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Thoughts on Aurelia and Torin.

(26 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Nov-14 10:52:42

Front runners for girl/boy respectively.

Finally asking for opinions on names and I'm actually pregnant grin

BubblegumBrigade Sun 02-Nov-14 11:13:01

Aur-AY-lia or Aur-EE-lia?

emotionsecho Sun 02-Nov-14 11:15:19

Love Aurelia, not keen on Torin.

emotionsecho Sun 02-Nov-14 11:16:19

Oh and congratulations. smile

Fedupofplaystation Sun 02-Nov-14 11:19:32

I love them both and really wanted Aurelia (nn Rory) for DD.

DH however hated it and a lot of people said it made them think of areola.

Some other slightly unusual ones that I liked, but DH didn't:


Torin is very cute.

Oriunda Sun 02-Nov-14 12:05:28

Fedup, we have similar taste in names! DS would have been Persephone/Ophelia/Aurelia in that order (but think DH would have wanted Aurelia) if he'd been a girl.

I like both names OP.

Theas18 Sun 02-Nov-14 12:08:49


MollyBdenum Sun 02-Nov-14 12:09:51

I like them.

AlpacaYourThings Sun 02-Nov-14 12:11:26

Aurelia when written down reminds me of Areola.

Torin is lovely.

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 02-Nov-14 12:12:53

Wasn't Torin one of the dwarves in The Hobbit?
Too Tolkien-y.

saintsandpoets Sun 02-Nov-14 12:13:50

Love Torin! Would use it myself, if we didn't already have an immediate family member with the same surname that rhymes!

GreenKay Sun 02-Nov-14 12:31:13

Aurelia was on our short list but we had a boy! I love the name, but when we told people what our choice for a girl was they really struggled with pronunciation which was quite a shock to me as I don't think it's difficult! Not keen on Torin although there is nothing offensive or awful about it.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Nov-14 13:47:50

It wasn't Torin in Lord of the Rings but thinking about it there is a dwarf with a similar name. Hmm.

My DH is less keen on both than I am. I'm more willing to negotiate with the boys names than I am the girls.

I'd say Aur-ee-lia but am aware it's one of those names with varying pronouciations without any actually being wrong. Think Aur-ay-lia is more common in Europe?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Nov-14 13:48:52


Love Persephone and Cordelia! DH has strongly vetoed Persephone however.

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 02-Nov-14 13:54:31

Sorry, it's Thorin not Torin.

Very close though.

penguinthermometer Sun 02-Nov-14 14:00:23

Really really like both, esp Aurelia (though I might not be quite brave enough to use it myself - partly because I actually prefer the French version Aurelie (sorry phone doesn't do accents) and I think I might not quite get away with that, not being French and having an atrocious French accent smile)

Have you thought about:
Aurelien/Aurelian (boy)


Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Nov-14 14:00:29

It is Ottilia.

Perhaps need to have a think about the boys name a bit more!

fionadal Sun 02-Nov-14 14:07:19

Love Torin. Also love Corin. Considering both for DS2.

Aurelia not to my taste - too frilly and I tend to like one/two- syllable names.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Nov-14 14:08:34

Ooh I like Corin, Penguin!

I like Aurelien/Aurelius but I am definitely not brave enough.

Clawdy Sun 02-Nov-14 22:18:43

Aurelia for me will always be the Spanish/Portugese girl who ends up with Colin Firth in Love Actually!

moxon Mon 03-Nov-14 07:09:40

Aurelia is always great. Torin is absolutely fine but I'm not a fan personally. smile

Cherrypi Mon 03-Nov-14 07:21:00

Love both. Hope you can convince your dh.

Stealthpolarbear Mon 03-Nov-14 07:23:14

Congratulations grin

AWombWithoutAFoof Mon 03-Nov-14 13:25:35

I like Torin. To me Aurelia is a disconcerting mix of oral and areola.

If you like Cordelia do you like Coralie? Or Camilla? Cressida?

Theherbofdeath Mon 03-Nov-14 13:26:42


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