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Orianna / Oriana

(13 Posts)
mythical Sun 23-Mar-14 23:32:38


starfishmummy Sun 23-Mar-14 23:43:00

I think there used to be a cruise ship with that for me it's a "no"

DramaAlpaca Sun 23-Mar-14 23:44:46

Yes, there's a P&O cruise ship called Oriana. That was my first thought as well.

Orianna might be OK, though.

LittleBearPad Sun 23-Mar-14 23:49:33

Sorry, cruise ship.


AlpacaYourThings Sun 23-Mar-14 23:52:36

I prefer Arianna.

AlpacaYourThings Sun 23-Mar-14 23:52:59

x-posted with LittleBear.

ItsSpringBaby Mon 24-Mar-14 00:06:10

It's pretty and different. I doubt the majority of people out there are all too familiar with cruise ship names so that's not an issue in my eyes.

Because of the popularity of Rihanna the singer, I'd probably pronounce it as Oh-ree-anna at first sight though. Not sure what the correct pronunciation should be?

amandine07 Mon 24-Mar-14 07:03:11

How about Orianne?
I once knew a lovely lady with that name :-)

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 24-Mar-14 07:06:57

I think most people (if this thread is anything to go by!) immediately think cruise ships.

It will also be misheard as Arianna anyway. Or Rihanna. <shudders> (I wouldn't use Arianna (at least in the UK) for the same reason. Unless you have Italian etc background, people will I think just think Rihanna. I used to love Rihannon though, when I had a girlcrush on Stevie Nicks.

ChickenMe Mon 24-Mar-14 15:53:06

No. It sounds made up.

NauseousKitty Tue 25-Mar-14 21:41:08

Just to be controversial, I quite like it. My DH suggested it the other day as he has come across it in a historical book he was reading. Still mulling it over on our short list.

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 25-Mar-14 21:46:25

What about Aria?

SpaceKoala Tue 25-Mar-14 22:00:50

What about Auriona..
Name of a friends cousin, suits her smile

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