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(24 Posts)
erinscupcake Sun 04-Jan-15 17:18:49

Hmmmnnn... I really like it but wonder if it will wear well.

I adore fluttery names and I like the opera character.

Etta would be a nickname? Nice or too wanky?

pieceofpurplesky Sun 04-Jan-15 17:22:03

Etta is lovely. I'd stick with that

2fedup Sun 04-Jan-15 17:22:59

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BlackbirdOnTheWire Sun 04-Jan-15 17:26:23

Um, I instantly think of the TdeF and cyclists' lunch bags that they throw away when finished with (musettes)!

La Boheme comes in second, maybe I'm lacking in culture these days smile. If you like the nn Etta, other full names may work Betta (sorry).

erinscupcake Sun 04-Jan-15 17:29:12

Blackbird that is awful!grin

sleepybee Sun 04-Jan-15 17:47:55


CarbeDiem Sun 04-Jan-15 17:54:11

I like Etta as a name.

When I read it I immediately thought it sounded like a brand of car seat/pushchair.
Sorry. You did ask smile

turdfairynomore Sun 04-Jan-15 17:56:58

Tour de France (or giro d'italia if your from NI and have happy memories!!) was my first thought!

turdfairynomore Sun 04-Jan-15 17:59:19


MarieJeanne Sun 04-Jan-15 18:02:06

Makes me think of mumsnetter

TravelinColour Sun 04-Jan-15 18:06:08

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scarletforya Sun 04-Jan-15 18:16:02

Makes me think of muzzle!

Deerhound Sun 04-Jan-15 18:16:44

Too wanky for me I'm afraid...Etta is great though.

Leonora is another opera name (still a little bit wanky imo but then I like very simple names) which is prettier.

squoosh Sun 04-Jan-15 18:16:48

You gotta forgetta Musetta. Think of something betta!

Yorkshirelassreturns Sun 04-Jan-15 18:25:09

Sorry I don't like it. I do however love the nn Etta/Etty. If we have a second DD then she will definitely be an Etta nn. The names we've thought of are:

Juliet / Juliette but you could have Julietta
Cosette although DH says no!
Verity - this would need to be Etty I think

Let us know gets you decide x

Yorkshirelassreturns Sun 04-Jan-15 18:25:38


DramaAlpaca Sun 04-Jan-15 18:30:22

I immediately thought of the Tour de France, too.

Just go for Etta, or one of the other much nicer names that end in -etta.

KatherinaMinola Sun 04-Jan-15 18:37:49

I love it. Though you'd have to hope she'd be diminutive, with adorable brown curls (and a more glamorous version of that when grown up).

Solasum Sun 04-Jan-15 23:02:47


SingSongSlummy Sun 04-Jan-15 23:04:16

You can't - she's a prostitute in the opera!!!!!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 04-Jan-15 23:51:30

It's terrible, sorry. It sounds like a type of meal. We're having musetta for tea. Don't Etta either.
But don't let my opinion put you off. It is only an opinion, and the world wouldn't go around if we all liked/disliked the same things.

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 05-Jan-15 12:19:04

I like the fact that it's quite uncommon. The only real life Musetta I know of is Musetta Vander.

Chunderella Wed 07-Jan-15 10:46:16

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florascotia Wed 07-Jan-15 11:16:29

I think it sounds pretty, but, as well as being a cyclists' bag, a musette is also a type of bagpipe:

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