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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Hey everyone,

We've been at it again  Wink - 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.

You guys have any suggestions?

I quite like Etienne.

QFF

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):
We've been at it again - expecting another kid (not that the news is new to me - she's at 6 months).

Congratulations  bigthumbsup 

On the other hand, another grumpy git into the world  Sad  Wink
Nah, just joking, really great news man!

Dont name him Antoine or William (the Elbonians)
Perhaps you could pay tribute to the late Prince Rainier and call him that (without the Prince of course  Wink )?



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

French baby names ?

Okay, here are the ones I know (from my in laws, friends...) :

Syriaque
Meriadec
Tugdual
Enguerand
Chrysogone
Eudes
Hubert
Gonzague
...
...

Okay, that's a lot of weird names they have

More traditional names would be Antoine indeed - William is not a French name, that would be Guillaume.

Very common name in France is Nicolas (at least 3 in my familly, maybe a fourth next year), Christophe, Benoit (like the new Pope), Remi....

There are not that many Etiennes, but it is quite a nice name.

You could also name him Jean-Cyril :-P

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Ooooh! How about 'Gaspode?'


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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

First of all. Congrats with those wonderful news  Smile
That sounds wonderful..

What about Francois? I like that name. It's easy to pronounce as well.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3188 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.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
On the other hand, another grumpy git into the world

Hahaha, well I already got two daughters kirkie - and they're just like me! Big grin Big grin

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Perhaps you could pay tribute to the late Prince Rainier and call him that (without the Prince of course )?

That is a real possibility actually. Thanks Kirkie.

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):
You could also name him Jean-Cyril :-P

Bwahahahaha - I love it.

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 4):
What about Francois? I like that name. It's easy to pronounce as well.

You know, I do like that name - but I would be concerned that some people would throw an extra "e" on the end, confusing the poor boy to no end.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 5):
How about calling him Antananarivo in homage to your wifes Monegasque heritage?

Methinks you are thinking of Madagascar, not Monaco.

But thanks guys, it's food for thought. We've been going through movie credits like there's no tomorrow.

QFF


User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

From Gallic Middle Ages: Englebert, Adalbert, Dagobert, Sigisbert, Florent, Clovis, Godefroid, Baudouin (nice !), Jehan, Thierry, Benoit, Arthur, ...

In Gallic modern times: Mohamad, Mehmet, Abdullah, Zinedine, Abubakar, Ahmed, Omar, Hussein, ...

Though, there is a very local scent in Marius (add middlename: peuchêre), it will undoubtedly be appreciated later on the boulodrome. Olive is sweet as well...

ps: congrats.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

And Banco is deeply ashamed that he is English yet is called Jean-Jesus Banco  Wink


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Shame it's not twins, then you could call them Zinedine and Zidane Big grin


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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Friends of mine named their one year old Matheo ...

I like names that start with Jean- (place your name) ... Jean Francois, Jean Sebastien, Jean Christophe ... you can later abbreviate them to JF, JS, JC.

Christophe
Sebastien
Nicolas (those 3 are pretty popular)
Thierry
Jerome

There a lot of possibilites!



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3166 times:

Congratulations, QFF ! Another little Rabid Royalist Republican on the way.

How about a name that's both anglo and franco. How about David or Edward/Edouard ? As for proper French names, I quite like Thierry.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3160 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 11):
Congratulations, QFF ! Another little Rabid Royalist Republican on the way.

You bet. I have my two girls so well trained, whenever a member of the British Royal family comes on tv they do the thumbs down Ceasar hand movement. (*Wipes tear*, the apples of my eye).

Christophe is nice, I like that. As for the Jean-X thing - I don't know, it seems a little bit too Italian royal family. And they're such gits.

Maybe Charles Phillip Arthur George? That sounds nice!


User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 12):
Maybe Charles Phillip Arthur George? That sounds nice!

No, no, no.  Wink You don't want to chance the child growing up with huge ears and marrying a horsefaced woman!!!!


I DO like François. There is also Auguste, Jean-Philippe (or zshay-pay for short lol), Bernard, Laurent, Ulysse, Emérick, and mon nom préfèré...Mattheiu.

Perhaps less appealling to your Republican instincts, but there is also Baron. Big grin


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19209 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3139 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
On the other hand, another grumpy git into the world

LMAO.  Big grin

As a general name, I vote for Elizabeth after our Queen.  Wink



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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3134 times:

Congratulations!!!!  bigthumbsup 

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  silly  Wink.

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...  Wink

Quoting Iakobos (Reply 7):
In Gallic modern times: Mohamad, Mehmet, Abdullah, Zinedine, Abubakar, Ahmed, Omar, Hussein, ...

 laughing 

Problem is, as much as I like your joke, don't go and say that here. You could be arrested for blatant racism.  sarcastic 

Congratulations again, QFF!

Cheers,

Yann.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3127 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 15):
Congratulations!!!!

Which nationality is he going to have?

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.

QFF

[Edited 2005-04-21 16:19:50]

User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3120 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 16):
may be eligible for a dual EU passport because my father was Icelandic - although we will have to look into that.

Hmm, last time I looked, Iceland was not part of the EU. Perhaps it is part of the Schengen area, in which case you might be able to find a loop-hole...

