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DottieRose Thu 01-Nov-12 22:28:45

What do you think? Do you know any? I like it but my dm says it is awful and reminds her of Cornelius which is awful, yet I keep coming back to it! Also I don't love any of the obvious nn, but would hope that within the family we would stick to full name.

GoOooooooooonatic Thu 01-Nov-12 22:31:20

Very pretty. Good choice.

GoOooooooooonatic Thu 01-Nov-12 22:32:23

Also, don't know any!
My dd is called something that rhymes with Cordelia but when we chose it, it was really rare, now it is REALLY popular.......

Toughasoldboots Thu 01-Nov-12 22:33:32

I like it, the most beautiful nurse looked after ds in scbu called Cordelia. It's a graceful name.

YeahBuddy Thu 01-Nov-12 22:33:58

My friend's DTs are called Cordelia and Layla, but they call her Cordy which I think totally ruins a lovely name!

kdiddy Thu 01-Nov-12 22:35:43

I do like it but it makes me think of King Lear and so doesn't have happy connotations, if you're bothered about that kind of thing!

whatagreatname Thu 01-Nov-12 22:36:06

I know a Cordelia, I think it's lovely. She is also known as Cordy.

DottieRose Thu 01-Nov-12 22:37:16

Yeahbuddy that is my fear....a beautiful name being ruined by a god awful nn. It won't be a problem at home and within the extended family as people will call the child what we ask them to but it's at school etc. which worries me.

ZZZenAgain Thu 01-Nov-12 22:37:49

I don't really like it much, I also thought of King Lear. I know a couple of people called Cornelia but they are both middle-aged.

PhyllisDoris Thu 01-Nov-12 22:38:38

Bit posh for my taste!

DottieRose Thu 01-Nov-12 22:38:41

Kdiddy the king Lear association doesn't bother me....I actually studied it for my leaving cert.....wasn't she a nice character though!?!

chickydoo Thu 01-Nov-12 22:40:05

King Lear's 3rd & favourite daughter.
I know 2 Cordelia's. one uses her full name, The other is known as Delia ( don't like that... Sorry)

DottieRose Thu 01-Nov-12 22:40:44

I really dislike cornelia but love Cordelia......is that mad? Do people see them as being pretty much the same?

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 01-Nov-12 22:41:12

I really like it!

The Shakespeare link wouldn't put me off at all. Cordelia,along with Hermione,were the only flawless female characters in all of Shakespeare's works (studied it)

flossy101 Thu 01-Nov-12 22:41:57

I really like it. Unusual but not wacky

Welovecouscous Thu 01-Nov-12 22:44:49

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DottieRose Thu 01-Nov-12 22:45:18

Oooooh Alisvolatpropiis maybe I could have another dd and have sisters Cordelia and Hermione.......sigh!

lauraellajane Thu 01-Nov-12 23:03:13

I love it, love the Shakespeare connotation, and it would be on my shortlist if my best friend hadn't named her cat Cordelia!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 01-Nov-12 23:03:20

They do sound fabulous together! smile

lauraellajane Thu 01-Nov-12 23:04:16

PS apparently there was a Cordelia in Buffy? I've never watched it but it seems to be a connection for some people

SilverSixpence Thu 01-Nov-12 23:26:45

It's very pretty reminds me of Anne of Green Gables smile

echidnakid Thu 01-Nov-12 23:36:26

I like it and its literary connections, go for it!

BananaPhone Fri 02-Nov-12 00:00:11

It's a nice name, but the Cordelia in Lear is the most awful prissy wanker though.

I discounted Miranda for this very reason - if a name is so associated with a literary character then you need to be damned sure that you like her.

In terms of Shakespearian characters, that leaves you with, errr...Rosalind?

Everlong Fri 02-Nov-12 10:31:09

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frantic51 Fri 02-Nov-12 10:35:10

Love it. I wanted it for one of my dds but ex h thought it was too poncey. Hoping for a DGD called Cordelia one day but ex h likley to veto that too! grin

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