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#1 bubmakes3

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

Ottilie Grace - I just saw this name in birth announcements whilst checking the spelling of a friends newborns name (for teh gift I am sending).

Anyway I have never herad it before and am not sure how to pronounce it? Any ideas - I want to say Otta-lee but surely thats not right?

O-tilly? Otil-lie


ETA - I just googled it and this is what Wiki says -
"Ottilie is a girl's name stemming from the medieval German boy's name Otto. The name means "riches", "wealth" or "prosperity". It has never become very popular in modern culture and has remained very low on popularity rankings only reaching its peak in 1880 when it reached almost 600th position in the US.[1] Ottilie is a much more common first name in German-speaking countries.[2]"

Edited by bubmakes3, 15 February 2013 - 10:30 AM.

#2 FiveAus

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

I love it.  It's very posh, I think it's French but I believe it's quite popular in the upper echelons of British society. I would pronounce it Otta-lee or Oh-ta-lee with no real emphasis on any syllable.

#3 bubmakes3

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Maybe I am not warming to it as DS fave toy at the moment is a soft toy otter who is called Ollyotter (said as one word) and comes everywhere and does everything with him.

#4 blackcat20

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

My sisters grandma is an Ottilie. Ive never heard it otherwise.

Edited by blackcat20, 15 February 2013 - 10:37 AM.

#5 B.feral3

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

I am not fond of Tilly and Taliah and similar names but this one I really like.

Lovely OP.

Edited by Bek+3, 15 February 2013 - 10:42 AM.

#6 Dresden

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

I think it's beautiful.

#7 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

I went to school with an Otillea. She got Tilly for short

#8 Magnus

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

I really like it.

I would pronounce it O- tilly, or maybe O-teel-ya if I wanted it to be pronounced in a more European way.

#9 Bluemakede

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

I had this name on my list for baby (other half doesn't like it sad.gif ).

We pronounce it the German way Ot-till-iuh, as my families background is German ('e' or 'ie' is pronounced with an 'uh' sound eg Lotte is pronounced Lot-tuh). I have a great-great aunt with this name (I had seen it in my families history book and fell in love with it from there).

The more 'English' pronunciation is as PP said O-tilly.

Edited by Bluemakede, 15 February 2013 - 11:14 AM.

#10 blenheim

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Such a beautiful name, I love it original.gif

#11 Bam1

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Its quite a nice name and Grace as a MN really suits it.

#12 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

I like Ottilie.  I can imagine that in Australia you'd get O-tilly pronunciation mainly, which is fine.  And the nickname Tilly's probably inevitable.

#13 Playdaze

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

I came across this name yesterday for the very first time and it took my breath away. I love it.  I already have 3 daughters so there is no chance I will ever use it unfortunately. I discovered it 2 years too late. If you are considering it, please go for it!

#14 MrsWidget

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

It's beautiful. I may be biased as I have an Otto.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

Ottilie and Ottilia are gorgeous, not uncommon European name/s now creeping into the Australian name lexicon.

The French [ott-il-EE] is all appeal for me as is the NN Tillie/Tilly. Full name-wise Ottilia probably works better in Australian English but if the NN is Tilly who cares.

Swoon territory to be sure whatever you did.

#16 Seven of Nine

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

I love it! This is one of my all time favourite names. wub.gif

#17 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

I like it.

#18 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

not fussed,  ot   til - ie

#19 calico

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

Not so keen on it. I'd prefer Ottavia.

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