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Thoughts on Otillie

(37 Posts)
tabbycatbythesea Fri 16-Jun-17 06:20:39

I love, but interested in others opinions.

If you're not keen, what do you like that has a similar vibe.

ChainingDaisy Fri 16-Jun-17 06:28:22

I really loved ottilie, but DH wouldn't let me have it. Nor my other favourites Flora or Sylvie. We settled on penelope in the end, though I would have rathered persephone.

ToDuk Fri 16-Jun-17 06:29:26

Not keen but then I'm a teacher of the deaf and it sounds to me like something ear related! I guess most people won't make that connection grin

ScarletSienna Fri 16-Jun-17 06:30:39

I love it! I've only ever known one child called it yet it has a familiar feel. DH vetoed it.

Blossomandsixx Fri 16-Jun-17 06:33:55

Love! My oh also vetod it!

BuzzKillington Fri 16-Jun-17 06:37:08

Love it! Quite popular though, so that would put me off a bit.

WanderingTrolley1 Fri 16-Jun-17 06:39:04


TerfwithaNerf Fri 16-Jun-17 06:41:23

Fine in French, Oh-til-ee. Sounds soft and pretty.

But it sounds like Otter-ly in most UK accents which I can't bear.

thefamilynaom Fri 16-Jun-17 06:41:26

I never know how to pronounce it blush I would guess ot-illie but haven't met any irl to confirm

thefamilynaom Fri 16-Jun-17 06:42:30

X post with terf thanks!

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 16-Jun-17 07:25:15

It's not really popular it's 411th so still relatively rare.

I love it. Have done for years. DH said no though as it reminded him of Attila and the guns sad

SleepFreeZone Fri 16-Jun-17 07:26:51

I actually really loathe it.

Susiethetortoiseshellcat Fri 16-Jun-17 07:28:32

I'm not keen as just don't like the sound it makes. Names which I think have a similar vibe: Delilah, Cressida, Lavinia, Lois.

DoorKnee Fri 16-Jun-17 07:29:38

I think it's lovely

LynetteScavo Fri 16-Jun-17 07:50:03

I live it, and just after we named DD I asked DH why we hadn't considered it.

DH said "utterly bitterly".

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 16-Jun-17 07:50:24

Sorry, no.

bruffin Fri 16-Jun-17 07:53:23

Very pretty

grufallosfriend Fri 16-Jun-17 08:35:00

Pretty and not widely used, great choice!

Lemondrop99 Fri 16-Jun-17 09:23:41

I really like it. DH didn't

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 16-Jun-17 09:30:36

The Utterly Otterlies was a childhood book the DC loved so I can't hear the name without thinking about it. Not a negative association as such. I've only met one Ottilie. Similar names (to me): Cicely, Lettice, Christabel.

BlondeGinger Fri 16-Jun-17 09:31:24

I love it

SuperBeagle Fri 16-Jun-17 10:01:00

I don't like it.

Reminds me of otters

GlintingFuriously Fri 16-Jun-17 10:08:57

I like it, very pretty, but agree with PP that might not sound so appealing in some regional accents.

And it's spelt Ottilie, 2 Ts and one L.

Possible alternatives: Elodie / Amelie / Delphine / Cecily / Briony ?

n0ne Fri 16-Jun-17 11:44:42

Love it. We have some friends with a little Ottilie, otherwise I'd use it myself if DC2 turns out to be a girl.

blahthisistoohard Fri 16-Jun-17 11:45:06

Went through a stage of loving this name but DH said he couldn't say it without thinking of Otters, and then my Mum said 'urgh that's awful' so that did it for me.

Only 411 in the UK, but it was in the top 10 for Daily Telegraph announcements- that from that what you will!

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