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Opinions please: Sibylla?

(51 Posts)
joesgirl Tue 14-May-13 15:38:43

What do you think? DD2 would be sister to Leonora.

Choccyhobnob Tue 14-May-13 15:40:59

Sorry I have to say I don't like it sad sort of sounds like syllable, or syllabub or similar said with a cold.

tasmaniandevilchaser Tue 14-May-13 15:42:20

Honestly ......sounds like a monster from a Greek myth. Sorry.

Pancakeflipper Tue 14-May-13 15:43:35

At first I thought it was a weird version of Cybil.

Personally not for me. Looks like a wobbly pudding.

brainonastick Tue 14-May-13 15:45:25

No, sorry, sounds like something you'd catch.

bodiddly Tue 14-May-13 15:46:27

I know a Sybille - pronounced the same way I would imagine!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 14-May-13 15:47:25

I can see her in later life, cool, ironic, elegant... not as easily as a mucky faced toddler.

Goes well with Leonora, no worry about calling her name and five other little girls come running up.

randgirl Tue 14-May-13 15:48:13

Sorry i dont like it either, at first glance of the header i thought you were talking about an std....

joesgirl Tue 14-May-13 15:48:58

oh dear, that's pretty unanimous!
it is greek for prophetess (sibyl) but i guess i need to keep looking! ;)

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Tue 14-May-13 15:50:04

It sounds like an ointment.

Keep looking.

bunnymother Tue 14-May-13 15:51:05

I remember a Sybilla being a prophetess, and Google says yes. I think its OK, but I would think of something similar, but not Sybilla. Do you like Diana? Leonora is a divine name, BTW - wonderful choice.

TenthMuse Tue 14-May-13 16:04:21

Sybilla sounds like either a mythological monster or a vampire. Agree that it would suit a (rather formidable) older woman more than a little girl or young person. Would continue with the search, personally!

Decoy Tue 14-May-13 16:09:29

I like Sibyl, but Sibylla is rather OTT.

Sibyl is much nicer than some of the old names that are coming back.

seeker Tue 14-May-13 16:10:42

Why not just Sibyl?

Layl77 Tue 14-May-13 16:12:09

I thought STD too :/

joesgirl Tue 14-May-13 16:13:00

I like Sibyl as well but we are not English, and the L at the end would not work with our last name. Interesting comment though, as for me Sibyl and Sibylla are almost identical

skaen Tue 14-May-13 16:13:16

I think it was quite a popular Victorian name. I think there is a character in an MM Kaye book called sibylla. She was very beautiful but spoilt and horrid. Not that your one would be but that's the only time I've heard the name.

seeker Tue 14-May-13 16:15:02

Really? Do they sound the same to you?

MadBusLady Tue 14-May-13 16:15:40

How about Sibella? It's very similar but sounds nicer to me, and is from a very venerable Ealing comedy. Character's a bit of a cow, though.

ZolaBuddleia Tue 14-May-13 16:15:50


Sibylla makes me think of insect repellent.

K8Middleton Tue 14-May-13 16:16:06

It does sound like a venereal disease. Sorry. Hope you find something else you like.

Athena is nice if you want something Greek or Sophia (means Wisdom).

AndWhenYouGetThere Tue 14-May-13 16:19:26

I don't like the sound of Sibylla much, and I think there are a lot of options for spelling (where does the y go, both y's, both i's, is it double l or single?), which could be confusing for your daughter.

Deborah has a similar meaning I think. And Serena is a similar (but in my opinion nicer) sound. I really love Leonora (great choice!)

Foxred10 Tue 14-May-13 16:19:31

I rather like it smile

Decoy Tue 14-May-13 16:21:45


joesgirl Tue 14-May-13 16:38:22

Yes Deborah is a prophetess. Not that I was looking for one in particular, neither a Greek reference. I guess I just like "sturdy" solid names.

Clara is another option, but somehow I don't really click with it yet.

I am finding it really difficult!

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