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  1. #1
    Join Date
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    Question Giselle - off limits?

    Is Giselle off limits due to her first syllable?

    'Jess' Jessica Emily Faith
    Living down under...
    Australian/German/South African/Scottish/English/Irish/Romani
    Elsa: Mystical, magical, completely unique, baffling and all her own

    Ronan: Spicy, little boys wearing plaid shirts, running around in kneeless jeans, playing in the mud and being mischievous.
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    Mary Belle - Conrad - Elaina/Elena? - Jonas

  2. #3
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    Well, personally for me, it isn't off limits. The main reason though is I pronounce the first syllable with S, not Z. Even though I'm still convinced the "standard" pronunciation is with the Z, I think it would be perfectly usable.
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  3. #5
    I would say Giselle is of limits due to pronunciation issues. It will be probably pronounced either "gee-sell" or "giz-el". Either way it doesn't seem too appealing.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    My husband and I both love the name. I think it's beautiful and sophisticated. I pronounce it more like Juh-zel. I think all names have pronunciation issues for some people. My name has a long 'O' and growing up, many people pronounced it with a short O. It never really bothered me though. I'm 99% sure my next daugters name will be Giselle.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    Considering there's an internationally renowned supermodel called Giselle, I don't think there's any issue with the name.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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