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GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 09-Jan-13 14:46:06

Much prefer Nuala.

And Nala.

atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 14:45:29

Don't like it. Also surprised at how popular Nuala is on Mumsnet. I was just saying on another thread yesterday that here in Ireland that is a very dated, late middle aged type name. It would be in the same league as Eileen, Noreen, Denise or Teresa.

onthemetro Wed 09-Jan-13 14:43:25

I think it's really lovely! First thought was Nala from the Lion King, which is also a really nice name smile

wigglesrock Wed 09-Jan-13 14:41:48

Match Point by Woody Allen - thats the film grin

themammy73 Wed 09-Jan-13 14:26:56

There's a film with lots of tennis in it starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Scarlett Johansson and her character is called Nola which is where I first heard this name. I think it's lovely; unfortunately DP doesn't.

williaminajetfighter Tue 08-Jan-13 22:15:50

Lovely. Friend has a Nola. They call her Noli.

lovemybabyboy Tue 08-Jan-13 21:30:19

Never heard it before but I think it is lovely! smile

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HalfSpamHalfBrisket Tue 08-Jan-13 21:12:37

andadietcoke Yup, I thought of New Orleans too.
I've got a firnd with a Nuala - I think that's lovely.

andadietcoke Tue 08-Jan-13 21:09:45

I can't get past NOLA as in New Orleans, LouisianA. But that's not a commonly known abbreviation outside the states I don't think.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 08-Jan-13 21:06:34

Enola Gay here too.

Anonymumous Tue 08-Jan-13 21:00:40

It makes me think of granola. Which will be a great name for her when she's a grandmother - so much more original than Nan or Grandma! smile

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 08-Jan-13 20:55:13

Whether it was or not have only heard it as a nn.

MolotovCocktail Tue 08-Jan-13 15:22:29

Not too keen on Nola, but I lovelovelove Lola and Nuala smile

monica77798 Tue 08-Jan-13 12:19:12

I thought of Enola Gay too, but more the 80s electropop song than the bomb. Nola is a nice name though.

AlexanderS Tue 08-Jan-13 10:47:25

It was, by the way, #1196 in the baby name charts for England and Wales in 2011 (27 baby girls were called it). Interestingly, Fionnuala was only #3549 (just 6 babies were called that).

What kind of person would you expect a Nola to be e.g. if you saw their name on a job application form?

It could also be short for Enola but I couldn't use that coz every time I hear it I think of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (the pilot named it after his mother).

wigglesrock Tue 08-Jan-13 10:26:02

I really like it, I know a 6-7 year old one very well. Its lovely when you say it out loud. She is just Nola - its not shortened.

Pasiphae Tue 08-Jan-13 10:21:08

Nay, not bad but too lightweight for my liking.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 08-Jan-13 10:08:35

I prefer Nuala but have only heard Nola as a nn for Fionnaula.

AlexanderS Tue 08-Jan-13 10:06:52

For a girl. Yay or nay, and why?

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