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Luisa, Aviana or Alba?

(31 Posts)
BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 09:01:36

Looking for a Spanish, Latin name for dd. Which of the three names is best? Do you like any of these?

starlightloz Sun 25-Aug-13 09:07:35

I prefer Aviana out of those, seems much feminine than Alba.I may be wrong but doesn't Alba translate as 'white'? If so , doesn't work for me.If people weren't aware of a Spanish connection they would assume Luisa was just Louisa with a letter missing by mistake.Same as ever though, whichever sits best with you. Aviana though, I personally really like.

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 09:09:50

Thank you, Alba means Dawn in Spanish and dh favorite

amessagetoyouYoni Sun 25-Aug-13 09:14:19

I really like Aviana. Very pretty, yet strong.

Bonsoir Sun 25-Aug-13 09:14:54


Umlauf Sun 25-Aug-13 09:15:39

Alba is my favourite. Have you read House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende? The family all have gorgeous names connected to light/clarity: Clara, Blanca and Alba.

Avian a makes me think of avian flu. (Sorry!)

Luisa is really pretty but she would be forever correcting people spelling it Louisa, if you're living in an english speaking country. Also the Spanish pronunciation is a little different, with a SSS rather than a ZZZ sound and you might find different people saying it differently to be frustrating!

BabyBrainMom Sun 25-Aug-13 11:09:49

My favorite is Aviana, but DH likes it the least, as it is the least Spanish, he like Alba and now says Laoura. Which is best Alba or Laoura or even Luisa??

CruCru Sun 25-Aug-13 15:37:59

I like Alba. Everyone will know how to spell and pronounce it. Luisa gets corrected to Louisa by my phone - that's how everyone will spell it.

Mehrida Sun 25-Aug-13 20:46:31

Alba is also gaelic for Scotland which is why I like it, but not for particularly Spanish reasons!

Maud2011 Tue 27-Aug-13 00:03:07

Luisa and Alba are both lovely. Aviana suggests bird flu - as Umlauf pointed out - and airlines.

Not keen on Laoura; to me it just looks like Laura spelt wrong. I suppose one could argue the same thing of Luisa but I think it's elegant and pretty.

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Fraxinus Tue 27-Aug-13 00:20:28


JacqueslePeacock Tue 27-Aug-13 00:56:17

Are you the same person as FirstTimeMom12, or are there really two pele considering Laoura today? confused

Umlauf Tue 27-Aug-13 08:28:49

Are you sure laoura is Spanish? I live in Spain and have only ever seen it spelt Laura but pronounced Lao rah.

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 27-Aug-13 09:43:00

How do you pronounce laoura?

I like the a names best - dont like luisa

FirstTimeMom12 Tue 27-Aug-13 13:22:45

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noodlebum Tue 27-Aug-13 14:04:24

Luisa is lovely!

jemimastar Tue 27-Aug-13 15:03:31


April13 Tue 27-Aug-13 15:50:34

Alba is also Gaelic for Scotland....

hetsto Tue 27-Aug-13 16:31:33

Alba is lovely! It reminds me of the little girl in 'The Timetraveller's Wife', which is a brilliant book.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 27-Aug-13 17:38:08

Alba is lovely

I also like Luisa

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OrlaNuttin Tue 27-Aug-13 17:55:55

Alba is lovely. I taught an Alba and she was a beautiful character, have very positive associations with the name.

Luisa I like, but you will get Louisa, and the slightly different pronunciation.

Aviana sounds to me like someone liked 3 or 4 names, couldn't choose between them so smooshed them together to form one giant name. Sorry!

Laura with the Spanish pronoun is very pretty.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 27-Aug-13 18:50:18

Alba is the nicest.

JustBecauseICan Tue 27-Aug-13 18:53:01

Alba is very old lady in Italy, short for Rosalba.

I prefer Luisa.

Have never heard of Aviana or Laoura. (although the latter looks like Aldi branding grin)

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