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(20 Posts)
whenstrangethingshappen Mon 19-Sep-11 23:48:50

What do you think?

ViviPru Mon 19-Sep-11 23:53:37

Interesting, although I can't help but hear it in my head in my (beloved) aunty's broad Essex accent - Caaaaarmewl!! I think its quite a regional-accent-dependant name, which will change the emphasis on the syllables.


whenstrangethingshappen Tue 20-Sep-11 00:06:43

Carmen is a bit too spanishy to go with a DD who is Máirín.

Hummm - didn't think of that, can only hear it in a proud Donegal accent, but suppose that isn't common in UK

NationalTruss Tue 20-Sep-11 00:33:01


whenstrangethingshappen Tue 20-Sep-11 00:57:32

Broad rather not proud.

mathanxiety Tue 20-Sep-11 02:23:06

Lovely, and fits in beautifully with Máirín.

Some accents can mangle anything. If you like the sound of it when you say it then go with it.

Meteorite Tue 20-Sep-11 08:01:13

It sounds nice in a Donegal accent smile A little too much like camel in some accents though.

greenzebra Tue 20-Sep-11 08:28:58

I like it sounds nice said as the place Car-mel and as I have heard recently Car-mol

go for it.

poormesomemore Tue 20-Sep-11 09:30:27

I like it - kind of unusual but not.
And goes with Máirín

birdofthenorth Tue 20-Sep-11 11:16:01

Beautiful name

sparkle12mar08 Tue 20-Sep-11 11:17:27

I don't like it at all, sorry. Much to close to caramel for my liking.

GooseyLoosey Tue 20-Sep-11 11:21:48

Not for me. I looked at the thread title and assumed it was going to be about holiday recommendations in California.

ellesabe Tue 20-Sep-11 18:48:08

I like it. Reminds me of caramel smile

takemebacktosmallville Tue 20-Sep-11 18:52:05

Well I think it is an amazing name I had a wonderful Great Aunt Carmel who ran a sweet shop.
Great name :D

Batteryhuman Tue 20-Sep-11 19:13:35

Very Catholic and in my Catholic convent school very Irish

Psammead Tue 20-Sep-11 19:58:08

I knew a Carmel and she was really lovely. I like it!

hulabula Tue 20-Sep-11 21:54:41

Lovely, underused name.

pinkthechaffinch Wed 21-Sep-11 21:14:31

I have a Catholic auntie called Carmel too. I've always thought it's a nice soft name.

PuppyMonkey Wed 21-Sep-11 21:16:06

I have an Irish catholic cousin called Carmel too.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 21-Sep-11 21:20:16

The only Carmel I know is a Dub smile I can't help thinking of Fr Ted though...

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