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Cajun/Creole vs. Baby Names

My husband grew up in Louisiana (down on the bayou) and we want a name for our baby that reflects this. I grew up in New England (his entire family still calls me a Yankee!) so I don’t really have much experience in Cajun/Creole names. Your help would be extremely appreciated!!

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Cajun/creole Thibodeaux 95% (204 votes)
Baby Names Thibodeaux 5% (10 votes)

Comments

What about Louis? Pro: Lou-ee. It’s French...and it’s always reminded me of New Orleans and Creole.
posted by guest :: 2008-06-24 19:47:16 | report
oops... continued:

Comeaux (Coh-moh)
Guilliot (gill-yot)
Landry
Duplessis
Foret (four-ay)
Gaudet (go-day)
Guidry (gid-dree)
Molaison (mall-ay-sohn)
Thibodeaux (tib-ah-doh)
Rivet
Robichaux (robe-ah-show)

hope that helps!
posted by guest :: 2008-06-24 19:47:42 | report
Chelsea
Kelsey
Shelby
Colby
Savannah
Georgia
Georgiana


Jordan
George
Oliver
Oscar
Isaac
Hudson
Beau
posted by guest :: 2008-06-24 19:48:42 | report
i just realized your last name is Thibodeaux... i guess those surnames wouldnt go too well with that..hehe.
posted by guest :: 2008-06-24 19:52:29 | report
Look it up.
posted by guest :: 2008-06-24 19:52:30 | report
another suggestion though... my husband and I are thinking of naming our daughter Marigny (pronounced Mehr-iny). It’s french and it’s the name of a very popular neighborhood in New Orleans.
posted by guest :: 2008-06-24 19:54:10 | report
Mary
Pauline
Myriam
Portia
Bridgette
Jacqueline
Margot
Audrey
Jeanine
Charlotte
Patricia
Marsha
posted by guest: Prettygirl :: 2009-02-13 05:21:31 | report
Gabriella
Genevieve
Nicole
posted by guest: Prettygirl :: 2009-02-13 05:22:34 | report
I grew up in New Orleans and knew people named Henri(boy), Jacques(boy), and Mignon(girl). All three names were pronounced as they are in French. I always thought these were some charming Cajun-French first names.
posted by guest: NewOrleansgirl :: 2009-02-17 20:24:31 | report
We named our little girl Landri as my husband is from south Louisiana. It is perfect and we love it.
posted by guest :: 2010-01-28 13:29:36 | report
I know some Cajun first names but no one names their children these much anymore. Try looking in cemeteries and old census data. You will find names such as
Alcede, Alphonse, Adley, zeophile, Ellis, cleophilde, ozemine, Clement, alida,
posted by guest: Sarah :: 2012-04-13 12:18:46 | report
I live in South Louisiana. Here are some I know: Ada, Adaline, Amelie (pronounced like Emily, but with an A), Anita, Anite, Rue, Jolie (soft J), Jean, Henri, Dauphine, Claude, Jacques, Remy, Alphonse, Guillaume, Pierre
posted by guest: Thea :: 2012-10-07 06:24:11 | report
I’m from south louisiana and i wanted the name for my daughter to be a creole/cajun name and we decided on Evangeline Rose.
posted by guest: willie :: 2013-01-27 18:08:37 | report
Jossette, chauntelle, shauntel
posted by guest :: 2013-03-15 16:36:22 | report
Collette, Nanette
posted by guest :: 2013-03-15 16:38:13 | report
anrea launren aliesha rory
posted by guest: really from new orleans :: 2013-03-25 09:13:51 | report
I named my son Cajun, solved all problems. In Australia it\’s considered unusual as most people here only associate Cajun with the spice. He is 11 and loves his name, I like unusual names since my other children are called Choya, Ashur and Gaul.
posted by guest: Tripod3 :: 2013-05-20 07:46:14 | report
I grew up in Gentilly \"Creole City\" and I have family in Lafayette and surrounding areas. Some beautiful Creole names I\’ve come across are Adelaide, Alphonse, Alduse, Adeline, Colette, Lisette, and EnjolĂ­
posted by guest: Guest :: 2013-07-15 09:38:19 | report
For boy names I’ve always liked:
Beau, Horace, Jacque, and of course if you wanted to name him after his father then you could always call him T and then the name. For example if the father’s name is Beau then the son would be T-Beau.

For girl’s names I’ve always liked:
Elizabeth, Jessa, Marie, and Mary

or you can go traditional with Clotile(f)
posted by guest: David :: 2014-02-06 18:04:43 | report
Eula-popular in Louisiana both my grandmother and great grandmother’s name, other names from the family were Nannie (Nanette), Belle (Isabelle), Estella, Florence, Henry, Jesse
posted by guest: Bobby :: 2014-04-18 18:16:56 | report
My Creole/Cajun grandmother’s name was Clementine, my grandfather’s was Castile.
posted by guest: Luke’s Grannie :: 2014-05-07 21:28:37 | report
Angelle is my daughter’s name and its actually a Cajun surname.
posted by guest: Crystina Edmonson :: 2014-07-28 16:18:34 | report

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