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Flora or Orla

(46 Posts)
fredandginger Wed 12-Oct-11 09:28:58

Which do you prefer? Thanks!

pommedechocolat Wed 12-Oct-11 09:33:11

Orla is lovely and different.

Not keen on Flora.

babybumblebeee Wed 12-Oct-11 09:43:39

Flora. Can't bear Orla.

washngo Wed 12-Oct-11 09:44:35

Both beautiful

Firawla Wed 12-Oct-11 09:46:24


FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Wed 12-Oct-11 09:46:55

Flpra reminds me of a vegetable fat spread & thrush (ie keeping the flora balanced)

That's just me though.

TheBolter Wed 12-Oct-11 09:47:24


DreamsOfScream Wed 12-Oct-11 09:48:14

I like Flora more

FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Wed 12-Oct-11 09:48:14

Orla is a dour name.

MelinaM Wed 12-Oct-11 09:56:13


helpmenow Wed 12-Oct-11 09:56:22


comedaygoday Wed 12-Oct-11 09:57:41


SlinkingOutsideInSocks Wed 12-Oct-11 10:03:08

Flora = spread. Not kind.

I love Orla, but it's so much nicer said in an Irish accent so that it's not rendered Aw-la...

fredandginger Wed 12-Oct-11 10:03:23

Almost equally loved/hated then.... that's tricky!

FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Wed 12-Oct-11 10:09:20

Slinking: Lots of names mke people think of different things, this is life, not being unkind. I didn't say it reminded me of anything that socially unacceptable. It's butter!

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Wed 12-Oct-11 10:16:01

grin No, it makes me think of the spread too - I think it would be unkind to name a child after a well-known spread. The teasing potential is great. Too great, IYKWIM.

FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Wed 12-Oct-11 10:17:05

Oh I see, sorry!

I'm a div.

pinkhousesarebest Wed 12-Oct-11 10:20:56

Deliberated over both for dd, but chose Orla. Love it.

fredandginger Wed 12-Oct-11 10:21:45

Margarine is also my mother's main concern with this name. But she also taught a horrible Orla..

birdofthenorth Wed 12-Oct-11 10:23:38

I love Orla! Gorgeous and under-used.

When I first met the only Flora I know I did think margerine, sorry. I don't now I know her, of course

corygal Wed 12-Oct-11 10:26:10

Flora! Flora! Flora! just like thanks.

Orla slightly try-hard and gharrrsley.

ithaka Wed 12-Oct-11 10:29:01

I love Flora - I named my foal Flora!

It is a good Scot's name, simple, pretty, easy to spell and works on an adult too.

I never even though about the margerine until my children mentioned it!

susiedaisy Wed 12-Oct-11 10:29:58

Orla love it!

Flora a maragarine!

Levana Wed 12-Oct-11 10:44:45

Both are nice but I prefer Orla. Classy and a bit stronger sounding than Flora.

Also don't like Flo as a potential nickname from Flora.

Ephiny Wed 12-Oct-11 10:55:09

I like Orla. Flora a bit old-fashioned and staid/sensible/dull. Lots of people will think margarine as well!

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