Opal

(29 Posts)
lavenderpekins Fri 02-Sep-16 15:52:42

Hi just wondered your thoughts on this name.

Dd2 due in October and opals are the October birthstones.

Finding girls names so hard!!

We need something quite unusual as our other dc's have uncommon named..

Thanks in advance

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 02-Sep-16 15:54:24

I like it.

I think a lot of people will think "fruit" as in the sweets, I did. But children get called Felix (cat food), Yasmin (contraceptive pill) and Flora (margarine) all the time so shouldn't really be an issue.

lavenderpekins Fri 02-Sep-16 15:59:25

Our surname is so boring/common too.. Is it faddy though? I want longevity! And I don't want to go off it!

Caldini22 Fri 02-Sep-16 16:05:51

I think it's pretty

twinjocks Fri 02-Sep-16 16:07:25

I really like it.

PepsiPenguin Fri 02-Sep-16 16:09:08

I like it too, it's been added to my list grin

FourForYouGlenCoco Fri 02-Sep-16 16:10:34

I like it! Not faddy at all I don't think, it's not currently trendy afaik so won't date either. Very unusual and pretty, with a nice significance. Go for it OP!

Scribblegirl Fri 02-Sep-16 16:11:24

I like it. You might hear that Opals are unlucky but ignore that - total myth!

UntilTheCowsComeHome Fri 02-Sep-16 16:14:06

I know an Opal who is 19 yo. It's pretty, I like it.

ageingrunner Fri 02-Sep-16 16:14:25

Vauxhall

Costacoffeeplease Fri 02-Sep-16 16:14:25

Opals are only unlucky if they're not your birthstone (October birthday heresmile)

DarkLikeVader Fri 02-Sep-16 16:20:19

I like it, it differs but not too out there. And luck is what you make it surely?! I think opal fruit sweeties haven't existed for ages so that shouldn't be a problem.

EssentialHummus Fri 02-Sep-16 16:22:32

Opel (e) is Vauxhall's name in some parts of the world, and there's the fruit thing, but I rather like it.

ElspethFlashman Fri 02-Sep-16 16:23:04

My favourite stone of all time so I think it's nice. I like that it's simple too. Easy to spell/say/understand.

Not as old fashioned as say, Pearl.

MouldyPeach Fri 02-Sep-16 16:25:07

It's lovely, but difficult to make a middle name fit I think

Mottled Fri 02-Sep-16 17:07:37

It's nice. Opal Fruits have been called Star Burst for yonks now.

fluentinsarcasm Fri 02-Sep-16 17:54:49

It's a nice name that will suit her at any age. PLEASE don't have Rose as the mn, it will cheapen it IMO.

Soubriquet Fri 02-Sep-16 17:56:32

Love it! I read a book where Opal is one of the main characters! She has a sister called Tula which I quite like too

Sophronia Fri 02-Sep-16 18:54:42

It's nice

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 02-Sep-16 19:17:43

Mottled

I thought that and found myself slightly confused when I saw packets of Opal Fruits in a shop recently. I'm sure they changed to Star Bursts way back in the 90's. It wouldn't put me off the name. Who doesn't like sweets!

Nonameyet1 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:27:09

I don't instantly love it but could be a grower!

lavenderpekins Fri 02-Sep-16 20:40:49

It's growing on me too..

No md I don't think fluent 😁

lavenderpekins Fri 02-Sep-16 20:41:26

I was actually expecting MN to hate it!

RickOShay Fri 02-Sep-16 22:08:50

I love Opal. Simple and beautiful. I also really like Topaz.

lalaland1985 Sat 03-Sep-16 09:51:07

Oh my goodness I love it! Go for it!

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