StCyr
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20wedding19 · 05/12/2019 20:04

Hi all,
My husband and I got married in January. We are TTC now.
I have French roots and my husband is from an African country but both of us have been living in the UK (me - 20 years and he 12 years)
StCyr is an Old French surname meaning Victory. If we had a girl we would like to call our child this and pronounce it Sincere as in my husbands country it is very popular to call your child things like that (Praise, Glory etc)
I actually know a little girl who is currently 4 with this name but I haven't had chance to talk to her mum yet about it
Totally hypothetical now but AIBU to want to call a girl, if we have one StCyr but pronounce it Sincere?

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mildlymiffed · 05/12/2019 20:05

I wouldn't. No one will ever be able able to pronounce it.

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MikeUniformMike · 05/12/2019 20:09

Have you considered StDhurst for a boy? It's pronounced Sandhurst.

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MockneyReject · 05/12/2019 20:11

It's only like St.John/Sinjun, though, isn't it? I assumed Sincere, because of that.

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mondler · 05/12/2019 22:45

Its a nice name but I really struggled trying to work out what the name was when I saw the thread title. They would have to spell their name out every time which would put me off I'm afraid.

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Awwlookatmybabyspider · 05/12/2019 22:49

To me first glace it looks like Stacy gone hideously wrong

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PenelopeFlintstone · 05/12/2019 22:53

How about Sincerity instead? Sort of sounds like Verity, Felicity, etc.

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PenelopeFlintstone · 05/12/2019 22:53

They'll call her Sin for short though. Are you religious?

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ChateauMyself · 05/12/2019 22:53

I would have pronounced it St (saint) Seer.
If you told me it’s a French derivation, then I’d want to say ‘San’ for St.

There’s plenty of virtue names that work better for the U.K. - Mercy, Grace, Prudence, Honour, Liberty...

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user1493494961 · 05/12/2019 22:54

It's a no from me.

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Tortoiser · 05/12/2019 22:54

A) i can imagine it would be a massive pain the arse to constantly explain / correct the pronunciation of your name, and
B) sincere (imho) isn’t a very nice name to have. (what if she isn’t?)

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TheHobbitMum · 05/12/2019 22:58

It's also a absolute no from me, no one will be able to pronounce it or understand the name at all. If you were in the country that uses the names like that it would make so much more sense but your child will have a lifetime of having to explain/spell their name.

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balletpanda · 05/12/2019 23:06

No, please dont.

Also st cyr in french is "san seer" (obviously depending on regional accent) if written phonetically in English. In English it's pronounced "sin seer" phonetically.

Therefore to ask people to call her sincere isn't correct either and is illogical so you'll be constantly correcting people as nobody, whether or french or English will be able to say her name without prompt.

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mpsw · 05/12/2019 23:09

It's pronounced SanSear, and I think you could make it quite hard for your DC to have it said differently (lifetime of explaining it's not that)

In case you didn't know, it's the name of the French military college, to to people familiar with the Forces it's like calling your DC Sandhurst or West Point.

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MummytoE · 05/12/2019 23:15

I would say no. You would be setting her up for a lifetime if having to spell her name and correct people etc. It's not really fair I don't think.

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CherryPavlova · 05/12/2019 23:20

I think it sounds like a mispelled/mispronounced wine.
I think Sincerity is quite nice if I think about it.

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ElluesPichulobu · 05/12/2019 23:23

how about:
StOptic
StYkle
StKopation

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Collision · 05/12/2019 23:23

No

She won’t thank you for it when she’s older.

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CurlyWurlyTwirly · 05/12/2019 23:25

I think it’s a cool idea, but only as a middle name.

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EatsFartsAndLeaves · 05/12/2019 23:28

I thought it would be pronounced "Sticker". Big fat no from me, sorry!

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Chienloup · 05/12/2019 23:28

I think it's a lovely name, but pronounce it San-sear.

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Lochroy · 05/12/2019 23:29

I thought there was a typo in the thread title Blush

And even when confirmed by OP in the thread that it's the correct spelling, I wouldn't be sure how to pronounce it and would likely go French in a way that's not how OP has intended. No one needs this level of complexity (I have it, I hate it).

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MrsBertBibby · 06/12/2019 00:01

St Cyr doesn't mean Victory. It's the name of the elite military academy of France. The motto is "ils s'instruisent pour vaincre" meaning something like "they learn to overcome".

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BackforGood · 06/12/2019 00:20

I think I would hate to have that as a name - no-one will know how to say it when they see it written down and no-one will know how to write it down when they hear it said.
I work in a City with a massive number of dc from all round the world, and you do get used to names from all sorts of cultures, but I think that is tricky even for me.

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ElluesPichulobu · 06/12/2019 05:08

how about the name Serenity op? similar feel to your initial idea but without the spelling/pronounciation nightmare?

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fallfallfall · 06/12/2019 05:31

St. Cyr does not mean victory and i'm sure in the uk there are enough people to pronounce it the proper french way.
if you like sincere then go for it.

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