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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Naming with culture;

    Hi everyone,

    I'm due with my first baby on October 21st and am starting to think about names. My mother was French and my father is half Japanese. I am hoping to honour their cultures in the name I choose for my baby.

    Girls; Possible middle names - Aiko, Hana, Meiko, Mika, Suki, Sumi (also, while it's not Japanese, I really like Bird as a MN)

    Boys; Possible middle names - Hiro, Koda, Maro, Ren, Zen

    Surname is Devereux

    Other names I like that aren't French;
    Girls; Cosima, Paloma, Ramona
    Boys; Arthur, Theo, Otis

    Thoughts, ideas, suggestions??


  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Love Marcel and Leon, you don't see them very often on babies now and I like that they could make a comeback.

    If you're interested I have a big list of French names I keep but most of them are older traditional or rare like the ones in my signature, if you like names popular in recent years like Delphine I can come up with a bunch of them too. Do you live in the states or by chance visit France a lot? I think that would have something to do with name choice.

    I really like these Japanese names

    You might also like Colombe, it means dove in French sort of combines the Cosima sound with Paloma meaning
    Last edited by thetxbelle; September 25th, 2012 at 08:44 AM.
    Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
    Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith Elizabeth
    Ambrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide

    Girls: Bérangère, Bérénice, Honorine, Mazarine Boys: Augustin, Emeric, Hugo, Lambert, Lucien, Maxence, Yves

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Greater Boston, MA
    I love Delphine Aiko and Leon Koda.
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥

    Les Dames
    Ada ♥ Beatrice ♥ Christabel ♥ Cordelia ♥ Dorothea ♥ Eliza ♥ Elza ♥ Frances ♥ Harriet ♥ Ida ♥ Iris ♥ Jessamine ♥ Joy ♥
    Mary ♥ Matilda ♥ Nora ♥ Olive ♥ Pearl ♥ Rosabel ♥ Rose ♥ Rosemary ♥ Sarah ♥ Thessaly ♥ Violet

    Les Messieurs
    Abel ♥ Archer ♥ Asher ♥ August ♥ Beau ♥ Benedict ♥ Edmund ♥ Fletcher ♥ Francis ♥ Gabriel ♥ Isaac ♥ Joah ♥ John ♥ Josiah ♥ Jude ♥ Nathanael ♥ Noah ♥ Raphael ♥ Reuben ♥ Samuel ♥ Sebastian ♥ Tobias ♥ Winston ♥ Zachariah

  4. #7
    Love Suki!
    Suki Delphine would be lovely. I also like the thought of Paloma meiko.
    Otis Maro and Leon Koda are my favorite boy combos.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Suki Delphine is a beautiful suggestion. (I think Suki is becoming more recognizable due to Sookie from True Blood).
    Leon Hiro would be my boys combo from the names you listed. Or Marcel Ren.

    I also think Colette Mika would be a nice combo.
    I also like Thomas Ren.
    Expecting Our First.....
    DH doesn't want to discuss names until
    we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!

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