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Alba for a girl?

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StudentFuming Thu 22-Aug-13 19:47:04

Like the girl in 'Time Travellers Wife'

What do you think?

schmee Mon 26-Aug-13 08:31:45

I'm afraid it sounds faintly medical to me (lochia alba, candida albicans, linea alba), but then I've known a couple of Candidas who got away with it.

JollyHappyGiant Mon 26-Aug-13 06:30:42

I love it, but DH vetoed sad

AberdeenAngusina Mon 26-Aug-13 06:24:04

I met a little Alba, I think she was Italian. I commented on what a lovely name it was, and her mother said that several Scots had commented favourably!

delilah89 Sat 24-Aug-13 21:41:39

No, really not nice!

beedles17 Sat 24-Aug-13 21:39:46

I just think of the VCR in the spare room!

dimdommilpot Fri 23-Aug-13 22:04:41

* adds to ever growing list of girls names.

mewkins Fri 23-Aug-13 19:34:47

I thought of Time Traveler's Wife too. The little girl is a lovely part of that book as she also had special powers. Go for it!

ch1134 Fri 23-Aug-13 14:30:03

Alba is a popular name in Spain - it means Dawn

Saffyz Fri 23-Aug-13 12:19:37

I like it.

squoosh Fri 23-Aug-13 12:13:26

Cheap electrical goods brand.

And it looks so...............bulbous. Don't do it.

Sleepathon Fri 23-Aug-13 07:49:31

It is a beautiful name

MintyDiamonds Fri 23-Aug-13 07:46:52

I love it, it's beautiful. It's used quite often in Spain, it means Dawn.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 23-Aug-13 01:46:53

I like it. Though it really depends on the surname.

Gareth Bale's daughter is named it and it really just doesn't work with the surname imo.

TerraNotSoFirma Fri 23-Aug-13 00:05:55

I love the name Alba. Gorgeous.

WafflyVersatile Thu 22-Aug-13 23:55:43

My Alba walkman lasted fine! angry

noblegiraffe Thu 22-Aug-13 21:44:42

It was the cheap brand in Argos. If your Walkman was an Alba, you knew it wouldn't last.

Waswondering Thu 22-Aug-13 21:43:01

Dd has a lovely friend with that name smile

hawkmcqueen Thu 22-Aug-13 21:41:22

I LOVE this name, I was introduced to a girl called Alba and the name really struck me and sounded beautiful :-)

Weegiemum Thu 22-Aug-13 21:28:56

Yes, my dc speak Gaelic. Alba (pronounced "all-a-ba") is Gaelic for Scotland. Also Italian for "white" I think.

nkf Thu 22-Aug-13 21:26:22

S'okay. I like Alma more.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Thu 22-Aug-13 21:25:15

It's one of my favourite books too...

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Thu 22-Aug-13 21:24:26

I Love it! It's one of my favourite names ever, however we live in scotland and its also a brand of cheap radios sad not ure if they even exist anymore but it was vetoed on that basis.

rosyryan Thu 22-Aug-13 21:17:56

Beautiful. Just lovely.

WafflyVersatile Thu 22-Aug-13 21:11:24

I know it from The House of The Spirits by Isabelle Allende. It's Latin for white and Spanish for Dawn IIRC. Her mum was called Blanca and her mum Clara.

Chibbs Thu 22-Aug-13 21:06:08

OP! that is my favourite book ever and what i planned to call any DD of mine!

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