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Jazzicatz Tue 19-Aug-08 19:48:00


Lauriefairycake Tue 19-Aug-08 19:48:56

I love it smile

Had a friend at school called Effie (real name Ophelia)

Flightlite Tue 19-Aug-08 19:49:18

I have a friend who has a baby named this. I think it is original, unusual and lovely.

Goober Tue 19-Aug-08 19:49:55


Wilkiepedia Tue 19-Aug-08 19:50:18

Ha ha ha ha haha


Lauriefairycake Tue 19-Aug-08 19:50:36

boobs ???

I don't get it......

Lauriefairycake Tue 19-Aug-08 19:51:44 I do

feelya boobs


surely noone in real life would think this if you introduced your daughter as Ophelia?

Jazzicatz Tue 19-Aug-08 19:52:57

Same as Siobham!

Goober Tue 19-Aug-08 19:53:10

Sorry. I would. There was a comedian years ago who took the piss out of the name. For that reason.

Stars22 Tue 19-Aug-08 19:53:13

How is it pronounced?

Jazzicatz Tue 19-Aug-08 19:54:56


Blandmum Tue 19-Aug-08 19:56:23

as long as your surname isn't Balls

wellbalanced Tue 19-Aug-08 20:07:05

I likw it i think its nice not too weird sounding...

ForeverOptimistic Tue 19-Aug-08 20:07:50

I don't like it it is a little bit too "out there" for me, but I admit it does have a pretty ring to it. I am sure someone called Ophelia is not likely to be hanging around people making crass boobs comments so you don't need to worry about that one!

princessglitter Tue 19-Aug-08 20:11:13

The connection with the doomed Ophelia in Hamlet would put me off. Why name a baby after a poor mad girl who drowns herself?

In itself it is a pretty name, though.

flimflammum Tue 19-Aug-08 20:13:15

NO! It sounds pretty but Ophelia was Hamlet's lover in Shakespeare's play. She went mad after he dumped her, and committed suicide.

flimflammum Tue 19-Aug-08 20:14:37

Sorry, cross posted with princessglitter

princessglitter Tue 19-Aug-08 20:16:47

great minds think alike wink

Kbear Tue 19-Aug-08 20:24:33

I work with an Othelia - I like the name, different and pretty.

MakemineaGandT Tue 19-Aug-08 20:29:02

nice...........but shooting up in the popularity stakes so be warned....might not be as "original" as you think....

Jazzicatz Tue 19-Aug-08 20:30:47

I asked about Byron the other week - not so popular. I am not pregnant - but Byron and Ophelia may be good to call the kittens when I get them!

pointydog Tue 19-Aug-08 20:45:27


PinkyDinkyDooToo Tue 19-Aug-08 20:48:44

I love it. Especially Effie for short. Lovely

Quattrocento Tue 19-Aug-08 20:50:34

I love the name but ...

you do know she was a bit of a cissy and ended up drowned?

MrsMattie Tue 19-Aug-08 20:51:36

It's a very pretty name, a lovely word to say....but it is a teensy bit poncy.

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