Azrael wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:42 pm
I could name any number of English speaking actors and actresses with French surnames.
Depends how far you stretch your definition. I mean, if you go far enough back, things like "Pertwee" apparently imply French-Huguenot ancestry... But "Tilleux" is distinctly French, to English ears; I have never encountered anyone with that surname. For that matter, "Christophe" is a French form; I've known loads of Christophers, but no Christophes.
But characters might be somewhat harder. The only one I can come up with off the top of my head would be Hermione Granger. And I'd say that only half counts.
Uh, nope. "Hermione" (if that's what you mean)has long since been absorbed into English naming -- and anyhow, I think it's classical Greek in origin. It's a bit fancy to modern ears, but it wasn't unknown even before Ms. Rowling brought it back into vogue. And "Granger" is downright Anglo-Saxon.
rogermart wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:07 pm
From the EC-verse: The Delacroix Family
Canadian - and, being vampires, presumably very old-money Eurotrash.
Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: Next Generation
Wasn't he supposed to be bilingual Canadian? Apart from which, he was named after a famous family of Swiss-French explorers.
Calleigh Duquesne from CSI: Miami
I'm insufficiently familiar.
Stephen Colbert, i know that's his real name, but he used it also as his character name in The Colbert Report.
Canadian again, I believe...
Does Jean Valjean counts?
No. He's French, of course he has a French name.
If the answer to the question I avoided asking is "Christophe is anglophone Canadian, which is why he's at this school, but his family have francophone ancestry, and have a tradition of old family first names", that's fine, if a little contorted.
Quote mess fixed. The DAMNed