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redredholly Mon 15-Dec-14 11:51:44

What do you think?

redredholly Mon 15-Dec-14 11:54:27

Also what do you think of Agatha?

mondaymadness Mon 15-Dec-14 12:25:15

Love both of them! Ursula is my favourite though. I have only met one.

Fallingovercliffs Mon 15-Dec-14 12:27:16

I think Ursula is due a revival. It's old fashioned and pretty.

Clueing4looks Mon 15-Dec-14 12:31:17

My midwife was called Ursula when I has my DD. It's a beautiful name but I think Disney have spoilt it by giving it to a 'baddie'

RiverTam Mon 15-Dec-14 12:32:41

aahhh, little bear! Very sweet. Not sure about Agatha though.

chipsandpeas Mon 15-Dec-14 12:32:53

when i hear ursula i think of phoebes twin in friends

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 15-Dec-14 12:33:30

Reminds me of the giant purple monstrosity from The Little Mermaid, sorry! Even without that association I don't think it's a very nice sounding name. Don't like Agatha either, people will shorten to 'Aggie'

averythinline Mon 15-Dec-14 12:35:33

really like both of them, slightly prefer Ursula..not seen little mermaid though....

redredholly Mon 15-Dec-14 12:36:21

Yes don't worry - my other child has a (beautiful) name which is shared by a ridiculous character from the TV, so they'd have that in common!

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 15-Dec-14 12:37:59

I don't think they're very nice sounding names

PinkiePromise Mon 15-Dec-14 12:40:24

Dh really wanted DD2 to be Ursula, I vetoed on the basis of The Little Mermaid. She is now 6 and very glad that we didn't name her after a Disney villain! Other than that, I like the name and Agatha too.

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 15-Dec-14 12:40:33

both of them are fab names, way overdue a revival.
I do prefer Agata though , like the Polish way.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 15-Dec-14 12:45:21

The sea witch? I'm not a fan.

I'm not keen on Agatha either really. I do like Agnes though.

MortaIWombat Mon 15-Dec-14 12:48:14

Nice German nickname Uschi (rhymes with bushy)

loislines Mon 15-Dec-14 12:54:48

Like them both. Ursula is probably my favourite. If you had to avoid every negative association it would be impossible to name a child!

redredholly Mon 15-Dec-14 13:05:44

Also if anyone can think of other names along these lines I'd be interested to hear them!

shakemysilliesout Mon 15-Dec-14 13:06:26

I don't like either.

I especially don't like ursula- I think it's important to consider the sea witch thing. Little mermaid continues to be popular 25 yrs on and there is a strong negative association with the name ursula.

squoosh Mon 15-Dec-14 13:41:56

Ursula is a name I feel I should like but don't actually like. It sounds a bit vinegary.

With Agatha I don't even feel I should like it, it's awful.

UrsulaBuffay Mon 15-Dec-14 14:08:00

I like it wink

OnTheThursdayOfChristmas Mon 15-Dec-14 14:10:01

I love both of them!

ppeatfruit Mon 15-Dec-14 14:18:25

Well think about how it'll be abbreviated by her friends at school "Erse" or something like that, doesn't sound nice even without the negative Little Mermaid thing.

redredholly Mon 15-Dec-14 14:21:39

I am really quite enjoying how divided people are!

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 15-Dec-14 14:22:52

was it Agatha or Ursula who became a saint after having her breasts cut off? ....goes off to google...

Canyouforgiveher Mon 15-Dec-14 14:24:28

I don't like it. It is hard to say. I knew a German ursula once and she had a nice nickname though - Ushi.

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