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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......

scarecrow22 Wed 19-Jun-13 10:17:31

Can we ask what you chose? One of your options is my name so more than usually curious!
Hope you and LO happily united now

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 03-Jun-13 22:07:04

There are three Serenas in DD2's class (and the rest seem to be called Sophia or Megan). Juliette is nice. Tansy is hideous.

chickieno1 Mon 03-Jun-13 21:34:49

Elodie or Juliette.

Good luck with birth

IsThisAGoodIdea Mon 03-Jun-13 16:02:47

Ottilie sounds like utterly to me.

RubyGrace17 Thu 30-May-13 19:36:34

I love Elodie. If I didn't already have an Eloisa, I'd consider it if we ever had another baby! Good luck!


scarecrow22 Thu 30-May-13 19:02:50

Juliette every time smile ( though she will spend her life spelling it out if she stays in England....Juliet being more "obvious" spelling).
good luck with LO

1789 Thu 30-May-13 16:56:31

my sister has an elodie, an ottilie and an agatha!

calypso2008 Thu 30-May-13 13:24:36

Or, Oh-my-sweet-baby-cutie-blue-eyes! grin

Maybe you should decide before smile

ukfirestorm Thu 30-May-13 12:19:48

good idea. but then she might be niceface cutehead!

calypso2008 Thu 30-May-13 12:11:19

Why don't you wait 'til you see her, then look at her little face and decide!

calypso2008 Thu 30-May-13 12:10:08

Ottile is a gorgeous name. Elodie is also nice.

Congratulations and good luck with the birth smile

ukfirestorm Thu 30-May-13 12:05:49

Like that.

TenthMuse Thu 30-May-13 11:57:41

Merryn would be my pick from your other choices - great name. How about Merryn Juliette?

ZolaBuddleia Thu 30-May-13 10:04:27

Not a fan of Tansy or Serena. Any spelling of Juliet is lovely. Merryn feels a bit JR Tolkien to me.

jamtoast12 Thu 30-May-13 09:24:49

Merryn and Julliette are lovely! Good luck with birth smile

ukfirestorm Thu 30-May-13 08:47:21

If this baby does hurry up we will be stuck with consuela or marigold!

ukfirestorm Thu 30-May-13 08:46:46

The longer this pregnancy goes on the more we change our minds,
worried elodie is too popular, and that ottilie sound too much like utterly so:
So we are looking now at Merryn, Tansy, Julliette, and Serena.

Turniptwirl Tue 28-May-13 19:23:44


Emsmaman Tue 28-May-13 15:20:11

Elodie was on our shortlist smile
I think you will have a lot of people mishearing and saying Emily though, as Emily is super popular at the moment!

BerryLellow Tue 28-May-13 15:18:16

I like both smile

They aren't that popular, it's just more unusual sounding than evie, grace, lily etc so you remember when you hear it IMO.

French girls' names always sound so lovely I think. But then I have Cornish named boys so I have no experience in this field grin

GW297 Tue 28-May-13 14:58:33

I only know one Elodie and no Ottilies!

allinatizz Tue 28-May-13 13:55:55

"Why is everyone calling their child Ottilie?"

The only person I've ever heard of who called their child Ottilie is me (and DH grin ). Love it, naturally, but also think Elodie is beautiful.

FWIW we didn't even have a list of names before DD was born and it just jumped out of the book at us when she was a few hours old. Since naming DD we have heard of one or two others, but usually they are 90 year old Grannies (Like Mehrida's Gran). We just liked it.

Is is getting popular then? We must have started a trend!

CalamityJones Tue 28-May-13 13:49:51

Ottilie is a really beautiful name. Best of luck!

ZolaBuddleia Tue 28-May-13 13:44:37

Love Manon.

JumpingJackSprat Tue 28-May-13 10:12:52

Otillia is nice, otillie is not imo. i like elodie out of your choices. dont like marcie i prefer marie, marcie looks like a misspelling to me.

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