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Amice, Leonie, Mina, Nuala, Orla, Mallaidh, Mhairi ??

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RueyBoey Thu 25-Aug-11 13:25:30

What do you think of these girl names?

Amice (pr A-miss)
Leonie (or the french way of Léonie )
Mina
Nuala
Orla
Mallaidh
Mhairi (pr: va-ree)

Thanks (I'm french/irish and DP is Scottish so that mix does make sense - to us at least)

DialMforMummy Thu 25-Aug-11 13:39:57

Leonie complete favourite.
I like the others but not as much as Leonie.

Busybee21 Thu 25-Aug-11 13:41:57

Nuala is gorgeous! Best as a nn for Fionnuala I think though so there is a choice to have a long name or the nns Finn or Nuala

wearenotamused Thu 25-Aug-11 14:24:00

Amice (pr A-miss) - I like it, you don't get a lot of them - is it French??
Leonie (or the french way of Léonie ) - As you are french I'd use it with the é. People maybe would not include it and just use the e
Mina - It is alright, not the best
Nuala - I like it, popular??
Orla - Again it is okay, bit old fashioned in my head though
Mallaidh - pronouciation stumped be for a bit, but I think I managed it in the end. Not the best
Mhairi (pr: va-ree) - I do actually like it but would the pr completely stop people? unless you live in Scotland?

Hope that helps

Cereal Thu 25-Aug-11 17:00:12

Amice - "amiss" in English means that there is something wrong
Leonie - very nice
Mina - OK
Nuala - not keen
Orla - not keen
Mallaidh - quite like
Mhairi - OK

LittleWhiteWolf Thu 25-Aug-11 17:08:08

Mhairi is my favourite. Not overly keen on the others.

usingapseudonym Thu 25-Aug-11 17:25:22

Don't really like them other than Leonie.

Mondaybaby Fri 26-Aug-11 13:25:35

I love Mina. Not keen on the others.

minipie Fri 26-Aug-11 16:09:10

Leonie and Mina are by far my favourites.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 27-Aug-11 07:47:44

Leonie or Mhairi

ShoutyHamster Sat 27-Aug-11 12:01:39

Mhairi is great - know a few - one living in England - no pronunciation problems after first intro! Goes by Vee for short - lovely.

TidyDancer Sat 27-Aug-11 13:09:36

Leonie is the only one I really like. Nuala is okay though.

toomuchpurple Sat 27-Aug-11 15:49:35

I like Amice (and I always say amiss with the a with a uh sound so I don't see that you would have a problem)
But I also like Leonie and Mina (oh and Mhairi)

DontWorryBaby Sat 27-Aug-11 15:52:35

Nuala, Orla or Mhairi would be my choices.

pointydog Sat 27-Aug-11 16:07:44

Leonie and Mhairi are great

Imnotdarrellrivers Mon 29-Aug-11 00:56:07

Amice - I really like it
Leonie - really really like it
Mina - Dracula but she is cool
Nuala - old people
Orla - not a fan
Mallaidh - Why not just use Molly? but it is alright esp as you are irish
Mhairi - I like it

mathanxiety Mon 29-Aug-11 01:11:28

Amice (pr A-miss) -- 'is something amiss?'
Leonie (or the french way of Léonie ) -- LOVE
Mina -- ok
Nuala -- ok
Orla -- ok but a bit close to Orly if she will spend time in France
Mallaidh -- is not Irish. Is it Scottish? Mella is nice?
Mhairi (pr: va-ree) -- LOVE

Darnsarfupnorf Mon 29-Aug-11 01:22:43

Ive got an orla grin Orly or Lala for short. love it love it love it

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