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Nora / Norah

(26 Posts)
iamdivergent Sat 26-Dec-15 20:39:23

I have fallen in love with Nora / Nora but DH says it makes him think of an old lady confused I would also need a 5 letter middle name that fits with it too. Unsure what spelling to go for, believe the h spelling means light in Arabic?

Nanofone Sat 26-Dec-15 20:40:59

I'm with your DH. Definitely an old lady name.

thelaundryfairy Sat 26-Dec-15 20:41:59

I love this name! Prefer it spelled Nora as I think there will be fewer misspellings.

CastaDiva Sat 26-Dec-15 20:58:15

Yes, it's old lady but being reclaimed. I know two Noras under five, one with London hipster parents, one with west of Ireland academics. I like it. Prefer without the h.

GreatFuckability Sat 26-Dec-15 22:02:14

Why do you need a 5 letter middle name??

AverageSnowflake01 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:04:42

Love Norah, might call my overdue DD Nora(h) but it hasn't been well received when I tell people.

AverageSnowflake01 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:05:18

My DD would be Nora Rose.

Lizziedripping1 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:40:28

Always make me think of old ladies Norah the snorer and nitty Norah the nit nurse....sorry.

MairzyDoats Sat 26-Dec-15 22:46:06

Oh I think it's adorable. Gorgeous name that is being reclaimed lately. I love Pearl as a middle name.

AprilShowers16 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:49:17

averagesnowflake I want to name my DD (if a D) Rose Nora!! Nora is my grandmas name and id love to use it but same problem DH says it's too old ladyish sad

myotherusernameisbetter Sat 26-Dec-15 22:51:58

I know a Norah, it could also be short for Eleanora if that would suit your DH better?

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madmother1 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:54:03

Makes me think of Nora Bone (gnawer bone) sorry 😊

goldglittershitter Sat 26-Dec-15 22:56:26

Nitty Nora, hair explorer! Sorry that is what springs to mind which is a shame as it is nice, especially spelled Norah.

wigglesrock Sat 26-Dec-15 23:04:44

I like it, when I was younger I thought it was desperately old fashioned but I've noticed a few younger ones about and it has grown on me. I went to school with an Honora, who went by Nora.

Dreamiesrcatopium Sat 26-Dec-15 23:06:56

I love it. Really pretty.

xmasseason Sat 26-Dec-15 23:13:20

I think it's fusty sounding, sorry.

kaymondo Sat 26-Dec-15 23:16:23

I love it - DS1 was going to be Norah if he was a girl. We now can't use the name as he ended up being called Noah so only one letter away!

mrsschu Sun 27-Dec-15 07:04:12

Dislike but don't hate it. It sounds very fuddy duddy to me. Would also spell it without the "h" at the end if you're using it.

Nothighgaphere Sun 27-Dec-15 07:18:38

Absolutely love it. I would use it. I've always thought that. Yes it definitely is an old lady name. Love them. Love Audrey too! I also wanted an Agnes.

Strawclutching Sun 27-Dec-15 07:19:35

Love it! Could you choose Leonora as her main name then shorten it? Dh might prefer that??

iamdivergent Sun 27-Dec-15 07:22:45

Haha thanks all - seems to be a bit like marmite. It would be the Nora we would go for, re the 5 letter middle name both our dds have 4 letter first and 5 letter middle names so it's just nice in my head that they would all be the same!

I really love it, going to have to convince DH though! The way he's going on it may well be in his no go list but I'm sure we'll find something eventually.

AliAliAlium Sun 27-Dec-15 09:01:35

Love it. Nora Emily sounds nice.

AverageSnowflake01 Sun 27-Dec-15 12:52:57

aprilshowers my grandmothers name is Rose smile

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 27-Dec-15 14:46:19

Love it! Seems glam to me, rather than old lady, but then the only Norah I've ever heard of is Norah Jones, and she's definitely glam rather than old lady!

ispymincepie Sun 27-Dec-15 21:44:59

We know a little Nora, short for Honoria, I was unsure when I first heard it but love it now.

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