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September 16th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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... for our baby boy. We are having a difficult time. Here's our criteria. The name should be:

  • A French name
  • Easily pronounceable by English-speakers; ideally, exactly the same in both languages.
  • Not too common (e.g. nothing already overused)
  • Something that goes well with his sister's name (Sylvie Margot)

Our last name is Delsol. My husband is French, but we live in the United States.

Here's our list thus far - not wild about any of them yet! Do you like any of them? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Antoine
Louis
Marcel
Sebastian
Jules
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September 16th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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What about:

name - origin - meaning

Ames - French - Friend
Chase - French - Hunter
Philippe - French - ?
Wyatt - French - Little Warrior
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September 16th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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Hi There!

You know I love Sylvie's name. Glad your visiting this board.

Love Antoine and Marcel! Like Sebastien. Any of those could be used in the US with no problem. The only Jules I know is a senior citizen though, but still very pronounceable.

You might also think about

Christophe -- My son has a classmate with this name. Very cute and no one has a problem with it

Julien -- My youngest son has a classmate with this name. So cute!

Gabriel

Vincent


Lucas

Paul

Quentin

Raphael

Corin


Adrien
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September 16th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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I like Marcel a lot! Jules is nice too. (I also LOVE your daughters name, Sylvie is so cute and Margot is one of my favorite names)

Im not sure if these names are pronounced the same in French and English but here you go:

Matthias
Blaise
Pascal
Emile
Christophe
Lucien
Remy/Remi
Dax
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September 16th, 2009, 07:30 PM
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Thank you ladies! These are wonderful suggestions. Some I had thought of before, and some I hadn't.

I do like the name Pascal - which means Easter - which might be kind of interesting since our son is due to be born Christmas Day. Ha ha.

Marcel is a family name. It is very old in France; so old, it's starting to be used again! I like names like that; so old fashioned they suddenly sound modern. I think Antoine Marcel might be nice together.

Christophe is my husband's name! He would not be against a Christophe Jr. but I think a boy deserves a fresh start.

We both like Julien. The only thing my husband has against it is it reminds him of Julian (as in a calendar).

Thank you again - they are all good suggestions. If anyone has more, please let me know! I still haven't heard that magical "Yes, that's it!" name. Perhaps I never will, but... I'm not going to give up until the baby's born.
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September 17th, 2009, 04:50 AM
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We had the same issue picking out our names

I love Mathis
Tho
Hugo
Benjamin
Esteban
Sacha
Loc
Eliot
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September 17th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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I really like Sebastian from your list.

By far my favorite French boy name is Marius.

Other names from Les Mis:
Enjolras
Gavroche
Hugo (the author)

That's about it for my suggestions. Not much help here, sorry.
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September 17th, 2009, 07:23 AM
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I love Sebastian but I also really like just Bastian.
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September 17th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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Sebastian is my fave from your list. Strong and masculine.

The ladies have made some other great suggestions. I like Theo, Matthias, Gabriel, Vincent, Raphael, Quentin, Lucas, Benjamin, and Hugo.
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September 17th, 2009, 11:20 AM
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I like Marcel and Jules from your list.

Here are some other suggestions:
Alderic/Aldric
Amaury
Andre
Armand
Basile
Cesaire/Cesar
Constantin (I have loved this name for years)
Damien
Dimitri
Dorian
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September 17th, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Eugene
Fabien
Frederic
Gustave
Leon
Serge (my favorite!)
Valentin
Vincent
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September 17th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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I love Jules!
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September 20th, 2009, 07:07 PM
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I like Valentin and Sebastian
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