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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......

AmandinePoulain Tue 21-May-13 20:05:25

I never knew my MN nn would get me a baby named after me grin

Still, my nn is far nicer than my actual name at least wink grin

AlwaysWashing Tue 21-May-13 20:05:41

Both lovely!

olivertheoctopus Tue 21-May-13 21:00:17

Ooh, both v pretty. Sorry, that doesn't help at all. Maybe Ottilie has the edge for me.

Rtfairy Tue 21-May-13 21:02:33

Definitely Elodie Alice. Lovely smile

mum2jakie Tue 21-May-13 21:04:04

Another vote for Elodie. Good luck! x

FranKatzenjammer Tue 21-May-13 21:04:28


girliefriend Tue 21-May-13 21:06:15

Elodie smile

VBisme Tue 21-May-13 21:06:45

Love elodie, but not elodie Alice. Not at all find of ottilie.

Suttyshotty Tue 21-May-13 21:07:03

Why don't you wait and see what she looks like? My DS looked nothing at all like the name we had in mind and he ended up being called something which was not even on our list...because that's what he looked like. Good luck with your new love bundle, whatever she is calledgrin

EleanorFarjeon Tue 21-May-13 21:09:27

I love them both and they were both on my list.

Elodie though, is becoming very, very popular. So for that reason, I'd go for Ottilie.

ChippingInLovesSpring Tue 21-May-13 21:09:44

Elodie - for sure.

Ottilie - is too much little 'utterly' grin

ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 21:13:41

Partner just threw marcy in the mix!

jamtoast12 Tue 21-May-13 21:17:01

Sorry but really really dislike both... Elodie sounds like you've missed the m off melody? Made up even? Plus likely to get Ellie? I've never heard of ottilie for which i think of otters sorry. I think you may seriously regret these in the future.

jamtoast12 Tue 21-May-13 21:17:39

Marcy is nice spelt as Marcie smile

Sorry hope my first post not too negative.

ukfirestorm Tue 21-May-13 21:21:14

No not too negative, don't worry, all opinions valid.

Decoy Tue 21-May-13 22:21:26

Elodie, definitely.

Ottilie sounds a bit like oddly.

sleepingbeautiful Wed 22-May-13 03:52:41

Ottilie. Lovely.
The word Elodie sounds 'wrong' to me. Plus may well have her merge into the reams of Ellies.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 22-May-13 04:00:59

Elodie lovely, but she will just be another Ellie/Ella. Ottilie I think is also very pretty, but I have the same reservations about her being "Otterly" in school.

Amandine is a pastry, isn't it? And not loving the alliteration, although I adore Alice as a middle name.

I think of your list, Elodie is the way to go, but it will be trendy.

cafecito Wed 22-May-13 04:03:36


AmandinePoulain Wed 22-May-13 06:53:35

Elodie isn't 'made up' hmm, it's existed since at least the 9th century!

scarecrow22 Wed 22-May-13 07:11:10

Ottilie or Marcie. I have a hard to spell name and now hugely favour names that are spelt as they are pronounced - and for your soon-to-be DD's sake pronounced as they are spelt.
many congratulations and good luck

ukfirestorm Wed 22-May-13 07:22:25

ottilie or ottiline though?

Dontbugmemalone Wed 22-May-13 07:38:55

Don't like those names, sorry. Good luck for the birth though.

pascalia Sat 25-May-13 02:00:44


howcomes Sat 25-May-13 02:07:15

Elodie is a beautiful sounding name.

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