Thoughts on Amelie?

Hi everyone, I’m new here. Been looking around the internet for opinions on names and found this forum. Had a little look around and it seemed like a lovely place to ask for opinions on our name choice. We’re having a little girl next year and we are thinking about [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]. We have a not-too-common surname, Somar, pronounced like [name_f]Summer[/name_f] so it can sound like a middle name and can destroy some others too. I had [name_f]Anya[/name_f] on my list, married into this surname and suddenly it doesn’t work anymore. We’re thinking about [name_f]Amelie[/name_f], pronounced similar to [name_f]Emily[/name_f] (I’m aware there are many pronunciations so I thought I should clear this up). Many nickname ideas too which I’m excited about as I love nicknames for cute names. Not thinking about a middle, but not against it. Would love to hear your opinions on it. Thank you!

Amelie is an adorable name for a girl and I’m sure you won’t regret using it. You could call her [name_f]Emmie[/name_f], [name_u]Lee[/name_u], or [name_f]Leah[/name_f] as a cute nickname.
For middle names you could go with something common like [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_u]Anne[/name_u] or [name_u]Louise[/name_u] or you could go with something a little more unique like [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_u]Francis[/name_u] or [name_f]Astrid[/name_f].
Anyways, whatever you choose for her will be adorable. You can’t go wrong with [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]

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Amelie is cute! I think it goes well with your surname.

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I usually prefer the more straightforward sounding [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] (or even [name_f]Earhart[/name_f]!), but [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] [name_f]Summer[/name_f] is gorgeous!

I’m not sure how [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] could be pronounced like [name_f]Emily[/name_f] though. I’m only aware of one pronunciation of [name_f]Amelie[/name_f].

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Welcome to Nameberry!

Amelie is lovely and a full name that sounds like [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] [name_f]Summer[/name_f] is even more so!

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Thank you everyone!

I love [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]!! [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] (blank) Somar sounds romantic!!

Welcome to Nameberry!

Amelie is a lovely name. I love it!


I have a little sister named Amélie who absolutely fits and loves her name. We call her LiLi (lee lee) sometimes but like you say, there are so many sweet nicknames :slight_smile:

My Amélie was named after the 2001 [name_u]French[/name_u] film, Le Fabuleux [name_m]Destin[/name_m] d’Amélie Poulain, or just ‘Amélie’ in [name_f]English[/name_f]. I would definitely recommend you check it out if you haven’t already!


Seconding @magalie’s film recommendation! It’s adorable and definitely helped [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]’s popularity here in the UK.

I really like [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]. It’s pretty and sweet but feels chic and sophisticated too. I think it feels far fresher than [name_f]Emily[/name_f], although a potential downside is that it could be misheard as the more popular [name_f]Emily[/name_f]. It does sound great with your surname.

Congratulations and good luck! :four_leaf_clover:

@TDFM :wave: :wink:

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Amelie is so romantic and beautiful. Sounds good with your surname too.

Amelie is one of my favourites! It’s elegant, fresh and sweet. I love how it flows with your surname