I want to call my daughter Cambria.

(64 Posts)
zoetstoffen Wed 20-Mar-13 12:27:26

We're not Welsh, I just think it's lovely. It's easy to pronounce, easy to spell, and not too long.

Is this just hormonal madness or is it a nice name?

ladymariner Wed 20-Mar-13 12:28:42

Sorry, reminds me of cheese...... However, that's not to say a million other posters won't be along to say its gorgeous. X

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 20-Mar-13 12:29:44

It's a place in California, where Arachnaphobia was filmed. It's actually a very nice town.

HappyJoyful Wed 20-Mar-13 12:31:19

Umm, does it not sound / look like Cumbria.

BuddyButters Wed 20-Mar-13 12:32:32

I prefer Mesazoa or even Cretacea :D

notso Wed 20-Mar-13 12:33:17

Not keen, it sounds like a place on the Archers.

RooneyMara Wed 20-Mar-13 12:36:04

it's the name of a boat. among other things.

hermioneweasley Wed 20-Mar-13 12:36:09

Buddybutters beat me to it. Have you considered Pangea?

LeslieWink1e Wed 20-Mar-13 12:45:10

Is there a cheese called cambria? why does it make me think of cheese?

It's a place in Spain as well I think.

In some accents it would sound awful.

I'm not keen. What is it about the name you like, if you're wanting suggestions? The sound, the look, the meaning?

WeAreSix Wed 20-Mar-13 12:55:42

I thought it was a made up name - a smoosh of Cambridge and Cumbria. Sorry!

MustafaCake Wed 20-Mar-13 12:58:56

sounds made up or like Cumbria.

Terrible, sorry!

Hassled Wed 20-Mar-13 13:00:45

It makes me think Camber - which is something to do with the arch of a road.

TomDudgeon Wed 20-Mar-13 13:01:15

Only makes me think Wales because my dad a model railways based in Meirionnydd when I was growing up

Would be weird as a
Name IMHO

ThingummyBob Wed 20-Mar-13 13:05:00

This is what I would think of OP Cambria

I think they finally sold/sank the old rust bucket in the early 00's.

Bit odd for a childs name imvho.

Paleodad Wed 20-Mar-13 13:09:36

Cambria is a feminine welsh name (albeit very rare), deriving from the classical name for Wales...so not made up....

puddock Wed 20-Mar-13 13:10:07

I immediately think of the Latin name for Wales, and I think it's quite a euphonous name - can see why you like it.
It's very unusual for a person's name though, so I think although it's easy to say and spell you'd still get a lot of baffled looks, or people asking if you were Welsh... if that doesn't concern you, and it seems to suit her when she emerges, go for it.

My friend is called Cambria, shes lovely and its a lovely name.

KobayashiMaru Wed 20-Mar-13 13:21:31

Sounds like Cumbria in an Essex accent. I wouldn't.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 20-Mar-13 13:21:59

Leslie, because it sounds like camembert.

OP, how about Claudia or Amber?

WormCanner Wed 20-Mar-13 13:23:20

Isn't the place in Spain Cantabria?

GaryBuseysTeeth Wed 20-Mar-13 13:23:24

Coheed & Cambria are a rock group.
My first thought, and then how much it looked like Cumbria.

squoosh Wed 20-Mar-13 13:25:51

I think it sounds like a car.

Ford Cambria.

louisianablue2000 Wed 20-Mar-13 13:26:43

Made me think of 'Cambrian rocks' so I looked it up and, em, discovered they are Welsh rocks. It's a nice sound so if it's a real name go for it.

Nishky Wed 20-Mar-13 13:29:16

I think it's lovely. But then my aunts middle name is Blodwen and my dad wanted to call me Myfanwy. My (English) mother won that battle.

I think it is a beautiful name. You should use it if you want, even if strangers on the Internet cannot distinguish between that and Camembert!

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