Thanks sangi39 and shimobaatar!
In Wiktionary, the results I got showed very few accents. Maybe I got results for French names in German.
Ménétries -- you mean Ménétrier? -- would be quite good, it just means "fiddler" (A witch fiddling around with magic?)
Côté -- would be perfect, but is too common a word.
shimobaatar wrote: ↑
13 May 2019 02:27
sangi39 wrote: ↑
13 May 2019 02:22
I'd be particularly interested in why
you're looking for a French surname with two or more accents, though.
I write a textbook for teaching LaTeX to people who are authors or novelists or want to become an author or novelist, so the target audience is NOT supposed to have much computer knowledge. The book features a short story ''Hexe Thekla und der Glücksdrache'' (Witch Thekla and the dragon of fortune) as an exemple text. To get Thekla to the dragon of fortune, I have a sailing ship and a dirigible (Zeppelin), both of them having a captain, of course. The captains are actually foxes. Up to now, they don't have names. I wanted to have diacritics in their names, especially accents, to show how accents can be applied to letters in LaTeX. The book uses an "intuitive" approach as the first chapter shows some source code exemples with explanations and the results as screen shots. I hope I can manage that all the exemples will show up in the Amazon previewing (Look inside) feature.
This is the way I read their post the first time, too, and I assumed it was to ensure the name looked particularly "French", but looking back, I think their goal is actually just to find a name with at least one diacritic:
Tanni wrote: ↑
12 May 2019 14:52
The name is required to have one
or two (or even more) french accents (acute, grave, circumflex, cedille).
One or two (or even more), if possible.
A possible name could be M. le capitaine de la Liberté for the captain of the sailing ship. Or would it be De la Liberté? Or something like Delaliberté? The name should also bear some metaphoric connotation to the topic of the short story. So a possible corrospondent for the captain of the dirigible would be M. le capitaine Responsabilité. (Thekla is a 7 year old girl in second grade wanting to start her career as a witch.)
According to https://www.name-me.net/de/familienname ... mit-d.html
it is: De la fontaine, De sauveterre but Delacroix, Deschamps, Desjardins, Dubois, Duchamps, Duval.
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