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 16):
It's all so complicated! Rhaaa!

I really don't see the problem with being Australian, but you have certainly a better outlook on the question, haven't you?  Wink

Cheers.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3111 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 17):
Hmm, last time I looked, Iceland was not part of the EU. Perhaps it is part of the Schengen area, in which case you might be able to find a loop-hole...

FFS I'm an idiot. Grrr, these conversations have been doing my head in the last few weeks. Est-ce que c'est possible, excusez-moi - je suis australien.  Wink

QFF


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3099 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):
I quite like Etienne.

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.

Daniel Smile

I quite like that name, don't know why Big grin


User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3096 times:

Quoting Airsicknessbag (Reply 19):
Pardon my ignorance, but I always got the impression Etienne was a girls' name, with the male equivalent being Etien?

Don't apologize, Etienne does sound feminine!  Smile

Quoting Airsicknessbag (Reply 19):
Daniel Smile

I quite like that name, don't know why Big grin

My powers of deduction and the userprofile link make me think that you have a special relationship with this name...  silly 

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
Est-ce que c'est possible, excusez-moi - je suis australien.

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...  Wink 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...  laughing 

How much time left before this post is deleted?  Wink


User currently offlineQB001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Top 20 male first names in France (born in 2001) :
1.Lucas.
2.Hugo.
3.Thomas.
4.Théo.
5.Quentin. (Weird...)
6.Maxime.
7.Alexandre.
8.Antoine.
9.Valentin. (Weird...)
10.Clément.
11.Alexis.
12.Louis.
13.Paul.
14.Baptiste. (Weird...)
15.Julien.
16.Florian.
17.Mathieu.
18.Enzo. (Weird...)
19.Corentin. (Weird...)
20.Pierre.

Top 20 male first names in Québec (born in 2000) :
1.Samuel.
2.William.
3.Gabriel.
4.Alexandre.
5.Jérémy.
6.Olivier.
7.Nicolas.
8.Vincent.
9.Anthony.
10.Maxime.
11.Félix. (My son...)
12.Thomas.
13.Zachary.
14.Antoine.
15.Mathieu.
16.Simon.
17.David.
18.Tommy.
19.Xavier.
20.Raphaël.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3070 times:
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Congrats on the new baby  Smile

Here's some nice French names for a boy:

-Ciel -- From Heaven
-Maslin-- little twin
-Ancel
-Laurent

18.Enzo. (Weird...) ---- I think that name is AWESOME.

Yves-- I know you said she has Yves in the family, but it IS a cool name... Like Yves Saint Laurent  Wink

-AA777


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

What about

- Clovis
- Childeric
- Chilperic
- Eudes
- Pie
- Nicom�de
- Dagobert
- Clotaire
- Clodomire
- Sigebert
- Pepin
- Carloman

...


User currently offlineQB001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Sebolino,

We're not in the VIIIth century anymore...

Quoting AA777 (Reply 22):
18.Enzo. (Weird...) ---- I think that name is AWESOME.

Awesome in Italian, indeed, but in French...



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
25 Post contains images AR1300 : Michel? Mike(Michel...)
26 AA61Hvy : John is a pretty French name, use that.
27 Iakobos : In Iceland, the son would be named after his father, hence the choice between Quantassen (or -son) or Foreversen (or -son). As to the given name, what
28 Post contains images A319114 : Go for Léon
29 Post contains images Aerlingus330 : Congratulations... I always liked the name Serge. AerLingus
30 LOT767-300ER : "Jerome" Dude that has black guy written all over it.
31 Post contains images Orion737 : MayI make a few suggestions; Croissant, Chocolat, Beauvais
32 Wassch71 : Louis is a favourite, cute name for a cute baby. Congrads Wassch71
33 LHMARK : Is "Kisscool" a common French name?
34 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : Not that bad.....But what happened with the list of 2001? Agreed
35 Wassch71 : Only if you happen to be a Chewing Gum...
36 Post contains links QB737 : Here you go, knock yourself off. http://www.jeunepapa.com/prenom.php?op=listarticles&secid=2 Benoît
37 Misbeehavin : I like Zélamir... French and mysterious!
38 Post contains images QANTASforever : Lots of great names, thank you all very much. It's hard trying to find a name that pays homage to French culture (woops, pardon me - Monegasque *gets
39 Kilavoud : Félicitations. Le prénom est une chose, et le nom de famille en est une autre. Mais les deux ensemble devraient former un tout agréable à entendre
40 Post contains images WunalaYann : Cool if you live in Versailles. Avoid them at all costs elsewhere. Depends. If your son has big ears, that could do it... Cheers.
41 Braybuddy : What about Frederic, after the pin-up boy of French rugby, Frederic Michalak?
42 LH423 : Remember, we're talking French, not American stereotypes. Jérôme (as well as Jérémie) are just French takes on Jeremy. I'd go for an Alex. Like A
43 CORULEZ05 : Nah, sounds like "raindeer" Nope, that is the name of one of my male friends. Personally, I vote for Clement or Jean Phillipe (talk about french). Bt
44 LH423 : Maybe in English, but the proper French pronounciation (and correct me if I'm wrong) would be "rain-yay", to put it simply not "rain-eer". LH423
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