QANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3420 times:
We've been at it again - expecting another kid (not that the news is new to me - she's at 6 months). My darling wife wants a name that reflects her Monegasque culture - but her family history is dotted with Jacques, Alberts, Paolos, Carlos, and Yves'. No offense to people here but they aren't what I had in mind for my my first born son. Basically I've been trying to find lots of french male baby names.
Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
How about calling him Antananarivo in homage to your wifes Monegasque heritage? Dont be silly give it an English name unless you live in France or a French speaking country, he will get a lot of ribbing.
I cant imagine the amount of stick an English child would get being called Francois or Jean-Jaques.
WunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3339 times:
Which nationality is he going to have?
Most common name here: Nicolas. With this name, you can be sure that he'll have at least 3 kids with the same in ANY class-room in the entire country (sorry Monaco citizens, yes, you are independent   .
My godson is called Etienne.
I like Jon's idea of giving him a name you can use/pronounce in both languages. You can go with Thomas, Marc, David, Benjamin, Adam, Paul, Jeff (that's Jean-François' nickname), William, Anthony, etc.
One of my grand-fathers is called Léandre (actually, it's also one of my middle names). With THAT name, you're sure your son will not have a classmate with the same name...
Quoting Iakobos (Reply 7): In Gallic modern times: Mohamad, Mehmet, Abdullah, Zinedine, Abubakar, Ahmed, Omar, Hussein, ...
Problem is, as much as I like your joke, don't go and say that here. You could be arrested for blatant racism.
Heh, you've hit on the current hot-topic in our household at the moment.
He will be born in Monaco - that we know. However Monaco does not recognise dual-citizenship, so he can't be Monegasque-Australian. The information we have is that Monegasque citizenship is passed through paternally - so even though this child will be born in Monaco to a Monegasque mother, he won't be eligible for citizenship because I am Australian. So it looks like he will be an Australian yet may be eligible for a dual EU passport because my father was Icelandic - although we will have to look into that.
It's all so complicated! Rhaaa!
Note: After the official period of mourning has finished, we will try to get a Sovereign order to allow my (soon to be) three children naturalised as Monegasques.
Pardon my ignorance, but I always got the impression Etienne was a girls' name, with the male equivalent being Etien?
Anyways, how about a very international name, like, ahem, Daniel? Easily recognisable throughout most if not all Western cultures, plus it smoothly rolls of every English, French, German, Spanish (...) tongue.
Honnêtement, je n'en sais rien. Je te conseille de te renseigner auprès du consulat de France à Monaco. Man, you really seem to think that being Australian is a burden... Anyway, if (please note the "IF") there is a way to use your dad's Icelandic passport to get a EU passport (but of which country), it will take an awful lot of time... Knowing my administration very well, I can assure you that...