Would you use any of these French names on a girl?

Agathe

Amandine

Anais

Anouk

Apolline

Aurelie

Axelle

Capucine

Celine

Claude

Clemence

Coline

Coralie

Elodie

Emmanuelle

Eugenie

Eulalie

Faustine

Flore

Francoise

Gaetane

Heloise

Ines

Leona

Lilou

Louise

Lucile

Maelys

Maeva

Manon

Margot

Marguerite

Marine

Mathilde

Ninon

Oceane

Philippine

Prune

Romane

Sixtine

Solene

Victoire

Zelie

According to Nameberry this is a whole new group of French names, along with some classic French names that have never been widely used among English speakers. Which they say sound fresh and chic right now.

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  • 8 years ago
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    I read that column too! The list is stunning, and I quite like a few of the boys names too. Anyway, I love a lot of these names :) I'd use:

    ◙ Amandine

    ◙ Anais*

    ◙ Anouk

    ◙ Apolline*

    ◙ Aurelie

    ◙ Capucine

    ◙ Coralie

    ◙ Eugenie

    ◙ Eulalie*

    ◙ Heloise*

    ◙ Louise

    ◙ Lucile*

    ◙ Margot*

    ◙ Mathilde*

    ◙ Victoire

    I like Lilou, Maelys and Manon too, but they feel a little bit too cutesy to me. The ones with stars are long time favourites of mine.

  • 8 years ago

    I saw this list. I really love essentially all of them, but the only ones that I could see using would be...

    - Aurelie

    - Celine

    - Coralie

    - Elodie

    - Leona

    - Louise

    - Margot

    I really love Lilou, Maelys, Manon, and Ninon, but I don't think I would actually use those.

  • 8 years ago

    ~ Clemence

    ~ Coline

    ~ Coralie

    ~ Elodie

    ~ Emmanuelle

    ~ Faustine

    ~ Heloise

    ~ Ines

    ~ Leona

    ~ Lilou

    ~ Lucile

    ~ Sixtine

    ~ Victoire

    The ones I would definitely not use are:

    - Prune

    - Claude

    - Gaetane

    The one I liked the most is:

    ~ Lucile. I love this name. My fiance and I plan to use it

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Agathe- As pretty as this name sounds, I just can't help but image an old wrinkly woman in a rocking chair with this name. At least it ages well.

    Amandine- It sounds a bit too...exotic for me. I also never liked the name Amanda, so it really turns me off.

    Anais- Anus. 'Nuff said.

    Anouk- This name sounds too masculine for my taste. Also, it reminds me of when my sister takes my e-reader. "Give me back my nook, you little twit!"

    Apolline- Very pretty. Although I prefer the masculine form Apollo, after the Greek god, it is very pretty.

    Aurelie- This name is very very pretty and beautiful. It is good enough to use.

    Axelle- This name sounds a lot like Axel, which reminds me of fixing a flat tire.

    Capucine- Reminds me of a porcupine.

    Celine- Pretty, but not my style.

    Claude- Sounds very masculine in my personal opinion.

    Clemence- Same as above.

    Coline- It don't know what it is about this name in my opinion

    Coralie- Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

    Elodie- This name is also very beautiful.

    Emmanuelle- Very pretty. My only concern is the length. Manny is a cute nickname for a toddler.

    Eugenie- It just sounds like a bad nickname for Eugene.

    Eulalie- I'm not too sure how to pronounce this...

    Faustine- Eh, I'm not too keen on the pronunciation.

    Flore- ...Floor? "Flore! You split cheerios all over the floor!"

    Francoise- I don't know how to pronounce this. Curse you non-French class high school!

    Gaetane- Eh...

    Heloise- It sounds like someone just took Eloise, and stuck an H in front of it too be more "unique".

    Ines- Eh, no.

    Leona- I am in LOVE with this name. It's so pretty and feminine. Plus, it ages well! I also love Leon. I know a girl named Leona, and people usually call her Lee or Leo :)

    Lilou- Hmm...

    Louise- I never really like this name. Maybe for a middle name, though.

    Lucile- It always sounded really old and snobby to me. Plus, my hamster, Lucy, died last week :(

    Maelys- ...males? Yes, that is totally feminine (sarcasm). Not meant to offend you (not sarcasm).

    Maeva- It's alright. Not my favorite, but I don't hate it. I do like the sound though.

    Manon- Canon.

    Margot- I always loved this name. I would use Maggie as a possible nickname as well, because I always loved Maggie but not Margaret.

    Marguerite- See above.

    Marine- I like it, but it reminds me of a Marina. But that's not so bad.

    Mathilde- I prefer Matilda, with the nickname "Matty" (I love nicknames)

    Ninon- Hmm...not a fan.

    Oceane- Ocean? Sounds very trendy.

    Philippine- Reminds me of the islands. I sponsor a little boy named John from there <3

    Prune- Haha, the fruit that makes you poop?

    Romane- I prefer Roman for a boy.

    Sixtine- I don't really like number names, with the exception of Quintus, which means five.

    Solene- It's okay...

    Victoire- Isn't there a character from Harry Potter named Victoire? It's very pretty.

    Zelie- Pretty, but sounds made up.

    Overall, I LOVE Leona, Coralie, Elodie, and Margot. Hope that helps!

    -Lizzy

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  • Meg
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Yes. I like Celine, Coralie, Elodie (favorite), Emmanuelle, & Leona.

  • I would use; Margot, Mathilde, Victoire, Elodie, Eugenie, and maybe Eulalie.

  • ~ A ~
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    I would think these names would be okay on a child that lives in an English speaking country:

    Aurelie

    Celine

    Coralie

    Elodie

    Leona

    Louise

    Lucile

    Maeva

    Marine

    Oceane

    Victoire

    I think this ones would be pretty bad on a child in and English speaking country:

    Anais (looks like it would be pronounced "anus")

    Anouk (a bit too odd)

    Prune (who wants to be named after a shrivelled and dried out fruit?)

    Sixtine (sounds like sixteen)

    Personally, I like the names:

    Aurelie

    Coralie

    Elodie

    Lucile

    ~ {A} ~

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Here are the ones I'd use...

    -- Celine

    -- Elodie

    -- Helosie

    -- Louise

    -- Lucile (spelled Lucille)

    -- Maeva (Maeve)

    -- Solene

    -- Zelie

    * The ones to cheesy to use, in my opinion, are...

    -- Gaetane (can't pornounce this)

    -- Manon (just don't like it)

    -- Prune (who in the hell would name their child Prune?)

    -- Sixtine (no thanks!!)

  • 8 years ago

    Amandine, Solene, Marguerite and Celine :-)

  • 8 years ago

    Celine, Solene, and Victoire sound cool

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