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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?


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?

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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