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French Names from the 1820-50s

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#1 Asmodeus


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Posted 31 October 2022 - 08:17 AM

I'm writing a story set in the late 1840s France and I need a few character's names. Can someone help?

Middle Class Father: Catholic, serious, idealistic, likes to write *a lot*, hardworking, emotional, reads too much for his own good


Middle Class Mother: Also Catholic, artistic, elegant, very booksmart and good at science and maths, logical


Middle Class Daughter: She just dies when she's 5, before the story takes place, so there's not much personality to go off of there. I do have some ideas for names for her though, just not sure if they fit the era/are realistic for their social class (They are: Reinette, Cosette, Colette, literally anything that ends in -ette because I find those names beautiful)



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Posted 26 June 2023 - 11:00 PM

I know a set of brothers named Raphael and Olivier. Perhaps that could help you.

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 03:07 PM

I have some possibilities based on names popular in France in the early 20th century that sound like they would also fit well in a story set in the 19th century


Jules, Pierre, and Denis for masculine names

Yvette, Hélène, Apolline, Marie, and Aurélie for feminine names

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