Alba for a girl?

(31 Posts)
StudentFuming Thu 22-Aug-13 19:47:04

Like the girl in 'Time Travellers Wife'

What do you think?

I do like it, thought about it for Dc2, but DH wasnt keen hes from Scotland and thought it was too try hard to be as scottish as possible hmm

valiumredhead Thu 22-Aug-13 20:11:25


ArgyMargy Thu 22-Aug-13 20:12:51

Isn't that the name of the BBC Scottish tv channel? Just saying.

Hatecoffee Thu 22-Aug-13 20:37:29

Love it. Close family member is an Alba and in her 20s. Beautiful name.

CheeseFondueRocks Thu 22-Aug-13 21:05:01

ArgyMargy, it's because Alba is the Gaelic word for Scotland. wink

Chibbs Thu 22-Aug-13 21:06:08

OP! that is my favourite book ever and what i planned to call any DD of mine!

WafflyVersatile Thu 22-Aug-13 21:11:24

I know it from The House of The Spirits by Isabelle Allende. It's Latin for white and Spanish for Dawn IIRC. Her mum was called Blanca and her mum Clara.

rosyryan Thu 22-Aug-13 21:17:56

Beautiful. Just lovely.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Thu 22-Aug-13 21:24:26

I Love it! It's one of my favourite names ever, however we live in scotland and its also a brand of cheap radios sad not ure if they even exist anymore but it was vetoed on that basis.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Thu 22-Aug-13 21:25:15

It's one of my favourite books too...

nkf Thu 22-Aug-13 21:26:22

S'okay. I like Alma more.

Weegiemum Thu 22-Aug-13 21:28:56

Yes, my dc speak Gaelic. Alba (pronounced "all-a-ba") is Gaelic for Scotland. Also Italian for "white" I think.

hawkmcqueen Thu 22-Aug-13 21:41:22

I LOVE this name, I was introduced to a girl called Alba and the name really struck me and sounded beautiful :-)

Waswondering Thu 22-Aug-13 21:43:01

Dd has a lovely friend with that name smile

noblegiraffe Thu 22-Aug-13 21:44:42

It was the cheap brand in Argos. If your Walkman was an Alba, you knew it wouldn't last.

WafflyVersatile Thu 22-Aug-13 23:55:43

My Alba walkman lasted fine! angry

I love the name Alba. Gorgeous.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 23-Aug-13 01:46:53

I like it. Though it really depends on the surname.

Gareth Bale's daughter is named it and it really just doesn't work with the surname imo.

MintyDiamonds Fri 23-Aug-13 07:46:52

I love it, it's beautiful. It's used quite often in Spain, it means Dawn.

Sleepathon Fri 23-Aug-13 07:49:31

It is a beautiful name

squoosh Fri 23-Aug-13 12:13:26

Cheap electrical goods brand.

And it looks so...............bulbous. Don't do it.

Saffyz Fri 23-Aug-13 12:19:37

I like it.

ch1134 Fri 23-Aug-13 14:30:03

Alba is a popular name in Spain - it means Dawn

mewkins Fri 23-Aug-13 19:34:47

I thought of Time Traveler's Wife too. The little girl is a lovely part of that book as she also had special powers. Go for it!

dimdommilpot Fri 23-Aug-13 22:04:41

* adds to ever growing list of girls names.

beedles17 Sat 24-Aug-13 21:39:46

I just think of the VCR in the spare room!

delilah89 Sat 24-Aug-13 21:41:39

No, really not nice!

AberdeenAngusina Mon 26-Aug-13 06:24:04

I met a little Alba, I think she was Italian. I commented on what a lovely name it was, and her mother said that several Scots had commented favourably!

JollyHappyGiant Mon 26-Aug-13 06:30:42

I love it, but DH vetoed sad

schmee Mon 26-Aug-13 08:31:45

I'm afraid it sounds faintly medical to me (lochia alba, candida albicans, linea alba), but then I've known a couple of Candidas who got away with it.

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