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Alexandra or Norah

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HuggleBuggleBear Sun 23-Feb-14 00:34:58

Baby has already arrived and still without a name. Norah is husbands choice and Alexandra is mine I think. Husband has left it totally up to me as together we don't seem to be able to come to a decision. I think Alexandra is the safe option as I think Norah is abit out there and might provoke a negative response in family and friends. Just wanted to see what others thought.

BackforGood Sun 23-Feb-14 00:38:46

Isn't Nora usually spelt without an 'h' at the end?

My first thought is to say 'Nora Batty' tbh, as is my dcs (before people say it's an age thing) as wrinkly tights are just known as "Noras" or "Nora Battys" whatever your age.

So, I much prefer Alexandra, myself.

ZenNudist Sun 23-Feb-14 00:40:10


MrsGingerbread Sun 23-Feb-14 00:41:30

Congratulations! smile

I like them both, Alexandra has lots of lovely nns - Lexi, Alex, Andi..... Do you have one of these that you like as it is likely to get shortened.

Vijac Sun 23-Feb-14 00:42:01

I love Alexandra. Norah fine.

MrsGingerbread Sun 23-Feb-14 00:42:42

I thought of Batty and Jones with Norah...

Orangeisthenewbanana Sun 23-Feb-14 00:43:07

I like them both. Alexandra just wins though. Also definitely Nora without the "h"

squoosh Sun 23-Feb-14 00:45:24

I much prefer Nora (without the H). It reminds me of Nora Barnacle, James Joyce's wife and muse.

Alexandra is perfectly inoffensive but I think it's quite dull and I favour names that have two syllables or less.

squoosh Sun 23-Feb-14 00:47:27

Also, I aim to be a Nora Batty in old age, still setting male hearts aflutter, but my tights and I won't take any crap from anyone!

StrawberryCheese Sun 23-Feb-14 00:48:47

I like Norah. Either with or without the 'h'. There's the singer/song writer Norah Jones as a more modern example than Nora Batty grin

Alexandra is very nice too, classic and as said above, lots of nn options.

HuggleBuggleBear Sun 23-Feb-14 00:49:07

I also prefer Norah without the h. My husband likes it with the h as in Norah Jones.

Other names in the running have been Annie, Alice, Jess, Meg.

I just can't see us deciding any time soon.

Puddles1234 Sun 23-Feb-14 00:49:31


I prefer Alexandrina to Alexandra.

Leeds2 Sun 23-Feb-14 00:49:37


If I were to have a Nora/h, I would spell it Norah.

squoosh Sun 23-Feb-14 00:49:46

Nora Ephron was another brilliant Nora.

C'mon the Noras!

IHeartKingThistle Sun 23-Feb-14 01:05:44

I think Norah is gorgeous.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 23-Feb-14 01:08:24

I like both

But if you are still undecided - Alexa? Megan? Alicia? Naomi? Anya?

chigmum Sun 23-Feb-14 01:13:39

I really like both, Alexandra - Classic.
Nora much more unusual and therefore interesting.

My decider would be what you think would look best on an application form or a CV and therefore the winner has to be Alexandra.

Good luck with your new baby.

Chloerose75 Sun 23-Feb-14 01:21:30

Surprised by negative comments on Norah. I think it is very nice. I think Norah jones and also the film nick and Norah... Alexandra is also lovely but I like the full name and think it would be shortened, personally I'm not so keen on Alex, Lexi etc.

PrincessSophieSoph Sun 23-Feb-14 01:26:36

Congratulations!! I love Alexandra (I have a very good friend with that name so am probably biased!) like Norah with the H too though smile xx

Nottheshrinkingcapgrandpa Sun 23-Feb-14 01:28:53

I love Norah, but how about Eleanor, with Nora as a nn as an option?

anothernumberone Sun 23-Feb-14 01:31:17

My very best friend as a small child was called Nora Mary aka Norma I love that name.

cityangel Sun 23-Feb-14 01:32:04

What about meeting half way:
Eleanor, Elin, Eliora, Alyssa, Alessa, Alexia, Natasha, Clara, Cara, Flora, Orly, Freya, Iona, Leora, Imogen, Zara ...

LucieLucie Sun 23-Feb-14 01:32:52

Definitely Alexandra. Norah is just a bit weird IMO grin congrats

brokenhearted55a Sun 23-Feb-14 18:19:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Sun 23-Feb-14 19:50:51

Norah or Nora is lovely. Alexandria is ok

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