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Natalia or Natalya

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Azure83 Tue 17-May-16 13:47:11

This is our top choice if we have DD (don't know yet). I'm Polish, my DH is British. We would like a name that will reflect her heritage but is pronoucable around the world. Natalia is the original Polish spelling, Natalya would make it easier for the Brits (I think?!).

Any preferences?

MiddleClassProblem Tue 17-May-16 13:51:19

Some Brits are called Claire and some are called Clare. I would t worry about it and just use the traditional spelling

Lindt70Percent Tue 17-May-16 13:51:23

What a lovely name. I'd go for the original Polish spelling.

WreckingBallsInsideMyHead Tue 17-May-16 13:57:50

Polish spelling would be the one I would expect so I'd say go with that

nectarini1983 Tue 17-May-16 13:58:09

I'd go with Natalia.

LemonBreeland Tue 17-May-16 13:58:59

Natalia looks better, and I don't imagine will cause any issues in Britain.

SoupDragon Tue 17-May-16 14:01:06

Interestingly, I thought Natalia was the Anglicised version so I don't think you'll have any problems smile

nocoffeenouppee Tue 17-May-16 14:03:47

Natalia is not unheard of in the UK. It shouldn't confuse people. Natalya looks like try hard 'different' spelling. Pretty choice.

flanjabelle Tue 17-May-16 14:04:51

Polish spelling definitely.

pinkmagic1 Tue 17-May-16 14:05:14

Yes, I also thought Natalie was the Anglicised spelling. Go for whichever spelling you prefer. It's a lovely name and congratulations.

pinkmagic1 Tue 17-May-16 14:06:15

Natalia, should I say. Bloody autocorrect!

MrsCaecilius Tue 17-May-16 14:14:01

Natalia. Easier for a Brit I think. I'd expect Natalya to be more of an Eastern EuropeanRussian spelling (but can see I'm wrong!)

EmmaWoodlouse Tue 17-May-16 15:53:52

I think Natalia is actually the more usual spelling in Britain!

DramaAlpaca Tue 17-May-16 16:41:49

I'd go with Natalia.

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 17-May-16 17:56:30

I agree that Natalia is the 'easier' spelling for Brits. If I saw 'Natalya' I'd assume she was Russian and you'll get people pronouncing it as Nat-al-yah emphasis being on the 'y' as a Yeh sound a bit life how Katya is mistaken as Kat-ya rather than Kat-ee-ah

mrsschu Tue 17-May-16 20:19:05

Go with Natalia, I'm sure most people will be able to pronounce it. Lovely name.

Mottled Tue 17-May-16 20:36:26

Natalia. It is a very straightforward (and lovely) name that Brits will have no problem with. From my experience the e European names that people have difficulties understanding are J/Y names or things like wiktoria.....

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Tue 17-May-16 20:39:49

I thought Natalia was the Anglicised version too. It's lovely.

HouseOfBiscuits Tue 17-May-16 21:18:32


CPtart Tue 17-May-16 21:45:00

Natalia. Lovely name.
Natalie was my girls' name that I never got to use.

GreenBeans17 Wed 18-May-16 22:31:10

Natalia smile

MiddleClassProblem Thu 19-May-16 10:13:04

Was that unanimous?

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Thu 19-May-16 10:29:19

Blimey, looks like it. And in favour at that.

Is that a record?

dodobookends Thu 19-May-16 10:30:59

Natalia definitely

Azure83 Thu 19-May-16 17:09:53

Unanimous indeed! Thanks everyone! Goes to show - don't overthink things too much..
I bet we will have a boy now grin

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