About Abby Sandel

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  1. I’ve known many Otilias in Latin American. All go by Tila with I also love. It’d be great if it caught on in the English speaking world.

  2. Glad to hear you and family are safe Abby! I loved the NameCandy article – I mean really, if Rose is appropriate then why is Apple so horrible? I agree with her assessment that Apple is one of the most derided “wacky celeb” names. Thanks for a great week 🙂

    1. Hmmm … can’t decide if that makes it better or worse, but i’m sure you’re quite right that he’s the inspiration – thanks!