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French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:49 pm

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.

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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:51 pm

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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Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:59 pm

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,

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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:09 pm

Ooooh! How about 'Gaspode?'
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:13 pm

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.
 
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:13 pm

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.
 
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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:23 pm

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.

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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:24 pm

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...

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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:24 pm

And Banco is deeply ashamed that he is English yet is called Jean-Jesus Banco  Wink
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:28 pm

Shame it's not twins, then you could call them Zinedine and Zidane Big grin
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:29 pm

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!
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:31 pm

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.
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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:35 pm

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!
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:51 pm

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
 
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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:54 pm

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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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:58 pm

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!

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Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:17 pm

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

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Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:21 pm

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.
 
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:31 pm

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

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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:46 pm

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
 
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:53 pm

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
 
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RE: French Male Baby Names?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:42 am

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.
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:32 am

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

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Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:10 am

What about

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

...
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:21 am

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...
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:17 am

Michel?  Wink

Mike(Michel...)
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:14 am

John is a pretty French name, use that.
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:22 am

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 about Sigurdvin, Gudjohn, Arne, Gunnar, Irve.....?

Another possibility is to look at the Saint celebrated on the day of his birth, cheat a little if it falls on St Vilain, St Eusèbe, St Eustache or other niceties of another age.

What about Alexandre ?
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:55 am

Go for Léon  Wink  bigthumbsup 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:02 am

Congratulations...  Smile
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:16 am

"Jerome"

Dude that has black guy written all over it.
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:43 am

MayI make a few suggestions; Croissant, Chocolat, Beauvais Big grin
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:48 am

Louis is a favourite, cute name for a cute baby.
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:53 am

Is "Kisscool" a common French name?
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:08 am

Quoting QB001 (Reply 21):
16.Simon.

Not that bad.....But what happened with the list of 2001?  confused 

Quoting A319114 (Reply 28):
Go for Léon

Agreed  bigthumbsup 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:07 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 33):
Is "Kisscool" a common French name?

Only if you happen to be a Chewing Gum...
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:17 am

Here you go, knock yourself off.

http://www.jeunepapa.com/prenom.php?op=listarticles&secid=2


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Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:06 am

I like Zélamir... French and mysterious!
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:54 pm

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 yelled at*) that will also not be too difficult for him when he goes to live in Australia.

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 20):
Honnêtement, je n'en sais rien. Je te conseille de te renseigner auprès du consulat de France à Monaco.

Oui. Je pense que tu es correct.

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 20):
Man, you really seem to think that being Australian is a burden...

Only when dealing with a country that does not recognise dual-citizenship and accords nationality paternally. Rhaa.

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 20):
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...

One google search later led me to the conclusion that I was waaaay off. Immigration law is not my area of expertise. But thank you very much, you have solved a couple of my little marital problems.  Wink

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 33):
Is "Kisscool" a common French name?

Bwahahahaahahaha. I think he'd be stoned to death when he starts school in Australia with a name like that.
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:02 pm

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.

Think about it when making your choice. All the best.

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Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:51 pm

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 23):
What about

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

Cool if you live in Versailles. Avoid them at all costs elsewhere.  Wink

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 38):
Quoting LHMARK (Reply 33):
Is "Kisscool" a common French name?

Bwahahahaahahaha. I think he'd be stoned to death when he starts school in Australia with a name like that.

Depends. If your son has big ears, that could do it...  silly 

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Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:17 pm

What about Frederic, after the pin-up boy of French rugby, Frederic Michalak?
 
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Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:47 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 30):
Dude that has black guy written all over it.

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 Alexandre or Alexis (the latter being the exact same in English and French, only the 's' being silent in French). The only stigma is that Alexis is more commonly a girl's name in English, but you can still get Alex for English purposes.

Étienne is also one of my favourite French names. Like Guillaume, doesn't it correspond with an English name that is nothing like it's counterpart, like Stephen, or something like that? Along the same lines I like Stéphane, Sébastien, Félix, Michaël (Michel is too common), Daniel (another name that's the same in English), and Maxime.

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Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:47 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Perhaps you could pay tribute to the late Prince Rainier

Nah, sounds like "raindeer"

Quoting Airsicknessbag (Reply 19):
Pardon my ignorance, but I always got the impression Etienne

Nope, that is the name of one of my male friends.

Personally, I vote for Clement or Jean Phillipe (talk about french).

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Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:58 pm

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 43):
Nah, sounds like "raindeer"

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".

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