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KnickersOnOnesHead Sat 26-Oct-13 18:29:37

Yay or Nay?

theignored Mon 28-Oct-13 17:10:38

in our local school there is a Natalie and a natalia. Both are beautiful imo.

CruCru Mon 28-Oct-13 17:17:02

It is nice. Where are you, will it bug you if people do pronounce it Na-a-lee?

WooWooCaChoo Mon 28-Oct-13 18:18:09

Natty is a good NN for it. I prefer it to Nat.

sidneyseagull Fri 01-Nov-13 14:10:57

I love it too! And I love Sam, so in my opinion it goes smile

SS3J Wed 06-Nov-13 14:36:31

I think it's dated in a good way! It's fairly unusual now, which is nice but not an 'old lady' name. I say go for it!

WhatTheFoxSays Wed 06-Nov-13 14:38:05

I like it. It's very similar to the name we've got picked out for our dd (due next month). We're going to call her Natalia. We were thinking about Natalie for a while though.

Lubiloo Wed 06-Nov-13 14:47:46

Natalie is a good, classic, feminine name that isn't overused. Makes a refreshing change from all the little Sophies, Ellies and Poppies. I like it!

ch1134 Sat 09-Nov-13 14:14:23

Love it. It has such a beautiful sound

Nataleejah Sat 09-Nov-13 14:52:51

Oh yes yes yes :D

funnyflowersky Sat 09-Nov-13 15:10:03

I don't think it's dated at all, lovely name.

HeyJudith Sat 09-Nov-13 15:19:01

Sounds 80s to me, sorry.

I like the "Talie" part of Natalie, but I don't like the Nat smile

Tattiesthroughthebree Sat 09-Nov-13 16:21:39

Will she be a Christmas baby? I think Natalie is one of the nicer Christmas names.

Strokethefurrywall Sat 09-Nov-13 18:58:49

I'm a Natalie, named after Natalie Wood - I agree that it's managed to weather the test of time better than some names but then I'm biased!

baggyb Sat 09-Nov-13 19:04:14

I teach a Natalie and she's a horror so it's a no from me...teaching makes it hard to find names without negative links!

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 09-Nov-13 19:04:30

I know lots of natalies who are my age (30-something) but no little ones. It's pretty! I agree it's also a good Christmas baby name. smile

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 09-Nov-13 19:05:40

Also, if you didn't like Nat as a nn, you could call her Tally.

TheRobberBride Sat 09-Nov-13 19:10:45

Natalie is very dated IMO. Very 80s.

I like Tally though

SatinSandals Sat 09-Nov-13 19:16:04

Depends where you live. In our area it is Na'alie and therefore one to avoid.

Spaghettinetti Sat 09-Nov-13 19:56:04

One of my best friends is called. Natalie Wood! Lol. I don't think it's dated...and anything considered dated will be in fashion again soon (think Arthur & Florence). It's a classic name and not common these days.

Spaghettinetti Sat 09-Nov-13 19:56:55

I also like the very French spelling 'Nathalie'.

abittoofat Sat 09-Nov-13 20:08:10

I know a Natalie nn Tillie.
Parents liked Tilly but not Matilda, so they went for Natalie and spell Tillie with the 'ie'. Bit tenuous, but each to their own. Gives lots of options though I suppose.

HoneyandRum Sun 10-Nov-13 07:09:08

Natalie or Natalia is a lovely name and classic enough that it is not dated (we only see that from our own generation's point of view). Remember your children will hardly ever meet a Natalie they will be drowning in Avas, Amelias, Emilys, Freyas etc. I also have a best friend who is called Natalie and she is a very intelligent, beautiful, funny and caring person so only a thumbs-up from me.

Natalie also has a cheeky, sexiness to it on a grown woman, it's not run of the mill.

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