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Help vs. Me vs. Please!

Hey! My boyfriend’s family speaks French (and very little English) and my family only speaks English; which has made it a little difficult to find a name that both our families can pronounce. We have found a few girl names but haven’t found anything for a boy! What would you suggest? Thanks! ~Shannon

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Poll created: Jul 19, 2013
Total Votes: 1


Here is a link to the most popular names in France in 2010. The vast majority of the names are easily pronounced in English.
posted by guest :: Jul 19, 2013 04:26 PM | report
Thank you! My main worry is the fact that names are spelled the same in both languages but are pronounced differently and I don’t want to confuse our child. Like the name Alice, for instance, in English is Al-iss but in French is a-LEES. Or I love the name Leo, but in French it is pronounced Lay-o
posted by Shannon :: Jul 19, 2013 04:29 PM | report

These names can be pronounced easily by both French and English speakers, though they sound different. `
My son-in-law, Joel, is French. His name in French sounds like the English girl’s name Joelle, and English speakers say it as one syllable rhyming with HOLE. His solution is to go by a nickname: JoJo.
posted by guest :: Jul 19, 2013 04:35 PM | report
posted by guest :: Jul 19, 2013 04:37 PM | report
Thank you! I do like Sebastian but we have two problems with it. One is that it doesn’t flow with the baby’s last name (which ends in N) and the other is that I am really worried about having a name pronounced two different ways as I think it would really confuse the baby!
posted by Shannon :: Jul 19, 2013 04:38 PM | report
Thank you! I like Henri and Sebastian/Sebastian; but Henri I feel like will always be mispronounced like Henry and Sebastian doesn’t work with the baby’s last name and I still have the whole issue about it being pronounced two different ways!
posted by Shannon :: Jul 19, 2013 04:39 PM | report
posted by guest :: Jul 19, 2013 04:47 PM | report
Thank you! Unfortunately, I don’t like any of those names!
posted by Shannon :: Jul 19, 2013 04:49 PM | report
posted by guest :: Jul 19, 2013 04:50 PM | report

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