How do you pronounce Nuala?

(52 Posts)
JudyR Tue 18-Oct-11 07:29:33

I think it looks pretty but not sure how to say it:


Or another way?? Don't want a DD whose name I can't pronounce properly. That said, not sure it's a good idea to have a name that may cause so many pronunciation problems full stop confused

Many thanks!

notevenamOoOooOoooosie Tue 18-Oct-11 07:30:41

Nu - la
As in the Lion King??

fivegomadindorset Tue 18-Oct-11 07:31:38


PIMSoclock Tue 18-Oct-11 07:32:19

(nu as is in shoe)

TanteRose Tue 18-Oct-11 07:34:17

Nu-la, as in the traditional Irish girls name...

JudyR Tue 18-Oct-11 07:34:50

Oh right! That option hadn't even occurred to me (not seen the Lion King).

Thank you!

TanteRose Tue 18-Oct-11 07:40:16

Not sure if I would say its an option - Nu-la is the only correct way to pronounce the name Nuala...

JudyR Tue 18-Oct-11 07:55:49

Sorry Tante - quite agree - I meant that that way to pronounce the name hadn't occurred to me, rather than it's just one of many ways to say it. Had no idea that it was a traditional Irish name.

BalloonSlayer Tue 18-Oct-11 07:58:48

The one in the Lion King is Nala, isn't it?

Agree Nuala is pronounced Noo-la.

wigglesrock Tue 18-Oct-11 09:03:13

Noo to rhyme with boo la.

Definitely not like the Lion King character. That's Nala.

Nuala is pronounced Noo-la.

Plus what Tante said.

New la, surely??

Not Noo or there would be no u in it.

GooseyLoosey Tue 18-Oct-11 09:07:28

Noo la

RitaMorgan Tue 18-Oct-11 09:08:44

Noo-la, short for Fionnuala.

it is shortened version of Fionnuala.
It is pronounced Noo-la.

Nope Madame it's definitely Noo-la.

It's an Irish name. I'm Irish. It's a fairly common name where I grew up.

Fixture Tue 18-Oct-11 09:19:36


it's Noo-la

my general rule of thumb for choosing names was never to pick something I couldn't pronounce lol

lesstalkmoreaction Tue 18-Oct-11 09:29:53

New-la not noo-la

RitaMorgan Tue 18-Oct-11 09:31:09

Are you sure lesstalk? Have never heard New-la.

wigglesrock Tue 18-Oct-11 09:34:22

I've never heard of Newla either, first syllable rhymes with boo. Am in NI, I know someone just had a baby called this - they just went for Nuala as opposed to Fionnuala.

GooseyLoosey Tue 18-Oct-11 09:35:55

I know several Irish people with this name and unless I am missing some subtley, they all pronounce it Noo la.

SjuperWereWolef Tue 18-Oct-11 09:40:20

I'd of said noo la

FessaEst Tue 18-Oct-11 09:45:31

Noo La, definitely.

PenguinsAreThePoint Tue 18-Oct-11 09:48:07

No other way to say it

Noo - La

Means new day

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