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Please give me your gut reaction too… Alima

(59 Posts)
Picklemom Mon 31-Mar-14 18:00:49

Interested in anyone's first reaction to that name.

Thebluedog Mon 31-Mar-14 18:01:33

Sounds made up

AnythingNotEverything Mon 31-Mar-14 18:03:58

It makes me think of food. I think alimentary means "to do with food".

It's not a name IMHO.

expatinscotland Mon 31-Mar-14 18:04:31

Made up.

atthestrokeoftwelve Mon 31-Mar-14 18:05:12

Never heard it before= is it Indian?

Mrswellyboot Mon 31-Mar-14 18:06:04

I would prefer Alma

It's lovely. I haven't heard of Alima

picnicbasketcase Mon 31-Mar-14 18:06:25

What's that thing over there with a stripy tail? A lemur!

My first thought. ^

Sparklysilversequins Mon 31-Mar-14 18:08:46

No. Stop making up names OP! wink

kmini Mon 31-Mar-14 18:09:24

I know a lovely french woman called Alima. Very pretty I think

Blueberrybaby Mon 31-Mar-14 18:10:21

Nice but I prefer Alina.

Fragglewump Mon 31-Mar-14 18:12:19

Alma? Alamo - car rental? A Lima? Not great.

Nevertell Mon 31-Mar-14 18:13:58


Mefisto Mon 31-Mar-14 18:16:04

I know an Alima and she has an Arabic surname. I'm not overwhelmed with it as a name TBH. Makes me think of alimentary canal.

MERLYPUSS Mon 31-Mar-14 18:22:32

alimony was my first thought

KateF Mon 31-Mar-14 18:28:23

I don't think it's made up. I know a 13 year old Alima whose parents are from Mauritius. She does get the lemur joke sometimes though smile

AbraStone Mon 31-Mar-14 18:28:34


RedNosedClone Mon 31-Mar-14 18:38:18

Do you mean Halima?

mrssmith79 Mon 31-Mar-14 18:46:20

Nearly as bad as Daelyn.

PiratePanda Mon 31-Mar-14 18:46:51

It's Arabic, and I think it's beautiful.

DiamondsAndRust Mon 31-Mar-14 18:49:37

Sounds like a prescription drug to my ears. Alina would be nicer (and somehow less medicinal!)

MrsTilapia Mon 31-Mar-14 18:50:29

I know someone called Alima and she's beautiful! She's not Indian or Arabic, looks like Leona Lewis and went to a Catholic school. I think it sounds like a strong and confident name, but that could be because of the association with the person I know.

CointreauVersial Mon 31-Mar-14 18:51:17

A Lemur.

TeamEdward Mon 31-Mar-14 18:54:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shakinstevenslovechild Mon 31-Mar-14 18:56:15

My first reaction was to sing the lime and the coconut song confused sorry.

Martorana Mon 31-Mar-14 18:57:23

Soulds like a slimming pill.

(Now to check what other people think!)

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