Natalie?

(47 Posts)

Yay or Nay?

HoneyandRum Sun 10-Nov-13 07:09:08

Natalie or Natalia is a lovely name and classic enough that it is not dated (we only see that from our own generation's point of view). Remember your children will hardly ever meet a Natalie they will be drowning in Avas, Amelias, Emilys, Freyas etc. I also have a best friend who is called Natalie and she is a very intelligent, beautiful, funny and caring person so only a thumbs-up from me.

Natalie also has a cheeky, sexiness to it on a grown woman, it's not run of the mill.

abittoofat Sat 09-Nov-13 20:08:10

I know a Natalie nn Tillie.
Parents liked Tilly but not Matilda, so they went for Natalie and spell Tillie with the 'ie'. Bit tenuous, but each to their own. Gives lots of options though I suppose.

Spaghettinetti Sat 09-Nov-13 19:56:55

I also like the very French spelling 'Nathalie'.

Spaghettinetti Sat 09-Nov-13 19:56:04

One of my best friends is called. Natalie Wood! Lol. I don't think it's dated...and anything considered dated will be in fashion again soon (think Arthur & Florence). It's a classic name and not common these days.

SatinSandals Sat 09-Nov-13 19:16:04

Depends where you live. In our area it is Na'alie and therefore one to avoid.

TheRobberBride Sat 09-Nov-13 19:10:45

Natalie is very dated IMO. Very 80s.

I like Tally though

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 09-Nov-13 19:05:40

Also, if you didn't like Nat as a nn, you could call her Tally.

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 09-Nov-13 19:04:30

I know lots of natalies who are my age (30-something) but no little ones. It's pretty! I agree it's also a good Christmas baby name. smile

baggyb Sat 09-Nov-13 19:04:14

I teach a Natalie and she's a horror so it's a no from me...teaching makes it hard to find names without negative links!

Strokethefurrywall Sat 09-Nov-13 18:58:49

I'm a Natalie, named after Natalie Wood - I agree that it's managed to weather the test of time better than some names but then I'm biased!

Tattiesthroughthebree Sat 09-Nov-13 16:21:39

Will she be a Christmas baby? I think Natalie is one of the nicer Christmas names.

HeyJudith Sat 09-Nov-13 15:19:01

Sounds 80s to me, sorry.

I like the "Talie" part of Natalie, but I don't like the Nat smile

funnyflowersky Sat 09-Nov-13 15:10:03

I don't think it's dated at all, lovely name.

Nataleejah Sat 09-Nov-13 14:52:51

Oh yes yes yes :D

ch1134 Sat 09-Nov-13 14:14:23

Love it. It has such a beautiful sound

Lubiloo Wed 06-Nov-13 14:47:46

Natalie is a good, classic, feminine name that isn't overused. Makes a refreshing change from all the little Sophies, Ellies and Poppies. I like it!

WhatTheFoxSays Wed 06-Nov-13 14:38:05

I like it. It's very similar to the name we've got picked out for our dd (due next month). We're going to call her Natalia. We were thinking about Natalie for a while though.

SS3J Wed 06-Nov-13 14:36:31

I think it's dated in a good way! It's fairly unusual now, which is nice but not an 'old lady' name. I say go for it!

sidneyseagull Fri 01-Nov-13 14:10:57

I love it too! And I love Sam, so in my opinion it goes smile

WooWooCaChoo Mon 28-Oct-13 18:18:09

Natty is a good NN for it. I prefer it to Nat.

CruCru Mon 28-Oct-13 17:17:02

It is nice. Where are you, will it bug you if people do pronounce it Na-a-lee?

theignored Mon 28-Oct-13 17:10:38

in our local school there is a Natalie and a natalia. Both are beautiful imo.

It's very beautiful, op! Natalie Wood springs first to my mind.

I really didn't think it was dated! Not used often but still 'in there'.

I'm still 98% sure I will use it though grin

WooWooCaChoo Sun 27-Oct-13 22:02:07

This is the first time I've ever seen my name on here, I feel proud grin

Go on OP, choose it! It's not that dated is it?

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