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post #41 of 55
We are pretty sure that we are going to name this baby Noa if it is a girl...I love that it got mentioned!

We had Zella on our list which is a bit unusual. Other girl's names:

Esme
Paloma
Sidonie
Amaya
Adele
Adelaide
Lena
Mira
Lilou
Alix

Some boys name that are popular here in France at that moment are:

Enzo
Esteban
Matteo
Malo
Maxime
Raphael
post #42 of 55
Sorry, forum crashing

I love Adelaide! It's very pretty. I am considering it, but my favorite is Elliot for a girl
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
I think the weirdest names on my list are:

Boys:
PEREGRINE
ZEPHYR
SILVESTER

Girls:
KALLIOPE
ENYA
AURA

I'd probably never use any of them, and this little one is probably going to be Oliver
Enya was on our list for a girl. With the Gaelic spelling Aine. She was going to be Aine Maeve.
post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by joannamf View Post
I like Carys (rhymes with Paris) which is not in the top 100.
That's my daughter's name! I love the meaning behind it - beloved. Heh. As you may guess, this is one of my favorite unusual names.

The only downside has been that since the growing notoriety of Paris Hilton, everyone thinks her name is Paris when I say it and I have to keep correcting people.
post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by ktmama View Post
I have a dd named Lily (Lilith), which prevents me from realistically choosing most of the girl names I really love - Rose, Daisy, Daphne, Iris, Ivy, Apple, Lula, Lulu, and Loli.

Oh, and I basically hate most boys names, especially French boys names which mostly sound like American girl names to me and we HAVE to choose a French name for this baby (long story). Wish me luck!
French Boy names I like are Benoit (Ben) and Etienne (a version of Stephen)
post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by mischa.simpson View Post
French Boy names I like are Benoit (Ben) and Etienne (a version of Stephen)

Etienne is also a version of Ethan. I used to nanny for a boy named Etienne and his sister, Azalee. I can't remember what Azalee was... They were both French. I love those names!! I miss those kids too...
post #47 of 55
I absolutely love the name Oswin for a boy. It's the only name I've ever heard that I instantly fell in love with! DH thinks it is okay. I think he might let me use it as a middle name, but I'm not sure I can convince him to use it as a first name.
post #48 of 55
We were talking about the name Casey as a first name, and DH said he really liked Casey Cola! I laughed and laughed, then 5 minutes later I liked it too! If Cola doesn't make it as the middle name it will definately be a nick name.
post #49 of 55
I love the name Jezebel but know that I wouldn't never use it when I know its a word to imply whore. I just couldn't do that to one of my daughters. I still think its beautiful sounding though.
post #50 of 55
Ooh...Carys is pretty!!!!!

The "weirdest" names on my list are probably Rowan for a girl, Curran for a boy. DH doesn't like either one.
post #51 of 55
I like the girl's name Tyrzah. We're having a boy though. His name was mentioned on this thread! :
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by sarahwg View Post
We are pretty sure that we are going to name this baby Noa if it is a girl...I love that it got mentioned!

We had Zella on our list which is a bit unusual. Other girl's names:

Esme
Paloma
Sidonie
Amaya
Adele
Adelaide
Lena
Mira
Lilou
Alix

Some boys name that are popular here in France at that moment are:

Enzo
Esteban
Matteo
Malo
Maxime
Raphael
This little one is going to be Adelle (we are using an alternate spelling)

My favorite girl name is Pearl, but it was a no-go with the hubby. I like the boy name Seamus (shay-mus) and so did hubby but my sisters pointed out the fifty gazillion ways it could be made fun of, so I am not so sure about it now.
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by beachcomber View Post
Enya was on our list for a girl. With the Gaelic spelling Aine. She was going to be Aine Maeve.
How does evreyone pronounce Enya? I've always pronounced it In-ya, butI have a friend who has a Saiorse and and Aine, and Aine is prnounced "ah-nee".
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Originally Posted by mischa.simpson View Post
French Boy names I like are Benoit (Ben) and Etienne (a version of Stephen)
How is Benoit pronounced?

My favourites:
Girl:
Talassa Rayne (my dream name)
Sage
Willow

Boy:
Erasmus
post #54 of 55
Benoit in French is pronounced - "Ben-Wah". Perhaps Americans would pronounce it with the "t" sound saying "Ba-NOYT" but not sure. I know that where I grew up (in the NE on the border of Canada) it is a common last name pronounced with the T sound but it also often has an "e" at the end.

Because we are a French-American family and our kids will grow up between France and the US, choosing names that work in both languages is really important to us. My husband grew up this way and hated the way his name was mis-pronounced at American summer camp as a kid....his name is Thibaut (pronounced Tibo) but they would say "thigh-but" "ti-but" because they weren't sure. So, for him, he insists that we choose names where the pronunciation is obvious from the spelling. That rules out a lot of cute French names....

My thing is popularity - as a Sarah - I just don't want my child to have to share his or her name with other kids in the same class. 3% of my high school was named Sarah and recently I went to anglophone gathering here in Paris with 16 other women...4 of us were named Sarah!

It is hard though to find a balance between something that isn't too odd and out there but also original. I love a lot of the names that people have chose on this board though...very inspirational!
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
How does everyone pronounce Enya? I've always pronounced it In-ya, but I have a friend who has a Saiorse and and Aine, and Aine is pronounced "ah-nee".
ddc crashing.
aine is pronounced awn-yah in ireland. there is also a fada symbol (like a ') over the A, which helps the pronunciation be clearer.
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