Alma?

(38 Posts)
washngo Sat 02-Feb-13 08:02:22

I love this name and considering it for dc3. Possibly Alma Lily. What do you think?

LynetteScavo Sat 02-Feb-13 19:01:13

It's one of my great aunts names (never met her, so can't tell you what she was like), and it will always remind me of the place Princess Diana died.

LynetteScavo Sat 02-Feb-13 19:02:01

Actually, if I'd never herd it before, I would think "What a lovely name."

FloraPost Sat 02-Feb-13 22:14:56

Love it. Seems I only breed boys, but its top of my girls list.

Cute

echidnakid Sat 02-Feb-13 22:43:37

It makes me think of "Alma mater" but that's not a negative connection. I don't love it but its definitely not one of those "how could you?!" names.

Ariel21 Sat 02-Feb-13 22:50:51

Love it, and Alba too.

amazingmumof6 Sat 02-Feb-13 22:56:29

echidnakid - I checked the meaning of it, alma mater means "nourishing mother"in Latin.
so alma would be the nourishing part, which I personally find very interesting, because as it's been mentioned upthread, it also means apple in Hungarian.

OP - I can't help thinking, that if, you name her Alma, she's going to be one of your 5 a day! grin

amazingmumof6 Sat 02-Feb-13 22:56:48

yummy girl!

washngo Sun 03-Feb-13 09:44:10

Thank you! Really nice meaning, feeling quite sold on it now. My dh quite likes it and is "having a think" so I just hope he agrees!

echidnakid Sun 03-Feb-13 10:00:38

I was thinking of Alma Mater in the sense that it refers to the university you graduated from but nourishing mother is a lovely meaning.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 03-Feb-13 10:03:58

yes you could be the ultimate Alma Mater! .... giggles to self contentedly....

OkayHazel Sun 03-Feb-13 16:24:39

Alma mater.

ALittleScatterOfRain Mon 04-Feb-13 23:55:02

I like it. As well as apple in Hungarian, in Spanish it means 'soul', so lots of nice meanings smile

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