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April 14th, 2014 12:57 PM #6Senior Member
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April 14th, 2014 01:30 PM #8
It feels very Esatern European to me. But it's certainly not a bad thing.Olympia
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April 14th, 2014 02:25 PM #10
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.
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April 14th, 2014 02:56 PM #12
I knew a number of girls with that name in my American High School. Very pretty.
All were Muslim though.
April 14th, 2014 03:28 PM #14Senior Member
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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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