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  1. #11
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    Sep 2012
    I know a Christelle stateside and one in France, I've always thought it was a respectable name.

    Edit: A pretty interesting cultural observation to see is that this French name is fine over there but it's deemed trashy here while Lilou or Océane are cool here but are considered overused and tacky by a lot of people in France.
    Last edited by agent99; December 25th, 2012 at 06:25 PM.
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  2. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Slytherin Common Room
    Completely tacky and borderline trashy.
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  3. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Southern California
    I would use the beautiful classic Christine or Christina -- and, if a nn is desired -- use Christy or Chrissy as you were thinking.
    Mother of three teenagers: (1) Daniel Glen, (2) Timothy Austin, and (3) Rebecca Jane. All middle names honor family, with Jane used three generations in a row. (A second girl would have been Susanna Eve).

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I don't understand why Christelle would be considered trashy? Maybe it's because I took French in high school and Christelle was just a commonly used name in the textbooks, but I've always found it a refreshing and prettier version of Crystal/Chrystal. I am probably drawn to it over Crystal because of the -elle ending, which I generally adore. I like it much more than Crystal or Christine, personally. If I used it at all, it'd be as a MN--the Crystal/Christelle sound is a bit too dated for me. I think something like Jane Christelle would be gorgeous, though.
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  5. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Trashy!! I prefer Christa
    All the best,

    Charlotte Noelle
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