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greenzebra Tue 20-Sep-11 13:25:26

Just heard this on the radio, and remembered that when I was pg with DD1 DH wanted to put this on the list along with Anna-Molly (incubus song)

Do you think you could get away with Enola? Or does it bring up the song plus the atom bomb?

iklboo Tue 20-Sep-11 13:26:26

First thing I though of was the song & atom bomb. But I'm 'of an age'.

LetThereBeRock Tue 20-Sep-11 13:27:47

It immediately makes me think of the bomber,and that's a horrible thing to have associated with one's name.
It's not a nice name even without that connotation imho.

Beamur Tue 20-Sep-11 13:30:00

I would think of the bomb too, plus Enola sounds a lot like Ebola - also not nice! Sorry.

BlueChampagne Tue 20-Sep-11 13:53:15

Bomb here too - and gay's not great for the playground either.

comedaygoday Tue 20-Sep-11 13:58:29

Bomb here too, sorry.

picnicbasketcase Tue 20-Sep-11 14:00:30

First thoughts: Manics song Enola/Alone, followed by Gay, followed by bomb.

Ephiny Tue 20-Sep-11 14:00:47

Sounds like a disease to me. Quite an ugly name anyway IMO.

ThePosieParker Tue 20-Sep-11 14:02:10


greenzebra Tue 20-Sep-11 15:04:42

I knew I was right when I said that to DH, glad it wasnt put on the list is there any other names like this?

He still loves Anna -Molly (anamoly) theres no way you could call a child this but he thinks its cool. I will not let him call the next one this.

thisisyesterday Tue 20-Sep-11 15:05:57

makes me think:

manics song
it's alone backwards
enola gay

so um, not a name i would choose

thisisyesterday Tue 20-Sep-11 15:06:38

anamoly isn't a word. are you thinking of anomaly?

Voidka Tue 20-Sep-11 15:08:36

Ebola was the first thing that came into my head.

MoreBoober Tue 20-Sep-11 15:09:47

It's the Bomber for me and the potential knick name Enola Ebola. sad

BrittanyBelle Tue 20-Sep-11 15:10:25

What about Enora instead ? it's pronounced Ennor-ra here in france

greenzebra Tue 20-Sep-11 15:10:33

yeah I was thisisyesterday sorry Im slighty dyslexic.(thats true too not made up)

antshouse Tue 20-Sep-11 15:11:35

The little girl in waterworld was Enola.

nenevomito Tue 20-Sep-11 15:11:44

Song, atom bomb, ebola virus. In that order.

The thing is that the song is of a time and a lot of people aren't going to know about that or the plane that dropped the bomb, so if you like it you may get away with it.

Catsycat Tue 20-Sep-11 20:58:45

It's a pretty name, but too Hiroshima IMO - a bit like having a DC and calling him Adolf, the association ruins it for me (not that I think Adolf is a great name or anything, just an example!!!!).

Summerbird73 Tue 20-Sep-11 21:04:51

yes babyheave but what about when they learn about the Atom Bomb during History lessons, it will all come out then. Also children of this generation wont know of the song or immediately know of the Bomber but their parents will.

i jumped on this thread to say no no no - and that was just from the title. sorry OP blush

Meteorite Tue 20-Sep-11 21:15:33

How about Eleanor?

greenzebra Wed 21-Sep-11 08:22:36

if you read the op from me you would see that Im not considering it my husband was and I wouldnt let him call our DD this, but I was after opinions on whether you could get away with it.

I was also asking if there was any other names that you couldnt use like Anna-Molly

smother Wed 21-Sep-11 09:03:07

As an alternative, I love the name Nola. Would seriously consider that if I were to have another DD.

Enola - nope for all the obvious reasons.

Anna-Molly - sounds like animally to me. Why not just Anna or Molly.

seeker Wed 21-Sep-11 09:05:03

No of you can't call your child Enola! Unless you can guarantee that she will spend the next 80 years in the company of people with no general knowledge!

Summerbird73 Wed 21-Sep-11 09:05:32

ok i will rephrase my post:

No - i dont think you can get away with it

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