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Thread: Noël or Noëlle?
October 28th, 2014 02:20 AM #1Senior Member
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Noël or Noëlle?
So we want to use either Noël or Noëlle for a girl or a boy. Pronounced No-el both ways, as that's how it's said in french. But I was pondering if you could use Noël for both genders? or would you see Noël and instantly pronounce it like knoll. I never really understood the Knoll pronunciation, since even in the christmas carol it's said No-el. Any feedback would be appreciated Also any middle name suggestion would also be greatGirls:
Claudia Stephanie, Georgia Vivian, Isabel Margaret
Marcus Gregory and Paul Joseph
October 28th, 2014 06:35 AM #3~Boys~
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★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
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October 28th, 2014 02:50 PM #5
In German both are pronounces as No-el (with and without the umlaut) and I'm not a big fan of the English "nole" either.
I think Noelle (with or without the umlaut) is safer to get the pronunciation you desire as many will drop the umlaut and just read it as Noel (also the umlaut isn't found on most English keyboards making it harder to spell the name the way you want it).
PENELOPE CLARA|ADA LEONOR|ROSE WILHELMINA|FLORA CHARLOTTE
HUGO EDMUND|ARTHUR FREDERICK|OSCAR THEO
October 28th, 2014 04:49 PM #7
October 28th, 2014 05:21 PM #9Senior Member
Love love talking names... my 'style' is more classic but I do love some surprising choices too...
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DD1 born April 2013 has a mainstream name honouring 4 lines of her heritage + 2 mns (2nd is my surname)