Nola

(19 Posts)
greenolive Fri 25-Jan-13 12:35:46

I seem to really like this for a girl. Is it actually a proper name? Any thoughts on it?

TuesdayNightDateNight Fri 25-Jan-13 12:36:42

I don't know if its a proper name but there is a little girl at DDs school called Nola and it's very sweet.

badtime Fri 25-Jan-13 12:45:52

It's an anglicisation of 'Nuala', or short for 'Finola', which is an anglicisation of 'Fionnuala'.

It is actually reasonably established as a name in itself, although purists will not approve.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 25-Jan-13 13:19:00

I like it,a lot.
Though I do prefer Fionnuala personally.

KirstyoffEastenders Fri 25-Jan-13 13:23:18

Bit too close to Enola for me
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enola_Gay

MolotovCocktail Fri 25-Jan-13 13:28:30

It's an 'in-between name' to my ears: I don't like it as much as either Lola or Nuala. It's like a combination of those names to me.

juneau Fri 25-Jan-13 13:29:55

Nola is what people who live there call New Orleans.

NowPlayingZone Sun 27-Jan-13 22:42:13

....don't dislike it.

anonymosity Mon 28-Jan-13 00:12:41

My son has a Nola in his class at school (he is 6). I think its lovely.

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 05:22:07

Ate at a restaurant called NOLA in this case it was New Orleans Louisiana (LA is the state abbreviation) it was in Noo Orlins and was fantastic. I also think Nola is the main character in an Spike Lee movies She's Gotta Have It or something like that...

LazyMachine Mon 28-Jan-13 05:58:09

It's my sister's dog's name!

LazyMachine Mon 28-Jan-13 05:58:53

(Mind you, she's a very sweet pooch...)

Teapig Mon 28-Jan-13 07:59:34

I like it a lot but then we a considering calling our LO Fionnuala so I might be biased. Her nickname would be Nula or Lula.

I think if you like it go for it, it's very cute.

GW297 Mon 28-Jan-13 08:11:58

I like it!

getagoldtoof Tue 29-Jan-13 15:06:15

Nola in new orleans is amazing. The parmesan oysters were unforgettable. But yes, just came on to say that to me Nola = New Orleans Louisiana.

Yfronts Tue 29-Jan-13 17:29:36

Norah is nice too

CecyHall Tue 29-Jan-13 17:32:09

I just saw this name today while re-reading Rachel's Holiday

pipsytwos Tue 29-Jan-13 18:25:51

I've never heard of it but I think it's really lovely! grin I think it's a good name because it'd suit a sweet little girl as well as a adult. Really like it!

Sashapineapple Wed 30-Jan-13 18:27:46

I know a lady called Nula (late 30's) and she is lovely.

I like Nula, not keen on Nola.

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