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Orla and Nuala- too close?

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Raines100 Mon 28-Dec-15 18:31:51

For a friend, as I've had all my bambinos.

I think they're too close tbh, and I want her to pick Aine, but she's having none Any other suggestions? smile

HaWi Mon 28-Dec-15 18:32:49

I'd say they're too close, because they rhyme!

WildStallions Mon 28-Dec-15 18:34:11

how do you pronounce nuala?

YouStillLookLikeAMovie Mon 28-Dec-15 18:34:59

My test is "If you shout it up the stairs, will the relevant child be able to hear it's them and not their sibling being called".

I think Nuala and Orla are the kind of names that fail that.

She already has an Orla?

treaclesoda Mon 28-Dec-15 18:35:54

I think they're nice together, I don't think they

Raines100 Mon 28-Dec-15 18:36:16


HaWi Mon 28-Dec-15 18:36:36

Maybe I'm saying them wrong

HaWi Mon 28-Dec-15 18:37:02

Oh, in that case - they're fine

Raines100 Mon 28-Dec-15 18:37:37

Yes, she has an Orla already.

vichill Mon 28-Dec-15 18:43:12

Very nice as long as Irish.

xmasseason Mon 28-Dec-15 18:46:30

I think they're too similar.

Luckystar1 Mon 28-Dec-15 18:48:26

I don't like Nuala, too old womany for me, but they go grand together not too alike. Maeve would be nice

Irishkez Mon 28-Dec-15 19:09:48

Orla and Aoife
Orla and Iona
Orla and Kiera
Orla and Maeve
Orla and Evie
Orla and Erin
Orla and Shannon

SpendSpendSpend Mon 28-Dec-15 19:13:06

I know one Nuala and its pronounced New-lur

Scarletforya Mon 28-Dec-15 19:16:09

It's Noo-la !

I can't believe someone's calling a baby Nuala, but it's sort of cute.

wigglesrock Mon 28-Dec-15 19:47:15

I think they're quite nice together, although I find Nuala quite dated. My 3 daughters have names that end in the same letter, two of them have names that end in the same two letters, they can differentiate when I gulder up the stairs grin. I find Aine and Orla a bit samey.

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