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Ottilie or Dolcie

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Thisistheway Sun 21-Oct-12 09:40:41

What do you think? Are they too weird?

DH doesn't like either but he never likes any of the ones I suggest first, then he gets used to them....but he says he doesn't want us to call DD a name where people's first reaction is 'eh?'. Are these 'eh' names?

Have 10 weeks left to choose and worried am not gonna find one I love!

lannyshrops Sun 21-Oct-12 09:47:05

I don't think they are wierd at all! Like Ottilie better though, Dolcie makes me think of shoe shops smile

baskingseals Sun 21-Oct-12 09:47:30

i really like them both. i think that the second one is spelt Dulcie. they are beautiful names. what sort of name does your dh like?

BarbaraWoodlouse Sun 21-Oct-12 09:47:37

My first thought was that Dolcie was a typo for Dulcie.

After some googling I find this isn't so, but my first reaction (plus the fact that baby names suggests that The association with Dolce as in Dolce & Gabbana gives the name connotations of high fashion and wealth (confused) ) makes it a bit 'eh' IMO.

picnicbasketcase Sun 21-Oct-12 09:48:28

Ottilie is the nicer of the two.

AuntieStella Sun 21-Oct-12 09:52:13

Is Dolcie a typo for Dulcie?

I like Dulcie, and think Ottilie is OK.

I don't like Dolcie - if pronounced as spelt - unless like, say Dolly, you mean it as a nn for Dorothy.

Thisistheway Sun 21-Oct-12 09:55:42

I'm not keen on Dulcie as I think 'dull' could be a mean playground nickname. With Dolcie I thought 'dolly' was a cute nickname without actually calling her that as her full name.

DH likes names like Heidi and Lucy but I'd like something much less popular.

BarbaraWoodlouse Sun 21-Oct-12 09:55:50


Thisistheway Sun 21-Oct-12 09:58:17

Thanks Barbara. I think the meaning is lovely but maybe it is too 'eh'. Although I guess maybe going for anything unusual will get that reaction from people

baskingseals Sun 21-Oct-12 10:02:59

isorry i thought Dolcie was a typo grin

out of the two i much prefer Ottilie, and i also really like Lucy.

Bluestocking Sun 21-Oct-12 10:21:44

Ottilie is nice, as is Dulcie. Dolcie a "modern variant"? Maybe, but the suggestion of "connotations of high fashion and wealth" makes it very confused.

Thisistheway Sun 21-Oct-12 10:24:53

Just thought of another! Tallulah? Lulah or Lulu for short?

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 21-Oct-12 10:47:23

Ottile is lovely.

I know an Ottie, she's very cute and it really suits her.

( It is actually a random NN for something totally different. Her real name isn't Ottile)

Asmywhimsytakesme Sun 21-Oct-12 10:48:34

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Floggingmolly Sun 21-Oct-12 10:50:09

They both sound like the name of the parlour maid in an Agatha Christie novel.

juneau Sun 21-Oct-12 10:54:45

I think Ottilie is pretentious and Dolcie sounds like Dolcis - the shoe shop. Both awful - sorry.

showtunesgirl Sun 21-Oct-12 10:58:01

I don't like either. They both sound "made up".

Asmywhimsytakesme Sun 21-Oct-12 11:01:11

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eBook Sun 21-Oct-12 11:12:28

I like Tallulah.

Dulcie is too "old lady" and Ottilie is too much like Utterly Butterly or otters.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 21-Oct-12 11:24:22

Dolcie/Dulcie is awful sorry :s

ggirl Sun 21-Oct-12 11:25:29

they sound like they're from southern united states

AreYouAbleMabel Sun 21-Oct-12 11:38:05

Ottillie is gorgeous but I think I prefer Ottoline.....would you consider that?

Thisistheway Sun 21-Oct-12 13:41:12

I'm not so keen on Ottoline but worried about how close Ottilie sounds to 'utterly'. Dolcie doesn't feel right now though. So Ottilie still top.

I like the nn Tilly but Matilda is too popular now and I can't think of any other name which would obviously shorten to Tilly. Any ideas?

Viviennemary Sun 21-Oct-12 14:18:07

Don't like either of them I'm afraid. I've never heard of Dolcie only Dulcie. I agree with your DH. What names does he like?

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 21-Oct-12 14:18:10

I have an Ottilie and when we were in UK she was called "Ottilie Butterly" at school, or "Oatibix."

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