Tealah??

(55 Posts)
enjay0811 Tue 09-Apr-13 23:27:58

What are your thoughts on this girl's name?? We already have Aurelia Rose and Poppy Jessica, quite like 'unusual' names and also flower names? Baby due in just over a week and just can't decide! Btw, if it's a boy, we love Flynn.

florascotia Sat 29-Nov-14 11:46:22

Loxley - I suspect the name was created/adapted/modified by the writer of the book referred to by the poster above, as she suggests. Ancient Greek female names did not normally (or ever?) end in 'ah', even when written down using a modern romanized alphabet. The Greek for 'goddess' was Thea (pronounced in in some modern languages: 'Tay-ah'). Any connection, I wonder?

Disclaimer: It's a long time since I studied any Greek - other Mumsnetters will know much more than me...

TheNewClassic Sat 29-Nov-14 10:35:13

She's definitely had the child by nowgrin

Eastpoint Sat 29-Nov-14 10:01:44

Beatrice or Beatrix would go well with the other names - traditional but not crazy popular.

LoxleyBarrett Sat 29-Nov-14 09:56:16

burgatroyd - In my defence I didn't comment on the name! It's a bit unusual for me - I like traditional (or boring) names!

I do however love Greek mythology - Tealah is not a name I've ever come across.

burgatroyd Sat 29-Nov-14 07:36:56

loxie that's mean but giggle worthy!

However I am with pixie on this. Just because a name is made up doesn't mean its yuk

LoxleyBarrett Sat 29-Nov-14 06:20:22

PixieRae - what was she the Greek goddess of - I can't find a reference to it. The nearest is Teela - Warrior goddess from a Masters of the Universe.

burgatroyd Sat 29-Nov-14 06:03:33

Tealah sounds lovely.

I do prefer He man spelling though of Teela

PixieRae Sat 29-Nov-14 01:40:29

I know this is old. But goddamn there's some mean comments on here. My name is Tealah. My grandmother read the name in a book, Tealah was a greek goddess. It IS a made up name, but that's the REAL beauty of it I think. I'm inlove with my name & wouldn't have it different.

ButterflyBrain Sat 13-Apr-13 22:18:32

I have a friend called Teala. Is it greek?

dementedma Sat 13-Apr-13 22:14:57

Viola is pretty

ChasingStaplers Sat 13-Apr-13 22:12:37

Makes me think of he-man.

mathanxiety Sat 13-Apr-13 22:09:54

Don't like Tealah. On top of the madey uppey look it is very wispy imo and sounds like tea leaves.

Would you consider Tallulah?

Or
Tamsin
Laurel (maybe too close to Aurelia)
Bellamy
Camille
Aven
Rosalie
Rue
India
Willow

Frikadellen Sat 13-Apr-13 12:59:06

I like it. Think it is really lovely amd foes with the other 2 well. Go for it.

ENormaSnob Sat 13-Apr-13 11:16:42

I don't like it at all but if you and your dh do then that's what matters imo.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 13-Apr-13 11:05:49

Makes me think of tealight, sorry it sounds made up.

MooMe Sat 13-Apr-13 11:04:54

Perhaps you mean "Tehila" which in Hebrew means "glory"?

LondonMother Sat 13-Apr-13 09:33:02

Don't like Tealah. How about Tansy? That's a flower name and unusual, as far as I know, but easy to spell and pronounce.

kerala Sat 13-Apr-13 09:30:40

If you like unusual maybe rethink Flynn there are lots of Flynn Finns round here

Terrible to be honest.

Slavetothechild Thu 11-Apr-13 09:46:35

Sorry i have no idea of the meaning !!!! But then my own name doesnt have a meaning either sad

usualsuspect Wed 10-Apr-13 17:44:44

I think it's a very pretty name.

I like it a lot.

fussychica Wed 10-Apr-13 17:22:02

Awful - sounds like a mispronunciation of Taylor. How about
Laurel/Laural
Letticia
Peony
with perhaps Grace

JollyGolightly Wed 10-Apr-13 13:04:37

Tealah is not good. It might not be made up, but it certainly looks it.

Thea is a good suggestion. How about Tamar?

Tamarisk and Zinna for more unusual flowers. Delphine, Sorrel, Amaryllis?

DebsMorgan Wed 10-Apr-13 12:50:40

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everlong Wed 10-Apr-13 11:00:43

Awful.

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