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October 30th, 2008, 08:27 AM
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Hello everyone,

I'll have my 20 week scan tomorrow and my husband and I are so impatient to find out if everything is all right first and then if it s a boy or a girl.

I have a little concern about the name we are thinking for the baby. We are both French and even if our baby will be born in the US, we will be back in France in 18months so he/she will be mainly raised in France.
Therefore we are thinking to give him/her a French first name and a more international/US/English name as middle name.
Here is our choice, could you please let me know your feelings about it. Do you think the 1st name can be pronounced by English speakers
Girl: Aliénor Sydney
Boy: Elouan Sean

Aliénor can be written without the accent and it's the French for Eleanor. It's pronouced Ali-ay-nor not Alien-or. I think Elouan is less trouble.

Thanks for your thoughts,

Oc
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October 31st, 2008, 01:47 AM
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I think they are nice names. I didnt notice the "Alien"-or at all and immediatly pronounced it how you typed out the pronounciation. As for the boys name it did take me a bit longer to figure out how I would pronounce it..i think its because there are 3 vowels in a row.
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October 31st, 2008, 06:22 AM
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I pronounced the girls name correctly from the start, and didn't even notice the alien, and had a hard time figuring out the boy name, mostly because I'd never seen it before.
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October 31st, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Hello and thanks for your reply,

Well I thought the boy's name would be easier for English speakers to read.... Actually it s pronounced
E (like in rendezvous)-loo-an.
I have to say I am glad you didn't notice the "Alien" cause that really bothered me for a long time, especially if she would have to come back to the US for her studies or work.

Thanks again for you thoughts.

Elodie
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October 31st, 2008, 08:10 AM
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I love the girls name. I say just introduce her as Eleanor until you're in France
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October 31st, 2008, 08:10 AM
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opps. double.
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