My middle name is Anne Henriette. Anne is a very popular middle name in France, Henriette is my grandmother's name. In French, it's a very pretty name, unfortunately it loses something in translation. For my given name, Laurence, I am not named for anyone, my mother thought that it was pretty in French and it didn't occur to her that it wouldn't ne a girls name in English as well. She didn't speak English when I was born.