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ThePigOfHappiness Fri 22-Nov-13 06:35:07

I immediately thought of the borrowers, sorry op

DrankSangriaInThePark Fri 22-Nov-13 06:17:11

Orechiette is the pasta. But, yes, it does remind me of that as well.

Actually, it's probably how Saint Big Gob Oliver pronounces the pasta.

SpookedMackerel Thu 21-Nov-13 18:42:40

I was going to say it sounded like a type of pasta.

But quite nice as a name as well grin

womma Thu 21-Nov-13 18:40:29

It's a type of pasta isn't it?

Frontdoorstep Thu 21-Nov-13 18:36:55

I pronounced it Ory-etta, I would have thought that unless you were told otherwise or knew otherwise, this is the way you would pronounce it.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 21-Nov-13 18:08:52

Interesting that the oreos and viennetta comment was made. I opened the thread to say I thought it sounded like a chocolate bar...

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 21-Nov-13 17:57:22

I had thought it was pronounced Ory-Etta...And I don't mind if its crazy old lady in Italy.

Mmmmm,vienetta and Oreos?!


<dispatches DP to the shop>

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 21-Nov-13 17:21:15

It is pronounced Ory-etta. At least in Italy.

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 21-Nov-13 17:20:25

It's very very very old lady in Italy, and not in a chic way. An Italian child would be called Orietta after her grandmother for example.


HyvaPaiva Thu 21-Nov-13 17:20:20

I love it but I think its pronunciation - Oar-Yetta - might confuse people, I think people might accidentally pronounce it Orry-Etta.

squoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 17:16:38

Sounds like Arietty from the Borrowers said in a faux posh voice.

Or a wonder pud hybrid of Oreo biscuits and Vienetta ice cream.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 21-Nov-13 15:55:27

It's really growing on me...

hulabaloo Thu 21-Nov-13 13:55:56

I like it too. Sounds feminine and is easy to spell/pronounce. Also works in many languages. And is not overused as so many cutesy girls' names are these days. Great choice!

Discogeek Thu 21-Nov-13 13:54:23

I like it, pretty but not too fluffy & a good name to grow with a child.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 21-Nov-13 13:49:45


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