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NATALIE - opinions please!

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language Wed 26-Sep-12 15:31:43

What do you think of this name? We are a French family living in the UK, and we are looking for a name which is goes in both languages and is a classice (Sophie and Hélène are also on the list)

LoonyRationalist Wed 26-Sep-12 15:59:46

I really like Natalie - classic and underused.

delilah88 Wed 26-Sep-12 16:57:59

It is gorgeous!

Mama1980 Wed 26-Sep-12 16:58:47

I like it but out of your options i prefer Helene

CaringMum28 Wed 26-Sep-12 16:59:35

Really nice and under used , go for it grin

EdMcDunnough Wed 26-Sep-12 17:01:24

No, I really dislike this one. Sorry. I like the others though especially Sophie.

Pudgy2011 Wed 26-Sep-12 18:58:46

I like it. But it's my name so I'm biased...

FrancesFarmer Wed 26-Sep-12 19:01:29

I think it's a bit common.

awaynboilyurheid Wed 26-Sep-12 19:02:35

Love love love it but its my daughters name ! and she loves it too

Yika Wed 26-Sep-12 19:56:22

Like it.

shattereddreams Wed 26-Sep-12 20:00:58

It's my middle name. It's great unless you come across folks from SE London who all seem to pronounce it without the T
Nah a ley
So be strict on pronunciation.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 26-Sep-12 20:05:01

It's lovely.

But yes, if you're anywhere near London be prepared for people to drop the t!

sittinginthesun Wed 26-Sep-12 20:06:53

DH wanted this if we had a girl, but with the spelling Nathalie. I agreed, but was a bit worried it would be shortened to Nat.

Catsdontcare Wed 26-Sep-12 20:14:04

Love it it would be my first choice if we were to have a girl.

Shybairns Wed 26-Sep-12 20:14:18

Love Natalie.

Natnat29 Wed 26-Sep-12 20:14:45

Well it my name and I love it smile it will get constantly shortened to Nat though smile

ecuse Wed 26-Sep-12 20:18:09

Like it!

KitchenandJumble Wed 26-Sep-12 20:25:04

I don't really care for it, though I love the name Natalia (and especially the nickname Natasha).

YouMayLogOut Wed 26-Sep-12 22:32:22

All three of your shortlisted names are lovely smile

smaths Wed 26-Sep-12 22:53:37

I have a Nathalie (my mum's french) - gets plenty of compliments

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 26-Sep-12 22:55:26


onedev Wed 26-Sep-12 22:55:41

I think it's lovely grin

Cardinalvirtue Thu 27-Sep-12 01:59:47

Grim. It was prevalent in the 70s and 80s and the majority of them are now in their early thirties to early forties. It is quite council estate. "Ere Na-alll- ieee, wotcha doin' wiv vat?" I know Natalie Portman is a lovely example of one but the reality is that there are many 'Nats' that are working in shops and are secretaries. That is the reality. Sophie is going exactly the same way nowadays and this is what they are calling their children.

Helene is far better. Apologies if I have offended anyone.

ripsishere Thu 27-Sep-12 02:16:01

Really like Natalia and Helene, not so keen on Natalie. It sounds, to me, a bit of an itchy name. Like nits I suppose.

rachel1970 Thu 27-Sep-12 08:41:38

Natalie is lovely. Works well in German, French and English and is not overused - great choice and much more interesting than Sophie (of which there are so many already....)

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