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Girls names - final 3

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SleeplessinEastSussex Wed 11-Sep-19 05:33:53

I had a beautiful DD on Monday and we are still deciding on a name fir her. Current shortlist is;


Any thoughts would be appreciated

MrsWilkinsonAthome Wed 11-Sep-19 05:38:01

Congratulations and they are all lovely names.

I would rank them as follows.


I would worry a bit about teasing later on with Olive though.

Joeybee Wed 11-Sep-19 05:47:09

Ottille is lovely, unique...maybe a bit too cutesy.
Olive is so lovely - strong, vintage, unusual but not unheard of, that's my favourite on your list.
Florence is lovely, but I feel it's becoming very popular, for me that's off putting, but it may not bother you. Florrie is a lovely nickname.

Whoops75 Wed 11-Sep-19 05:48:20

My favorite from your list is Olive


soundsystem Wed 11-Sep-19 06:03:40

Ottillie is my favourite, but they're all lovely.

MsTSwift Wed 11-Sep-19 06:09:08

All lovely though Florence most popular so would put me off. I would choose Otillie. We know an olive no teasing

mintich Wed 11-Sep-19 06:18:46

Why would Olive result in teasing?

Namaste6 Wed 11-Sep-19 06:21:37

Congratulations x. Ottlile is my favourite. Beautiful name.

Sunflowers211 Wed 11-Sep-19 06:37:52

Congratulations @SleeplessinEastSussex 💕
I love Florence out of the 3 💕

Fifteenthnamechange Wed 11-Sep-19 06:39:38

Ottilie for me thanks

Zarara Wed 11-Sep-19 06:41:33

Olive for me, slightly more unusual than the other two. Other two are quite popular where I live.

99bb Wed 11-Sep-19 06:42:27


RoseMartha Wed 11-Sep-19 06:43:36


ifigoup Wed 11-Sep-19 06:47:23

People (including you!) have misspelled Ottilie in four different ways just in this thread! shock

I’d go for Florence.

HeronLanyon Wed 11-Sep-19 06:57:37

Ottilie of the three BUT make sure whoever enters birth certificate details knows the spelling !

PictureWall Wed 11-Sep-19 06:59:55

Olive is gorgeous.

I like Florence but none of the shortenings. The three I know are Flo (reminds me of periods), Flossie (too cutesy) and Flora (margarine).

Ottillie is very “of the moment” and I think it will date. I also hear it as Otter-ly!

KatnissK Wed 11-Sep-19 07:04:10

I like Olive best but I like all three.

Icantthinkofanynewnames Wed 11-Sep-19 07:08:20

Olive is my favorite! I love it!

LarkDescending Wed 11-Sep-19 07:08:52

Florence for me - really beautiful, and I like Flory/Florrie for short.

knittedgoldfish Wed 11-Sep-19 07:19:54


notso Wed 11-Sep-19 07:21:07


Peanutbuttericecream Wed 11-Sep-19 07:22:35

I don’t like any of them, sorry.

daisypond Wed 11-Sep-19 07:26:28

Olive. A bit quirky and cool.
Florence. Victorian classic, possibly heading out of style but nice

Ottilie- horrid. Otterly utterly.

diddlediddle Wed 11-Sep-19 07:33:40

All nice names.


Florence is quite popular, I feel like it's overdone. When I hear people choose Florence I think, they're trying to be vintage and original but they're not. Sorry...

Ottilie. Very popular in some pockets (posh ones) but overall not that well known. Probably get misspelled? I don't personally love girls names ending in ie as I find it a bit twee.

Olive - love this. I think it's chic classic and beautiful without being common.

DottieLottie1 Wed 11-Sep-19 08:04:33

As a pop has already mentioned the spelling of Ottilie is questionable. If you can't get it right OP I'd avoid...

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