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  1. #6
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    Thank you all for your opinions!! My concerns were the same as all of yours, i think it is more so that it would be hard to picture on her rather than it being offensive or teasing potential.

  2. #8
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    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."

  3. #10
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    It feels very Esatern European to me. But it's certainly not a bad thing.
    Olympia
    Russian Lit student, bookworm, and arts geek.

    Serena Elowen LivEmmeline Twila AliceSibyl Jemima IrisEsme Helena Mazarine
    Nathaniel Silvius Wilde Grover Elijah St JohnOscar Ignatius Cosmo Robin Hector Barnaby

  4. #12
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    Mar 2011
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    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.
    ★ O L I V I A ★
    (seventeen, student / traveller, obsessively maternal and owner of darling black cat Shura)

    Emmett - Alec - Rufus - Wilfred - Eoghan
    Trudie - Fenella - Aoife - Jemima - Eilidh

  5. #14
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    Nov 2013
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    I knew a number of girls with that name in my American High School. Very pretty.
    All were Muslim though.

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