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  1. #1
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    Jul 2013

    French: desperate for information/opinions!

    Hello. I am posting because my husband and I are considering a family name for a baby due this winter (if it is male) but I am unable to find out much information about this name and seeking opinions and information about this name.

    My husband’s grandfather (born 1898) was named French with a somewhat common Scotch-Irish surname. We are considering French as a first name but I would really like to learn more about the name and hear opinions about the name from others. Does anyone know anything about this name or have opinions about it?

    Thanks so much for your feedback!

    Sincerely, Hallie

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Midwest USA
    I don't know anything about the name and I have never heard of anyone with it before. I probably found the same thing you did when I tried to look it up. All I saw was French baby names. My opinion is neutral. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. It is kind of cute. It might sound silly though if you have an Irish last name that starts with Mc or O'.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Great Lakes
    His name was literally French? Like English, British, Chinese, Canadian, American, or Moroccan?

    It'd work as a nickname for one of the names teacherma listed but I'd avoid it as a given name. It's like saying your child is French, or speaks French. Just think if your child went to France some day? "What's your name?" French. "What?" French. You know, like the French language, French culture... *stares blankly*

    I'd consider using grandpa's middle name instead.
    Last edited by scarletrune; July 23rd, 2013 at 05:05 PM.
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  4. #7
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    Jul 2013
    I really dislike it. I agree that it may sound very silly with a typically Irish last name, as well. It's just a really odd name, with no potential nicknames that I can think of. It reminds me of the movie Where the Heart Is, where Natalie Portman plays a teenager who has a baby in Walmart and names her Americus. I think you should look for something else from your family tree.

  5. #9
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    Mar 2010
    French Stewart (born Milton French Stewart) is the only reference that I have for French as a given name. French Stewart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Perhaps Francis or Frank (or even Francisco, Francesco, or Franco) might also be work considering.
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