WDYT of Odette?

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

I just wondered.

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

Like

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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odette_Hallowes

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

Like

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It is true that Odette is outdated, but it might be just old enough to start coming back.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...

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now