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French Names Chain...

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  1. Jul 15, 2016 #1
    Lets make a chain that would cover French Names. I will start with a French name and next person will answer the name which will start with the last letter of the name.
    I'll start with Abban.
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2016 #2

    Evo

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    Nicole
     
  4. Jul 15, 2016 #3
    Émile

    Question: many names have got Latin or Greek origin and are used in many European countries and the US with only slight changes. Can French versions of these names be used too or does it have to have 100% ethymological French origin?
     
  5. Jul 15, 2016 #4

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    What if the name is your French Grandmother's middle name?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2016 #5

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    Étienne

    And for the sake of changing the letter a reminiscence of Dumas: Edmond.
     
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  7. Jul 15, 2016 #6

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    Daniel (based on the last letter of fresh_42's choice of French name, Edmond).
     
  8. Jul 16, 2016 #7

    Jonathan Scott

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    Lamarck (Jean-Baptiste, originator of theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics)
     
  9. Jul 16, 2016 #8

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    Is this first name or last name, or either?

    Karine (Saporta), French choreographer, dancer, photographer, and short film director.

    It seems that French names starting with K are not too common.

    For a last name, there is Philippe Katerine, a French singer, or computer scientist Gilles Kahn.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2016 #9

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    "k" is a bit mean for a french word. Luckily Europe is a rather small continent and people travelled a lot.
    My suggestions are: Katell (Breton for Catherine) as a first name, and Jean-Baptiste Kléber (french general) for a family name.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2016 #10

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    I admit that out of the various "L" family names I chose the one I thought would be most tricky to follow.
    It's quite difficult not landing back at "e" for French names, as so many names end with it.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2016 #11

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    It is quite a challenge, but not impossible.

    I'd forgotten about skier Jean-Claude Killy.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2016 #12

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    My cousin Katherine, it might have been spelled Katarin, that's how it was pronounced. For L there is Lily, or Liliane.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2016
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