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Cora - Real name?!

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pommedechocolat Thu 11-Aug-11 12:08:30

We are pg with number 2 and have name sorted for if it's a boy. A girl is harder - we used up our one idea on dd!

Currently dh is favouring Jessie but I love, love Cora. He likes it but says he's never heard of it before and thinks lots of people will wonder if it's a real name?

I think he's being silly - am I right??

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 11-Aug-11 12:10:15

One of my best friends is called Cora, she is definitely a real person grin

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 11-Aug-11 12:10:41

You are right!

mistressploppy Thu 11-Aug-11 12:11:21

There was a Cora Bellinger in a Jeeves and Wooster story (P.G. Wodehouse); I can't remember which one though...

I think it is a 'real' name. I like it. I like Dora too (that was a character in a Dickens novel - David Copperfield I think) but that's been ruined by the Explorer cartoon thingy

CandiceMariePratt Thu 11-Aug-11 12:11:29

Cora is a lovely name

ghosteditor Thu 11-Aug-11 12:11:48

It's lovely - a friend from school has two little girls and her eldest is Cora. Very sweet, solemn child! I like the name quite a lot.

BlueChampagne Thu 11-Aug-11 13:09:21

Also in Gormenghast

SaffronCake Thu 11-Aug-11 13:23:35

But anything people haven't heard before they wonder if you made it up. They get over it pretty quickly. To the best of my knowledge Cora was coined by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in the classic Last of the Mohicans. The Greek Kore (meaning maiden) might be the inspiration. Kore was a nickname for Persephone, goddess of the underworld...

You definately didn't make it up.

LaWeasel Thu 11-Aug-11 13:40:31

There's a Cora in the recentish film Music and Lyrics as well, I think it's a great name.

StrandedBear Thu 11-Aug-11 13:43:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

blue2711 Thu 11-Aug-11 13:49:50

How very strange, I just came on here to post a thread about Cora too! It's my favourite for DC2, if it's a girl. There's a Cora in Downton abbey. Love it. Just hope it doesn't get too popular...

ilovemydogandMrObama Thu 11-Aug-11 13:51:24

dd1's best friend is cora. Her mother is Spanish, so not sure if it's more popular in Spain?

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 11-Aug-11 14:01:27

I know a Kore as well grin

My friend Cora says it Core-Uh (core as in apple).

Ophicleide Thu 11-Aug-11 14:04:56

Reminds me of Glencora (aka Cora) Palliser. Very nice.

Cattleprod Thu 11-Aug-11 14:06:46

Corah is a clothing manufacturing company in Leicester. Don't know if it's still trading, but they used to have a fantastic factory shop!!

scarlettlips Thu 11-Aug-11 15:27:01

Lovely lovely name, very unused...pronounced KOR-ah.

LetThereBeRock Thu 11-Aug-11 15:51:17

It's a real name,and a lovely one.

Ephiny Thu 11-Aug-11 16:48:19

Yes it's a real name, not very common in the UK at least, I've only met one and she was half-Spanish. I think it's a really lovely name.

InstantAtom Thu 11-Aug-11 16:59:27

It's a real name but it reminds me of apple corers.

mathanxiety Thu 11-Aug-11 17:00:46

A real name, and an old name too. Was quite popular in Ireland, probably about 70 years ago -- two of my secondary teachers in the early 80s bore the name -- I would pronounce it CORE-ah.

pommedechocolat Thu 11-Aug-11 19:28:16

Thanks all! I think it's lovely and intend to use it!

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 11-Aug-11 19:29:44

I love Coraline but, like the kid in the film, you'd spend your life correcting people who thought you were Caroline.

seeksnewnamewithgsoh Thu 11-Aug-11 19:32:14

Oh bloody hell. I love Cora. It's my favourite name for future hypothetical dd (I'm not pg yet), but look how popular it is!

Is this just a MN thing, or is it going to be the next Isla?

lilbreeze Thu 11-Aug-11 19:50:05

I know 2 Coras, both irish and both in their 60s, i just assumed it was irish?

LaWeasel Thu 11-Aug-11 21:27:30

There were only 94 Cora's in 2010 so unless it suddenly gets very popular I should think it's safe!

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