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  1. #6
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    Sep 2012
    I live in NYC and know two people named Fatima. Nobody seems to have trouble with it. It's a beautiful name. I think of the pronunciation more as "FAH-tee-mah" rather than "FATeemah."

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    It feels very Esatern European to me. But it's certainly not a bad thing.
    Olympia/College student/Books, arts, glasses and coffee

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  3. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Northern England
    I think it's perfectly usable in English speaking countries, but I would be surprised to find a Fatima who's parents weren't Muslim or otherwise Arabic.

    I like the fah-TEE-mah pronunciation but the FAT-ih-mah pn - as in Fatima Whitbread - isn't very attractive to me.

    I drastically prefer Fahima or Farheen.
    olivia - eighteen (finally!), england but sometimes canada. i like names, film & philosophy.
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  4. #12
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    Nov 2013
    I knew a number of girls with that name in my American High School. Very pretty.
    All were Muslim though.

  5. #14
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    Apr 2014
    Kids can be harsh and if they want to tease, they'll find something to pick out regardless of whether or not your daughter's called Fatima. I don't like it personally because I just don't think it's a pretty name (and the 'fat' at the beginning would be the first thing bullies would notice... Fati wouldn't be a nice nickname either) but I could see it easily suit a woman past her 20s.

    I know of one Fatima who is of Indian origin and who is Muslim, she's around 13 years old. I can't tell you if she gets picked on for it as I don't know her personally!
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