Post # 1
We have pretty much chosen a name. I just feel funny that it was the first and only boy name i came up with. Our criteria is that the name can be said nicely in both English and French. any other ideas I can rule out?
i feel like once i have some other good name candidates, i will know 100% that i picked the right one.
oh and i don’t want to share the name we picked just yet. In fact, i am curious to see if it comes up as a suggestion.
Post # 3
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
Henry/Henri! My son is Henri; we use the English pronunciation, but the French spelling.
Ummmm, also Pierre, Alexandre, Charles, or Louis.
Post # 5
Thomas, Luckas, Gabriel, Anderson, John-Paul, Peter….
Post # 6
@dynamic_duo: Does it have to be spelled the same in both languages?
Here’s some I found:
- Antoine / Anthony
- Franck / Frank
- Henri / Henry
- Olivier / Oliver
Post # 7
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 # 8
@Mrs.KMM: well, we would take only one spelling that sounded good in both languages, if that makes sense. I will say we are leaning towards Alexander for a middle name. But we will spell it Alexandre since in English it sounds the same, but in French it would be weird to spell it Alexander
thanks for all the suggestions everyone! it helps 🙂
Post # 9
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
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
Henry, Joshua, Benjamin, Zachary, Samuel
Post # 12
@Soon2BD-CBee: we actually like Samuel too, but i thought it was too close to my niece’s name, Samantha.
@kittyface: i think in the end, we will go with our first (and only) choice. We have started referring to him by name lately so it feels like it already is his name! I won’t say what we chose yet – but i was happy to see it was suggested in this thread 🙂
Post # 13
I always thought Leo was a nice bilingual one
Post # 15
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Post # 16
I adore Nicholas, Thomas, Gabriel, Marc, Henri, Remy (that one is adorable for a child, and good for a man as well).