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March 4th, 2013 05:18 PM #1Senior Member
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- Jan 2010
So I understand that these are all "real" names, but do you actually consider them usable here (in the US)? Would you think they'd invoke teasing or be too foreign? Do you love them and say pffffft to those who don't like them?
(Child would also have French citizenship, but they'd be living in the US...and this is all theoretical, no baby on board!)Switching careers and becoming an RN! Sadly mommy plans will have to wait until that's done. Still loving names though!
March 4th, 2013 06:07 PM #3
March 4th, 2013 06:37 PM #5
Emile/Emil for sure is usable.
Etienne doesn't sound bad. I'm not sure about the pronunciation, if pronounced with a french accent it might work but I'm not sure how an american will see it.
Ilya - I'm such a fan but unfortunately I don't think anyone'll ever get it. It's the 'y' that bothers me here. I think its other variations might be usable though, Ilie for example or Ilia.Girls: Neva, Hope, Katherine, Harlow, Vivienne, Florence, Grace, Nalha, Primrose, Arabella, Isla.
Boys: Nicholas, Luke, Stephen, Leon, John, William, Henry, Victor, Fredrich, Rainer, Simon, Felix.
March 4th, 2013 06:45 PM #7
March 4th, 2013 06:46 PM #9
My younger brother has a friend named Ilya and I don't think he has ever had trouble with his name. He is of Russian descent, I believe.~Izzy, looking for a new nickname
Currently Loving: Romilly, Esme, Piper, Helia, Scout..Rhett, Colin, Rhys, Adrian, Jonah