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(38 Posts)
washngo Sat 02-Feb-13 08:02:22

I love this name and considering it for dc3. Possibly Alma Lily. What do you think?

MustafaCake Sat 02-Feb-13 08:05:31

Sorry but I really really don't like it.

For some reason it makes me think of a dumpy, sour faced old woman.

Appologies to all those Almas out there!

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Sat 02-Feb-13 08:34:01

I think it's one of those names that isn't quite ready for a resurgence. Like Hilary or Gail or Beryl.

HeyHoHereWeGo Sat 02-Feb-13 08:37:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AngelaCatalano Sat 02-Feb-13 08:40:09

I have met a baby Alma. I quite like it but it really reminds me of coronation street!

sweetestB Sat 02-Feb-13 08:42:03

It means "soul"

EugenesAxe Sat 02-Feb-13 08:44:55

I like it and think that combo is lovely.

TepidCoffee Sat 02-Feb-13 08:47:17

I think it's nice, although I do know a pub with that name.

Aphra is also cool.

nellyjelly Sat 02-Feb-13 08:49:36

I like it. also like Ida.

SoggySummer Sat 02-Feb-13 08:50:52

I quite like it. I think it could be on its way back "in" too.

akaemmafrost Sat 02-Feb-13 09:08:43

Pudden. Alma Pudden. From Fifth formers of St Claire's.

I couldn't do it to a child myself.

Ham69 Sat 02-Feb-13 09:26:32

Yes, do it! I know a 5 year old Alma Jean and she is gorgeous.

WhatKatyDidToday Sat 02-Feb-13 09:28:24

Makes me think of the elephant ! (I do know that's Elmer, but still!)

washngo Sat 02-Feb-13 09:47:52

I don't mind too much whether its trendy or about to become trendy, I just love the way it sounds. I would worry if people thought it was a cruel thing to name a child though...!

AntoinetteCosway Sat 02-Feb-13 09:54:51

I knew an Iranian Alma once and always thought it was a beautiful name. She was pretty gorgeous which might have had an impact!

ARightOldPickle Sat 02-Feb-13 09:56:05

Sorry really don't like it, there was also a cinema of that name in my childhood town so for me it would be like naming a child Odeon!

washngo Sat 02-Feb-13 11:26:33

Fairly mixed responses! Still really like it though...

Snusmumriken Sat 02-Feb-13 11:43:08

It is one of my favourite names. If DS had been a DD, she would have been called Alma.

LetsKateWin Sat 02-Feb-13 11:45:31

I like it. I knew an Alma and she was one of the sweetest people I've met.

Oxtailchambermaid Sat 02-Feb-13 11:53:37

Another yes vote here. I know a little Spanish Alma, beautiful name.

evianna Sat 02-Feb-13 18:15:50

I also know an Alma, pretty little half-Hungarian girl, apparently it means apple in her mom's mother tongue... I love the way they pronounce it, something like Ahl-mah.

Snusmumriken Sat 02-Feb-13 18:25:09

more info on Alma

AuntieStella Sat 02-Feb-13 18:27:10

My first thought was of the battle. So I'd assume either you or DP militar history enthusiasts.

The Corrie association isn't that strong, as although a long running character, she wasn't one of the biggies, like Vera or Audrey.

amazingmumof6 Sat 02-Feb-13 18:45:36

it means apple in Hungarian and a lot of people use it. very nice name

amazingmumof6 Sat 02-Feb-13 18:48:28

evianna yes, it is pronounced like that, lovely name.

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