Yahoo! Baby Names

I know, two posts in one day. What can I say? I’m on a role.

A good source of baby naming questions is the cubby-hole of baby names on yahoo answers. Usually, they’re not so good, with people bashing others for daring to be different, but that’s the english version and I’ve recently ventured into the french version, and unearthed some remarkable questions (and answers), which give an insight to the current French naming fashions. One things for sure, they really don’t like Kevin (Apparently, they’re subject to job discrimination).

Mallek, for a girl? She means Angel in Arabic. Most posters pointed out that it appeared more masculine than feminine.

Does our name influence our personality? Several answers took the scientific approach, our personality is due to genes.

Why is it frowned upon to give an english name to a French child? Most of the posters cited American influences, in paritular, reality shows.

Which name will best suit the first son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge? The names suggested by the poster?

  • Joe
  • Frankie
  • Riton
  • Filou
  • Guitou
  • Pierrot

Favourite Female Names, a handful suggested (*indicates multiple mentions):

  • Aurora
  • Aliyah
  • Hailie
  • Assia*
  • Flora*
  • Mathilde*
  • Lena*
  • Émilie
  • Héloise
  • Wendy
  • Alice
  • Rose*
  • Camille*
  • Amina
  • Eve
  • Athena
  • Cleo
  • Clara*

Favourite Boy Names, a handful of names suggested (* indicates multiple mentions):

  • Jacouille
  • Alexandre
  • Hugo*
  • Raphael*
  • Adrian*
  • Noa
  • Nazim
  • Maxence
  • Robin*
  • Clement*
  • Adamo
  • Mael*
  • Roman
  • Augustine
  • Amaury
  • Gabriel*
  • Jules*

And then there’s my favourite: the worst name in fashion? Some names cited were:

  • Enzo
  • Lilou
  • Lili
  • Anaerobic (!!)
  • Jade
  • Dylan
  • Lou
  • Matthéo/ Matthis/ Matheo
  • Kevin (mentioned at least twice)
  • Theo (the poster notes that he finds it particularly amusing when a Theo belongs to an atheist family)
  • Jennifer
  • Nicolas (probably a political joke)
  • Mohammed
  • Fiona
  • Tom
  • Ignatius
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3 thoughts on “Yahoo! Baby Names

  1. Ren

    The French hate Kevin. Hahaha, that’s just made my day.


  2. Philo

    To be honest, Enzo is an Italian name, and the French probably haven’t gotten over a dispute from a few hundred years or so ago.

    Nahm just kidding. Enzo is the name of a car. Not a baby.


  3. Bourneville

    Jacouille is an interesting pick. And Philo’s comment had me chuckling! You can see some of the North African influences here, especially with Mohammed.


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