How popular is the name Amelie?

(66 Posts)
winkle2 Tue 31-Aug-10 16:44:38

I really like it.

smother Tue 31-Aug-10 16:46:33

I only actually know 1 but it feels very popular somehow

azazello Tue 31-Aug-10 16:53:05

Very. DD is about to start pre-school and there will be 3 in her class of 20.

horatia Tue 31-Aug-10 17:46:22

Much prefer Amelia or Emily.

NiceCuppaT Tue 31-Aug-10 17:50:46

I know one lovely little Amelie. Lovely name

Fredfred Tue 31-Aug-10 18:11:04

I know 2! Lovely name though!

KnitterNotTwitter Tue 31-Aug-10 18:12:54

there were two in my post natal group of 20 ladies.... One's mum was French the other was English and I always got the impression she was a little embarrassed about it having met a proper French Amelie... For me it's a bit like Elodie.... belongs to someone else's culture...

BikeRunSki Tue 31-Aug-10 18:19:56

Very

Know several under 5, although I do know a lot of French people!

littlelapin Tue 31-Aug-10 18:23:41

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withorwithoutyou Tue 31-Aug-10 18:30:16

I know two, both two years old. Pretty name.

Pinkchampagne Tue 31-Aug-10 18:55:51

It is quite popular now. I know of a few under 5.

Oartistic Tue 31-Aug-10 18:56:42

Common, in both senses of the word.

resistanceisfutile Tue 31-Aug-10 19:02:50

Very popular due to the film and IMO will date quite quickly (due to said film)

washngo Tue 31-Aug-10 19:03:17

I know 4, all under two.

thatsnotmymonkey Tue 31-Aug-10 19:05:59

Very popular, a bit too popular IMO. I know 4, and I also know a few Amelias too.

KERALA1 Tue 31-Aug-10 21:06:53

Very popular I can think of 5 under 4. Odd choice if you dont have a strong French connection - like calling a boy Pierre when you are both from Basingstoke.

Oldjolyon Tue 31-Aug-10 21:13:25

Don't know any. I have two children - 6 and 3.

Don't see why you have to be french to use it either - so many names in common usage and not typically English, and I know loads of people who have used Irish / Welsh / Scottish / American names, without there being a relevant link, and people don't seem to necessarily expect you to be Irish to have a Naiomh either! So don't know why you have to have a french link to use a french name!

taffetacat Tue 31-Aug-10 21:26:15

I know 3

Know loads of Amelias/Millies

A1980 Wed 01-Sep-10 11:35:42

"Odd choice if you dont have a strong French connection - like calling a boy Pierre when you are both from Basingstoke."

I disagree. Amelie is only one letter different from Amelia, so I don't think it sounds too French for an English person to use.

But Pierre is very French and would sound odd if there was no French connection.

BertieBasset Wed 01-Sep-10 11:51:05

I know a Pierre and an Amelie and I have an Amelia grin

I hate it when a name is described as "common in both senses of the word"

Despite all the hype I am yet to meet another Amelia or Millie and don't care when I do. It's a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl.

I was worried about how popular a name it was, but I can honestly say I have no regrets. I'm so glad I didn't go with our less popular second choice.

If you want Amelie go for it, you could pick a less well known name that has a surge in popularity the following year anyway.

MadAboutQuavers Wed 01-Sep-10 12:10:25

I know three Amelies under the age of 2

Lovely name though

WillowFae Wed 01-Sep-10 14:07:13

I loved Amelie when I was pregnant with DD but DH said it was too popular because of the film so I relented. Since I have not met a single Amelie

BuntyPenfold Wed 01-Sep-10 19:47:53

I know loads of Amelies, also Amelia, and many Millies too, so that must prove it is very generally liked, non?

If you want an unusual name, look elsewhere though.

allbie Thu 02-Sep-10 09:16:46

I knew a Pierre at college and no one batted an eyelid and he wasn't french. Amelie is a beautiful name. People don't haLF spout tosh! Hmmm, what about Tosh as a name?

mimimomma Thu 02-Sep-10 09:31:24

I have a 9 month old Amelie, haven't met any others yet. Be prepared for people to mistake it for Amelia all the time, but we have no regrets, and think it's a beautiful name (obviously). P.S we're not common OR French.

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