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    Realistic for an all-American girl?

    Lately I've been crushing on two very foreign-sounding names - Anouk and Constanza. I'm no part French and no part Italian, but I actually speak French fluently and plan on majoring in it in college (& there's like a 99% chance I'll study abroad somewhere French-speaking). Are these names realistic for a girl that isn't actually French or Italian? And what do you think of them?

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    I feel that you should be okay, seeing as you speak the language and can properly pronounce the names. There might be trouble, though, when it comes to an American correctly pronouncing the name.
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  3. #5
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    Apr 2013
    Yes! Especially if you're into French language and culture. Normally that kind of thing bothers me, but if you have a solid background it's totally fine.

    I don't like Anouk, (Uh-nook?) but Constanza is okay.
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  4. #7
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    May 2011
    New England
    Yes, especially if you speak French. Adore Anouk- J'adore!
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  5. #9
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    Mar 2011
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    Anouk! I love Anouk. Plus, if French culture is that important to you and you're fluent, why not? I am not even fluent in French, but I would still use a French name. Constanza, on the other hand--there's less of a tie, and it seems a bit less mainstream, but why not? It's a nice name. I love Eleni and Giovanna, just because I love them--I really have no tie to Greek or Italian culture, but I would still easily name my daughter Eleni Giovanna! I think they're both fine.
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