WDYT of Odette?

(50 Posts)
wisteria12 Mon 26-Jul-10 20:08:18

I just wondered.

BelligerentGhoul Mon 26-Jul-10 20:09:06

Never thought of / heard of it before but now you mention it, I quite like it.

differentID Mon 26-Jul-10 20:10:35

Like it.

yama Mon 26-Jul-10 20:11:25

I was at school with an Odette. Nice.

DrivenToDistraction Mon 26-Jul-10 20:11:55

Not my bag I'm afraid. Reminds me of odema...

PaintingTheFence Mon 26-Jul-10 20:12:52

I don't really like it, sorry. It starts with Od, which reminds me of "odd".

Claudette is nicer IMO.

booboobeedoo Mon 26-Jul-10 20:13:30

Just read the swan lake story with Odette and Odile - v nice!

5DollarShake Mon 26-Jul-10 20:13:37

I was at school with an Odette! And an Odile - same year.

What are the chances of that?

Lovely Swan Lake connotations...

DrivenToDistraction Mon 26-Jul-10 20:14:15

yy Claudette is much much nicer.

wisteria12 Mon 26-Jul-10 20:17:29

There's something about any name beginning with "Clau" that puts me off, for some reason. Each to their own, though!

notagrannyyet Mon 26-Jul-10 20:17:39

I quite like Odette......name of a french WW2 heroine.

5DollarShake Mon 26-Jul-10 20:20:38

Not liking Claude/tte at all, either.

smother Mon 26-Jul-10 20:54:54

I prefer/really like the name Collette and this seems along same lines??

wisteria12 Mon 26-Jul-10 20:57:04

Collette reminds me of Gillette. The best a man can get. hmm

Colliecross Mon 26-Jul-10 21:01:43

Will be called Oddie

5DollarShake Mon 26-Jul-10 21:01:56

Oh no - Collette and Odette are not the same at all!

DrivenToDistraction Mon 26-Jul-10 21:41:54

Indeed 5Dollar, Collette and Odette are very different sorts of names in my book as well. I come down in the Odette camp.


Actually, Odette is rather growing on me grin

DrivenToDistraction Mon 26-Jul-10 21:45:26

brain malfunction - Otillie, obviously.

wisteria12 Mon 26-Jul-10 22:33:47

Colliecross - I highly doubt it. You don't pronounce Harry like Hairy do you?

DrivenToDistraction - Glad you're coming round. I've never heard of Olette before, it just reminds me of Glee; "It's just a moist towelette!" Similarly not keen on any of the others, especially Myrtle; bad connotations from The Great Gatsby and, of course, HP.

wisteria12 Mon 26-Jul-10 22:35:08

Sorry, I just had to post this; www.moisttowelettemuseum.com/ grin

Colliecross Tue 27-Jul-10 11:16:24

You've lost me Wisteria, what has Hairy Harry to do with it?

freerangeeggs Tue 27-Jul-10 11:17:18

I love Odette. Nicknamed Dot (but then I like verything nicknamed Dot :P )

mamaloco Tue 27-Jul-10 11:21:46

No, but I am french, it is a french name, very dated not nice at all, I wonder if it has ever been nice. Odile is awful too.

5DollarShake Tue 27-Jul-10 11:39:25

I am wondering if some people think it is pronounced Odd-ette, as opposed to O-dette?

I think this is what Wisteia means by the Harry/Hairy differentiation.

MrsvWoolf Tue 27-Jul-10 11:44:17

It was my cat's name. The children chose it - ballet connections. I quite like it, but possibly wouldn't use for a girl.

Pasiphae Tue 27-Jul-10 11:48:19

Swan lake!
But it's also my grand mother. It feels a bit strange but I can see the appeal.
I like Odile better, or Laurette. I also have cousin named Aude.

wisteria12 Tue 27-Jul-10 12:57:57

5DollarShake - Yeah, that's what I meant, I wasn't feeling too coherent yesterday...

Interesting reactions, overall. I can see why you might not like it. I already have a Celeste so it might be a French step too far! I just think French girl's names are so gorgeous.

Colliecross Tue 27-Jul-10 13:05:38

Yup I thought it was Odd-ette. I did learn ballet but in Lincolnshire!

valiumSingleton Tue 27-Jul-10 14:39:29

an odd little french girl

MajesticScallop Tue 27-Jul-10 19:55:27

A debt.

rockbudgie Tue 27-Jul-10 20:11:15


Pasiphae Wed 28-Jul-10 12:12:51

Snap on Celeste, I don't think Odette goes at all with it.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 05-Oct-12 20:01:57

Love it but hubby days def no - & he's french

AlexanderS Fri 05-Oct-12 20:08:54

I used to know an Odette. It never got shortened to anything. It's nice, though definitely associated with the French - my mate had French ancestry.

I like it

javotte Fri 05-Oct-12 20:39:32

It is a very dated French name. I don't think it will ever come back.

badtime Fri 05-Oct-12 20:40:27

Makes me think of SOE operative Odette.


marketingfreelancer Fri 05-Oct-12 20:41:24

Nice pretty name

spudmasher Fri 05-Oct-12 20:42:10

Much prefer Odelia.

RillaBlythe Fri 05-Oct-12 20:55:29

Makes me think of the chain of bars in Manchester - there are three - Odd, Odder, Oddest.

Bumpstart Fri 05-Oct-12 21:31:50


LynetteScavo Fri 05-Oct-12 21:42:42

She shagged my boyfriend, then told me it was non of my business when I politely asked him if she had. Actually, it was my business, because I needed to know whether to throw him out of my flat or not.

Ottily is much, much nicer.

LynetteScavo Fri 05-Oct-12 21:43:16

Asked her.

He confirmed it. Which is why we never married and made babies.

SamSmalaidh Fri 05-Oct-12 21:47:22

I love it, I know an Odette. I think Celeste and Odette are lovely together too.

ulissey Sun 07-Oct-12 21:45:12

It is true that Odette is outdated, but it might be just old enough to start coming back. The Odettes I know are in their sixties, and from rural places. I love Ottilie (which is Odile in german) because of that fantastic novel by Goethe, it is very romantic to me.Odile is a nice name, but definitely from the 1960's in France.

persephoneplum Mon 08-Oct-12 12:42:45

It's my middle name - I love it and wish it were my first name. It goes beautifully with Celeste - you have gorgeous taste smile

shoppingtrolley Mon 08-Oct-12 14:19:03

It's good! If you like it and say it confidently, it will work.

LittleWub Mon 08-Oct-12 14:25:30

Not sure. What about Odessa? I know 2 people (they are related) called Odessa, they are 60 and 20 something. They both really like their name.

jkklpu Mon 08-Oct-12 14:28:09

I prefer Odile smile

PurplePidjin Mon 08-Oct-12 14:34:32

PidjChick would have been Odette nn Etta if he weren't a boy. Odile is the evil one iirc!

I'm saving it in case of PidjChick II wink

Darn Sarf here it's pronounced Oh-Debt if that helps...

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