The Trendy French Names and Their American Equivalents

*These are based on popularity during the time period they were taken from.

“Grandma” Names

FRANCE–USA

Madeleine–Florence

Berthe–Bessie

Louise—Ruth

Henriette—Grace

Augustine–Dorothy

Blanche—Myrtle

Juliette—Gertrude

Antoinette–Louise

Léontine–Nellie

Cecile–Esther

Eva–Betty

Marie—Mary

“The Middle Aged Woman” Names

Sylvie–Susan

Christine–Karen

Brigitte–Donna

Martine–Lisa

Veronique–Cynthia

Isabelle–Deborah

Annie–Sharon

Claudine–Carol

Annik–Tammy

Bernadette–Margaret

Josiane–Catherine

Maryline–Diana

Sabine–Shirley

Lydie–Vicki

Ghislaine–Carolyn

“’80s Names”

Emilie–Amanda

Céline–Jennifer

Virginie–Melissa

Laetitia–Heather

Sandrine–Michelle

Delphine–Kimberly

Nathalie–Christina

Caroline–Stephanie

Julie–Tiffany

Anne–Jamie

Magali–Shannon

Aurore–Danielle

Florence–Kristin

Sabrina–Amy

“’90s Names”

Élodie–Jessica

Laura–Ashley (hehe, furniture brand)

Marion/Adeline–Sarah/Sara

Mélanie–Lauren

Audrey–Emily

Amandine–Amber

Morgane–Hannah

Coralie–Kelsey

Charlene–Erin

Estelle–Allison

Marina–Caitlin

Elise–Katie

Emeline–Brianna

Lucile–Lindsay

“The Next Generation” (France doesn’t give out data every year so this is iffy)

Manon–Olivia

Clara–Sophia

Jade–Mia

Lola–Addison

Lilou–Natalie

Lena–Lily

Célia–Hannah

Pauline–Hailey

Mathilde–Kaylee

Jeanne–Anna

Louise–Nevaeh

Charlotte–Gabriella

Maéva–Riley

Ilona–Savannah

Louna–Claire

Margaux–Amelia

Flavie–Jocelyn

Capucine–Molly

Enora–Isabelle

Boys’ll be next!

Twinions!

So a girl I used to be sorta friends with when I was little (we sort of grew apart when i started gymnastics) just became a big sister! Although from the little I talked to Caroline about it I knew she wasn’t *thrilled* with the idea, but I can’t blame her, she has an older brother named Cyprien who is in his mid twenties and has a child of his own, and her mother is in her fifties…but that’s a whole debate i don’t want to get into!

Anyway, she had twin girls! And keeping with the C theme they are named…

Cléa Madeleine Aglaé & Coco Léontine Eugénie

Well, Cléa and Coco are both nice. A little matchy, a little trendy, but nice. I’d prefer Coco as a nickname personally to make it less trendy and more appropriate. My grandmother was given the name Nicole, raised as a little girl being called Coco, and then became Cosette. I wish Caroline’s mother would have considered something similar. Middle names are your standard old fashioned French middles, although I wouldn’t be surprised if all four of those begin to rise soon…they are “old lady chic” as some call it.

Well, that’s all i got for now! Enjoy your week!

if you haven’t noticed….

I won’t be blogging as much lately as my ankle injury has recovered and i’m back to full time training.

I’ll still be around though, just not as much!

❤ Angélique

Boy names from the World Cup!

the very attractive Dejan Stankovic from Serbia

So as everybody must know, the FIFA World Cup has started! So exciting. I love to watch football! Here are some of my favourite names from some of the top teams playing:

France;

-Hugo

-Cédric (one of my fav. cousin’s names!)

-Sébastien

-Mathieu

-Florent

Spain;

-Javi

-Sergio

Italy;

-Fabio

-Gianluca

-Gennaro

-Vincenzo

South Africa;

-Anele

-Surprise

Mexico;

-Efrain

-Francisco

-Israel

-Javier

-Giovanni

England;

-Ashley

-Peter

-Emile

USA;

-Landon

-Herculez

-Benny

Brazil;

-Thiago

-Lucio

-Kaka (I LOVE HIM)

Denmark;

-Jesper

-Stephan

-Soren

Australia;

-Mile

-Nikita

Also, honorable mention to my biggest football crush ever, Dajan Stankovic from Serbia 🙂

Today’s France vs. Urugauay game was SO nerve wracking, it ended up as a draw. Tomorrow is Serbia vs Ghana and I hope Serbia wins! But of course i want TEAM FRANCE to win! Or even Team Israel although I would not count on them (can’t turn my back on the Holy Land!) I also think Kaka is really cool so I don’ t mind Brazil although they are #1 and I like underdogs winning 🙂

Favorite Names From My Favourite Movies

My ten favourite movies and the fabulous characters that go along with them 🙂

10. Chocolat– Juliette Binoche is one of my favourites along with Johnny Depp and this movie is so romantic. Characters- Vianne, Anouk and Roux

9.  La Petite Sirène–  I like the English version “the Little Mermaid” as well, but I like the dialogue better in the French one and it’s the one I grew up with so I have the connection 🙂 Arielle’s voice is so beautiful and a lot nicer in the French version too.

