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WDYT of Odette?

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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


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.

KatieScarlett2833 Fri 05-Oct-12 20:09:40

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It is true that Odette is outdated, but it might be just old enough to start coming back.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