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What do we think of Alma?

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emmyloo2 Wed 27-Mar-13 02:46:58

Saw it yesterday on a website about old-fashioned names, with an Australian focus, and my DH really likes it. He also likes Flora. I like both and we also have Florence and now Olive on the list.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

PotteringAlong Wed 27-Mar-13 03:10:02

i like it!

emmyloo2 Wed 27-Mar-13 03:20:21

Thanks Pottering. Do you think it's "pretty" enough or is a bit harsh. I don't think it is one of those names that people will say "that's lovely" (like Rose for example) and I am wondering whether I am doing her a disservice by giving her a name like this. Not that I think girls need pretty names at all, but I want her to have a nice name.

Madamecastafiore Wed 27-Mar-13 03:57:36

Is Alma Sedgewick someone? Reminds me her whoever she is!

Ooooh and Olive reminds me of Olive from On the Buses!

Madamecastafiore Wed 27-Mar-13 03:58:38

Oh, yes Alma bit harsh too.

nooka Wed 27-Mar-13 04:06:50

I know a lovely American lady called Alma, so have a nice association with the name, but I do think it's perhaps a bit harsh, plus there aren't really any associated diminutives, which for me isn't great.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 27-Mar-13 04:43:41

Ooooh no....sorry, hate it.

Reminds me of Mike Balddwin's 80's wife from Coronation Street.

I like Anna though <helpful> grin

MrRected Wed 27-Mar-13 05:24:41

First thing that springs to mind is the Flintstones.

Eskino Wed 27-Mar-13 05:42:42

Reminds me of the song, Almaz by Randy Crawford.

notimefors Wed 27-Mar-13 11:57:20

Love it. Makes me think of Alma in Deadwood.

auforfoulkesake Wed 27-Mar-13 11:59:06

coronation street.
not keen personally

jinxdragon Wed 27-Mar-13 12:11:29

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UnChartered Wed 27-Mar-13 12:13:44

beautiful name, i know a RL young Alma, she's fabulous

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 27-Mar-13 12:16:48

Coronation St and Crimea, (heard of it not witnessed war there, am not that ancient honestly).

MarthasHarbour Wed 27-Mar-13 12:17:14

well i love it - old fashioned but also a bit new

go for it! think-i might nick it if i ever have a girl

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 27-Mar-13 12:30:08

How about Enid (Welsh) which like Alma means soul?

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Wed 27-Mar-13 12:35:06

Alma Sedgewick here too, but that won't matter to her generation. And she was a lovely character.

cece Wed 27-Mar-13 12:36:01

Alma Cogan sings one of my favourite songs from my childhood here

almapudden Wed 27-Mar-13 12:39:04

I like it grin.

Reminds me of Ennis' wife in Brokeback Mountain more than anything, actually.

Longdistance Wed 27-Mar-13 12:42:34

Alma means apple in Hungarian smile

AWimbaWay Wed 27-Mar-13 12:44:05

My Granny's name, the only Alma I've met in real life. My Granny is lovely but means I'd find it strange on a baby. I like it though.

elQuintoConyo Wed 27-Mar-13 12:45:41

One of those names that looks nice written (see other thread) but not so nice spoken. Even if it does mean 'soul' in Latin.
How about Alba?
Hth

OBface Wed 27-Mar-13 12:46:31

Like it but definite Corro tones about it....

Ham69 Wed 27-Mar-13 12:53:55

I don't think it's harsh at all but then i know a RL 5 year old Alma. She's blonde haired, blue eyed and beautiful. Alma hasn't been in Corrie for years and it certainly won't bother the next generation one bit. It's a lovely name and, unlike a few of the suggestions, I doubt it will ever get too popular. It's not made up either so a perfect choice in my opinion!

fussychica Wed 27-Mar-13 19:30:43

Cogan - 50s singer- sorry showing my age.

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