I met a four-week-old baby girl today named Ottilia and I wondered how much of an outlier it is. It's a name I was indifferent to until I heard it enunciated by the bearer's proud and gratified father and now it seems beautiful. It seems exotic to replace the much loved Olivia, now a modern classic, but it has some of the same sounds, starts with "O" and has the same number of syllables. Maybe Olivia felt a bit exotic originally. I don't think it had been popular in this country before the 90's.
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 8:49pm