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#1 (feral)epg

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

DP is French, my family is from southern Africa.  We wanted names that would reflect this.  Also my deceased father was Charles - so Charlize is staying regardless of what people say.

Is Amelie getting too common though?  We want something that is normalish, but don't want her to one of 4 in her class? Especially considering it's very similar to Emily and Amelia.

I know one other child called Amelie (different state, parents acquaintances rather than close friends)


#2 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

It's not overly common, probably in some circles more likely but I've never met one. I really like it!

#3 mini mac

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

I know an Amelie. Love her and the name! But I don't think its that common, yet anyway

Amelie Charlize. Beautiful name!

#4 la di dah

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Amelie is at the low end of the Top 100 in NSW. It also sounds like two Top 10 popular names. If you don't care about popularity its fine. If you do, only you can decide how much.

I like the idea of honouring family and I honestly think Charles is one of the greatest male names for female variants: Charlize, Caroline, Charlene, Charlotte...?  (these are all derived from Charles, not just C names) I tend to really  love feminizations though.

#5 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

I only know of one Amelie. She is 3. Her parents pronounce it Ar-ma-lee. I don't love the name.

#6 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

I only know one.  I quite like the name and I love names starting with letters that are early in the alphabet (so easy for sign-ins at childcare etc!!!)

I only know one.  I quite like the name and I love names starting with letters that are early in the alphabet (so easy for sign-ins at childcare etc!!!)

I only know one.  I quite like the name and I love names starting with letters that are early in the alphabet (so easy for sign-ins at childcare etc!!!)

#7 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

I know two Amelies born in the last two years - and would say it's getting popular in my circle. Add to that the Emilys and Amelias and Millies and it's too.common for me.

#8 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

I don't know any Amelies IRL  original.gif

#9 Izzibeach

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

It's a lovely name and it also sounds almost exotic but still feminine even though the middle name is Charlize. Amelie Charlize sounds great. :-)

#10 (feral)epg

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

Thanks everyone - it's pretty nerve wracking posting anything on here - especially anything with an unusual or speshul spelling!

#11 Gudrun

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

I remember reading somewhere that Charlize was invented to name Charlize Theron in honour of her father but maybe I misinterpreted that. In any case there are also many traditional feminine forms of Charles to choose from.

I have three friends who have recently become grandmothers to an Amelie. So in my world it's  a 'trendy' name. I believe it has been on the increase in the English speaking world ever since that wonderful film 'Amélie'.

Amelie Charlize works perfectly as a combo but I would be looking at a less common French name and one that suffers less 'in translation'.

#12 liveworkplay

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Nine years ago when we chose the name it was unheard of. Now it is in the top 100 but I still only know two. it is nothing like Amelia and if pronounced correctly, nothing like Emily. in the 4 schools I have an association with there is only one Amelie.

I say go for it.

Edited by liveworkplay, 12 November 2012 - 08:17 PM.

#13 tres-chic

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

DS has an Amelie and a Charlize in his class, both the loveliest little girls.

I don't think Amelie is too popular.

#14 Guest_zeus359_*

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

Lovely choice for both names and they go well together. I don't know of any adults or kids personally.

OP, as your hubby is french ask him to clear something up for me. I have heard people on here say that there is a correct way to pronounce it, and its not like Emily and it should be aH me lee.  This is how i pronounce it http://www.forvo.com/word/am%C3%A9lie/ and that is how my french as 2nd language hubby pronounces it. That sounds like Am-e- lee to me which is like Emily.

#15 Lees75

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

My 5 yr old niece is Amelie (pronounced Am-uh-lee, or Emily with an A, as my kids say.)  I don't know any others.

My 6 yr old daughter is Charlise

So I guess you can say, I am a fan of your choices- lol!

Edited by Lees75, 12 November 2012 - 09:51 PM.

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

I think it is lovely and not popular - I've only met a couple of Amelia's no Amelie

some other names with the same meaning as Charles


#17 Kreme

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

I know one Amelie, who is 4. It is pronounced like Emily with an A. A lot of people mishear it as Emily.

#18 Gudrun

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I'll have a go at representing Australian cf French rendition:



#19 the wudges

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

My daughter's name is Amelie and I have heard people mention they know another maybe 4-5 times in 5 years.  Never actually met one though original.gif

When she was first born she was called Emily a lot, but that rarely happens now.  I've noticed that she is actually more likely to be called Amelia if people get it wrong.

I think your names sound lovely original.gif

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