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fanjodisfunction Fri 03-Jul-15 12:35:44

what is the opinion on Thora?

I really like it, it has a strong meaning 'thunder goddess'. and Thora Birch is a pretty cool name sake.

but does it make you think of Thora Hird? ( I'm hoping as she has been gone for some time now that that association will only be for the older generation)

barbecue Fri 03-Jul-15 12:42:49

I do think of Thora Hird.

Flora, Thea, Isadora?

Heels99 Fri 03-Jul-15 12:46:22

Like it!

Love thora hird great actress

IsadoraQuagmire Fri 03-Jul-15 15:15:05

I'm in my teens, so not older generation, and I think of Thora Hird, but I love her! Wouldn't think of T Birch, I know who she is of course, but not interested in her.
(I have a rabbit named Thora, it's a gorgeous name)

Iliveinalighthousewith2friendl Fri 03-Jul-15 15:31:49

No I don't think. Too harsh sounding.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 03-Jul-15 15:32:59

It's not a harsh name at all, it's beautiful imo.

fanjodisfunction Fri 03-Jul-15 16:21:11

I'm glad its getting some love grin

unluckycat Fri 03-Jul-15 16:32:17

I really like it. Don't know who Hird is.

Pagalee Fri 03-Jul-15 16:44:42

I like it a lot, strong yet pretty.

QueefOfTheSporned Fri 03-Jul-15 16:48:17

Thora Hird = turd (rhyming slang).

Sorry, but it's the first thing that sprang to mind.

Lindy2 Fri 03-Jul-15 16:53:55

I think Thea has a softer sound to it.

ElviraCondomine Fri 03-Jul-15 17:45:09

I love the name Thora but then I love Norse inspired names generally.

And Thora Hird was actually an amazing actress. I recommend watching her in her 20s in Went the Day Well (1940s film about the Nazis invading England) , and then in her 90s in Pat and Margaret, or Dinnerladies (just the one scene but she steals it) delivering Victoria Wood's dialogue with so much class and style.

fanjodisfunction Fri 03-Jul-15 17:48:40

went the day well is my grandads favourite movie, I think if he was alive and we did call our next Thora he would be made up.

sidonie1 Fri 03-Jul-15 17:51:57

Thora is lovely!

MamaLazarou Fri 03-Jul-15 19:28:27

Just makes me think of 'Thorax', sorry. And Thora Hird.

SunshineAndShadows Fri 03-Jul-15 19:32:53

Can't imagine any of her peers will have a clue who Thora Hird is!

Regardless of associations it's a nice name, underused

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 03-Jul-15 19:39:17

I agree, none of her peers will have a clue who Thora Hird is.

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 19:48:35

Thora Hird was awesome. A national treasure. The kids won't know, but in years to come her namesakes may enjoy watching her work.

It's a nice name and not ten-a-penny.

CherylBerylMeryl Fri 03-Jul-15 19:50:38

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KateBeckett Fri 03-Jul-15 19:55:19

When I saw your thread title I thought oh god no!

Then I said it out loud... I actually quite like it!

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 20:50:38

"Thora the Whore-ah"

Lots of names rhyme with something indelicate. How odd to force this particular rhyme and point it out.

TRexingInAsda Fri 03-Jul-15 20:52:24

My first thought was Thora Hird and I'm not even old.

BagsyThisName Fri 03-Jul-15 21:01:25

What is your/ the local accent? Where i live 'Th' names should be avoided like the plague unless you really want a Fora, Feo, Fea etc

fanjodisfunction Fri 03-Jul-15 21:09:01

I loving the love for the name.

the rhyming thing doesn't bother me, my name was always rhymed with one thing or another and my name is very common for me age group.

I don't think the pronunciation with be a problem, and it quite a strong th sound I think.

Ludways Fri 03-Jul-15 21:13:47

I really like it. Thora Hird was a national treasure.

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