I like [name]Lotte[/name]. I like [name]Charlotte[/name], but I don’t really like [name]Lottie[/name] for a nickname (or [name]Charlie[/name]), so I hesitate on the name [name]Charlotte[/name]… but when I see you are considering the name [name]Lotte[/name] as a formal name, it’s somehow a lot nicer. I really like it, and it sounds elegant. I did an internet search and find [name]Lotte[/name] to be more of a [name]German[/name]/Dutch/ or Scandinavian usage aside from being a nickname for [name]Charlotte[/name]. [name]Just[/name] kind of chic and interesting. It is sort of how I feel about [name]Greta[/name] - a name that is derived from [name]Margaret[/name], or a nickname, but also a substantial international variant.
I prefer [name]Lotte[/name] and I don’t think anyone would – well they might – call her Lot, but I think it’s the preferable spelling and not unheard of. It is like [name]Bette[/name] - [name]Bette[/name] Midler is [name]Bet[/name], while [name]Bette[/name] [name]Davis[/name] is [name]Betty[/name], so she may have to correct people - or you can choose to use the word “educate” in place of “correct” - I would! People can learn names and not be confused forever.
This is a name people might confuse but I don’t think it’s a crusher, not enough to “spell it out” for people, as in [name]Lottie[/name]. [name]Lottie[/name] is definitely looking like a nickname and not an international variant. The umlaut in [name]Lott[/name]” can help people, but just as often, it may confuse them even more. We don’t use the umlaut in English too much and, say, compared to an ”, which we’ve adopted in enough common words to sound that out ‘ay’, people who don’t recognize [name]Lotte[/name] as Lot-tee will not either know how to handle the ”. People who would recognize the ” sound would also probably already know how to say [name]Lotte[/name] without the umlaut over the e. It’s not necessary, but if you like it better that way, it will be ok, except for that you know most people will not bother to fish around for their alt-characters and still spell it [name]Lotte[/name] with no umlaut 99% of the time.