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Alba - what do you think?

(25 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Tue 13-Nov-12 20:13:30

Just that really...thoughts on the name Alba (girls name)

Pancakeflipper Tue 13-Nov-12 20:20:05

Wasn't Alba a cheap electrical brand in the early 90's - made naff stereos?

I personally don't like it. But if we all liked the same names there would only be one name for boys and 1 name for girls. Variety is good.

CruCru Tue 13-Nov-12 20:21:26

It was the name of the daughter in the Time Travellers Wife. I like it - unusual but everyone will know how to pronounce and spell it.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 13-Nov-12 20:22:05

First thing that pops in my head is 'Jessica Alba' - not sure if I like or dislike. Sorry to not be that helpful.

Novia Tue 13-Nov-12 20:23:50

Very pretty. My Spanish niece is called Alba, it's a fairly common name there.

theladylovescupcakes Tue 13-Nov-12 20:24:51

Nice name, unusual but not too "out there". Also the Gaelic word for Scotland.

coldcupoftea Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:05

Lovely- it is a character in the fantastic Isabel Allende book 'House of the Spirits' and means 'dawn' in Spanish.

SoftSheen Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:17

I've met two little girls called Alba recently, both aged about 2 years, so it does seem to be growing in popularity. Personally though, I hear it and think 'Alma', so not too keen.

backjustforaminute Tue 13-Nov-12 20:34:32

I thought of "House of the Spirits" too. Quite like it (the book and the name!)

FriggFRIGG Tue 13-Nov-12 21:15:23

I like it!

Slainte Tue 13-Nov-12 21:17:00

I like it, sounds strong and unconvoluted. I did think of Scotland when I read the OP.

ItsMeYourCathy Tue 13-Nov-12 21:17:28

My friend has just named her newborn alba (Zat you h?!)

susiedaisy Tue 13-Nov-12 21:17:59

Not sure, reminds me of electrical stuff. Sorry

SundaeGirl Tue 13-Nov-12 21:18:48

Alma with a nose block

susiedaisy Tue 13-Nov-12 21:30:31


Alisvolatpropiis Tue 13-Nov-12 21:58:46

Itsme no I'm not your friend lol! I also know somebody who has just called her daughter Alba. Don't think it's the same person though.

I was just wondering what people thought of it,as it's not a very common name.

Who said Alba was also Gaelic for Scotland? That's interesting because Alban is Welsh for Scotland.

squoosh Tue 13-Nov-12 22:43:35

Cheap electrical goods.


JollyJock Tue 13-Nov-12 22:45:03

I love it. Because it means Scotland. Dh doesn't and has vetoed it sad

tipp2chicago Tue 13-Nov-12 22:45:14

Love it.

Doesn't go with DH's surname unfortunately.

JollyJock Tue 13-Nov-12 22:46:14

Actually, I have just put it with our surname and it doesn't work as surname starts Bla.

LittleBairn Wed 14-Nov-12 10:41:48

It's beautiful especially if your Scottish. I would have it on our list but DH feels its too patriotic.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 14-Nov-12 10:57:12

LittleBairn...tell DH there's no such thing as being too patriotic,especially when you're from one of the fine Celtic Nations! Lol!

If I could find an attractive form of Wales,that could also be used to for a name,like Alba can for Scotland,I would be right in there. smile

Cezella Wed 14-Nov-12 11:20:43

I think Alba is a beautiful name aah it's lovely smile and I've never met one

Dillydollydaydream Wed 14-Nov-12 11:35:22

Really like Alba, it's unusual but not weird if you know what I mean.
I also like Albie for a boy. Can't use either as u already have a dc beginning A.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 14-Nov-12 11:36:09

I not you! blush

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