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(48 Posts)
Mollydoggerson Sat 11-Jun-11 17:27:31

what do people think of Nuala

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 11-Jun-11 17:28:04

Love it, rarely hear it these days.

mathanxiety Sat 11-Jun-11 17:31:03

Kind of a classic Irish name, very nice.

FriggFRIGG Sat 11-Jun-11 18:00:59


Lonnie Sat 11-Jun-11 20:09:12


5DollarShake Sat 11-Jun-11 20:41:06


SherlockHolmes Sat 11-Jun-11 20:43:40

Never heard of it. No idea how to pronounce in either. TBH it sounds like a brand of nail varnish. Sorry.

SherlockHolmes Sat 11-Jun-11 20:44:04

it not in blush

StayFrosty Sat 11-Jun-11 20:45:48

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puffling Sat 11-Jun-11 20:46:07

If I was Irish I might like it. I like the look of the word but not the sound 'Noola'.

maisiemackenzie Sat 11-Jun-11 20:51:51

I have one! Obviously i love it, but i have to say, nobody ever knows what i'm saying when i say her name, and i have to repeat it which drives me insane..

whydobirdssuddenlyappear Sat 11-Jun-11 20:59:23

It's gorgeous. I like Fionnuala too. I love Irish names. If I still had my maiden name, I could have got away with really, really Irish names for my dcs, but sadly I took DH's name.

FriggFRIGG Sat 11-Jun-11 21:22:06

i covet Fionnuala its my name of the moment grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 12-Jun-11 16:28:35

Love it.

ragged Sun 12-Jun-11 17:02:07

I would ?probably mispronounce it. If you're living in Britain and it's said "Noola" I would spell it Noola. But then do they get teased about Noodles?

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 12-Jun-11 17:05:12

You can't spell it Noola!

Fionnuala is lovely as well.

FriggFRIGG Sun 12-Jun-11 17:11:09

spell it Noola!??! shock FGS!

ragged Sun 12-Jun-11 17:27:43

How do you say it? Do you say it New-owl-uh? That's what I, as an English speaker, assume from the spelling.

laiyan Sun 12-Jun-11 17:28:21

love it

lalabaloo Sun 12-Jun-11 18:10:09

I love it! But agree that you definitely couldn't spell it "Noola"

Trinaluce Sun 12-Jun-11 18:19:59

I think it's very pretty, but we know one so wouldn't use it. She's a lovely lady, but the name's too much connected to her for us smile

msbuggywinkle Sun 12-Jun-11 19:20:35

It is lovely, DD2's friend's name, but she is the only one we know. 'Noola' is daft.

Mollydoggerson Sun 12-Jun-11 22:27:21

It's pronounced like a Duala (birthing partner - is duala the correct spelling?), but with an N.

I live in Ireland and over here it would be considered an out of fashion granny name, very rural name. So it's not considered fashionable over here, but it sounds nice to me.

Thanks for opinions.

mathanxiety Mon 13-Jun-11 04:55:26

That would be doula. I would pronounce nuala with a schwa sound in the middle: NOO-(uh)-la

dangalf Mon 13-Jun-11 17:14:55

I love it - think it is a gorgeous name and was on my girl's name shortlist

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