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#1 shantilly

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

What do you think of Chantelle fora girl my husband thinks it a striper name.

#2 MrsShine

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

It's really NMS but I don't hate it - probably a bit in agreeance with your DH :/

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

I don't think it's a stripper name I do think it's a bit dated like Danielle, Michelle etc. nice name though.

#4 mnsr621

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

NMS sorry

#5 la di dah

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

I like Raquel much more.

The classic spelling is Chantal (shan-tahl) and I prefer that if I had to choose.

But there's a lot of either other 2 syllable names with accent on the second syllable, or French names, or C names, that I like more.

Edited by la di dah, 03 December 2012 - 10:08 PM.

#6 marnie27

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

NMS - I agree its very dated.

#7 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:18 PM


I'm not a fan of -Elle names as it is but it definitely seems dated to me.

#8 Plaxy

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

While I think the original French name Chantal is pretty if pronounced in the French way, I just can't warm to this anglicised (I think) version. The typical Aussie pronounciation of Shaaaantelle is grating. I also agree it feels dated.
Unfortunately Australians also butcher Simone and Danielle. Raquel as PP suggested is nice.

#9 Gudrun

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

Chantal is a gorgeous name. What got done to it after it was appropriated by the anglophones (especially those of the great south land)is not so gorgeous.  That is my diplomatic best.

I have to conclude that it doesn't work so well in English.  And nothing to do with strippers.

ETA I see Susiebelle we posted at the same time. Great minds...

Edited by Gudrun, 03 December 2012 - 10:38 PM.

#10 blackbird

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

I used to go to school with a Chantal, I used to think she and her name were so very elegant, her mother however was horribly strict and judgmental of all who were beneath her. But that was in NZ, it can sound very boganish and rough if spoken in a heavy ocka (/) accent, but then most names do lol. I dont think it is a stripper name

#11 Bellefin

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

DD has a little friend called Chantelle. I do find it a but dated but it was nice when she announced the name it wasn't another Ella and now we're just used to it that that's her name. I never thought of it as a stripper name. It's fine if you like it.

#12 Imaginary friend

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

I quite like it.

Have seen both Chantel and Chantelle, either spelling works to me.I would probably use the shorter spelling myself.

I dont mind names that are slightly out of date - I also like Danielle and Michelle - Michelle seems a bit 'older' in dating than Chantelle/Danielle but cant see any problem with using any of them.

Everyone doesnt have to use 'current in vogue' names.

have met quite a few Chantelle's IRL and never had any stripper connotations - mind you, this stripper name obsession doesnt seem to happen nearly as much IRL as it does on EB rolleyes.gif

#13 lotsofbots

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

peple thinking its dated as well as Michelle, is interesting to me.  I think alot of the new 'vintage' names that are very popular old fashion and dated.  

you may start a new trent with it, if you like it you should use it.

#14 librablonde

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

OP, I have to agree with your hubby.

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

I think it is lovely

#16 blenheim

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Definitely NMS.  Very 80s for some reason?

#17 JazzyWeasel

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

DD went to school with a Chontel. It's not my taste but I think Chantel is dated.

#18 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

Shaaaan-TELL is the aweful way we bogans tend to say it, all nasal and yeah I don't like it, though said properly it's nice.

#19 opethmum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

Chantal the french way is nice but I agree with your DH it is a bit dated and there are plenty of other beautiful girls names out there!

#20 ChantelM

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

Chantel is my name! LOL and I am 26 so agree it is a little dated.

I promise I'm not a stripper though  biggrin.gif

#21 ChantelM

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

Chantel is my name! LOL and I am 26 so agree it is a little dated.

I promise I'm not a stripper though  biggrin.gif

#22 RealityBites

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

I used to know the most beautiful little girl named Chantelle, so I like it  original.gif

#23 alwayshappy

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Chantelle is a beautiful name, I love it.

#24 ~Peaches~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I agree that it's a bit dated.

#25 Bel Rowley

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

I am another who says yes to Chantal, no to Chantelle.

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