Characters- Arielle, Sébastien, Eric, Ursula

8. The Secret of NIMH– ha, classic. This is like the darkest animated movie ever and I love it.

Characters- Nicodemus, Teresa, Cynthia, Timmy, Martin, Jeremy, Justin, Jenner

7. The English Patient- it’s just a really deep, amazing film.

Characters- Hana, Katharine, László, David

6. Le Fantôme de l’Opéra-I’m such a sucker for it! I know all of the songs and in my bedroom I have a Fantôme box where I put all my stuff from this musical in 🙂

Characters- Erik, Christine, Raoul, Meg, Carlotta

5. Atonement- i loved the novel and I loved the movie too! It just makes me really sad.

Characters- Cecilia, Robbie, Briony (Even though she made a huge mistake in the beginning she is one of my favourite characters ever), Lola, Pierrot, Jackson, Hermione, Leon, Emily, Paul

4. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain- Audrey Tatou is so fab! And this movie is so clever and lovely.

Characters- Amélie, Nino, Amandine, Raphaël, Lucien

3. Un long dimanche de fiançailles- Another fabulous Audrey Tatou movie. Gaspard Ulliel isn’t too bad either…this movie is just sweet and romantic but still makes me laugh and cry.

Characters- Mathilde, Manech, Élodie, Véronique,  Benoît, Angel, Daniel

2. Spirited Away-This could easily be number one. I love this movie SO much. It inspired me to get into animation and to be obsessed with Japan. This movie really did impact my life. I like the Japanese version the best, except I have to read the dialogue but that doesn’t even matter. It’s great. It opens my imagination wild and i’m so artistically inspired after watching it. BRAVO MIYAZAKI!

Characters- Chihiro (if my aspirations of marrying a Japanese man come true, this will be my first daughter. Even if I don’t I might name her this, tehe), Haku, Yubaba, Kamajii, Lin, Boh

1. Paris, je t’aime-i’m born and raised Parisian, can you really expect me to not love this movie. It rolls up everything I love about Paris, everything I love about film and art and love into one movie. It’s a bunch of mini films into one. It’s fabulous and takes you on a journey throughout Paris. My favourites are the last scene with the American woman, and the two men in the Marais cause that’s where I’m from 🙂 It has SO many wonderful actors…English, American, and French! WATCH IT!

Characters (a lot!)- François, Zarka, Marianne, Elie, Gaspard, Julie, Axel, Ana, Suzanne, Vincent, Claire, Liz, Ken, Sophie, Hassan, Fanny, Bob, Frances, William, Francine, Thomas, Gena, Ben, Carol, Arnaud, Manu, Isis, Justin, Sara, Maryse, and Oscar Wilde 🙂

Honorable mentions to La belle et la bête (The Beauty and the Beast), Legend of the Fall, Slumdog Millionaire, Titanic, and some others.

Euro Royalty

Royalty really interests me, French especially since it’s the country I am from. Here are the names of some royals women.

(Starting w/ the Capetian Dynasty…also know that they usually went by their second name. I think it’s funny that each country kind of has a reaccuring name)

France-

Marie Sophie Hélène Béatrice

Marie Louise Élisabeth

Marie Thérèse Félicité

Louise Catherine Eléonore

Norway-

Ingrid Alexandra

Astrid Maude Ingeborg

Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra

Mette-Marit

England-

Eugenie Victoria Helena

Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel

Sarah Frances Elizabeth

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite

Sweden/ Denmark

Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah  (Daisy)

Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta

Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid (Þ is pronounced like “th”)

Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid

Russia

Xenia Alexandrovna

Irina Alexandrovna

Olga Nikolaevna

Tatiana & Anastasia Nikolaevna

Swedish Names!

So, funny story…I totally forgot I had a gymnastics competition in Stockholm this weekend. I have an ankle injury so i’m only doing bars so it sort of got lost in my brain somewhere. I was so surprised when my maman woke me up this morning…anyways, i’ve already heard some nice names here!

Annika

Alice

Elsa

Linnéa

Agnes

Ingrid (Inga)

Maja

Elvira

Astrid

Nova

Svea

Johanna

Greta

Mathilda

Evelina

Tova

My (kind of interesting! i’ve heard two of these!)

Vendela

Hope you like!