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Pls look at my (weird?) girls' name list

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mrsnoname Mon 22-Nov-10 20:05:50

Before you ask they are mostly foreign names. Are they too weird for this country or it's just in my head?


DurhamDurham Mon 22-Nov-10 20:08:05

Orla- A bit old fashioned
Edua- Quite nice
Imola--Sounds like a disease
Lelle- Lovely

I love the name Violet atm.

ItsJustMyOpinion Mon 22-Nov-10 20:10:13

IMO, I think you might be able to get away with Orla or Viola, but not too sure about the others. Unless, of course you are not British, then they may be ok.

Sorry, im not being much help am I?

typsical Mon 22-Nov-10 20:13:43

Orla - love!
Edua - Is it pronounced how it is spelled?
Imola - mole?
Lelle - pretty
Viola - prefer Violet

BonniePrinceBilly Mon 22-Nov-10 20:22:04

Imola sounds like Ebola. Lelle, not sure how to say.

FerminaUrbinoDaza Mon 22-Nov-10 20:22:04

Orla - great
Edua - a bit lost on this one
Imola - unfortunate associations - mole - ebola - emollient - soory
Lelle - quite like it
Viola - nice, but prefer Violetta or Violate

Ineedsomesleep Mon 22-Nov-10 20:23:28

Orla - know a couple of Orlas, so its not that unusual IMO
Edua - not heard of this but its pretty
Imola - sounds too much like Ebola
Lelle - ok
Viola - like

jkklpu Mon 22-Nov-10 20:24:05

Isn't Imola a grand prix track?
Orla and Viola are great

FerminaUrbinoDaza Mon 22-Nov-10 20:24:10

Ah yes, I just realised I wasn't reading Lelle in English but another language. No idea how to pronounce it in English confused

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 22-Nov-10 20:28:03

Orla is my DD! Not unusual at all in Ireland. In fact pretty popular in England. If you are going for something 'different' it may not be the name for you.
Like Lelle & Viola though.

mrsnoname Mon 22-Nov-10 20:32:14

Thanks ladies,
I am British, but not born and bred in the UK, so I guess that qualifies me for using these names wink.

Orla - DH's least favourite sad
Edua - simply love it, could be pronounced either with an ‘A’ or ‘E’ sound I guess
Imola - think of the F1 track in Italy, same pronunciation (more of an ‘E’ sound)
Lelle - same as Elle only with an ‘L’ at the beginning
Viola - here I prefer the original pronunciation where the second letter is pronounced 'e', rather than 'i'.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 22-Nov-10 20:40:15

Edua is really pretty now I know how to pronounce it.

mrsnoname Mon 22-Nov-10 20:59:29

... and what do think of Tabitha?
DH's computer says NO, not unless I give birth to a kitten confused...

SlightlyTubbyHali Mon 22-Nov-10 21:06:07

Some of them are slightly odd, tbh.

Orla is not, but is quite popular atm.

Not sure about Edua, it could be very pretty.

Imola is a racing track to me. Or possibly some sort of aqueous cream...

Lelle - to me this is the oddest of the bunch.

Viola - very pretty, esp if pronounced Vile-er, rather that Vi-OH-la.

FakePlasticTrees Mon 22-Nov-10 21:06:23

well, if you name your DD after a F1 track, you have to accept she'll be asked regularly if that was where she was concieved. (Am assuming it's not why you've picked that name)

Orla - pretty. It will be reshuffled to say Oral when she's at school.
Edua - nice.
Lelle - sounds like a nickname, is short for anything?
Viola - only hope she's not musical.

I like Tabitha.

mrsnoname Mon 22-Nov-10 21:12:18

How can we shorten Tabitha?

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 22-Nov-10 21:21:02

Tab or Taggie.

myhandslooksoold Mon 22-Nov-10 21:25:10

lelle sounds a bit like a sanitary product to me- sorry!

QueenGigantaurofMnet Mon 22-Nov-10 21:29:47

nope. I normally quite like the slightly off ball type names but they all seem a bit...try hard.

tabitha will become "biffa" when she 's at school.

purpleduck Mon 22-Nov-10 21:34:25

Vile -er???

do you mean Vile - ah?

mrsnoname Mon 22-Nov-10 21:36:04

gosh FPT, I like to think of myself as a lightweight exhibitionist, but having sex at an F1 race... blush blush

Tortington Mon 22-Nov-10 21:37:23

Orla - meh
Edua - no
Imola - soundsl ike ebola
Lelle - sounds like a made up dogs name
Viola - the kid will forever be asked vee ola or vie ola? whilst other kids call her vile

i do like viola though prefer violet

mrsnoname Mon 22-Nov-10 21:39:44

Oh dear, it's all going downhill...

SpeedyGonzalez Mon 22-Nov-10 21:40:39

Orla - like
Edua - hmmm...not convinced
Imola - no no no! Reminds me of 'immolation'!!
Lelle - sounds like a child trying to say 'yellow'
Viola - not keen either


How about:
Eda/ Edda
Elma (hmm...Fudd? Pr'aps not then grin)
Ania/ Anya

Custyyyyyy! grin

MrsVincentPrice Mon 22-Nov-10 21:41:27

Viola and Orla should be fine.
Lelle makes me think of the dreaded Lelli Kelli shoes (assuming that's how you'd pronounce it).

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