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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    Alternative to Jennifer?

    DH was born and raised in England and I was raised primarily in America. We haven't had any real culture issues until we began TTC. I like vintage names and names that are recognizable but not popular. He likes Jennifer. He thinks it's unique, as he has never met one. I think it's dated, as it was one of the most popular names of the '70s and '80s here in the States. Is Genevieve a good compromise? They could both theoretically be called Jenny/Genny (although I think I prefer the nn Evie). Do you have any other suggestions?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    I think Genevieve is a great choice, here is a list of names related to Jennifer according to wikipedia

    English: Gaenor, Gaynor, Geneva, Gwenevere, Guenevere, Guinevere, Gwenovier, Jenny, Jenneigh, Jennie, Jen, Jeni, Jenni, Jenn, Jenifer, Jenniffer
    French: Guenièvre, Jennifair, Geneviève
    Italian: Ginevra
    Polish: Genowefa, Genia, Gena, Żenia, Żaneta, Ginewra, Żinewra
    Portuguese: Ginevra or Genebra
    Serbo-Croatian: Genoveva
    Spanish: Ginebra or Genebra
    Welsh: Gwenhwyfar

    They have Genevieve on the list but I'm not sure it's right, I don't know much about most of those names but there are some nice sounding choices, I especially like Ginevra and Geneva
    Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
    Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith Elizabeth
    Ambrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide

    Girls: Bérangère, Bérénice, Honorine, Mazarine Boys: Augustin, Emeric, Hugo, Lambert, Lucien, Maxence, Yves

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    First I want to say that I find it fascinating that he has never met a Jennifer. Second, I do think Genevieve is a good compromise or even Jenna maybe.

    Proud mommy of three beautiful girls:
    Delaney Brooke (6-27-05)
    Ryley Kate (4-16-07)
    Quinn Michaela (6-1-13)

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Juniper! Hands down.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by tammylou View Post
    Juniper! Hands down.
    I second that
    ATLAS BRAM - Oct 2015

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