OPINIONS ON A GIRL NAME

I’m just looking for feedback on a name that I think is lovely for a girl - but for some reason it seems to have some negative connotation attached to it - par example Nameberry says “look for it in the credits of a soft-porn film.”

[name]Chantilly[/name]…nn [name]Tilly[/name]

I love it! And am having another girl…a little sister for [name]Charlotte[/name], nn [name]Charlie[/name]. I like it as a sibset and want something pretty but unique and am really struggling this time around. When I found this name I thot I’d finally hit the jackpot…it has everything I want, it’s beautiful, has a cute nickname and goes with my other daughter’s name.

Please explain to me WHY people says its a stripper name…???

I happen to think the association to fine lace is only a bonus…personally. And I can’t think of any famous Chantillys who have dragged the name through the mud or even a character in any stories…??

opinions/explanations PLEASE?!?!?!

As someone who has a name usually thought of as a stripper name (ah the pole jokes I have heard), I say go with it anyway. She will always have [name]Tilly[/name] to fall back on. Personally I have never even heard the name and would not have thought of it in that way. I don’t find it as classy as [name]Charlotte[/name], it seems made up…like you were trying to create a name that sounded olde English, but I wouldn’t call it skanky.

Well the first thing that comes to mind for me is chantilly cream, perhaps that’s why? The cream part?

Then chantilly lace.

It feels light, whimsical, and a bit tongue-in-cheek. If that’s the feel you’re going for, use it. [name]Tilly[/name] is a legit name and if she ends up feeling uncomfortable with [name]Chantilly[/name], she may only very rarely have to use it.

I will say though that the seriousness of the name [name]Charlotte[/name] makes it look a bit frivolous in comparison.

I have a cousin named Shantil (nn [name]Tilly[/name]) and have never thought of it as a “stripper” name. The spelling was to be “[name]Chantille[/name]” but her dad filled out the paperwork and wrote it down phonetically instead of the way her mom had intended! [name]LOVE[/name] the nn [name]Tilly[/name], which she has always went by! If you like the name, go for it!

I guess maybe the stripper connotation because it is a name someone might use if they thought of a fancy thing and then named their baby after it. Like [name]Fancy[/name], [name]Chardonnay[/name], etc. This isn’t my opinion of [name]Chantilly[/name]; I’m just trying to answer your question. [name]Chantilly[/name] isn’t really my style, and I agree with pp that it doesn’t sound as classy as [name]Charlotte[/name]. I do love the [name]Tilly[/name] nn though, and it goes really well with [name]Charlotte[/name]. [name]How[/name] about [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Natalie[/name] or [name]Tilda[/name]?

[name]Chantilly[/name] also the name of a town in [name]Virginia[/name]. I think its a little too matchy though to have [name]Charlotte[/name] and [name]Chantilly[/name].

I don’t think of it as a stripper name at all. I think [name]Charlie[/name] and [name]Tilly[/name] are adorable together!

Thanks for the replies/opinions…
[name]Chantilly[/name] is a real name, not made up as some implied it sounds, or said [name]Tilly[/name] is a LEGIT name as if [name]Chantilly[/name] is not. And as far as place names go - like most American place names it was a place name in Europe long before it was a place name in [name]America[/name] (ie: [name]Virginia[/name]) it is in [name]France[/name] and that’s where chantilly lace originated, as well as chantilly cream. As far as being too matchy with [name]Charlotte[/name], my daughter is never called [name]Charlotte[/name] - she’s [name]Charlie[/name] all the time, I loved the name but wanted a formal full name in case she ends up wanting one when she grows up…same would go for my new baby - she would be called [name]Tilly[/name] all the time…

I really just wanted to see what reasoning people had for the negative connotation - nothing concrete so far!!!

It makes me think of the song [name]Chantilly[/name] [name]Lace[/name]. Not a bad thing. It’s not one of my favorite names but I think it’s okay. I don’t think it’s a stripper name, just a bit unusual. I love the nick name [name]Tilly[/name]. If you love it then go for it.

I instantly think [name]Chantilly[/name] lace, so perhaps people associate this with lingerie, and therefore strippers… I don’t know. The name is not my taste. I agree with others that I feel the name is way too close to [name]Charlotte[/name], despite whether or not you call her this on a daily basis. [name]Charlotte[/name] is still her name, and she may not want to be called [name]Charlie[/name] as a teenager or adult. [name]Chantilly[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name] have the exact same starting sound to me.

Um, no. I did not insinuate that [name]Chantilly[/name] is not a legit name (as I am not aware of its legitimacy or lack of and don’t care enough to look it up), that is your own misinterpretation. I simply said that [name]Tilly[/name] is a legit name - in its own right - meaning that if she felt like she wanted to use just [name]Tilly[/name], it’s possible that she wouldn’t often have to answer the question “what’s it short for?” which is something that many people (including myself, I am asked this constantly of my FULL name) find annoying.

And as far as place names go - like most American place names it was a place name in Europe long before it was a place name in America (ie: Virginia) it is in France and that’s where chantilly lace originated, as well as chantilly cream. As far as being too matchy with Charlotte, my daughter is never called Charlotte - she’s Charlie all the time, I loved the name but wanted a formal full name in case she ends up wanting one when she grows up…same would go for my new baby - she would be called Tilly all the time…

I really just wanted to see what reasoning people had for the negative connotation - nothing concrete so far!!!

Obviously you love the name since you’re so defensive over it. If you love it, use it. Who the heck cares what strangers on the internet think of your name choice.

yellow, I believe that may have been aimed at my comment saying that [name]Chantilly[/name] SOUNDED made up. Which I stand by, I know it is a real place name but I still think it sounds made up. I do agree though, your defensiveness does sound as if you have made up your mind. So just go with it.