Sibset of the Week: The Hollandes

from telegraph.co.uk

Did you here the news? François Hollande has kicked Nicolas Sarkozy out of the Élysée Palace, well, not literally, but he’s the new Président de la République française. To be honest, I’m not surprised Hollande won, given the fact that I’ve heard quite a few French people rant and rave about how much they dislike Sarkozy.

But, rather unbelievably given recent posts, we’re not here to discuss politicals. We’re here to talk names and with former partner and former candidate for the French presidency, Segolène Royale, he has four children:

Thomas

Clémence

Julien

Flora

It’s worth noting that the French almost never pronounce the final s on words and names unless the following word begins with a vowel, so Thomas’ name is pronounced to-mah.

It’s also a good enough moment to mention my love of the French name Françoise, the female form of François, pronounced fran-swawz; both are the French form of the name Francis.

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One thought on “Sibset of the Week: The Hollandes

  1. Sebastiane

    As somebody who spent a significant amount of their life in France, I find the sibset rather ordinary and unremarkable, though they are nice names. If I saw this set on an Anglophone family however, then I would be pleasantly surprised. It is a strange dichotomy how I view names in one culture vs another.

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