Is this too similar?

(15 Posts)
Baz13 Fri 15-Apr-16 07:57:46

Children and called Charlie (boy) and Tilly (full names).

Could we use Lottie for a girl?

I know it's a short form of Charlotte and Charlotte is the female version of Charles...but as my children are the nicknames of the formal name, would it work?

Or do they all sound very cutesy?

Sophronia Fri 15-Apr-16 08:10:30

I wouldn't have Charlie and Lottie as siblings

ScarletForYa Fri 15-Apr-16 08:16:17

I wouldn't. To my ear they do sound cutesy, although I do like Lottie.

But Charlie and Lottie are both the same name so no.

314phone Fri 15-Apr-16 08:19:40

I would think that the parents weren unaware that lottie was short for Charlotte. I think that wouldn't give a good impression of your curiosity, research skills and general intellect :-P

What about Lettie? Short Claudette or something? or Juliette?

PotteringAlong Fri 15-Apr-16 08:20:47

You can't have a Charles and Charlotte!

Trills Fri 15-Apr-16 08:23:56

If I heard you talk about Charlie and then later heard you talk about Lottie I would assume you had multiple nicknames for the same child.

MrsLettuce Fri 15-Apr-16 08:27:33

What Trills said

lornathewizzard Fri 15-Apr-16 08:31:08

Yeah I would also assume same child.

mrsschu Fri 15-Apr-16 08:59:43

I'm pretty sure this exact same post came up a while ago? In any case, they are too similar, I would also assume Charlie and Lottie were the same child.

MrsLettuce Fri 15-Apr-16 09:16:21

There was indeed a very similar thread recently, yes.

Baz13 Fri 15-Apr-16 17:10:39

Yes, I did think that's what most people would think. My sister suggested the name Lottie - I was unsure as I made the connection about them being nicknames for similar names but she didn't.
Potteringalong- He's not Charles he is Charlie and I wouldn't have used Charlotte just Lottie.
Shame as it is a pretty name. Thank you for opinions smile

leoniethelioness Fri 15-Apr-16 18:50:08

How about Annie instead?

Vixxfacee Fri 15-Apr-16 18:59:58

You have asked the same thing before and almost everyone said NO.

I heard a Charlie, tilly and Annie Sibset before.

MrsLettuce Fri 15-Apr-16 19:43:37

This OP almost certainly wasn't the OP of that thread Vixx. Here.

Baz13 Fri 15-Apr-16 19:55:21

Vixxfacee - gosh did I? Sorry... my pregnancy brain, didn't realise I had posted (I do post a lot). I saw the thread with the names Charles and Charlotte-could it be that one?
Just wish there was a name I (we) could decide on sad

I love Annie (always have. The film Annie was my favourite when I was a little girl) DH said no...really wish I could convince him. Not really keen on any longer Annie type names, just love Annie. I also know an adult Annie (parent of one of the children I teach) and she says she loves her name and has had no problems or teasing with it.
DH choose Tilly's name, so maybe I could choose baby 3 name (although he has to at least like the name...maybe my hormones will kick in and I will cry! ;)

Think my problem is I am looking for a nice uncommon name, being a teacher I associate names with the children I have taught.

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