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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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  • Roux

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    The dashing Johnny Depp character in "Chocolat." Roux is from a Latin word meaning russet or brownish red; it's also a cooking term for a mixture of flower and butter that forms the foundation of ... Read More 

  • Ruban

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  • Saison

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    A French word name that could be a fresh spin on Summer or Autumn. Read More 

  • Samedi

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  • Satiné

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  • Savarin

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  • Soleil

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    An attractive French word name known here via former child TV star Soleil Moon Frye, aka Punky Brewster. It started to be lightly used in the U.S. in the 1920's. Read More 

  • Terre

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    An intriguing but challenging choice, because of possible confusion with all the Terry-type names.  Read More 

  • Tulipe

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  • Velouté

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    The most common association of this name is to a thick white sauce.  Read More 

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