What do you think of Othelia?

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Registered: 09-10-2006
What do you think of Othelia?
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Mon, 06-14-2010 - 6:48pm

DH and I are expecting our fourth baby in October.

superpower

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2004
Mon, 06-14-2010 - 7:18pm

I've never heard of Othelia but I do like Ophelia. How about Tilda with nn Tilly?

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Registered: 07-31-2007
Tue, 06-15-2010 - 1:57am

It does have a pretty sound, and I like the family connection. But I think she would be forever correcting people's pronunciation and spelling. Not only is it unusual, the "th" is a very soft sound that would be easily misheard. Some similar-sounding options:

Ophelia
Odelia (o-DEE-lee-uh)
Talia
Dahlia
Delilah

Jadzia

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Registered: 05-21-2009
Tue, 06-15-2010 - 8:13am
I think it would be a nightmare (for you when she's little and then for her whole life). Everyone would think her name was Ophelia/Ofelia.
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Registered: 11-12-2008
Tue, 06-15-2010 - 1:38pm

Congrats on baby #4! Othelia is pretty, but everyone will mistake it for the name Ophelia. You might consider using Ottilie(which I love), instead. It is pronounced "ah-TIL-lee", so you get Tillie, easily. It is a cool name that is a bit different, but not weird.


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