Thora?

(33 Posts)
BananaHammocks Sat 07-Dec-13 14:01:44

Opinions?

I instantly think of Thora Hird but old lady names are all over the place at the mo so that shouldn't be a problem! And Thora Birch, what happened to her?

I likes names that end in A, I want one that's unusual but not to crazy or complicated.

hellowonderful Sat 07-Dec-13 14:02:41

I love the name Thora. I instantly think of Thora Birch too but I don't think that's a bad thing.

dyslexicdespot Sat 07-Dec-13 14:04:07

I really like it!

tweetytwat Sat 07-Dec-13 14:05:33

I think Hird. Sibilant mutters about stairlifts TBH.
Thea?

BananaHammocks Sat 07-Dec-13 14:05:59

It's currently number 2969 in the rankings! What's wrong with it? Why didn't it get popular along with Freya? They are both Norse names, is it the Thora Hird/Stannah stair lift association?

BananaHammocks Sat 07-Dec-13 14:06:58

Cross post!

I reckon people not much younger than me (and deffo people of my childrens generation will never have heard of her!

dyslexicdespot Sat 07-Dec-13 14:09:21

The Nordic version of Thora is Tora, pronounced like Torah. This might be the reason it is not that popular outside of Scandinavia.

Curioushorse Sat 07-Dec-13 14:09:35

My husband was insistent on this name for our daughter, because of the Thor link. I actually know it would have suited her very well.

We didn't go for it because I am Christian and want her baptised. Didn't fancy that conversation with the priest.

BananaHammocks Sat 07-Dec-13 14:12:40

We are complete heathens so no problems like that here!

CarryOnDancing Sat 07-Dec-13 15:47:47

I really like it. It's strong and pretty-the perfect combination!

brokenhearted55a Sat 07-Dec-13 20:36:40

I love it. It means Thunder.

You could call her Thora Ashni

Ashni is a Hindi name and means bolt of lightning. thunder and lighting makes a pretty cool name.

HoneyandRum Sat 07-Dec-13 21:00:39

Love Thora!

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 07-Dec-13 21:02:47

Love Thora and as it goes well with my DDs name, I am putting it on the list for a future dd.

Bluestocking Sat 07-Dec-13 21:09:57

It makes me think of the bit in Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love about Uncle Matthew's fondness for a song with a chorus that goes "Speak speak speak to me Thora!"
I like it - especially with the Norse connotations. It's actually much nicer than the ubiquitous Freya.

squoosh Sat 07-Dec-13 23:04:56

I quite like Thora actually.

But I do have to work quite hard to banish the spectre of that Thora harumphing on Last of the Summer Wine.

perlona Sat 07-Dec-13 23:17:17

I love Thora, beautiful and strong, we couldn't use it because half the population around here would pronounce it 'tora', if you live where people pronounce their th's, it's a great name.

FobblyWoof Sat 07-Dec-13 23:17:57

I love it. My instant thought is Birch too.

womma Sun 08-Dec-13 08:53:50

It's a great name

ThoraNomiki Sun 08-Dec-13 09:44:21

Great name grin

brokenhearted55a Mon 09-Dec-13 19:58:43

Looked up Thora Birch after this thread. she does non mainstream film mainly now. both of her parents were porn stars !

foofooyeah Mon 09-Dec-13 20:03:00

Love it but do think of Hird, but I am rather elderly.

mirry2 Mon 09-Dec-13 20:14:32

No no and thrice no!

IsleOfRight Mon 09-Dec-13 20:16:03

Love it

Beamur Mon 09-Dec-13 20:16:08

I reckon you could use it now without anyone batting an eyelid - I like it, it's an underused 'granny' name.

TeamJavert Mon 09-Dec-13 20:19:25

Love it.it does make me think of Thora Hird,but that wouldn't prevent me from using it.

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