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(29 Posts)
Sinople Wed 06-Jul-11 12:21:21

Ive only recently heard of it. It's meant to be unisex but i think i prefer it for a girl.
What do you think?

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Wed 06-Jul-11 12:22:38


dilbertina Wed 06-Jul-11 12:27:52

Yes - airport, and having spent 4 hours on the Paris peripherique doing a journey that should take 30 mins max getting to it the other day, not an airport I'm particularly enamoured of!

walesblackbird Wed 06-Jul-11 12:29:39

Orla ... but Orly is an airport.

Sinople Wed 06-Jul-11 12:34:06

it's hebrew and means light of mine smile

TobyLerone Wed 06-Jul-11 12:34:29

This is all I can think of.

SloganLogan Wed 06-Jul-11 12:35:38

It sounds like a mixture of Orla and Carly.

winnybella Wed 06-Jul-11 12:36:00

Sorry, but first thing that came to me was the Parisian airport.

JanMorrow Wed 06-Jul-11 12:45:45

It's also internetz speak for "really". It does remind me of the airport or a nn for Orla though.

JanMorrow Wed 06-Jul-11 12:46:09

snap with Toby

pilates Wed 06-Jul-11 15:34:52

Airport, Orla much better.

wigglesrock Wed 06-Jul-11 15:55:43

Agree with all previous posters and if heard it for a boy, I would think it short for Orlando.

freerangeeggs Wed 06-Jul-11 18:43:00

ditto JanMorrow and TobyLerone smile It's an okay name though, hardly a bad reference

birdofthenorth Thu 07-Jul-11 09:59:35

I'd go with Orla & call her Orla as a nn if you wish.

Or if you like the "or" sound you could think about Audrey, Cora, Autumn, Maudie...?

birdofthenorth Thu 07-Jul-11 10:00:30

Or at s push Albany?

PurpleStrawberry Thu 07-Jul-11 11:49:20

Beautiful name.

Orli is the original spelling though, which I prefer.

PurpleStrawberry Thu 07-Jul-11 11:56:39

Oops - I clicked on post before finishing what I had to say!

I have a Jewish friend who is named Eliora, which means 'my God is light' and she goes by Orli for short.

Another form is Liora which has the same meanings as Orli ('my light, 'light is mine or 'I have light'', as it's the same Hebrew components Or and Li, just in reverse. Liora is the feminine of Lior.

Perhaps you could use Liora or Eliora and use Orli as a nn?

squeak2392 Thu 07-Jul-11 13:20:01

I really like it.
If she has a 3rd daughter, this will probably be my friends choice (she loved it until she found out about the airport - I'm working on her though wink)

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 07-Jul-11 13:21:00

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mathanxiety Thu 07-Jul-11 18:52:56

Charles de Gaulle has a nicer ring to it.

fishandlilacs Thu 07-Jul-11 21:22:33

It's nail polish

Primafacie Fri 08-Jul-11 02:53:24

How about
La Guardia
Charles de Gaulle? Although this would probably work better on a boy.

Sinople Sat 09-Jul-11 05:57:16

Im glad there's somewhere out there who agrees - Purple Strawberry! smile

Sinople Sat 09-Jul-11 22:20:00


BuntyPenfold Sat 09-Jul-11 22:23:53

I do like it, (anyhow it is better than de Gaulle smile which is dismal.)

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