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Elegant vs. Beautiful vs. French

Hey there! My husband and I are welcoming our little princess soon however we do not have a first name for her. My husband is French, so we would like to use a French first name. We want something that is very elegant and beautiful but not too hard for people in America to pronounce. Do you have any suggestions? We have previously decided on Sylvie for her middle name. We hope everyone has a lovely and safe holidays! -Elinora and Jean-Paul

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Elegant 0% (0 votes)
Beautiful 0% (0 votes)
French 0% (0 votes)

Comments

Colette
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:14:33 | report
Cosette
Oceane
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:15:16 | report
Oriane
Alais
Lauranne
Allouette
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:16:28 | report
Josette
Annetta
Evette
Jeanette
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:16:55 | report
Fleur
Eloise
Anais
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:16:59 | report
Guest- Sorry but due to a personal connection, we cannot use Colette

Guest- Sorry but Cosette and Oceane do not sit right with us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:17:09 | report
Eloise!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:17:29 | report
Bertrande (it means bright raven)
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:18:05 | report
Guest- Sorry but those names do not sit right with us

Guest- Sorry but just as with the others, they do not sit right with us

Guest- Fleur and Eloise are nice, thank you!

It seems as though it is safe to say that we do not want an -ette name as we do not really love the sound of them!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:18:15 | report
Guest- We do like Eloise, thank you!

Guest- Sorry but Bertrande does not sound appealing to us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:18:50 | report
Blanche?
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:18:50 | report
Guest- Sorry but Blanche is unappealing to us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:19:36 | report
Aimee
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:20:55 | report
Guest- Sorry but Aimee does not seem elegant or beautiful to us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:22:06 | report
Cecile
Ariane
Claire
Elodie
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:22:55 | report
Anaelle
Emilie
Lucienne
Maelle
Emmeline
Madeleine
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:22:59 | report
Guest- Elodie is nice, thank you!

Guest- Lucienne and Emeline/Emmeline are nice, thank you!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:24:21 | report
As an overall question, would it be OK to use Eloise or Elodie considering my name also begins with El?
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:25:05 | report
Clementine
Isabelle
Flora
Lilianne
Vivianne
Rosemonde
Roxanne
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:25:51 | report
Belle
posted by guest: Caitlyn :: 2013-12-22 15:26:17 | report
Yes, totally. My sister is called Brigid and she named her daughter Bryony. I think it would be okay.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:27:37 | report
Guest- Rosemonde is nice, thank you!

Guest- Sorry but Belle does not sit right with us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:27:50 | report
Rixande
Ophelie
Martha
Marion
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:28:51 | report
Adelaide
Coralie
Julianne
Rosella
Suzanne

I personally think Eloise and elodie would be too matchy to your name but that’s my preference. If you love them. Use them.

Ps--Adelaide, Julianne and Suzanne are my sisters names and were French and have French names.
posted by guest: Colette :: 2013-12-22 15:29:24 | report
Guest- Ophelie is very nice, however we know it will be constantly misspelled where we live
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:30:03 | report
Bridget?
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:30:10 | report
Colette- We like Adelaide, however we prefer the traditional French pronunciation which we know would always be butchered where we live
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:31:02 | report
I think your name,Elinora, would be fine with Elosie/Elodie
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:31:16 | report
Guest- Sorry but Bridget does not fit what we want
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:31:53 | report
To everyone that answered about Eloise/Elodie; thank you! We are still not 100% sold either way so we will most likely sit on the names for a while!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:32:42 | report
Manon
Claire
Ghyslaine
Lilou
Cornaulie
Florence
Agatha
Alexis
Madeleine
Orianne
Rosalie
Martine
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:34:07 | report
Amandine
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:34:58 | report
Guest- Lilou is nice but Jean-Paul is concerned it may be too cutesy as she gets older
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:35:03 | report
Guest- Sorry but Amandine does not sit right with us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:35:41 | report
Alizee
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:36:01 | report
Bibiane
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:37:22 | report
Guest- Sorry but Alizee seems a bit made up to us which is not our style! We have never heard of the French name Alizee actually! Where did you find the name?
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:37:42 | report
Victoire
Margaux
Delphine
Marilou
Emma
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:38:07 | report
Guest- Sorry but Bibiane seems made up to us which is not our style! Where did you find the name, we have not heard of it before?
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:38:27 | report
Celine
Cherie
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:38:27 | report
Mercy
Meci
Joy
Anais
Isabelle
Belle
Aimee
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:38:54 | report
Guest- We like Delphine, thank you!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:39:10 | report
Berthe
Alice
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:39:22 | report
These names are on Nameberry.com
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:39:25 | report
Guest- Sorry but we are not fans of Celine and Cherie should not be used as a name to us

