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What do you think of Noa?

(36 Posts)
netushka Sun 05-Jan-14 18:27:30

What do you think of the girl's name Noa? It's a Hebrew name, very popular in Israel, where it's also distinctive from the boy's name Noah (which is pronounced No-ach). But do you think she'll have a problem growing up with a name like that in the UK?

Also, what do think of the name Alma? (another Hebrew name, which has Latin roots/ sound to it as well!)

brokenhearted55a Sun 05-Jan-14 18:38:45

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peppapigmustdie Sun 05-Jan-14 18:39:39

I like them both, prefer Noa though very pretty and exotic. Dd2 is Robyn so same sound as the male but different spelling.

BunnyLebowski Sun 05-Jan-14 18:39:47

I love love love love LOVE Noa for a girl! Its gorgeous.

Don't like Alma.

Bakerof3pudsxx Sun 05-Jan-14 18:40:19

Noa is nice

Although I prefer nova

LittleRedDinosaur Sun 05-Jan-14 18:49:48

Love it!

Frontdoorstep Sun 05-Jan-14 18:50:39

Noa sounds to be like it has a letter missing and should be Nora. However it is easy to spell and pronounce, as is Alma. I prefer Alma to Noa.

justhayley Sun 05-Jan-14 19:16:18

Noah is becoming fairly popular in the Uk I think it may be hard for a Noa growing up here to be honest. What about Nea?

Rosencrantz Sun 05-Jan-14 20:58:23

Be aware that she may grow up around a sea of male Noah's.

snuffykins Sun 05-Jan-14 20:59:52

I like noa. It's different without being weird. I think alma is really old fashioned.

BunnyLebowski Sun 05-Jan-14 21:00:33


CaptainCunt Sun 05-Jan-14 21:01:18

Noa Noa

BabCNesbitt Sun 05-Jan-14 21:03:49

Yeah, what CaptainCunt said. It would make me think you'd named her after a clothing brand. But Alma is very cool smile

JanetAndRoy Sun 05-Jan-14 21:04:55

I'd think it was a boy and you'd spelled it wrong.

cookielove Sun 05-Jan-14 21:12:39

I love love love love love it! I think it is so beautiful!! It was on my list but dh said no!

Not a fan of Alma!

Mitchell2 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:35:37

I like both. Alma more but that's because it's a family name for me.

Rosieliveson Sun 05-Jan-14 22:10:04

Noa is pretty. Isn't it the name of a cacharel perfume? Not sure whether that makes a difference to you or not

HyvaPaiva Sun 05-Jan-14 22:11:40

I prefer Nia to Noa.
I love Alma.

mrsgumpy Sun 05-Jan-14 22:40:49

I love it soooooooooo much. My favourite name. I wish we could have called DD Noa. So beautiful.

Itzak Rabin's amazing granddaughter too.

mellicauli Sun 05-Jan-14 22:42:24

lovely. we used to know one. There was no problem with the name.

EugenesAxe Sun 05-Jan-14 22:48:22

Noa Noa has something to do with Paul Gauguin... and is also a Danish clothing store. I think it might be like an exotic dream world he thought up.

I don't mind it but would probably think it a bit weird that a girl was called it, unless I first saw it written down.

EugenesAxe Sun 05-Jan-14 22:51:44

Ah no - just looked up. It's the name of his journal about his time in Tahiti. Apparently it means 'fragrant scent' - which backs up the perfume comment.

MyNameIsKenAdams Sun 05-Jan-14 22:54:20

Love Noa. Also like how it looks written too.

UriGeller Sun 05-Jan-14 22:54:59

Quite like it but I prefer Noor.

ActiveTimes Mon 06-Jan-14 19:35:41

Noa is very popular in Spain, there's always at least one in the park/classroom. Noah for a boy wouldn't work here because it would be like calling your boy Olivia or Ava. I imagine it would be the reverse of this for a little girl named Noa in England, Noah is too popular there.

What about Nina.

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