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The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward international word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some French choices. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.

Here, some French words turned baby names for your consideration:

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  • Délice

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    French delicacy.  Read More 

  • Elle

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    Add the charming heroine of the movie Legally Blonde to a supermodel (Elle Macpherson) and to the trend toward all names El-like -- Ellie, Ella, Eleanor -- and you have one hit name. In 2012, it ro... Read More 

  • Fabrique

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  • Flambeau

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  • Fleur

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    Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was Fle... Read More 

  • Fleurette

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  • Fraise

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  • Galette

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  • Janvier

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    Used in France as a male name, this would make an appealing and unusual choice, as would two other Gallic month names, Avril and Mai.  Read More 

  • Jeton

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