Post # 1
So I’m just barely engaged and already I’m thinking about names for our future children… I know it’s silly but I can’t help it. FI and I toss names around to each other quite frequently and while we often have a hard time agreeing on one, there are a couple that we love. Anyway I’ve come to the hive to ask you guys how these names sound to somebody else’s ears and see what you guys think!
My last name is St. Clair and FI’s is Jacques, so whatever name we choose (probably his, maaaaybe a hyphenated Jacques-St. Clair) it will be French, so we’re leaning towards French or French sounding names. Only problem: sometimes foreign-sounding names can seem kind of pretentious or stuffy, and I don’t want to wish that on my kids! As a kid I got teased for having a kind of princessy-sounding name (Isabelle) so I hope it doesn’t happen to my future children!
Here are the ones we have been able to agree on so far:
Girls: Anne-Claire, Emmanuelle, Charlotte
Boys: Earl, Thomas, Theo
Post # 3
I like Charlotte, Thomas and Theo. I like Claire or Anne as separate names (but not together). Not a fan of Earl or Emmanuelle.
Post # 4
I love Charlotte! Anne Claire is pretty too but I would make one the first and the other the middle name, I hated having a hyphenated name and removed the hyphen when I got married.
For your boy I like Thomas the best.
I don’t think any are too pretentious.
Post # 5
I like all of them except Earl.
Post # 6
I don’t think any of them are pretentious but I do think Anne-Claire Jacques- St Clair would be a bit much.
Post # 7
None of them sound foregin or unusual or anything but normal at all.
Post # 8
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Charlotte, Thomas and Theo are all great and don’t seem pretentious at all.
Anne-Claire is lovely but obviously not if you are going with St.Claire in the last name!
Emmanuelle is a little princess-y, but I don’t think kids would be teased for that now. Many of the popular girl names are very girly, like Isabella and Sophia. It’s a beautiful name.
Not a fan of Earl at all.
Post # 9
Can I just say that I am totally jealous of your last names, hyphenated and separated! And I love all of the names you picked out…they’d all sound adorable with both last names, too. I’m not a fan of Earl, only because it reminds me of the Dixie Chicks song, “Goodbye Earl.” Would you name a daughter Anne-Clair Jacques St. Claire? That’s a mouthful, and a lot of Clair/es. But I absolutely adore the rest of them.
Post # 10
anne-claire is a little much. don’t get the hyphenated names.
emmanuelle is just a very heavy name for a little girl
i like charlotte!
thomas and theo are good.
i can’t handle earl. just makes me think of a grouchy 70 year old man. sorry.
Post # 11
i love them! earl is my least favorite though.
Post # 12
Charlotte & Thomas are my faves!
Post # 13
I don’t think they soudn pretentious. I love Theo, Thomas, and Charlotte. I like Clair by itself.
We won’t be having kids for a few years, but we’re pretty much picking names along the same lines. Fiance is French in heritage and I have some weird fascination with France. The names we like are different than yours though. We like Claire and Collette for girls. Tristan is the only boy name we can agree on. I’m not too fond of Tristan because it means “sad” but it sounds nice.
ETA: Just curious would you be wanting to use tha French pronunciations? Or would you be pronouncing them as if they were English names? I think they sound great either way (at least the ones you love!).
Post # 14
I like Charlotte, Thomas and Theo and I like Claire or Anne as separate names (but not together). Claire would also be a bit much if the last name includes St. Clair.
Post # 15
I vote Theo for boy Charlotte for girl. Anne-Claire St. Clair might be too much. Although, I like the name Anne-Claire….
Post # 16
I am obsessed with the name Theo! I like all the names for the most part!