Point well made, Ellie
. And I'm sure no one here's unwilling to make suggestions for ANYONE on a specific name request for a culture or time period. We just don't want to be asked to populate the whole novel!
Hmmm, my ggmother was about 8 years old as a child in France
in the late 1870s. Her name was Eulalie
(but, no, I don't care for it either). Have you tried going to the top right of the home page of this site and clicking on "French Names"? Mike
's got quite a list there, with meanings.