OOH, LA LA (French Word Names)

 

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Boheme. Ciel. Rouge.

What do these names have in common?  They are all French words that have been used as first  or middle names.    Apparently, Prune (French for Plum) is being used over in France, but that one wouldn’t work over here for obvious reasons.

I’ll admit it.  I love these.  Paris is one of my favorite cities and I have a love for all things French, which is why I named our site Name Soiree Girls Gone Child’s twins recently added to this list with the birth of twin daughters Boheme Shalom & Reverie Lux.  Model Niki Taylor has a daughter named Ciel Taylor.   Child actress (now all grown up) has the unusual appellation of Soleil Moon Frye.    

THE NAMES

ALOUETTE                         lark

BEAU                                     handsome

BELLE                                     beautiful

BIJOU                                    jewel

BLEU                                      blue

BOHEME                              Bohemia

CHERIE                                my dear, darling

CIEL                                        sky

ELLE                                       she/her

ETOILE                                  star

FLEUR                                   flower

J’AIME                                  I love you

JOLIE                                     pretty

MAISON                              house

MARDI                                  Tuesday

MATIN                                 morning

MIEL                                      honey

MIETTE                              small & sweet; crumb

NEIGE                                   snow

POMME                               apple

RENARD                               fox

REVE                                      dream

REVERIE                               daydream

ROUGE                                 red

ROUX                                    reddish-brown

RUBIS                                    ruby

RUE                                        street

SATINE                                 satin

SOIREE                                  party

SOLEIL                                   sun

VICTORIE                             victory

 BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Beau Dawson
  • Belle Scarlett
  • Bleu Madeleine
  • Ciel Charlotte
  • Etoile Rose
  • Fleur Gabrielle
  • Helena Ciel
  • Jolie Soleil
  • Juliet Roux
  • Katherine Pomme
  • Maison Bennett
  • Mardi Anna Lee
  • Matin Michael 
  • Miel Celeste
  • Miette Eloise
  • Natalie Fleur
  • Renard James
  • Reverie Alice
  • Roux Elliot
  • Rue Alexandra
  • Satine Ellie
  • Soleil Kaya
  • Soleil Lou
  • Vrai Lillian

What do you think about French word names?  Would you use one?  What’s your favorite?

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5 responses to “OOH, LA LA (French Word Names)

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  2. I’m definitely seeing a lot of French and French-word names for girls (Satine seems to be taking off).

    I think Alouette is really pretty.

    Lou @ Mer de Noms had a sighting of twins called Benjamin and Annabel – nn Beau and Belle – adorable!

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  4. So glad you listed the translations. Parents need to know what they are signing their kids up for when they give them a foreign name!

    I adore Alouette, Rue, and Etoile. Would be lovely as middle names as well.

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