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  1. #1
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    Smile My Dearest Antoinette?

    Antoinette is a name I have been fond of for a very long time. I've always adored Maria Antonia/ Marie Antoinette and been fascinated by her story, much like I am by Tsar Nicholas II and his childrens, in particular, the Grand Duchesses. I love Antoinette as a name too, its familar and yet strikingly beautiful (to me, at least.) It also would double as honouring my great great grandmother named Antonia who was from German, whom I never met; but was told so many stories about.

    I have always been a fond of Mary and yet with this name I can't seem to get past Marie. It seems like the perfect combination, but I could never use it because it would seem too controversial, but what goes well with Antoinette, both as a middle name or a first name?

    Thanks Berries!
    Last edited by sodallas3; February 15th, 2013 at 09:04 AM.

    'Jess' Jessica Emily Faith
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    I am friends with an Antoinette, and we call her Tawny. It is the only -ette name that sounds nice to my ears and I think it's due for a revival. However, Marie or Maria with it is simply too much. It's like a Puritan virtue name such as Obedience- simply too much to live up too.

    What about some exotic variations of Mary instead?

    Miren
    Maja
    Mia
    Majken
    Mariele
    Miriam
    Maura
    Moira
    Maritza
    Marika
    Maia
    Mairwen
    Marzena
    Mimi
    Mariella
    Marietta
    Malia
    Ria

    (Some of these are names on their own, like Maia, but are also versions of Mary in different languages. Maia is Basque, Ria is a diminuitive).
    ~lucy reine~
    ~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor maeve "lena" ~ vivienne isla ~ celia matilda "cici" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~
    ~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
    guilty pleasures
    ~ tisiphone aria ~ alecto elpis ~ miya lucida ~ addison matteo ~ corinthian tidus ~

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    I agree that Antoinette is gorgeous. I went through a phase where I loved Toni on a girl, and I also had Antoinette in the middle-name spot on my list when I was a teen. Are you looking for something French to match it? Here are some ideas:

    Nadine Antoinette << this was the combo on my list as a teen
    Antoinette Celine
    Celine Antoinette
    Antoinette Ciel (see-ELL)
    Antoinette Genevieve (French pronunciation: ZHAWN-vee-EHV)
    Dominique Antoinette
    Antoinette Monique
    Antoinette Thomasine
    Antoinette Blanche
    Antoinette Bleu
    Antoinette Claire
    Antoinette Fleur
    Antoinette Roux

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    Quote Originally Posted by alzora View Post
    I agree that Antoinette is gorgeous. I went through a phase where I loved Toni on a girl, and I also had Antoinette in the middle-name spot on my list when I was a teen. Are you looking for something French to match it? Here are some ideas:

    Nadine Antoinette << this was the combo on my list as a teen
    Antoinette Celine
    Celine Antoinette
    Antoinette Ciel (see-ELL)
    Antoinette Genevieve (French pronunciation: ZHAWN-vee-EHV)
    Dominique Antoinette
    Antoinette Monique
    Antoinette Thomasine
    Antoinette Blanche
    Antoinette Bleu
    Antoinette Claire
    Antoinette Fleur
    Antoinette Roux
    Love the suggestion of Celine! Please keep the suggestions coming!

    '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.
    Other considerations
    Mary Belle - Conrad - Elaina/Elena? - Jonas

  5. #9
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    I know a woman named Antoinette and it is a very pretty name! She pronounces it Ann-toe-nette. I think Antonia is lovely too!

    Some ideas:
    Antoinette Pearl
    Antoinette Renee
    Antoinette Melora
    Antoinette Saffron
    Antoinette Eyre
    Antoinette Lorraine
    Not expecting, just planning and building lists!

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