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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......

moreyear Sat 25-May-13 02:22:52

I love Elodie but prefer Ottilie with Alice.

GW297 Sat 25-May-13 17:42:04

Both are beautiful! I like Elodie slightly more though I think.

Elodie. And exactly how popular is too popular? I don't know of any Elodies in RL.

Leonas Sat 25-May-13 18:48:00

Eloise is beautiful!

Leonas Sat 25-May-13 18:49:20

*Elodie - stupid autocorrect!

Still18atheart Sat 25-May-13 19:07:20

I love love love Elodie

Don't like Ottilie not even sure how you pronounce it

thezebrawearspurple Sat 25-May-13 20:00:52

Elodie is beautifulsmile

nickrhodesjewel Sat 25-May-13 20:02:45

Elodie, definitely.

Squidwoman Sat 25-May-13 23:25:06

Elodie!!! Definitely. I am an Elodie. I love my name and so does everyone I meet. I'm 41 and have only ever met one other. (I'm half French - it's French but quite rare there too). I do have to say "Melodie without the M" quite a lot.

Squidwoman Sat 25-May-13 23:29:05

Also I've never had my same shortened to Ellie. Only one person (sister) calls me El. And my council tax bill came the other day and they had spelt my name LODELODIE.... because I had said it and immediately spelt it out for them. Idiots.

Squidwoman Sat 25-May-13 23:29:27

I mean my name

Moxiegirl Sat 25-May-13 23:36:02

Love Ottilie.

borisjohnsonshair Sat 25-May-13 23:39:47

Elodie is lovely. My favourite French name is Maelle (pronounced My-el). Think it's a Breton name.

piemashandliquer Sat 25-May-13 23:48:47

Have a friend with an elodie, deedee for short. Its a lovley name.

PixelAteMyFace Sat 25-May-13 23:53:38

Elodie, definitely, very pretty name.

Ottilie makes me think of furry creatures that swim, sorry!

AmandinePoulain Sun 26-May-13 05:35:00

grin Squid, I'll have to warn dd2 to watch out for idiots when she needs to spell her name out wink

NorkilyChallenged Sun 26-May-13 06:28:15

I love Ottilie in French but in an English accent I think it just sounds like "utterly" and that put me off using it for my daughters

3boysgirlontheway Sun 26-May-13 06:47:59

I love Elodie, it is so pretty.

theboutiquemummy Sun 26-May-13 06:59:12

Why is everyone calling their child ottilie ?

Elodie is more unusual

Yonionekanobe Sun 26-May-13 08:03:23

I'd never heard of Ottilie until there was an actress in something at Christmas called Ottilie nn. Otto. I really like it and added it to our girls' names list but DH vetoed it immediately. No idea it was getting so popular.

I think Ottilie Alice is lovely.

Elodie is also a nice name, but I know a baby Elodie whose mother is a horrible snob so very unreasonably that's put me off it.

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:29:05

Oooh I love Elodie- beautiful!

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:31:25

Not really heard of Ottilie- only Odile which is kind of similar.
Personally, sounds too much like "otter" and potential annoying spelling issues.
I would go for Elodie!

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 26-May-13 09:34:54

Do you think you will shorten the names? To what?

Squid that is funny!

Squidwoman Sun 26-May-13 15:09:09

@ Amandine07 and AmandinePoulain I love the name Amandine but you have to say it with a French accent! I also like Amelie and Magalie (in French). My sister is called Emeline which I like too.
I'm having a boy in Sept and we want to call him Atticus. I love it even though it doesn't really work in French. Tant pis!

SoupDragon Sun 26-May-13 15:13:41


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