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  1. #1
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    Jun 2014
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    CAFF (Create A French Family) Dice + (sur)Namebank

    So, with the help of these namebanks and a dice, because what is life without a little bit of chance and luck, you are going to create a French family.

    http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/reso...s/dice/six.htm <- This + your mouse = your fate

    First we need to know where and how they live, roll once:
    #1. In a wonderful apartment in the fancy as can be neighbourhood of Neuilly-sur-Seine in Paris, oui oui.
    #2. So Brittany/Bretagne it is, in the epic town of Saint-Malo, trying to stay clear of all those tourists who think even your humble abode is a tourist attraction simply because it looks old.
    #3 A nice flat in Clermont-Ferrand, a mid-sized town in the Auvergne region, right in the middle of France (or nowhere).
    #4 Why not Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, a mouthful but at least not a townful, you share this town in which you have a rather spacious house with a nice comfortable backyard with roughly 8,0000 others.
    #5 You're still French, but not entirely since you live in Perpignan and that is pretty close to the Spanish border. Just a quiet house in this near Mediterranean city for you.
    #6 What about something rural? You own a lovely idyllic farm somewhere in the Gironde department of the Aquitaine region, the region that is looking out over the Atlantic Ocean in the South of France, or middle, just depends on where you draw the line.

    Now, it's time to establish your surname, roll once and have your pick:
    #1* - Very Common Surnames (roughly 100,000 people have one of these surnames): Martin, Bernard, Dubois, Thomas, Robert, Richard, Petit, Durand, Leroy, Moreau
    #2 - Slightly Less But Still Very Common Surnames (roughly 50,000 people have one of these surnames): Legrand, Garnier, Rousseau, Blanc, Henry, Roussel, Perrin, Morrin, Clement, Fontaine
    #3 Heard Of But Not Totally Common Surnames (roughly 25,000 people have one of these surnames): Berger, Lecomte, Menard, Fleury, Julien, Benoit, Maillard, Marchal, Aubry, Jacquet
    #4 Slowly Heading Towards Obscurity (roughly 10,000 people have one of these surnames): Bocquet, Lebon, Jacquemin, Combes, Maire, Huguet, Bernier, Sabatier, Morand
    #5 Quite Obscure Already (roughly 5,000 people have one of these surnames): Cadet, Metivier, Chaillou, Amiot, Terrien, Thibaut, Jaffre, Constantin
    #6 Obscure (0 to 500 people have one of these surnames): Thabeau, Soubriez, Rolandeau, Soulebot, Meury, Depagneux, Bezardin

    *If you have one of the very common surnames and you get a #1 when picking from the first name namebanks you may decide once, just once, to pick a name from a different namebank of your choosing. We don't all want to be called Emily Smith, now do we?

    Now that we established your surname and where you live, it's time to choose your own name and your husband's name (or the other way around). Since I have plenty of namebanks left to go, let's keep it simple:
    DH: Pick a FN & MN from this list http://nameberry.com/list/171/French...ames-for-Boys-
    You: http://nameberry.com/list/59/French-Baby-Girl-Names-

    The amount of children:
    You'll get at least 2, like the good French mum you are. But you don't know if you want more and how many more, so you decide to roll the dice. Add up the number you get. So if you get a 3, that'd be: 2 + 3 = 5.

    Roll each time for the gender, 1 to 3 is girl, 4 to 6 is boy.
    Roll once for the first name and once for the middle name.

    Now onto the namebanks for your children, as you can see there are names for both genders for each number:
    #1 - Currently Trendy Names in France:
    Girls: Emma, Léa, Clara, Chloé, Inès, Jade, Manon, Sarah, Lola, Camille, Maëlys, Louise, Romane, Anaïs, Lucie, Lilou, Eva, Zoé, Océane, Lina, Louna, Louane
    Boys: Lucas, Enzo, Nathan, Mathis, Louis, Raphaël, Gabriël, Yanis, Hugo, Thomas, Ethan, Mathéo, Noah, Tom, Théo, Maxime, Clément, Jules, Arthur, Léo

    #2 - Medieval French Names:
    Girls: Agathe, Aliénor, Alix, Ariane, Brunehaut, Catheline, Clémence, Clothilde, Constance, Cunégonde, Cyrielle, Éléonore, Eulalie, Jehanne, Mélisende, Tiphaine
    Boys: Barthélemy, Bartholomé, Bertrand, Clovis, Flavien, Florentin, Gaël, Gaétan, Gaspard, Guillaume, Maurin, Merlin, Nestor, Roland, Théobald

    #3 - Regional Names - Brittany:
    Girls: Alwena, Anaïck, Audrina, Avelaine, Avelia, Azenor, Brigida, Elwenn, Énora, Evelise, Lizenn, Maëlia, Méghane, Méloé, Maïwenn, Nolwenn
    Boyd: Yanick, Yanaël, Sulian, Riowen, Mélor, Mavéric, Lauric, Loïc, Maclou, Mahéas, Malo, Juluan, Herwan, Gobrian, Gavain, Galahad, Awel, Audren, Alor, Alanic, Alastor

    #4 - Regional Names - Provence:
    Girls: Adrienne, Agnès, Azalaïs, Fifi, Francette, Lio, Magali, Maïa, Marion, Norine, Nana, Naïs
    Boys: Matias, Vitor, Silvan, Sébastian, Nin, Ciprian, Crestian, Estève, Fabian, Fausto, Maïus, Massime

