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    Thoughts on Odette? Any Middle Name Ideas??

    Hi All!

    DH and I are expecting our first in February. We've both really loved the name Odette for a girl for awhile. The Swan Lake/ballet connection, the French flair, the familiarity and old-fashioned nature of it despite its never having appeared on the social security register all really appeal to me. But I don't know if I'm 100% sold which is why I'm soliciting some feedback.

    One major hiccup for me is that I almost feel it works better as a middle name as I'm having trouble finding middle names I think go well with it. We'd like to have two middle names. Our last name starts with an "M," is two syllables and ends in an "-er."

    Feedback on the name in general? Ideas for middle name pairings?? All would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    My lovely fluffy bunny was called Odette She was adorable. We called her Detty or Dets for short.

    Great name choice!

    As for middle names I think longer syllable middles sound best with Odette. After the longer first middle name, any syllable lengths sound ok. Examples:

    Odette Maria Claire
    Odette Susannah Isabelle
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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    Thanks, renrose! I particularly like Odette Maria Claire. I think the 2-3-1 syllable ratio works really well... I'll try to come up with more combos like that...

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    I think Odette is beautiful! I would be delughted to meet a little girls named Odette

    Not sure what your style is but here are some ideas for middles. (I don't think I'm very good at combos with 2 middles but I'll give it a try!)

    Odette Faith Marie
    Odette Elizabeth Claire
    Odette Isabella June
    The 3 Princesses in my life...

    Elizabeth Hope
    Annabelle Cadence
    Madeleine Pearl

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    I LOVE Odette. I don't think I'll ever use it myself, but I suggest quite a lot here in nameberry. I'd love to meet a little Odette.

    Odette Celestine Fleur
    Odette Anais Capucine
    Odette Amelie Jean
    Call me Cynthia, Angie, or Luna. 22. Name nerd.

    Clemency | Clementine | Juliette | Helena | Isabelle | Annabelle | Evangeline | Seraphina | Rosalind | Violetta
    Vanessa | Audrey | Ariadne | Callista | Belphoebe | Bellatrix | Lyra | Valencia | Valentina | Laetitia | Cytherea
    Gavriel | Hermes | Flynn | James | Orion | Alexander | Caspian | Peregrine | Marius | Altair | Lucias
    Callum | Cadmus | Jason | Perseus | Theseus | Oliver | Éomund | Stellan | Amias

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