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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!!

GW297 Fri 28-Dec-12 18:36:34

I love the name Amelie!

Huppopapa Fri 28-Dec-12 18:55:49

Well you can't blame people in England for pronouncing a name après le façon anglais: I dare say you'd look askance if a friend said in all seriousness that she was going for a weekend to Paree! You have got to get past that, and when you do you will hear it is a good name. It's not so girly as to be wet and as with all pretty names for girls, it holds the potential for her as an adult to be underestimated and then to be kick-ass tough when required! Go Amelie!!

I may not apply, but if you had a reason for choosing it in the first place (beyond it sounding nice) oresumably that still holds good?

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sat 29-Dec-12 02:36:18

Naming a child is a huge responsibility and its its not just their name, its a name you've given them and as human beings we can sometimes be really hard on ourselves for the decisions we make. Amelie is a lovely, sensible, strong name which could take her wherever she wants to go in her life. Have more confidence in yourself and trust yourself more! Congratulations on your beautiful healthy toddler :-)

echidnakid Sat 29-Dec-12 11:45:40

I think Amelie is a very sweet name and agree re learning not to give a stuff what random Internet types - or indeed real life family & friends - think. They can name their own kids!

In my experience there are always people on forums just itching to vent their spleen. You could post you were worried a name was too popular and I guarantee someone would go way over the top saying they know eleventy billion kids called that or you could ask what someone thinks of the name Ananta and get slated for being a pretentious knobber or a chav - until they find out you have Indian heritage and then it's okay! You can't win.

Opinions are great but they are just opinions, not facts.

Graceparkhill Sat 29-Dec-12 11:49:00

It's a beautiful name and I think you chose well.

justhayley Sun 30-Dec-12 23:36:01

I LOVE it. I picture an Amelie to be beautiful, feminine, traveled, intelligent, open, & spiritual. It's one of my fav girls names, don't hate it it's lovely

toobreathless Mon 31-Dec-12 11:07:30

It's not to my taste & I wouldn't use it, but then I wouldn't use a name in the top 100 just for that reason alone.

BUT it it popular for a reason:

It is beautiful, feminine, sounds lovely to say, Perfect on a teeny baby or a grown women.

Popular names are popular because most people like them!

There is a lot of snobbery on MNs, and snobbery against baby names is utterly ridiculous. Ignore!

elsabel Mon 31-Dec-12 22:50:06

This name is beautiful, stunning! I love it and if have a girl will seriously consider naming her toying between this and Emily. Amelie is pretty for all ages and sounds very sophisticated aswell. Like toobreathless said it is popular, but any popular name will get negative comments aswell as positive ones. Please enjoy it, I just hope I have the choice to use it before someone I know does as its so god damn beautiful!

zenoushka Tue 08-Jan-13 22:22:57

Oh I so love the name Amelie! Elegant and soooo pretty!

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 00:10:21


atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 12:35:53

OP you could post any name on here and some posters won't like it; 'it's twee', 'it's dated' 'it's too popular'

while other posters will describe it as 'really pretty' 'lovely old fashioned name' 'I know a toddler with that name and she's gorgeous'.

Names are totally subjective and you are never ever going to find a name that everyone likes.

RaeOfLight Wed 29-May-13 11:11:39

Ooh - just came back to this and have seen there are extra comments. Thank you all so much. I have actually warmed to it again now, and even though every now and then I hear a name and think "ooh, I wish I'd called her that", I do wonder if other parents do this on a regular basis?!!

PistachioTruffle Thu 30-May-13 21:38:25

It's a beautiful name, and it's on my list for dc1. I think it's feminine and stylish, works for both a child and an adult and has lots of potential nicknames.

I'm glad you've warmed to it again op smile

GW297 Thu 30-May-13 22:15:00

That is good news op. Amelie is still one of my very favourite girls' names.

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