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Ok this is an unusual one..

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fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:22:38


Pronounced Cree-dah.

It's Celtic Irish /Cornish, Cryda was a saint who established churches, it means purity or strength.

Both DH and I were suprised to like it-it's a very rare thing for us to agree but were both in a bit of two minds about it, we both went oooh, when we saw it and then hmmm. So now it's on the "to think over" list

FoxyRevenger Thu 14-Jul-11 19:27:27

Well, the sound of it is ok, but you will spend your whole lives saying 'no, it's not CRY-da, it's Cree-da'

Weird, it made me go ooh then hmm too.... smile

Cattleprod Thu 14-Jul-11 19:29:19

I like the sound, but isn't Creda a make of washing machine?

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:31:04

Thing is I think it's a nice little girls name, but also a very strong sounding grown womans name. I imagine her to be an indian linen & birkenstocks wearing earthy no nonense type with long salt and pepper plaited hair. I like that sort of woman.

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:31:34

hahah yes creda is washing machines smile Hadn't thought of that.

PorkChopSter Thu 14-Jul-11 19:33:02

Nominative determinism wink

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:34:16

Porkschop-I had to google that to find out what it meant blush

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:35:37

I really cant name my prospective daughter after white goods though can I, I may as well call her bosch.

Cattleprod Thu 14-Jul-11 19:36:26

I wouldn't worry though - hasn't done Candy Stratton or Mila (Miele) Kunis any harm having a name sounding similar to a domestic appliance manufacturer!! grin

Cattleprod Thu 14-Jul-11 19:38:14

Although I suppose people might wonder if she was conceived on top of a washing machine!!!

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:40:31

ah hem ....cough did you... ah hem... guess.. grin

Disclaimer: not really

yomellamoHelly Thu 14-Jul-11 19:40:52

Where do you live? One of my brothers called his daughter a common Cornish name which is where he and his (now) wife moved 10-15 years ago. Never heard of it so had a 'moment' when sending a congrats card. Spoke to my mum and father and one of my other brothers. We'd all heard it as something slightly different. Had to ask on her for clarification / confirmation on what it was. Do love it though.

yomellamoHelly Thu 14-Jul-11 19:41:45

here not her

Cattleprod Thu 14-Jul-11 19:42:26

Just checked my book and there are lots of alternative spellings - maybe a different one would minimise the cry/cree confusion (and the white goods association)?


fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:43:57

I'm cornish, husband is scottish-we dont live in either place anymore, being somewhere midway between. The agreement was that our PFB has a scottish name (Isla) and this one is to have a cornish name. We have it totally pegged if it's a boy, but girls name is proving more difficult.

Whats your cornish nieces name if you dont mind me being nosy?

and how I envy them, bringing up thier kids down there.

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 19:46:15

Cattleprod was thinking of spelling it Creeda/Creedah. It's more commonly seen as a place name in Cornwall with the "Creed" spelling

PaperBank Thu 14-Jul-11 20:05:27

How about Columba? She was an early Cornish saint.

FellatioNelson Thu 14-Jul-11 20:07:45

I'm sorry I don't like it. I just think of tumble driers. What about Clodagh? That's lovely.

MooMooFarm Thu 14-Jul-11 20:09:14

I prefer Zannussi myself smile

MooMooFarm Thu 14-Jul-11 20:09:53

Sorry. I know that's a crap joke blush

I was thinking it was a lovely name until somebody pointed out the white goods connection.

fishandlilacs Thu 14-Jul-11 20:14:11

So were we it seems mooMoo oh well back to the drawing board. zanussi isn't bad at all grin

NurseSunshine Thu 14-Jul-11 20:41:47

Does it have to be a saint?
How about
Ailla — (Il-lah)

yomellamoHelly Fri 15-Jul-11 08:39:40

She's called Ysella and is a total cutie. They live in a seaside village and can walk to the beach. Grrrrr!

razzlebathbone Fri 15-Jul-11 08:52:16


Go on...

PuppyMonkey Fri 15-Jul-11 08:56:33

How about DeLonghi?
Or Samsung? grin

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