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Ladies please help! What is the female version of Saul????

(20 Posts)
Iheartpasties Thu 15-Nov-12 00:50:27

I've got a beautiful squishy new baby - she has a first name, beginning with the letter B, my dh's brother is Robert Saul, but called Saul by everyone. What is the female version of Saul? Is it Sally? I'm intereste dto know if anyone has any suggestions for a middle name that tips its hat to Saul.

Ta muchly.

HolyBrrrrrrBatman Thu 15-Nov-12 02:10:24

Congratulations grin

I don't think Sally has got anything to do with Saul.

I'm not sure there is a female version of Saul. You could go for a name associated with Saul e.g. his wife or daughters? They're all a bit 'out there' though; Ahinoam, Merab or Michal?

CleansLate Thu 15-Nov-12 02:12:59

How about Sorrell? Not the female version of Saul but similar-ish?

Iheartpasties Thu 15-Nov-12 02:13:23

thanks for you reply! i dont think there is a female version of saul either, i think i'm clutching at straws!

legalalien Thu 15-Nov-12 02:19:22

What about paula or paulina? Not because it rhymes, I'm thinking of st Paul who was originally called Saul. I think (I am
not religious but am sure i was taught this at some point)

NapDamnYou Thu 15-Nov-12 02:20:15

Saul was the original name of the Apostle Paul.

So you can have Paula, Pauline, Paulette, Paulina.

Iheartpasties Thu 15-Nov-12 02:20:55

sorrell is very pretty! i like it. thanks. i will mull that one over!

NapDamnYou Thu 15-Nov-12 02:29:15

Also Sona, which means Prayer. Saul means prayed for.

WildEyedAndScaryAsFeck Thu 15-Nov-12 02:37:40

How about Sula? I knew a little girl with the name once (pronounced Soo Luh) thought it was pretty .

ButtonBoo Thu 15-Nov-12 07:50:29

Saula?!! Or Saulina?!!

Sorry. Not v. helpful this morning am I?

StuckInTheFensAwayFromHome Thu 15-Nov-12 07:53:44

Selina might work?

Iheartpasties Thu 15-Nov-12 21:50:01

i'm loving sula, i'm definitely considering it. thanks for all suggestions smile

BrainSurgeon Thu 15-Nov-12 21:57:33

Errrr so sorry to do this to you, but just so you know Sula is a rude word in an Eastern European language (penis)

HolyBrrrrrrBatman Thu 15-Nov-12 22:01:30

Sula is also a brand of sugar free sweets.

Iheartpasties Fri 16-Nov-12 05:06:41


okavango Fri 16-Nov-12 15:08:52

I went to school with a Sari. In some versions of the bible it was the name of Abraham's wife.

badtime Fri 16-Nov-12 15:44:44

'Saula' is a real, but rare, name. There was actually a St Saula.

LineRunner Fri 16-Nov-12 15:46:37


SomersetONeil Fri 16-Nov-12 19:02:45

I used to work with a (young) woman called Soula - still pronounced Soo-luh. It probably looks closer to Saul, too.

Her Mum gave her the name because of some Greek connection, but I can't remember the details.

It's nice. And circum-navigates the penis thing if you're worried about Sula. wink

Iheartpasties Sun 18-Nov-12 13:13:20

Ahh more good suggestions thank you.

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