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C'est la vie | Mar 17, 2013 | 27:30

Bilingual baby names

Choosing a name for a baby is always a challenge. But in Quebec, you also have to consider how the name will work in French, even if you're not a francophone. C'est la vie explores the name game in Quebec.

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