(44 Posts)
CrimsonRed Sun 26-May-13 05:42:15

We really love Ava for our little girl, but are afraid it is too popular... so are now thinking Avalon.

What do you think of Avalon?....

I just thought of Avon I'm afraid. ..

Layl77 Sun 26-May-13 06:29:20

No, it sounds like a thing not a name. Tampon or something. How about Ada? Avril?

CrimsonRed Sun 26-May-13 06:34:15

Geez Layl77, that's a bit harsh! You could've skipped the tampon thing.

Dexidoo Sun 26-May-13 06:35:03

I like it but then I like Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music smile

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 26-May-13 06:50:01

Dreadful. Reminds me of the song and of Glastonbury etc. Layl is right, it does have the ring of feminine hygiene about it.

TobyLerone Sun 26-May-13 06:53:21

I'm assuming you'd shorten it to Ava anyway, so what's the point?

It does sound like a tampon brand though. Really.

Jemma1111 Sun 26-May-13 07:06:29

It reminds me of savalon the ointment

Caladria Sun 26-May-13 07:07:44

Ok for a budgie.

KittieCat Sun 26-May-13 07:10:12

It's a TV production company...

VBisme Sun 26-May-13 07:12:28

I really like it, not sure why people would think it sounded like a tampon brand sad the only brands I know are tampex and lillet. (And that doesn't stop people using lily as a name anyway).

singaporeswing Sun 26-May-13 07:18:15

I went to university with a girl called Avalon. Her parents were quite hippy-like, obsessed with Glastonbury and healing crystals, whereas she was the most straight-laced person I ever met.

We knew her as Avie, she was quite embarrassed by her full name. I think it's pretty but does sound quite toiletries related.

KittieCat Sun 26-May-13 07:20:52

I like the nn Avie

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Sun 26-May-13 07:21:53

It doesn't really sound like Ava, unless you are going to pronounce it Ayvalon, which sounds a bit odd.

EleanorFarjeon Sun 26-May-13 07:33:52


forevergreek Sun 26-May-13 07:55:46

Nope like savalon

CrimsonRed Sun 26-May-13 08:19:34

I'm not from the UK, so have no idea what savalon is. And have a minimal knowledge of Glastonbury (other than the fact it's a music festival). Don't know who Brian Ferry is... had to google it.

To me, the name is relate to Kind Arthur. There is also an area in the country where I live with this name.

And I wouldn't pronounce it as Ayva-lon. I like the nick name Avie.

Ah well, I still like it. Probably shouldn't have asked about it!

forevergreek Sun 26-May-13 08:21:17

Savalon in the uk is an antiseptic cream

seeker Sun 26-May-13 08:24:01

If you're going to call her Ava anyway......

( I don't knew a single Ava, by the way, and I know loads of babies and young children!)

themidwife Sun 26-May-13 08:25:46

Nah it sounds like Avalon! Ava is lovely! You could go for the European spelling Eva (still pronounced Ava) for a change?

RussiansOnTheSpree Sun 26-May-13 08:28:48

You won't find a bigger Blake's 7 fan than me but even I'd draw the line at naming my child after Avalon. Although obviously it would provide endless opportunities for Project Avalon jokes.

CrimsonRed Sun 26-May-13 08:30:22

We've considered Avy and Aveline as well. Avalon just sounded nicer. We wanted something more unusual than Ava.

And we don't have to use Ava as the nn. We see Avalon as a name in itself.

Not so keen on Eva, might as well be Ava.

CrimsonRed Sun 26-May-13 08:32:12

Again... had to google the reference to Blakes 7... LOL.

CaptainJamesTKirk Sun 26-May-13 08:35:14

Sounds like the name of a disinfectant or other household cleaner. Sorry.

Stick with Ava, it's popular for a reason.

I don't get this obsession with that names too popular let's think of something really whacky and outrageous instead.

scaevola Sun 26-May-13 08:35:42

To me it would be a name chosen by

a) parents who are in to alternative lifestyle (maybe baby conceived at a festival?)
b) really devoted Blake's 7 fans (boys name, btw, in this case)
c) Roxy Music fans

themidwife Sun 26-May-13 08:40:06

I meant Savlon!! Not sounds like Avalon FFS! <fail> grin

CrimsonRed Sun 26-May-13 08:40:27

Ok Ladies, thanks for the input. Think I've posted this on the wrong board... as all the references are for the UK...

I'll signed off now smile

Sounds like Savlon, sorry

scaevola Sun 26-May-13 08:43:15

It's a UK site, so mot posters are in UK.

If out of curiosity you do look again at you thread, bear in mind that Blake's 7 is known to nerds beyond UK (it has a cult following) and that Roxy Music is also an international act.

seeker Sun 26-May-13 08:44:32

And the legend of King Arthur is known outside the UK......!

RussiansOnTheSpree Sun 26-May-13 08:49:50

scaevola you are mixing up Avon (a man, basically the star, even when boring old Blake was alive) with Avalon, FEMALE rebel leader captured by servalan and Travis and then subjected to android replacement. grin

themidwife Sun 26-May-13 08:53:17

gringringringrin Russians!!!!!

scaevola Sun 26-May-13 10:48:28

Oops - I watched Blake's 7 but not obsessively and have clearly got it wrong.

My apologies blush

But the association is there, OP, even though not as I described it.

RussiansOnTheSpree Sun 26-May-13 11:47:19

I'm not obsessive just old and sensed of a good memory grin

RussiansOnTheSpree Sun 26-May-13 11:47:42

To be fair I've also rewatched recently with my kids.

KittenofDoom Sun 26-May-13 13:36:42

The Roxy Music song is beautiful.

As for Avalon as a name, I'd think it was a bit hippy/Glastonbury/King Arthur stylee. Not reminded of toiletries at all and don't get the association. Nor the antiseptic Savlon (NOT Savalon). Never watched Blake's Seven.

I have encountered 2 Avalons, unrelated and of widely differing age.

Laquila Sun 26-May-13 20:56:40

I think Avalon is lovely (also thought of King Arthur, mists of Avalon etc) but I think if you're after Ava, then you're not going to get it with Avalon because of the diff in pronunciation. Aveline is also pretty.

Do you like Aria? Or Vida?

Smartiepants79 Sun 26-May-13 21:15:01

Avalon is the final resting place of Arthur.
Too 'alternative' for me.
What's wrong with a name that's popular.
If you like Ava, use it.

squoosh Sun 26-May-13 21:18:15

Love the Roxy Music song of the same name.

I'd assume an Avalon came from hippy stock.

marthabear Tue 28-May-13 10:30:24

My daughter has Avalon as her middle name. I think it is a beautiful name and not tampon like at all ( though obviously I use a mooncup) ;-)

It makes me think of a place like Atlantis grin
The raiders of Avalon

Ava is nice though - as is avie

rrreow Wed 29-May-13 14:56:49

I really like it as a name, but in the first instance (not having any previous associations with it) I'd think it was a boy's name.

lisianthus Thu 30-May-13 01:08:09

You know it's also a model of Toyota, right? The Toyota Avalon is a fairly popular car, too.

mathanxiety Thu 30-May-13 04:45:21

Toyota Avalon. It is a very nice car. Accelerates well and v comfortable.

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