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  1. #1
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    French-Canadian Boy names

    Hi Berries!

    I'm currently re-reading my favourite French-Canadian trilogy, Les Filles de Caleb. It takes place in various towns in Québec from 1892-1946. Here are the boys' names used in the books :

    Caleb
    Dosithée
    Ovila
    Napoléon
    Émile
    Clovis
    Edmond
    Joachim
    Lazare
    Ovide
    Henri
    Télésphore
    Paul
    Émilien
    Honoré
    Arthur
    Oscar
    Edwige
    Clément
    Elzéar
    Gaspard

    Which ones do you like/would use? I personally love Colvis, Émilien and Clément. I posted a similar list on the girls' names thread if you want to check it out!
    Last edited by mickie9; February 21st, 2014 at 04:57 PM.
    Mickie

    "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

    | Éloïse | Camille | Sophie-Anne |
    | Sébastien | Luca | Cédric |

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    I love Caleb, Edmond, Henri (pronounced the French way, not like Henry), Émilien, Arthur and Clément

    I've never heard of several of these before! Some of them are rather interesting - Télésphore??

    Edmund | Laszlo | Ozias | Patrick | Rupert | Victor

    Augustina | Beatrix | Eliza | Esmeralda | Tallulah | Trudy

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    I actually have a Télésphore on my family tree - my great-grandfather's brother! It was a pretty popular name, back in the day

    I love Henri, but the H is so harsh when it's said in English! I live in a bilingual part of Canada (French and English) so I have to consider that, which ruins many of my French names!
    Mickie

    "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

    | Éloïse | Camille | Sophie-Anne |
    | Sébastien | Luca | Cédric |

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