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Natalie or Freya?

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Isitbedtimeyet123 Mon 24-Oct-16 00:35:28

Changing babys name? We have registered birth and announced baby's name as natalie but to be honest I wasn't really sure but we seemed to have alot pressure to name baby. We didn't find out sex of baby till birth but I was convinced we were having a boy and had the names alfie or Peter for a boy. Now six weeks old and called natalie I think I've made a mistake and should have called freya. I love the meaning much more and just prefer it now. What to do!,

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 24-Oct-16 10:14:36

Definitely go with Freya.

Vixxfacee Mon 24-Oct-16 10:16:26

I prefer Freya. I like natalia

Pluto30 Mon 24-Oct-16 10:24:16

I prefer Natalia over Natalie, and Freya over Natalie.

If you'd consider Natalia, that's my favourite.

Otherwise Freya.

I don't actually mind Natalie in its full form, but I don't like Nat and the Natalies I know get called that. The Natalia I know gets Tali, Talia and Nia for short.

Allalonenow Mon 24-Oct-16 10:31:08

Both very nice names, but Freya is my favourite.

Natalie is lovely for a Christmas baby though. smile

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 24-Oct-16 12:13:55

I prefer Freya but Nathalie is nice also. Why don't you trial Freya and see if it fits

CPtart Mon 24-Oct-16 12:28:31

Natalie is my all time favourite girls name and much less popular than Freya. Leave it.

Foxtato Mon 24-Oct-16 13:43:37

Prefer Freya, definitely

babyand Mon 24-Oct-16 16:12:35

I'm my lg name is freya so I'm biased. But I love her name and it really suits her so I think you should change it to what you love

Loyly Mon 24-Oct-16 16:15:56

I prefer Freya

Butterpuff Mon 24-Oct-16 16:23:14

Love both. I'd stick with Natalie though. I think it will age better.

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Mon 24-Oct-16 17:25:17

What about Natalia?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 24-Oct-16 21:20:18

I love Natalie and Natalia.

I really wanted to put Natalie on the shortlist for DD, but DH vetoed it hmm.

Freya is a nice name too, but less so than Natalie.

Yika Mon 24-Oct-16 21:24:03

They are both lovely names, I think Natalie is a nice choice as it's less of it's time - but if you want to change then now is a great time to do that. Six weeks old is nothing!

rainbow99 Mon 24-Oct-16 21:25:20

I also prefer Freya. I don't know of any little Natalie's, but I do know of 4 in their 30s. Natalia is nice as someone mentioned earlier, and it wouldn't be so much of a change for everyone

bluechameleon Mon 24-Oct-16 21:27:24

I prefer Natalie but if you prefer Freya then change it, and do it sooner rather than later so people don't get too used to calling her Natalie!

whatatod0 Wed 26-Oct-16 00:03:48

I have a Natalie nn Tillie. But now she's gone to secondary school, she wants to be called Natalie.
Too many Freya's round here.

Lilacpink40 Wed 26-Oct-16 00:04:54

Freya 1st.

handonhip Wed 26-Oct-16 07:36:59

Natalie is fabulous and unusual and definitely won't 'date' your daughter to a particular decade, if you know what I mean. She'll be the only one in school probably, too. Love it.

ample Wed 26-Oct-16 09:32:50

I liked the name Freya when I first heard it.
20 years later... hmm not so much.
Although it is a lovely name, it's becoming faddy I hear so many girls named Freya and the name will date.
If these points aren't an issue, then go for it.

Prefer Natalie.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 26-Oct-16 09:45:14

Prefer Freya

Chikara Wed 26-Oct-16 09:58:29

As ample - loved it, thought "how unusual" - then two in my DD's class, 4 in my DS's class. V popular and suspect it will date.

Like Natalie - she is French - lovely said with French accent!

Up to you though - whichever you think suits her. Not too late to change it. And no pressure - that was the problem in the first place!

DerelictMyBalls Wed 26-Oct-16 14:21:00

Natalie is a beautiful name, keep it! Freya to me always sounds wishy-washy, despite its origins.

MotherDuckSaid Wed 26-Oct-16 14:23:23

Freya is lovely and so is the spelling 'Freyja'
Natalie is a much harder sounding name to me.
I,changed my daughters name when she was 18 months because I can't bare it any longer ! Do it now before it starts to really grate on u ! 😊

MotherDuckSaid Wed 26-Oct-16 14:24:00

*couldn't

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