Unisex and Bilingual...

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by CanadianJami, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. CanadianJami

    CanadianJami Member

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    Hello,
    I am really stumped and need some help. My partner is french, I'm english, and we are expecting a baby girl in a few months. We really would like to use a gender neutral name, but we need something that can be pronounced the same (or similar) in French and English. Our last name is one syllable so preferably the first name would be at least two syllables, and it can't start with either J or R. I've been racking my brain and we have a couple of options but trying to get as many ideas as possible. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. JenKat

    JenKat Well-Known Member

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    Would Charlie sound similar in French and English? (You could name her Charlotte if you want and call her Charlie).
     
  3. Kitana

    Kitana Moderator

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    I used to go to a French school where my friend's name was Renée, and her sisters were Paule and Frederique. They wanted the names to sound masculine but in the female form. I though it was quite clever.x
     
  4. CanadianJami

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    Charley is actually one of the names on our list! :)
     
  5. CanadianJami

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    I like the name Renée (and René was actually my grandfather's name) but it's also the name of a friend of mine and it'd be a little weird for us lol. Paule and Frederique are interesting but they're clearly feminine due to the spelling and we're hoping to have a really gender neutral name. But they're great ideas, thanks for your help!

    Any other ideas?
     
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    miamia Well-Known Member

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    Charlie is one of my favorite names
     

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