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(24 Posts)
TheBreadstick Wed 28-Sep-11 09:59:19

Yay or nay?

It's just popped into my head so thought I'd canvas opinion before suggesting it to OH tonight!

CandiceMariePratt Wed 28-Sep-11 10:01:32

I think it's lovely

minipie Wed 28-Sep-11 10:38:56

I quite like it. It does seem quite American Deep South, but not necessarily a bad thing. nn Dilly?

mayanna123 Wed 28-Sep-11 10:41:12

Isn't it Dolores?

Meteorite Wed 28-Sep-11 11:23:17

The meaning is "sorrows".

DELHI Wed 28-Sep-11 14:44:20

'Twas Lolita's real name in that book.

mamsnet Wed 28-Sep-11 14:46:09

Dolores.. Sorrows or pains.


Abcinthia Wed 28-Sep-11 15:47:42

I like it especially the way it sort of flows when spoken.

The only downside was as soon as I read it I instantly thought of the book Lolita.

boodleboot Wed 28-Sep-11 15:52:37

Dolores is nice.....Dolly. Meanings just don't bother me at all.....


LetThereBeRock Wed 28-Sep-11 16:33:20

A definite no.

ForYourDreamsAreChina Wed 28-Sep-11 17:48:27

Dolores is horrendous.

Even the Italians (Addolorata) and Spanish only use it because it's the name of their long dead grandmother and they have to.

SjuperWolef Wed 28-Sep-11 17:57:21

delores claiborne - that film with kathy bates sad just no.

Maisiethemorningsidecat Wed 28-Sep-11 17:59:53

Dolores - no no no.

The name of DBIL's sister in the ROI. She hates it.

Bunbaker Wed 28-Sep-11 18:01:55

I have never seen it spelt Delores, but only Dolores. BTW the film is Dolores Claibonre

Bunbaker Wed 28-Sep-11 18:02:16



MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Sep-11 18:02:17

I love love love Dolores, Dolly!

Dp vetoed it though and I now have a child with a name that makes me think meh....

It's a shame about the meaning.

MrsRhettButler Wed 28-Sep-11 18:03:37

Mind you, my other love was Desiree and I am apparently the only person in the whole entire world who likes that name..... So who am I to say? grin

SjuperWolef Wed 28-Sep-11 18:04:54

i think i'd still make the association with the film as its the pronounciation rather than spelling people will hear, as a name without thinking of the film im a bit meh so cant fight for it either way grin

SierraMadre Wed 28-Sep-11 18:14:02

DH says only if your surname is Frou-Fru Von Pappenheim.

So that's a no from us, I'm afraid.

mathanxiety Wed 28-Sep-11 18:30:06

Not a bit American Deep South. It's very Irish -- reference to Maria Dolores, Mary of the Sorrows. There are thousands of them around my mother's age. The Cranberry woman is Dolores Mary Eileen.

I like Desiree, MrsRhettButler smile

ThePathanKhansWoman Wed 28-Sep-11 18:34:52

Delores Delago The Host of Chicago.

I love it, have an Aunty Delores we cal Lolo [low-low].

missnevermind Wed 28-Sep-11 18:38:37

It's Irish. I have an Auntie Delores - shortened to Lynda for some reason.

NadiaWadia Thu 29-Sep-11 00:05:24

I think of it as a Spanish name. Its quite nice.

cloudydays Thu 29-Sep-11 01:11:35

It's not so much Irish, as Catholic. As you say, mathanxiety, it comes from one of the names for the Virgin Mary, so it's very popular throughout Latin America, Italy, Ireland, and other predominantly Catholic countries.

I like it.

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