Help ! French & English names

So here’s a little background, my family is bilingual English/French and Jewish, my husbands is French speaking and Catholic. [name]Even[/name] though we’re currently living in the Middle [name]East[/name] we’ll probably make our permanent home in French speaking Switzerland. Soooo, we would like a name that’s great in French, pronouncable in English, and perhaps a little Jewish, but not necessarily. Right now for a boy I really love :

No” (like [name]Noah[/name])
[name]Asher[/name] (but husband’s never heard of it and not wild)
Yoan (is this too close to [name]Yann[/name], husband’s name?)
F”lix (and no, not having a cat :slight_smile:

For a girl I love :

Ya”l (but wondering if pronouncable in English?)
[name]Alix[/name] (not wild about this one, but my husband loves it)

What do you think? Anyone have ideas for middle names that would work well? My husband doesn’t want to give middle names, but I think they’re nice. Hmmmm so much to think about. . .

I think it is a great idea to have middle names, it just seems more complete to me.

[name]Asher[/name] and [name]Ashton[/name] both great names are becoming more popular now than ever before. I would love to use either of these names.

I like [name]Felix[/name] a lot

What about [name]Andre[/name]? I think it is a smart name, a real classic and always popular, it is one of my favourites.

[name]Eleanor[/name] is a lovely name

[name]Dahlia[/name] is pretty but it has a different pronounciation here in Australia to USA. I prefer [name]Magnolia[/name].

I love [name]Alice[/name] and it fits with your lovely feminine choices of [name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Eleanor[/name].

I think [name]Alix[/name] is a change of style.

I haven’t heard of [name]Noe[/name] and Yoan. They remind me of [name]Noah[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name]/[name]Rohan[/name].

[name]Both[/name] popular choices but [name]Rowan[/name] is now one popular with girls.

I love French names

[name]Brigitte[/name], [name]Bridget[/name] more popular

More pretty names

[name]Angelina[/name] too [name]Jolie[/name] though

From your choices

[name]Eleanore[/name] [name]Dahlia[/name] would be lovely

[name]Alice[/name] [name]Yael[/name]

For the boys


Some of the most fashionable baby names in [name]France[/name] now work in both languages, with names like [name]Tom[/name] and [name]Eve[/name] very chic. Have a look at our blog on French names here: [name]May[/name] I suggest [name]Adele[/name], [name]Clara[/name], [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Lea[/name] (very popular), [name]Louise[/name] or [name]Violette[/name]. For boys, [name]Auguste[/name] or [name]Emmanuel[/name] would work. I second the nomination of [name]Alice[/name] over [name]Alix[/name] and do like [name]Felix[/name] too.

[name]Eleonore[/name] is lovely but in all its forms wildly popular throughout Europe. I love [name]Dahlia[/name]. [name]Yann[/name] I think is too close to your husband’s name and [name]Noe[/name] confusing with the Israeli popular female [name]Noa[/name] or [name]Noe[/name]. [name]Asher[/name] very popular in the U.S. – a great name.

I don’t have much time, but I just thought I would give my input on [name]Alix[/name] (I am presuming you are talking about the French name, rather than an alternative spelling of [name]Alex[/name]) - I adore the name, and have for a long time, but I think most English-speakers would pronounce it as [name]Alex[/name], rather than al-eex, so whether you use it should probably depend on how much the pronunciation for English people matters to you.

[name]Dahlia[/name] is my favorite of your girls and [name]Felix[/name] for a boy.

You will know better than I how these will work in French. Here are some more ideas for you, all Hebrew in origin:

[name]Abra[/name] (f.)
[name]Abraham[/name] (m.)
[name]Adelina[/name]/Adelene (f.)
[name]Adiv[/name] (m.)
[name]Alea[/name] (f.)
[name]Alitza[/name] (f.)
[name]Amal[/name] (m.)
[name]Amaris[/name] (f.)
[name]Amit[/name] (m.)
[name]Anais[/name] (f.)
[name]Annelise[/name] (f.)
[name]Armon[/name] (m.)
[name]Avram[/name] (m.)
[name]Axel[/name] (m.)
Azalya (f.)
[name]Barnaby[/name] (m.)
[name]Benjamin[/name] (m.)
[name]Caleb[/name] (m.)
[name]Danilo[/name] (m.)
Daphna (f.)
Divon (m.)
[name]Elias[/name] (m.)
[name]Eliseo[/name] (m.)
Elixabet (f.)
[name]Emanuel[/name] (m.)
Etania (f.)
[name]Evaline[/name] (f.)
[name]Ezra[/name] (m.)
[name]Galilea[/name] (f.)
[name]Gianna[/name] (f.)
[name]Gideon[/name] (m.)
[name]Hamish[/name] (m.)
[name]Isaac[/name] (m.)
[name]Isabeau[/name] (f.)
[name]Isaline[/name] (f.)
[name]Ivanna[/name] (f.)
[name]Izaiah[/name] (m.)
[name]Jacqueline[/name] (f.)
[name]Jago[/name] (m.)
[name]Jared[/name] (m.)
[name]Jeannine[/name] (f.)
[name]Jeremiah[/name] (m.)
[name]Joachim[/name] (m.)
[name]Johanna[/name] (f.)
[name]Jonah[/name]/[name]Jonas[/name] (m.)
[name]Kelila[/name] (f.)
[name]Laszlo[/name] (m.)
[name]Lisette[/name] (f.)
[name]Maija[/name] (f.)
[name]Malina[/name] (f.)
[name]Marielle[/name]/[name]Mariela[/name] (f.)
Marlise (f.)
[name]Mateo[/name] (m.)
[name]Matias[/name] (m.)
[name]Noemie[/name] (f.)
[name]Rachelle[/name] (f.)
[name]Samson[/name] (m.)
[name]Shae[/name]/[name]Shay[/name] (m.)
[name]Simon[/name] (m.)
[name]Simone[/name] (f.)
Yaira (f.)
Zafra (f.)
[name]Zeke[/name] (m.)
[name]Zuri[/name] (m.)

There are so many names to choose from with such a diverse background!

I’ll put a few out there…

For a girl

For a boy…
[name]Asher[/name]- love this name, so glad you mentioned it!
[name]Julien[/name] (not sure of the proper Fr. spelling)

Yoan is too close to [name]Yann[/name] if you do not intend to be naming the baby after your dh. I like [name]Noe[/name], but for a girl.