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Help with Nola's middle name?

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gottogetup Fri 10-May-13 14:13:47

Hi I have a 3 week old girl named Nola. It was a toss up between Nola, Orla, or Matilda (DD1's favourite name). I'm happy with what we went with. However I'm really unsure about the middle name. Originally DH and I were going to call her Nola Belle, but my mum pointed out how daft 'Nola Belle' sounds so we decided to go with Matilda as DD1 was really disappointed we didn't choose it.

So she has been introduced as Nola Matilda to everyone. But I'm just not sure it 'goes'.

I actually really wanted something like Nola Anouk or Nola Juliet but DH hates those names and everyone thinks its Matilda now. We are yet to register her....what do you think, should I just stick with Matilda? Do you think it goes?

Exhaustipated Fri 10-May-13 14:18:19

I vote stick with Nola Matilda. I think it goes really nicely and also has sentimental value as it's her sister's favourite name. smile

FWIW I don't think the other two options flow nearly as well.

barnet Fri 10-May-13 14:19:59

Nola Isabella

barnet Fri 10-May-13 14:21:35

Or Isabelle

20wkbaby Fri 10-May-13 14:22:15

I love Nola but I agree with you a bit that the L in Matilda seems a bit repetitive. Having said that it is a middle name and unlikely to be spoken very much.

Belle as a single syllable name works really well so you could try and think a long those names - although not Grace, Rose or May the 'default' middle names these days.

Or a two syllable name.

Desperately racking my brains for some good examples...

gottogetup Fri 10-May-13 14:24:38

I know this is the problem....we found it so hard to find anything that goes with Nola! Thanks exhaustipated that's reassuring smile

Meringue33 Fri 10-May-13 14:26:57


megandraper Fri 10-May-13 14:35:18

Nola Zola <unhelpful>

audley Fri 10-May-13 19:10:05

I like it, I think it sounds super!

MortifiedAdams Fri 10-May-13 19:12:52

Stick with Nola Matilda. Its nice, and tbh, how often are you actually going to call her by her whole name?

sleepingbeautiful Fri 10-May-13 20:28:09

I think it sounds a bit off. It's the l and a double repetition.
I wasn't happy with my son's middle name on second thoughts but we didn't bother to change it, and now I wish we had.

I like the Nola Isabelle suggestion. Also Nola Annabel, Nola Elizabeth, Nola Grace.

TheSecondComing Fri 10-May-13 20:29:38

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