I’m not sure what [name]Ottilie[/name]'s history is… perhaps it has a legitimate history. But the name [name]Ottilie[/name] definitely sounds made up to me. That aside, I actually think it’s a pretty cute name. It’s just the “made up” feel puts me off it a lot. [name]Ottilie[/name] [name]Jade[/name] is nice.
I don’t know about the name. I know that there is a woman who does a name blog online with a daughter named [name]Ottilie[/name]. [name]Otto[/name] is a family name but I had never seen this name before. It is definitely different and may confuse a lot of people in real life. The pronunciation was confusing for me until I went on Forvo.
It is a cute name and won’t be the hardest name to live with.
I voted ugly but I don’t really feel that way, I just don’t care for it and I think the prn gets butchered by English speakers, which isn’t their fault but I imagine people are going to say “oh till ee”, “oh tuh lee” “ah tilly” so depending on where you are I’m not sure how usable it is.
i’m going to come in and say I really like it. My [name]German[/name] Grandmother was [name]Ottilie[/name] but there’s some issues with pronunciation depending on where you are in the world. There’s a French, [name]German[/name], American, Dutch, and something else kind of pronunciations and they’re all different. Here in the US it’s said oh-till-ee, but I prefer the [name]German[/name] pronunciation awt-teel-ee-eh.
Well, the picture in my head is of a very skinny, stern [name]German[/name] mistress of an orphanage. But that’s awfully specific. I wouldn’t tell someone not to use it (it’s a real name!), it’s just nms.