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    Would you spell Lottie with or with out the "i"? I love the vintage look of Lottie, but also think that Lotte looks more like a real name rather than a nickname. I also like the Dutch feel that Lotte conjures. Full name will be Lottie or Lotte, not Charlotte. Thanks!

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    If you remove the 'i' from Lottie then it becomes Lotte, which is pronounced 'lotta'. Obviously still a lovely name, but pronouncing it the same as Lottie would be wrong.

    I prefer Lottie as Lotty but that's because I have an aversion to most 'ie' endings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    If you remove the 'i' from Lottie then it becomes Lotte, which is pronounced 'lotta'. Obviously still a lovely name, but pronouncing it the same as Lottie would be wrong.

    I prefer Lottie as Lotty but that's because I have an aversion to most 'ie' endings.
    This exactly.
    I have a dutch friend named Lotte and it's pronounced Loh-tuh over there.
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    Yep, I agree with the pp's. Lotte in Dutch is law-tuh, so Lottie's the better option if you want the law-tee pronunciation.
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    Ditto the PPs, the spelling change also changes the pronunciation, so I don't think it works.
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