    #5 - French Versions of Mythological Names:
    Girls: Appoline, Apollonie, Alcmène, Aréthuse, Astéria, Athéna, Aurore, Cassiopée, Cybèle, Galatée, Junon, Léda, Médée, Minerve, Pénélope, Pomone, Vénus, Vesta
    Boys: Achille, Apollon, Ares, Aristée, Diomède, Faune, Hélios, Héraclès, Hercule, Hermès, Mercure, Midas, Narcisse, Neptune, Prométhée, Ulysse, Zéphyr

    #6 - Potpourri of French Names:
    Girls: Adélie, Delphine, Alexandrine, Aloïse, Héloïse, Amandine, Annabelle, Athénaïs, Béatrice, Capucine, Céleste, Célia, Mélia, Aurélie, Amélie, Clémentine, Emmanuelle, Geneviève, Huguette, Isabeau, Laurine, Leopoldine, Léonie, Marceline, Mireille, Nadège, Pascaline, Philomène, Raphaëlle, Sandrine, Solène, Solange, Valérie
    Boys: Yves, Victor, Valentin, Thierry, Sylvain, Sylvestre, Romain, Octave, Nicolas, Hubert, Henri, Gaston, Ferdinand, Étienne, Christophe, Bruno, Baptiste, Amaury

    If you guys like it, please suggest a next country/nationality so I can do a similar CAF
    Last edited by honnepon; June 17th, 2014 at 06:55 PM.

  2. #3
    Location: So Brittany/Bretagne it is, in the epic town of Saint-Malo, trying to stay clear of all those tourists who think even your humble abode is a tourist attraction simply because it looks old.

    LN: Rousseau
    DH: Olivier Alain
    DW: Salome Fleur
    DS: Ethan Nicolas
    DD: Audrina Delphine
    DS: Victor Romain
    DS: Gavain Valentin
    DS: Sebastian Matias
    DD: Zoe Camille

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
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    Where we live:
    #1. In a wonderful apartment in the fancy as can be neighbourhood of Neuilly-sur-Seine in Paris, oui oui.

    Surname: Marchal

    DH: Olivier Luc
    DW: Marguerite Fleur

    DS: Hugo Louis
    DD: Clémence Éléonore
    DS: Alastor Gavain,
    DS: Sébastian Fabian
    DD: Pénélope Minerve
    DD: Béatrice Amélie

    Olivier & Margaux Marchal
    Hugo, Clémence, Alastor, Sébastian, Pénélope, Béatrice

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
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    My French family lives in 6) a lovely idyllic farm somewhere in the Gironde department of the Aquitaine region, the region that is looking out over the Atlantic Ocean in the South of France.

    Our surname is 6) obscure (0 to 500 people have this surname): Meury
    DH: Guillaume Luc Meury
    DW: Marguerite Lou Meury

    The amount of children:
    2+5= 7

    1. boy (fn-3, mn-6)
    Loïc Ferdinand Meury

    2. boy (fn-5 mn-1)
    Midas Gabriël Meury

    3. girl (fn-6 mn-2)
    Solène Tiphaine Meury

    4. girl (fn-1 mn-5)
    Louane Médée Meury

    5. girl (fn-2 mn-2)
    Constance Brunehaut Meury

    6. boy (fn-6 mn-4)
    Victor Estève Meury

    7. girl (fn-3 mn-4)
    Méloé Francette Meury

    Guillaume (41) & Marguerite (39) Meury with their 7 children: Loïc (17), Midas (15), Soléne (14), Louane (11), Constance (9), Victor (5) & Méloé (3).


    Here's my feedback:
    I liked the game a lot, especially the part with typically French names that are not known for me. Good idea was also to put the 'regional names, medieval names' labels. That made it fun and interesting.
    I could suggest perhaps Spain or Bulgaria as next countries. Finland, Sweden or Poland would be great too - what suits you best.
    M. A. H. 22.

    ♀ Aria * Cecilia * Francesca * Marianne * Bernadette * Yasmine * Elizabella * Gia * Sage * Mae * Amalie * Vega * Lenore * Lavender * Georgiana * Solstice * Melisent * Celestyna * Hildegarda * Valentina * Ernestyna * Leonarda * Florentyna *

    ♂ Louis * Noel * Frederick * Logan * Edward * John * Gordon * Maximilian * Heathcliff * Bernard * Edgar * Milton * Edmund * Tristan *

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
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    We live: A nice flat in Clermont-Ferrand, a mid-sized town in the Auvergne region, right in the middle of France (or nowhere)

    LN: Moreau

    DH: Luc Olivier Moreau
    DW:Isaline Maelle Moreau -Izzy

    DS: Gale Victor Moreau
    DS: Zephyr Sebastian Moreau
    DD/DD: Leda Marceline and Clara Genevieve Moreau
    DS: Thierry Gavain Moreau
    DD: Aloise Solene Moreau
    DD: Aurelie Catheline Moreau

    This was so fun! I loved learning how to pronounce the names and I LOVE the meaning of Zephyr and the pronunciation of Leda!
    Not expecting, just collecting!
    Mama to cat: Finley Nash (Finn)

    My Favorite Names:
    Girls Names: Isla, Hannah, Lila, Josie, Harper, Adalyn, Stella, Madeleine, Olivia, Isabelle, Willow, Sadie, Georgia, Ruby, Hazel, Brynn, Viviena
    Boys Names: Blake, Easton, Lane, Eli, Judson, Ezra, Theodore, Noah

    Favorite Combos:
    Josephine Renee, Isla Grace/Wren, Stella Madeleine, Nora Madeleine, Emma Jean, Sadie Elisabeth, Georgia Pearl
    Eli Benjamin, Blake Michael, Judson Wyatt, Ezra Nathaniel

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