Girls' name that sounds good in German, French and English

(54 Posts)
qwerty2013 Sun 16-Jun-13 15:00:56

Due to a rather complex family background DH and I are looking for a name that is easily pronounced and recognisable in German, French and English for our baby girl. Unfortunately this means that when we look through name lists in any of these languages we exclude rather a lot of names as we can always think of a way the name could be mispronounced in one of the three languages! We do not want anything that is way out there and are not too bothered about popularity as we do not know where we will be living in the future. So really looking for some inspiration from you ladies - thanks!

NoNoNoMYDoIt Sun 16-Jun-13 15:01:15

Anna

Iusedtowearmakeup Sun 16-Jun-13 15:02:35

Clara

Verycold Sun 16-Jun-13 15:03:25

Emily

Nadia

Katrin/Catrin

Amelie/Amalie

I like the Anna and Clara suggestions.

Suzieismyname Sun 16-Jun-13 15:05:50

Anna

Laquila Sun 16-Jun-13 15:06:48

Annabel
Cleo
Carina
Lena

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 16-Jun-13 15:08:12

Eleanor / Elena
Anna as pp said
Isabelle

PipkinsPal Sun 16-Jun-13 15:10:06

Claudia, Cecille. Corrine, Corrina.

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Jun-13 15:16:04

We live in Germany and some of my children attend an international school. Names that seem to be popular across Europe are

Amelie
Lily
Maya
Catherine/and versions
Ana/Anna
Sophia/Sofia
Cina (Italian but used by two other nationalities that I know of, pronounced Sina)
Zoe
Georgina (Gina)
Charlotte
Sabine/Sabina
Saskia
Antonia

Cravingdairy Sun 16-Jun-13 15:17:44

Marie

Polyethyl Sun 16-Jun-13 15:18:06

Another vote for Anna

HoneyandRum Sun 16-Jun-13 15:18:43

Oh and now my girls tell me Clara-Charlotte (pronounced with an 'a' at the end in German) is very popular.

TanteRose Sun 16-Jun-13 15:19:05

Maya - can be used all over the world

Wildwaterfalls Sun 16-Jun-13 15:19:31

Celeste
Josephine

I know a German/Anglophone couple with a Julia.

steppemum Sun 16-Jun-13 15:28:18

Lisa
Miriam
Dani/Danielle
Marie

Shesaysso Sun 16-Jun-13 15:29:36

Elise

Want2bSupermum Sun 16-Jun-13 15:34:01

Helen(a). We used this as a middle name for DD. It is tough finding cross border names (England/Denmark/America).

CaptainJamesTKirk Sun 16-Jun-13 15:40:29

Louisa?

SisterMatic Sun 16-Jun-13 15:42:04

Alice

fussychica Sun 16-Jun-13 15:54:56

Anya

Wildwaterfalls Sun 16-Jun-13 16:58:29

Ooh yes Elise is a great suggestion! Nearly picked it for DD. Also Marielle

Wildwaterfalls Sun 16-Jun-13 16:59:51

And Astrid perhaps? Not sure if that works in French?

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