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Clandy Fri 19-Aug-11 22:14:24

Dp has described this name as just a noise not a name (silly man) bit I love it!! What do you think...?

SherlockHolmes Fri 19-Aug-11 22:15:16

To me it always sounds like you're saying Emily wrongly. Sorry, don't like it.

londonmackem Fri 19-Aug-11 22:16:09

I think it is quite popular are you French? We loved the name but decided it was a bit too twee with us being Northern and all!

TillyIpswitch Fri 19-Aug-11 22:18:17

Faddy. Will date.

TillyIpswitch Fri 19-Aug-11 22:19:28

To add, I think it's a pretty name, but she will be identifiable as a child of the 00s/10s, as Claire and Joanne are identifiable as children of the 70s/80s.

Clandy Fri 19-Aug-11 22:19:43

Ooooh damn I am a right northerner and now you have said the 1st time I met an Amelie I thought she said Emily... Maybe the silly man is right (will never ever in rl admit to this grin)

Dilligaf81 Fri 19-Aug-11 22:20:26

I think its pretty but I also think it sounds like Emily said wrong and around here there are loads of them.

mopsyflopsy Fri 19-Aug-11 22:21:56

Agree - very popular and will probably date. Nice when said with a proper French accent but less so when pronounced in English imo.

cookielove Fri 19-Aug-11 22:24:43

I know a lovely little Amelie, and she really suits it, however her mother is Spanish and her father Portuguese. They pronounce it Am-a-lee i assume this is how you would as well.

TrompetteMilitaire Fri 19-Aug-11 22:25:33


ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Fri 19-Aug-11 22:26:42

Nah, definitely not, go with Emily or Amelia but not some french combo that seems trendy at the moment.

Iamkenny Fri 19-Aug-11 22:56:08

It is alright - looks far better and less emily spelt/said wrong if you had the acute on the first e. That is how people will spell it (at least half the time) esp due to film.

PercyFilth Sat 20-Aug-11 00:13:35

Only if you're French or have French ancestry. I suspect its popularity with English-speakers stems from the film.

MeconiumHappens Sat 20-Aug-11 12:42:48

Great if you're french, a bit try hard if you're not imo. Plus people will mispronounce it forever, which will be annoying, despite there being loads of amelie's at the mo.

Clandy Sat 20-Aug-11 19:21:28

Advice taken... grin back to the drawing board thanks for taking time to help out is appreciated smile

A1980 Sun 21-Aug-11 00:20:26

I love it! Will prob use it myself.

CointreauVersial Sun 21-Aug-11 00:26:15


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