(Closed) french/english bilingual name ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

hmmm the only ones i can think of right now are Luc, Pierre, Nicolas, Henry

Personally I think any name said in a French accent sounds very, very nice lol

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Henry/Henri!  My son is Henri; we use the English pronunciation, but the French spelling.

Ummmm, also Pierre,  Alexandre, Charles, or Louis.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Thomas, Luckas, Gabriel, Anderson, John-Paul, Peter….

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@dynamic_duo:  Does it have to be spelled the same in both languages?

Here’s some I found:

  • Antoine / Anthony
  • Benjamin   
  • Bernard
  • Franck / Frank
  • Henri / Henry
  • Paul
  • Marc
  • Victor
  • Olivier / Oliver

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Vincent 

Maxence

Xavier 

We were slightly considering Remy, it’s not really an English name but I don’t think there would be much of a pronounciation problem.  We had a girl though.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

How about Matias?  Charles.  Napoleon!  Louis.  Joseph.  Paul.  I like Alexandre.

 

Basically any French name you like is what you should go with…in America people are used to “strange” names.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

That’s our criteria for names, too, that it can be pronounced in both French and English so both sides of our family can say it in their first language; we’ll likely use the French spelling on the birth certificate though. 

The boy names we like are Olivier, Theodor (actually my SO really likes Theophile but it obviously doesn’t carry over as well to English) and Henri. Other ones that sound fine in both languages are Alexandre, Nicolas, Jacques, Xavier (but I find a lot of anglophones have trouble pronouncing this one), Raphael (but again, English pronunction is a bit off usually), Leo, Thomas, Gabriel, Michel, Robert.  Now I’m quite curious about what name you chose :p

Don’t feel bad about it being the first and only name you came up with – my daughter is named the only girl’s name I liked at the time, and hers works in both languages as well.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Henry, Joshua, Benjamin, Zachary, Samuel

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I always thought Leo was a nice bilingual one

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Oops double post

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Gaston! Le Petit Fromage! Il fait froid; fermez la fenetre! 

Just kidding. 

Christophe 

Jean-Pierre 

Francois 

Maurice 

Claude 

Martin

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I adore Nicholas, Thomas, Gabriel, Marc, Henri, Remy (that one is adorable for a child, and good for a man as well).

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