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June 8th, 2011, 08:24 AM
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What do you think of this name?

This is a French boy name that is a variant of Stephen. It means crown and it is pronounced 'Eh-tee-yin'.

Do you think it is usable for someone who is not French?
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June 8th, 2011, 09:05 AM
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I love it, but I am French

I still think non-French speakers could use it.

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June 8th, 2011, 10:04 AM
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It's nms but I like the sound of it.

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June 8th, 2011, 11:19 AM
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I like the sound of it, but the spelling looks overly feminine to me. I don't think I could use it on a boy.
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June 8th, 2011, 11:34 AM
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I like it but it makes me think of the shoe/purse brand Etienne Aigner...which I always just assumed was a female designer b/c it sounds more feminine to me.
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June 8th, 2011, 08:49 PM
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I immediately assumed it was a girls name, and that would make it challenging for me to use it, as a non-French individual
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June 13th, 2011, 01:38 AM
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I wouldn't use it but I like it on other peoples kids.

I love love love Etana. Which may be a feminie variation.
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June 13th, 2011, 04:36 PM
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My neighbor's name is Etienne. He's french canadian living in U.S. I like the name, but it's a bit too foreign sounding for my taste.
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June 14th, 2011, 06:32 PM
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It's definitely not a girl's name. I like it, but I think you would have pronunciation problems if you don't live in a French-speaking area.
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June 14th, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I always assumed it was a feminine name too... I like how it sounds, but think it would be a hard sell if you were living in a non-french speaking area.
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June 15th, 2011, 06:37 PM
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its ok but does sound a bit feminine.
Carly and Phil, proud parents of:
Alaina Rhoslyn {2.15.07}, Natalia Lorraine and Georgia Carol {7.31.08}, Penelope Julia {8.25.10} and
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July 10th, 2011, 04:51 PM
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I like it and I know someone named Etienne. I don't think it has to be a French family, but it would make more sense.
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