Thursday, October 04, 2012

Predicted popular Baby names in France 2013

So I'm happy to report that @Natalie's news is pregnant with a baby boy!! I was unable to attend the gender reveal party, but I take pleasure in knowing that she told me a good 4 days before people in the US due to outrageous costs of flights from paris and the annoyance of jet lag. It looked like a super fun time, although it seems fairly cruel to do a baby shower at a winery when the mama can't drink! Natalie, however, reports that it didn't matter to her and the setting was beautiful. She's a saint -- Only juice for all guests if I ever have one of these things! (I kid, I kid...sort of).

In honor of their precious cargo on the way, I thought I would give the happy couple some help in the naming department. I came across a list of predicted 'hot' baby names in France for 2013. Check out these gems!

Boys : Nathan, Lucas, Léo, Enzo, Louis, Gabriel, Jules, Timés, Hugo, Arthur, Ethan, Raphaël, Maël, Tom, Noah, Mathis, Théo, Adam, Nolan and Clément.
(And just to tame your curiosity, here are the girls names. Or in case the ultrasound was wrong! not to freak you out, but it happens)
Girls: Emma, Lola, Chloé, Inès, Léa, Jade, Manon, Louise, Zoé, Lilou, Léna, Sarah, Camille, Maëlys, Lina, Éva, Louna, Clara, Alice and Romane.
I must say Enzo Pratt has a nice ring to it. Or Maël. I think that's a practical decision -- putting the umlaut  or any accent on an american boy's name. I can just see the tennesseean's reaction now...Is it spelled mail as in the post or male as in the gender? That has to be the darndest name I ever done seen.
According to a totally unreliable website, the top American baby names for 2013 are:
Boys' names in the top 100: Elijah, Grayson, Henry, Ian, Isaiah, Levi, Oliver, Parker
Those are pertty cute...sounds like there is a bit of a biblical name revival going on, but I dig it. Although Grayson skirts dangerously close to the main character in Natalie and my's favorite trilogy as of late 50 shades of Gray :)
Anywho, I am beyond excited to meet the little guy! He better get ready for some cute parisian outfits which include stripes and a beret! weeeee (once again the southerners are going to LOVE it...what is that strange piece of cloth on that poor baby's head?)