Hi anon ^^
Ha! Ha! Thanks! I LOVE translating names like that from time to time. I know it doesn’t make any sense, but never mind!
How did you come up with this name?
Ok. Steve Rogers. It’s simple. Etienne is the French equivalent of Steve or Steven and Roger (pronounce it “Rogé”) could completely fit instead of Rogers because with a “S” at the end, it doesn’t sound French at all, unless if you don’t pronounce it.
AND WHAT ABOUT BUCKY I WANT TO KNOW HIS FRENCH NAME TOO NOW! :D
Now Bucky. James Buchanan Barnes (how can a name be more American than that? xD Well, for me, it sounds very American! ♥) This one is even funnier. James, it’s a variation of “Jacques”. Barnes, if you translate it in French, it’s roughly a “grange” but it’s a bit strange for a family name. However, Lagrange (“the barn”) exists and fits perfectly. Now “Buchanan”. As Bucky is now French in this super Alternative AU (poor guy), he has no reason to have as a second name the name of an American president, so we are gonna chose the name of a French president (well, not exactly a president but a Chairman of the Council of Ministers): Clémenceau. Why Clémenceau? Bucky, sorry “Jacques”, was born according to the movie canon in 1917, during WW1 and Georges Clémenceau had a BIG impact at the time (and it also sounds better than “Pointcarré”, the President in 1917). He was very popular because he was seen as a war hero, visited soldiers in the tranches, etc..so having “Jacques”’ parents paying tribute to this man isn’t completely stupid. In short, if he was French, James Buchanan Barnes would be Jacques Clémenceau Lagrange. Incidentally, “Bucky” would become “Clém”, short for Clémenceau.
Now, if anyone could write me a fan fic where Etienne Roger rescues his childhood
friend sweetheart Jacques Clém. Lagrange, during WW2 and becomes Le Capitaine France, I would die happy. With my sides split in two because of too much laughing, but happy.
This was typical example of “I’m spending far too much time thinking of stupid fandom stuff instead of working”
Sorry about that and have a great day anon!