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  1. #11
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    Some of my favourites have been mentioned, but here are some French names that I like:

    Anaïs
    Ariane
    Aurélie
    Camille
    Cécile
    Clémence (it's my middle name, so I have a soft spot for it)
    Emmanuelle
    Estelle
    Françoise
    Hélène
    Maëlle
    Margot
    Marielle
    Mireille
    Noémie
    Sylvie

    My grandma's name was Odile [Oh-deal; doesn't rhyme with crocodile ], though I'm not sure how much you'd like that one.

    I can't speak to how names are perceived in France, but from working with a lot of French Canadians in the past, I feel like the -ette names have a dated feel, as do Claud- names (Claudine, Claudette).

    Quote Originally Posted by francelise View Post
    Older ladies (my grandma's gang) : Huguette (this one is NOT coming back)
    I had to laugh at this one. My old boss had Huguette as a middle name. We all knew her middle initial was "H" because it was in our work emails, but she was very embarrassed to admit that the "H" was for Huguette.

    Thanks for your input on which names go with which generations in France. My dad is Belgian (though lives in the US now) and French is his first language, so I love looking at French names.
    Estella ~ Helena ~ Miriam ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Ivy ~ Marilla ~ Sarah
    Paul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel

    Trying for baby#1
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  2. #13
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    Oh, and this is the website for the most popular names in Quebec. You may find some interesting French names here:
    http://www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca/Interactif...2SPrenoms.aspx
    Estella ~ Helena ~ Miriam ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Ivy ~ Marilla ~ Sarah
    Paul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel

    Trying for baby#1
    Avatar: Nathan Altman, Portrait of Anna Akhmatova

  3. #15
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    Last edited by eleminty; February 2nd, 2014 at 08:33 PM.
    TTC #1!

    Ravenna Reinette - Vesper Pleasance - Daisy Aine - Saoirse Alice - Sansa Jean - November Rosemary
    Larkin Alexander - River Blair - Milo Prosper - August Killian - Hakoda Bellamy - Ezra Morgan

  4. #17
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    Coralie is my favorite, although there have been so many other beautiful names suggested. I like Anais as well.
    Jessica, mama to 7 year old twins Clara and Sebastian, expecting baby boy in April 2014

  5. #19
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    Perrine
    Fleurange
    Sebastienne
    (all from my genealogy research)

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