Josephine Anne-Sophie: would love your honest opinions

See the results of this poll: Josephine Anne-Sophie combos

Respondents: 41 (This poll is closed)

  • Like : 7 (13%)
  • Dislike : 11 (21%)
  • Josephine Anne-Sophie & Ulysses Aristide : 4 (8%)
  • Josephine Anne-Sophie & Ambrose Aristide : 10 (19%)
  • Josephine Anne-Sophie & I suggest _________ : 1 (2%)
  • Josephine Ivy & I suggest ___________: 19 (37%)

I don’t think [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Sophie[/name] works very well-- it’s really awkward to say. I much prefer [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]. [name]Ambrose[/name] Aristide is my favorite from your boy combinations, but I like [name]Ambrose[/name] [name]Ulysses[/name] better.

[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Ambrose[/name] [name]Ulysses[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Lucien[/name] [name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] and Emeric [name]Yves[/name]

I also think that [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Sophie[/name] sounds a bit clunky or awkward and looks reeeeeally long. I think [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] is beautiful, though!

I also think [name]Ambrose[/name] Aristide is better than [name]Ulysses[/name] Aristide (lot of “s” and “ih/ee” sounds). [name]Josephine[/name] goes nicely with [name]Ambrose[/name], too :slight_smile:

I also prefer [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name], but if you like the other names more, I would go with [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]-[name]Anne[/name], this seems to flow muchly nicer :slight_smile:

[name]Both[/name] options are nice combos however if I were to compare them to a summers day/well breeze (clearly I was just reading too much [name]Shakespeare[/name])…
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Sophie[/name] is a little wordy. It feels like a warm summer breeze that lulls you into complacency.
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] on the other hand feels more like that refreshing cool breeze on a hot summer day.

I really like @davisellu’s suggestion of [name]Ambrose[/name] [name]Ulysses[/name].
I also like [name]Sebastian[/name] or [name]Theodore[/name] with [name]Josephine[/name]. [name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Ambrose[/name] or [name]Theodore[/name] Aristide.

I like [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Sophie[/name], but I like [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] more. [name]Josephine[/name] and [name]Ambrose[/name] were meant to be sister and brother if you ask me.

@lexiem I like your comparison and it makes a lot of sense, I also like @davisellu’s suggestion but I’m not sure I can change the boy combos because Im just so in love with them.

That’s really sweet of you and I think you may be right!

[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] & [name]Ambrose[/name] Aristide for me.

Second this! [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]-[name]Anne[/name] has a better flow. [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anna[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] would be nice too.

I think [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] sounds beautiful together. This combination is my favorite of yours. There is something off about the flow of [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Sophie[/name]. It think it’s the double long “E” sound at the end of both names. I third the suggestion of switching the middle names if you prefer this combination. [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]-[name]Anne[/name] sounds lovely.

I understand something sounds off especially in English, I’m not sure what to think but I do love [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] as well

joSEPHIne [name]SOPHIE[/name] repeat

  • INE and -[name]ANNE[/name] repeat

It sounds like an especially lovely stutter.

‘[name]Josephine[/name]’ is a nameberry darling, but out in the world it’s still seen as a very big name for a young girl. I would give her a trim little middle name to balance the long, stately, formal first name. You hit a sweet spot with [name]Ivy[/name].

I like all the Greek derivatives that have found their way into French naming culture, too. But [name]Ulysses[/name] Aristide is far too Greek (unless you happen to be Greek). [name]Ambrose[/name], Aristide and [name]Ulysses[/name] are all dashing, strong style statements-- but put together they can be overwhelming, especially on a young boy or an adolescent. [name]Just[/name] like with [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name], I would combine one of those three with something slightly more understated; [name]Hugo[/name] from your name list would work wonderfully. It’s certainly not common, nor does it read as a placeholder, but it doesn’t draw any of the spotlight away from [name]Ambrose[/name], Aristide or [name]Ulysses[/name]. “[name]Hugo[/name] Aristide” has an especially nice meter; [name]Lucien[/name] [name]Ulysses[/name] works well; [name]Ambrose[/name] [name]Augustine[/name] sounds wonderful but might read a bit “theological” to some.

I’m realizing that because we often speak French in our house and I don’t share many of my names with people irl I don’t realize that some of these combos sound really off in an English accents, especially with Josephine Anne-Sophie which is a mouthful anyways. I do like the repetitive “oph” but I know most people don’t. We also like Sophie Josephine but again it’s repetitive. Thanks everyone who suggested Sophie Anne, it’s a good one and I’m going to play around with it but is it too True Blood? Would very many people know Sophie Anne is a Vampire Queen from that series?

@blade you’re probably right about Ulysses Aristide, we aren’t Greek so it probably a little ridiculous for us to consider and I should move it to a GP list but I love it so much so I’m torn! My husband likes Maxence Aristide which is waaaay too much imo especially since they basically mean the same thing but we both like very strong names for boys.

Unfortunately for us Augustine is a girls only name but your suggestion made me think I should consider Augustin or just Auguste which is what I used to pair with it. Lucien is my nephews name so that’s out but Hugo is a great idea! :slight_smile:

Thanks everyone for the advice on Josephine Anne-Sophie and suggestions for other names, I’ve gone back and forth on this name more than once (though I forgot for some reason) and think I might need to keep Anne-Sophie with Eleanor and consider Josephine Ivy over my other Josephine combos.

I dont like it. [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Anne[/name]-[name]Sophie[/name] = the [name]Josephine[/name] and [name]Sophie[/name] do not seem to flow well. [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] is much better.

I speak French too (used to even work as a translator in Haiti and [name]West[/name] [name]Africa[/name]), and lived in [name]France[/name]. I named my son ‘[name]Antoine[/name].’ I know how lovely things can sound in French, and how awful they can sound when speakers of another language give them a go.

[name]Do[/name] you live in a francophone country? Otherwise, as you doubtless know…

Berangere will become either a sauce or bear-[name]ANN[/name]-jeer (and in [name]France[/name], people will think of shepherds)
[name]Berenice[/name] will become [name]Bear[/name]-niece
[name]Honorine[/name] will like stay relatively intact
[name]Mazarine[/name] will become margarine, no questions asked. In [name]France[/name] it’s an unusual shade of blue-- is it seen as a name over there, or would it strike them like “[name]Turquoise[/name]” or “[name]Cerulean[/name]” would sound here (i.e. like crayons)

[name]Augustin[/name] will become [name]Augustine[/name]
Emeric will survive, though people might think of enemas. As a surgeon, I unfortunately would, all Gothic/Celtic associations aside
[name]Hugo[/name] is truly bilingual
[name]Lambert[/name] will be pronounced lamb- bert, not “bear”
[name]Lucien[/name] will read feminine
[name]Maxence[/name] will be “max- inse”
And [name]Yves[/name] will be Why-ves. Like Ypres became “wipers”

@blade you’re probably 100% right about those names which is why even if my husband like Athénaïs which until recently was my favorite mn choice to use in real life, I don’t think it would go over well. I do have a nephew [name]Lucien[/name] who lives here and everyone loves his name so I think that name is an exception.

We live in the States most of the year and [name]France[/name] the rest of the time so we’re not around many French speakers here (especially in [name]Texas[/name]). I’m trying to come up with names that work both places but honestly most of our French friends and family don’t care for my name choices because they’re all outdated so I’m sort of rethinking my whole list and looking for new stuff.