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washngo Sat 02-Feb-13 08:02:22

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

ALittleScatterOfRain Mon 04-Feb-13 23:55:02

I like it. As well as apple in Hungarian, in Spanish it means 'soul', so lots of nice meanings smile

OkayHazel Sun 03-Feb-13 16:24:39

Alma mater.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 03-Feb-13 10:03:58

yes you could be the ultimate Alma Mater! .... giggles to self contentedly....

echidnakid Sun 03-Feb-13 10:00:38

I was thinking of Alma Mater in the sense that it refers to the university you graduated from but nourishing mother is a lovely meaning.

washngo Sun 03-Feb-13 09:44:10

Thank you! Really nice meaning, feeling quite sold on it now. My dh quite likes it and is "having a think" so I just hope he agrees!

amazingmumof6 Sat 02-Feb-13 22:56:48

yummy girl!

amazingmumof6 Sat 02-Feb-13 22:56:29

echidnakid - I checked the meaning of it, alma mater means "nourishing mother"in Latin.
so alma would be the nourishing part, which I personally find very interesting, because as it's been mentioned upthread, it also means apple in Hungarian.

OP - I can't help thinking, that if, you name her Alma, she's going to be one of your 5 a day! grin

Ariel21 Sat 02-Feb-13 22:50:51

Love it, and Alba too.

echidnakid Sat 02-Feb-13 22:43:37

It makes me think of "Alma mater" but that's not a negative connection. I don't love it but its definitely not one of those "how could you?!" names.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 02-Feb-13 22:27:41


FloraPost Sat 02-Feb-13 22:14:56

Love it. Seems I only breed boys, but its top of my girls list.

LynetteScavo Sat 02-Feb-13 19:02:01

Actually, if I'd never herd it before, I would think "What a lovely name."

LynetteScavo Sat 02-Feb-13 19:01:13

It's one of my great aunts names (never met her, so can't tell you what she was like), and it will always remind me of the place Princess Diana died.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

more info on Alma

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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!

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...!

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