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(25 Posts)
fromo Tue 02-Oct-12 22:14:34

What do you think of the name Gloria for a baby girl? Honesty please!

tiredteddy Tue 02-Oct-12 22:19:34

I love it!

effingwotsits Tue 02-Oct-12 22:26:17

Not great. Sorry.

YouMayLogOut Tue 02-Oct-12 22:27:47

I like it smile

pinkandyellowbutterfly Tue 02-Oct-12 22:28:00

I taught a Glory at school, it was very cute. Not a Gloria though.

Anonymumous Tue 02-Oct-12 22:35:39

Secretly I really like it, but Gloria Hunniford puts me off. I also like Glory (although it is a bit similar to 'gory' I suppose).

Lyftiduft Tue 02-Oct-12 22:48:08

My first thought is Tara Fitzgerald's character in Brassed Off and the line 'glorious tits more like' when she first appears (sorry- I've shown it at school, adolescent boys have a good snigger then).

squoosh Tue 02-Oct-12 23:26:26

I love it. A breath of fresh air.

ripsishere Wed 03-Oct-12 05:40:49

I think it's a fantastic name. DD could have been Gloria except the second letter of her surname is L so it sounded rubbish.

hatebeak Wed 03-Oct-12 11:32:26

Fabulous. I know a little Gloria - it's such a strong name without being silly. I quite like Glory too, but then maybe it's a bit Buffy The Vampire Slayer - and a bit harder to pull off...

Pasiphae Wed 03-Oct-12 14:05:53

It's a great name.
And Glorianna too.

Jusfloatingby Wed 03-Oct-12 17:02:33

Really don't like it. It makes me think of an old fashioned pinny and curlers type woman.

delilah88 Wed 03-Oct-12 17:33:50

It's brilliant - I really like it. Well done you thinking up such a happy, unexpected name!

MadBusLady Wed 03-Oct-12 17:39:52

Love it. And Glory is a great nn.

littletomato Wed 03-Oct-12 17:46:05

I used to have a bad impression of the name Gloria, too girly/80s/something. but now i think it's come around and is starting to sound fresh (to me) again. Go for it!!

nancerama Wed 03-Oct-12 17:50:35

It was the name of my auntie. Glo for short. She was the most amazing, vivacious, brave, determined, fearless lady I have ever met. I miss her every day. It would have been DS's middle name if he'd been a girl.

TheMightyMojoceratops Wed 03-Oct-12 17:52:17

Glooo-ooo-ooo-oo-oo-ooo-ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ria... Hosanna in excelsis!!

Londonmrss Wed 03-Oct-12 17:57:00

Love it because of Patti Smith's version of the song 'Gloria'.

Ilovedaintynuts Wed 03-Oct-12 17:58:02

Awful. Know a few old battle axes called Gloria.
All the people suggesting 'glory' as a NN have never heard of "glory hole" then? A fairly well known sexual fetish wink

squoosh Wed 03-Oct-12 18:01:49

I do like that hymn, alternatively it could be

I'm gonna shout it all night gloria
I'm gonna shout it every day gloria
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah,
Looks so good gloria
All right, feel so good gloria

MadBusLady Wed 03-Oct-12 18:02:20

Y-yes, but I wouldn't associate the two any more than I'd snigger every time I hear the word "cottage". Words can have multiple meanings and associations, and some are stronger/weaker than others. I don't think Glory is anything like as strongly associated with glory holes than (for example) Fanny is with, er, fanjos.

NymphadoraTonks Wed 03-Oct-12 19:23:44

I think its going to have a comeback in the next few years

YokoOhNo Wed 03-Oct-12 19:33:07


Also, if you're Catholic, it's just reminds me of singing the "Gloria".

fromo Thu 04-Oct-12 18:29:46

Thank you! SO pleased at the positive response!!

DidYouSmashHerShireHorses Thu 04-Oct-12 19:37:52

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