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Nola or Tabitha

(72 Posts)
bewellnell Sat 05-Apr-14 02:44:40

I've already written a thread on changing my bub's name.
Just want a poll on which is preferred by the Mumsnet which would you go with,

Tabitha or Nola?

cheekyfunkymonkey Sat 05-Apr-14 02:51:27

Nola, definitely. It's cool and quirky and unusual. Tabitha just makes me think Beatrix Potter.

bewellnell Sat 05-Apr-14 02:56:48

IRL Nola gets a very 'meh' reaction, every time. No one seems to like it! Also people think I mean Lola, and say they have never heard of Nola before etc etc

DaleyBum Sat 05-Apr-14 03:16:36

Tabitha. Lovely name smile

mathanxiety Sat 05-Apr-14 04:18:31

I'd go for Nola. It has a bit of style to it.

SimplySara Sat 05-Apr-14 04:26:39

Nola is nice. Sounds a bit like Lola but a bit tamer (that could be a good or a bad thing depending on your outlook).

I'm not a fan of Tabitha but really like Talitha which means "little girl".

wigglesrock Sat 05-Apr-14 07:26:51

Nola without hesitation. I know a 7 year old one & its lovely when you hear it said out loud. I don't think Tabitha is as nice.

ItsSpringBaby Sat 05-Apr-14 07:28:34

I think I prefer Nola to Tabitha.

Eastpoint Sat 05-Apr-14 07:33:21


smokeandglitter Sat 05-Apr-14 08:38:03

I like Tabitha best. :-) Nola is pretty too though.

SS3J Sat 05-Apr-14 10:09:31

I prefer Nola. Never heard it before but imo that is a good thing. It's pretty.

AlpacaYourThings Sat 05-Apr-14 10:11:22

Tabitha. smile

Timetoask Sat 05-Apr-14 10:13:44

Nola, much nicer original. I don't really like Tabitha

OwlCapone Sat 05-Apr-14 10:16:06


But really, it doesn't matter what we think. Both are perfectly good names.

moobaloo Sat 05-Apr-14 10:18:35

Tabitha is my fave smile

LatinForTelly Sat 05-Apr-14 10:19:21

I like Tabitha.

bouquetofpencils Sat 05-Apr-14 10:20:33

I saw your earlier thread and just adored Nola. Never come across it before and I think it is lovely. It reminds me of Nula and Nova which are also fab names.

Tabitha is perfectly fine but I much prefer Nola.

I understand your feelings on name regrets. I love my dd's name but it is so hard. There were lots of names I loved, I would have to have 10 daughters to use them all.

I do remind myself that a name is just a name - I don't give my own name any thought at all, it's just what people say to get my attention! (Still totally addicted to baby names thread though!)

Good luck.

iwasyoungonce Sat 05-Apr-14 10:23:33

Nola is lovely.

Do you think if you change it, you might end up regretting it? You don't sound certain enough.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 05-Apr-14 10:32:17

I prefer Nola

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 05-Apr-14 10:36:43


BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Sat 05-Apr-14 10:55:59

Tabitha, as said on your other thread. Nola - same sound as Sheila. Grim.

FlipFantasia Sat 05-Apr-14 11:44:45

Love Nola. I know a Finola who goes by Nola and she's cool. I think it's cooler than Orla (though I love that too).

Tabitha is fine but reminds me of a witch, or cat or cigarettes. Eg shortening to Tabby (here kitty kitty kitty) or Tabs (tabs being slang for cigs - reminds me of my chain smoking uncle!).

Anjou Sat 05-Apr-14 11:50:17

Tabitha. Definitely.

I too saw your other thread. flowers it's tough to have name regrets. I didn't read all the posts on it though. Have you tried calling/referring to DD Tabitha for a few days to see how it feels?

Rtfairy Sat 05-Apr-14 13:09:59

Nola is beautiful and I haven't heard it before. Tabitha is ok.

Tea1Sugar Sat 05-Apr-14 15:37:18

Nola by a mile.

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