(Closed) Thinking about baby names already! Are they too pretentious?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How do these names sound?
    Way too foreign and pretentious! : (12 votes)
    11 %
    Unusual but cute. : (73 votes)
    65 %
    Love the girls, hate the boys : (18 votes)
    16 %
    Love the boys, hate the girls : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    853 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like all of them except Earl.

    Post # 6
    46421 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    None of them sound foregin or unusual or anything but normal at all.

    Post # 8
    2316 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

    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
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    i love them! earl is my least favorite though.

    Post # 12
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Charlotte & Thomas are my faves!

    Post # 13
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I am obsessed with the name Theo! I like all the names for the most part! 

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