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September 13th, 2013 04:00 AM #1
A More Feminine Alternate to Paris?
I really like the name Paris but I do find it to be a masculine sounding name (and it was originally a male name after all). So I was wondering if there was maybe a more feminine sounding alternate to Paris?... without sounding too trashy?
No I won't name my son Paris as I think this name has gone to the girls.
Here's what I found:
Parisienne - which is a female citizen of the city of Paris according to the dictionary (wondering if this maybe crossed into Moroccan territory a la Mariah Carey) this is actually my favorite
Parisa - a totally unrelated name but it contains Paris
Parisette - I found this one online... it was an old time movie with a titular main character.
Parisina - A Lord Byron Poem
I even found a few surnames online
Parisella - like Jerry Parisella
I also had the suggestion of
Parisiana - a friend of a friend has this name
Do they sound too smoosh-namey? Or trashy?
(funny thing whilst I was posting I was also watching family feud where the question was - "What do you think Paris Hilton spends most of her time thinking about?")
General honest thoughts about the names are welcome... do you hate it?
If the general consensus is that Paris or any off-shoot of it is a bad trendy name I'll go back to Seraphina and Esmee
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September 13th, 2013 05:40 AM #3Senior Member
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September 13th, 2013 06:20 AM #5
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In my opinion Paris is actually *two* different names — masculine the Greek name (spelt Pâris in French) and name of the city (from Gaulish). The latter is theoretically unisex: place names have been used on both genders for centuries (Jordan, London, Siena, Geneva, Troy, Loreto, France).
I'd rather see a girl Paris than using a related French / italian word as a name. Parisa is your best option here.
Some ideas that could lead to the nickname Paris:
Paraskeve > Paras > Paris
Parthenia > Parie > Paris
Parthenope > iden
Priscilla > Pris > Paris
Another idea would be to use a double first name, paring it with a feminine/more classic name (and call her Paris at home):
PaxArabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.