Ophelia or Millie?
DH and I are now between Ophelia Catherine Jane and Millie Catherine Louise for our daughter, our only concern with Ophelia is that she may be easily teased due to the negative Shakespearean character. (Ophelia commits suicide in Hamlet). Would this be a realistic problem, or are we just over concerned? We aren't worried about Millie aging well, because we live in the UK, and it's been a very popular name for quite a while, so I imagine there are many adult Millie's out there. We also believe a name ages with the bearer. Sibling ideas for each are:
Dulcie (DH said he likes Dulcie+Millie as sisters now)
We'll also take whatever sibling suggestions you have for us :)
Which should we use, Ophelia or Millie, and could Ophelia be easily bullied?
Ophelia by far. Also prefer the sibling names you listed with Ophelia.
I would go with Ophelia as your daughter will have more options. She can go by her full name or nickname - Philly, Lia, Ollie. I also prefer the sibling names you have listed under that name.
I personally love the name Millie
I would choose Ophelia. Not only do I love the name Ophelia, I also really enjoyed her character.
Ophelia most defiantly. It's got an elegance that has survived through many ages, even before Shakespeare. I don't think teasing will be a problem. Millie is sweet, but it may be best saved to be used as a nickname for Millicent or Melisende.
I would say Millie Catherine Louise, although both names are beautiful. The only reason I lean this way really is because IDK if this would be as much of an issue in the UK, but I worry about teasing with Ophelia in the sense that it's similar to "I feel ya" which could be horrible in middle/high school.
If you're really in love with the first sibset idea, I think Millicent Catherine Louise "Millie" is to die for. Best of luck!
Ophelia Catherine Jane. Beautiful classic name.
I prefer Ophelia. I can honestly say that I knew Ophelia was a character in Hamlet, but I didn't know anything about her until I read the play in high school, and then I promptly forgot that she committed suicide until your post just now. I don't think sharing a name with that character will make her a target for bullying at all. I think it's a really beautiful name, and I'd probably consider using it myself.
Thank you, the only name Millie would be short for is Matilda though, and it's been vetoed :/