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baby due thursday - elodie or ottilie?

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ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 18:27:56

Baby is due thursday, what do people like - elodie, or ottilie? Alice is middle name. One set of in laws prefer elodie, the others ottilie. HELP!
Also nicknames advice please......

derektheladyhamster Tue 21-May-13 18:30:58

I like Ottilie, probably with Tilly as a nn, but I'm not a nn type of person, more of a shortening person, so my Ottilie would probably end up being Ottie

talkingnonsense Tue 21-May-13 18:32:17

Elodie- ottillie sounds too like utterly in a northern accent.

ilooklikegrotbagstoday Tue 21-May-13 18:34:17

Whichever you chose, both are beautiful!

MrsMagpieCovetsShinyThings Tue 21-May-13 18:36:05

I love Elodie. I'd prob turn it into Ely for a nn.

ilooklikegrotbagstoday Tue 21-May-13 18:36:16


farmersdaughter Tue 21-May-13 18:40:20

Ottilie is just divine!

Ottilie Alice is smashing!

adds to list blush

AThingInYourLife Tue 21-May-13 18:41:32


ReluctantBeing Tue 21-May-13 18:44:31

Hahahahahahaha! Really?

Aethelfleda Tue 21-May-13 18:52:11

It depends upon which you would be happy yelling across a crowded playground in years to come. They are both pretty but very much "of the moment' names which in years to come will date them as being 2010 decades babies. This may not matter to you, but either are highly likely to be misspelled as they grow up in all sorts of ways....

TenthMuse Tue 21-May-13 19:27:07

Both are lovely! Would go for Ottilie, as Elodie seems very much on the up at the moment (seems to be the new Amelie here in North London).

Really like Ottilie Alice.

ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 19:30:39

@reluctant being, yes really x

ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 19:32:22

This point in preganancy is terrifying. feels like a time bomb!

JennyEnglishTwo Tue 21-May-13 19:33:06


Ottilie is very frilly and I don't like the OTT sound. I think a lot of people would muRRRRRRRder it. I can imagine it sounding almost nice said with a soft accent but the vast majority of people would hammer it.

Elodie is safer, and stronger somehow. I also like Eluned (welsh). It seems your taste.

ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 19:35:05

Eluned is interesting, not heard that one

ZolaBuddleia Tue 21-May-13 19:35:11

Prefer Elodie, but would hate it to be shortened to Ellie.

EarlGreyTeabag Tue 21-May-13 19:36:27

Elodie here too.

HorraceTheOtter Tue 21-May-13 19:39:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NowPlayingZone Tue 21-May-13 19:40:48

Elodie, but they're both nice.

Letticetheslug Tue 21-May-13 19:42:34

Elodie, definitely. Although the moment you see her , you may well change your mind...

ChasingStaplers Tue 21-May-13 19:43:06

Elodie is lovely.

Ottilie is just meh.

Foosyerdoos Tue 21-May-13 19:43:11

Prefer Elodie, I also like Eloise.

AmandinePoulain Tue 21-May-13 19:45:52

I've got an Elodie smile

I had no idea it was 'up and coming', I picked it because I liked it when I saw it in the French baby names book (I've got a French dh).

(I've also got an Amelie, so you could say that yes, it is the new Amelie wink grin)

Foosyerdoos Tue 21-May-13 19:53:05

I wanted to call Dd Amandine Amandine but was vetoed by Dh.

ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 20:03:19

amandine also nice

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