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Help me fall in love again with Amelie

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RaeOfLight Tue 28-Aug-12 19:29:03

We called our daughter Amelie and at the time I loved it. It was also the only name my husband liked so I really didn't give it enough thought.

Now 2 and a half years later I loathe it :-( Mostly because of the things I have read on here (why oh why didn't I discover this place beforehand?!!)

So PLEASE can you post some things to help me like it again? (please only post nice things tho - am sure this is total misuse of this board but I can't change her name now so need to find the love for it again!!)

Thank you!!

HaggisMcNeeps Tue 28-Aug-12 22:13:17

It's a beautiful, graceful adult name ( how many babies get saddled with cutesy little girly names?)
I love it and I bet you can't imagine your dd being anything else.
FWIW I went through name regret with both my DC for quite a while around the age of 2 and as a PP said its probably because you are saying her name a million times a day.

Chubfuddler Tue 28-Aug-12 22:13:20

And to compound my crime her middle name is grace. Woe is me.

PooPooOnMars Tue 28-Aug-12 22:14:12

Its a lovely name!

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Tue 28-Aug-12 22:15:15

Love sophia love grace. Some names are popular for a reason.

Mumsnet likes mc names that are not in the top 100.

That's all!

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Tue 28-Aug-12 22:16:06

One of mine has Rose Chubfuddler - I may be strung up.

Chubfuddler Tue 28-Aug-12 22:17:26

It gets worse. Ds is called George.

AmandinePoulain Tue 28-Aug-12 22:18:03

I've got an Amelie, and I can't imagine dd with any other name. I've never seen anything negative on here (but then I've never done a search as she was 1 when I joined and therefore already named!) and in rl I get told it's a pretty name all the time. I think it's feminine, and popular enough to be 'known' but not too popular if that makes sense? We pronounce it 'Amm-eh-lee', dh is French and says it slightly differently if he's speaking French to when he says it in English, more like 'Amm-ay-lee'. I shorten it to Melie sometimes.

And yes, I also feel like all I say is 'Amelie, no!', but I think that'd happen with any name 5 weeks into the holidays! grin

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Tue 28-Aug-12 22:18:27

Good God woman, have you no shame? grin

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Tue 28-Aug-12 22:18:55

Sorry, that was to Chubfuddler, not Amandine!

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Tue 28-Aug-12 22:20:02

I like rose and George! All lovely names. Lovely classic timeless names IMO.

AmandinePoulain Tue 28-Aug-12 22:20:25

Well dd2's middle name is Grace so obviously I don't! grin (Her first name isn't in the top 100 though wink)

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Tue 28-Aug-12 22:21:25

I can't even think of names outside top 100!

Minstrelsaremarvellous Tue 28-Aug-12 22:30:39

It's a beautiful elegant name and one that will stand her in good stead in years to come. You named her well! Remember that moment you first met her and she was "Amelie"...... That precious moment?
I've got a Tabitha too and I don't give a flying fuck what others think. She's my gorgeous, darling baby and I think her name suits her.
Wear your childrens' names with pride!

Newtothisstuff Tue 28-Aug-12 22:38:31

I think it's a lovely name... Very pretty !! DD1 has a cutesy name and it suits her (even tho she's a monster) but I'm having the same problem with DD1 who is 15 weeks, we gave her a normal name but my Dh messed with the spelling (even tho I told him mn would flame him haha) I absolute hate it, it doesn't suit her it's far too harsh and I wish to god he hadnt done it, not to mention the fact she will hate us for it when she gets older hahaha I think Millie would be lovely for your DD's nick name then she's got 2 lovely names to choose from when she can make her own mind up grin

fioled Tue 28-Aug-12 23:21:24

I've just added Amelie to our future baby names list after reading this thread.

I think it is really pretty.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 29-Aug-12 06:56:08

I liked my own name til I read MN babynames. Apparently I'm an uber chav and not simply someone with a Norwegian spelling of their name <flounce>
Amelie is a gorgeous name.

emmyloo2 Wed 29-Aug-12 07:14:13

Chubfuddler - I have a George and it's fabulous! I haven't read anything negative about George on these boards though...but probably wouldn't care if I did!

RaeOfLight Wed 29-Aug-12 09:13:25

Thank you all once again - it honestly is making me feel much better... I know I shouldn't care but sadly I am one of those people that do. It was met with "oh" when I told my family and that started the doubts.

YoullLaugh - you are absolutely right. I NEVER think about anyone else's name they just are "name". Very good point.

Sophia, Rose, Isabella & Grace are all beautiful names - and again prefer them to Amelie now. Why do people not like them??

And what's wrong with George??!!

Minstrels - "Remember that moment you first met her and she was "Amelie"...... That precious moment?" Yes I do - thank you... I need to get the magic back!

I do really like Millie to but my above mentioned friend Melanie has a Millie (born later than Amelie) and I know of about 5 in the playgroup we go to... see - I'm still trying to pick something "different"... what the hell's the matter with me???!!

LouMacca Wed 29-Aug-12 09:29:31

Oh I think Amelie is absolutely lovely - very classy and certainly not chavvy!!

Badgerina Wed 29-Aug-12 09:32:30

I love the name Amelie! It's gorgeous. You could use the nickname Mimi? It's very French sounding too smile

JodieHarsh Wed 29-Aug-12 09:36:27

My niece is called Amelie, and she is one of the sweetest, most loving, funny, warm, adorable, blue-eyed little darlings you ever did see. I wasn't sure about the name at first (because I am a triffic snob and thought naming a child after a film was a bit orf grin) but I love the name now.

How can you hate your own child's name? confused Don't you just associate it with your lovely daughter?

Anyway. It's lovely and you're being a daftie. So there.

oreocrumbs Wed 29-Aug-12 09:45:39

I love Amelie, and if there is a DD2 she will be Amelie.

I also love Sophia, Grace et al. Mind you I do have a Freya Rose so I can line up to be shot down with the others grin.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Wed 29-Aug-12 10:18:09

Rae - Have a search of the name threads if you don't know what is 'wrong' with Rose and Grace. You will see that they attract pretty intense venom from some quarters as middle names. Apparently they are far too common and show no imagination and are meh and bland. They are the Louise and Jane of their generation as middle names (which they are - every second girl has them, but for good reason. They are gorgeous and go with lots of names).

George, Isabella and Sophia are all knocked for being too common, will date badly, showing no imagination, blah blah.

See how bonkers that all sounds? The negatives on Amelie are just as bonkers, you just can't see it. grin.

When I told DM Dd1's name, she said. "What?.... Oh?'. She had had a dream that I called her Emily Jane and was most confused it hadn't come true confused. She loves it now though. Don't place too much weight on first reactions.

tigersteatime Wed 29-Aug-12 11:12:13

Rae have just tried to look on Mumsnet history for threads hating the name Amelie, most threads hate most other names too. The only one that I kind of agree with is that saying Amelie in a strong Scottish accent doesn't sound nice. I am not Scottish so not affected by that. We don't use any nicknames for Amelie, maybe Amm occasionally. We pronounce her name Amm-eh-lie. I know the French pronounce it differently, we didn't put an accent on her name. I think Mellie would work as a nickname for your dd. Hope it grows on you again.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 29-Aug-12 11:14:07

Despite its apparent popularity, I only know one Amelie and she is one of the loveliest, sweetest children I've met.

Fab film too.

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