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Thread: French Names for Girls
April 24th, 2013 11:31 AM #1Junior Member
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April 24th, 2013 11:50 AM #3Senior Member
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Elias lost July 2012
not currently expecting
vote on my (relatively) new & ever evolving list:
my top names:
♥: Mae • Iris
April 24th, 2013 03:13 PM #5
VictoireZelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
April 24th, 2013 03:23 PM #7
I thought bijou was just a word meaning 'small but elegant'.
http://www.youcantcallitit.com/2010/...ch-baby-names/ < This is a list of the top 100 names in France from 2006. Thought it might be of interest.
Also, Cosette isn't used as a name in France. Quotes from Behind the Name comments:
"Although its a good idea not to name your kid Cosette if she'll ever go to France - it's the equivalent of saying with sarcasm "poor little rich girl!"
"Josette is a lovely alternative to Cosette, as the French I know tend to react to "Cosette" as Americans might react to the name "Baby" if born by an adult woman."
Last edited by renrose; April 24th, 2013 at 04:42 PM.~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.
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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April 24th, 2013 04:13 PM #9
Cosette (who was in her fifties), but it's not completely unseen. I don't think it's as much the "poor little nobody" image that makes it unattractive (or unpopular), as it is the fact that it's not a name that ages very well (it's too little girly-girly). IIRC it means "petite chose" or "little thing". Personally I would never use it because of the heavy association to Les Misérables, but it's a name that clings wellZelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.