Names of the week #125

18 January 2018


Photo : @harlenbodiwhite

Is your little one due to arrive in a few months but you’re lacking inspiration? Don’t worry! Each week, we put together a small selection of names for you: classic, retro, sophisticated, imaginative, timeless… there’s one for every taste.  We’ve been inspired by our friends, our ‘it moms’, our families and especially by you: here is your exclusive list!

Classic names 

Jacques: Chosen by few young parents today, Jacques is an inspiring name which evokes personalities such as Prévert, Brel or even Offenbach.

Elisa: “Elisa, Elisa, Elisa, saute-moi au coi…” sings Serge Gainsbourg. This dazzling name has had a lot of success in Anglophone countries.

Literary names 

Dorian: This name inevitably evokes the main character of the famous novel The Portrait of Dorian Grey written by Oscar Wilde.

Emma: With its two sweet and simple syllables, Emma refers to the heroine of Flaubert’s novel, better known as Madame Bovary.

Sophisticated names

Pio: A Latin name, Pio is distinguished by its harmonious notes and simplicity.

Cerise: This fruity name appeared in France in the 1980s.

Names from around the world

Boris: Very widespread in Slavic countries, this name features in the list of the most popular names in Russia.

Valentina: A simple name with feminine tones that comes from Slavic and Latin countries.

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