Guest- Sorry but none of those names sit well with us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:40:04 | report
Coco
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:40:10 | report
Alexandra
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:41:10 | report
Guest- Sorry but Berthe is very unappealing sounding to us and we are not in love with Alice!

Guest- Thank you, we will have to take a look there. We want something that is very feminine sounding that is recognizable and Bibiane and Alizee do not really cut it for us. Sorry again!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:41:28 | report
Eponine
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:41:36 | report
Guest- Sorry but Coco is too juvenile sounding to be a full name to us

Guest- Sorry but we cannot use the name Alexandra
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:42:19 | report
Amélie
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:42:21 | report
Esme
Fifi
Giselle
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:43:03 | report
Guest- Sorry but Eponine does not sit right with us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:43:11 | report
Guest- Amélie is lovely, thank you! We do have a concern with Amélie and Elodie however; since we are using Sylvie as her middle name should we be avoiding names that also end in -ie?

Guest- Sorry but Esme, Fifi, and Giselle are not the names for us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:44:21 | report
What does sit right with you? Blimey!
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:44:39 | report
Caroline/Carolyn
Genevieve
Annabelle
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:44:58 | report
Celeste
Valentina
Sophie
Morgane
Helena
Emmanuelle
posted by guest: Lauren :: 2013-12-22 15:46:17 | report
I love Elodie and Amelie, but agree they are not a good match with Sylvie
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:46:56 | report
Guest- Please do not be rude; we do feel bad that people have taken the time to answer our poll and we have not liked a lot. However, we are not going to settle on a name we do not love. We have found some names we like, Eloise, Elodie*, Lucienne, Emeline/Emmeline, Adelaide*, Lilou*, Ophelie*, and Amélie*. The names with *’s next to them, however, are ones that we have concerns about
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:47:07 | report
Maison
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:49:00 | report
Guest- Genevieve is lovely, thank you! We are concerned though, with the fact that in America it is said differently than the traditional French pronunciation (which we prefer)

Guest- Valentina and Helene are lovely however Valentina is not recognized so much as a French name (and we cannot use it) and we are worried about pronunciation issues with Helene
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:49:10 | report
To answer the question about two names that end in -ie, you shouldn’t use them together. They sound choppy and have no flow.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:49:28 | report
Guest- Sorry but Maison is not a French name, nor is it a girl name where we live
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:50:04 | report
From the names you do like, Lucienne Sylvie sounds the best.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:50:47 | report
To those that answered about Amélie and Elodie with Sylvie; that is what we figured, both names will most likely be taken off our choices!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:51:14 | report
Guest- Thank you! Jean-Paul is slightly worried that it will be said Lucy-enn rather than luy-SYEN. Is that something we should be concerned about? Or will the pronunciation be fine?
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:52:40 | report
Marcheline?
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:53:41 | report
Guest- Sorry but Marcheline is too close to the last name of a good friend of ours!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:54:58 | report
I pronounce it the way you do. I think with lots of names you take the risk of people needing to be corrected. My name is Katherine, plain and simple Katherine and I still have to correct people with the spelling.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:56:02 | report
Capucine
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:57:32 | report
Guest- Thank you! Both Jean-Paul and I tend to worry a lot (probably more than necessary) and we just don’t want our daughter to have to deal with headaches when it comes to her name
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:57:51 | report
Guest- Sorry but Capucine does not sit right with us
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 15:58:36 | report
Adele
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 15:59:33 | report
Guest- Adèle is nice, thank you!
posted by guest: Elinora and Jean-Paul :: 2013-12-22 16:02:15 | report
I agree with the poster above about Lucienne Sylvie. I think it so really feminine and pretty. I pronounce it the way you do also.
posted by guest :: 2013-12-22 16:05:03 | report
Joleen Sylvie!
posted by guest: lilo :: 2013-12-23 04:36:18 | report

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