Glorianna...

(23 Posts)
SaggyOldClothCatpuss Wed 13-Mar-13 15:42:23

I e just read a book wih a baby in it called Glorianna. Glory for short. I really quite like it!

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 13-Mar-13 20:00:44

You thinking of using it then saggy? I quite like it and she could always shorten it to Anna if she preferred.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Wed 13-Mar-13 20:03:10

Possibly in the future. I love Glory as the shortened version. Anna would be bad. Im Catherine Anne. DD is called Catherine, (family tradition). If I had an Anna too people would think I was very odd! odd, me? definitely not!

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Wed 13-Mar-13 20:03:47

I spose it could be Gloriana, then no Anna option.

Sunnysummer Thu 14-Mar-13 08:16:27

I like it, though have usually seen it with one N (like Queen Elizabeth I), and pronounced -ahna at the end and not -anna. Or Gloria is pretty too!

birdofthenorth Thu 14-Mar-13 08:23:16

I'm really sorry but I'm not a fan. Sounds like a guest on Jeremy Springer to me! I know it should sound angelic and elegant but it doesn't to my ears. And she would possibly be sung "glory glory hallelujah" at school.

Apologies!

akaemmafrost Thu 14-Mar-13 08:27:41

I think it sounds like a Country and Western singer.

akaemmafrost Thu 14-Mar-13 08:28:11

I think it sounds like a Country and Western singer.

GummyAdams Thu 14-Mar-13 11:14:56

There was a baddie in Buffy the Vampire Slayer called Glory (useless knowledge). Gloriana also makes me think of Elizabeth I.
According to my baby names book, in 'The Faerie Queen', Spenser also called her Astraea, Belphoebe and Mercilla(!)

Frogman Thu 14-Mar-13 11:18:07

Glory? Seriously?

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 14-Mar-13 11:56:24

I think its sweet. And it makes a change from bleeding Mia and Elodie!

Bumpsadaisie Thu 14-Mar-13 12:02:58

I don't want to ruin it for you but Glorianna and Glory speak "porn star" to me ... Sorry, but that was my immediate thought!

Probably just my warped mind though ...

Bumpsadaisie Thu 14-Mar-13 12:04:07

Gloriana is much better, though. The Elizabeth I associations rescue it a bit from the pornstar association and make it seem more "classic".

Laquila Thu 14-Mar-13 12:23:09

Gloriana is better for me too, although I'm afraid I'm not convinced abut Glory. You might like Galina, or Clodagh? (sorry, not much logic there - those were just the first names I associated with it!)

scaevola Thu 14-Mar-13 12:27:08

It was the name of the Royal Barge for the Jubilee Flotilla.

That, together with its Elizabeth I roots, makes me think of it as a royal name.

MissWooWoo Thu 14-Mar-13 12:58:17

There is a Queen Glorianna in the lovely story "That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown"

Hedwig3 Thu 14-Mar-13 16:04:06

Huge great thing in Southampton dock!

BeeBopDingALing Thu 14-Mar-13 17:35:03

Don't like it.

BackforGood Thu 14-Mar-13 17:42:25

Awful

MadeinMarch Thu 14-Mar-13 17:53:56

Not very keen but I love Gloria.

LivingInAPinkBauble Fri 15-Mar-13 20:25:53

I love it! Is the book by Katie Fforde by any chance?

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 15-Mar-13 20:30:34

Yes. It was a really nice read. It made me imagine doing naughty things with Paul Hollywood! grin

LivingInAPinkBauble Sat 16-Mar-13 10:08:08

Re-read it this week funnily enough, remember reading it whilst watching Great British bake off. Mmm, Paul Hollywood grin

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