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  • Dana

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Thread: Dana or Odile

  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by smismar View Post
    Good to know! But I think she'd be in for a lifetime of correcting people.
    Perhaps, though for whatever it's worth I read O-dee-leh (from midwest and west coast US). There is a throwaway "uh" or "eh" sound after the L.
    Odile pronunciation: How to pronounce Odile in French

    OP, I agree with mischa precisely; she beat me to it! May I also suggest Ottilie.
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  2. #8
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    Odile, it's such a beautiful and lovely name. Dana is nice too, but it makes me think of Agent Scully
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  3. #10
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    Odile was my grandma's name, so I have to pick that one. :-)

    Dana seems so dated to me. Every Dana I've known is 30 or more (and I've had two roommates by that name).
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  4. #12
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    No question: Odile. Dana is boring. Odile is fresh and fun.

  5. #14
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    I think Odile is pretty, but the pronunciation could be an issue. Dana is much less interesting, but its familiar without being at all popular for little girls.

    Odette would be gorgeous!
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