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peregreen Sun 03-Jan-16 08:04:30

We are going to call our 2nd little girl Orla I love it!

At the moment we are planning on Orla Emerald, but just wanted some more options for MN

Our surname is Peregreen if that helps

DontKillMyVibe Sun 03-Jan-16 09:01:31

Sorry but I don't think Emerald goes with Orla or with your surname.

What about another Irish name such as

Orla Maeve

FourForYouGlenCoco Sun 03-Jan-16 09:13:55

I have an Orla! Fab name, have never regretted it for a single second. But sadly I agree that Orla Emerald doesn't sound quite right, I think maybe it's the vowel after the vowel? It feels a bit awkward to say out loud. Think you need something short and sweet. I have an Orla Fae, we liked Orla May too but her initials would have been OMG! Orla Grace is nice too - anything really that's 1 syllable and starts with a consonant I reckon.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 03-Jan-16 09:27:22

Emerald (green gem) and peregreen (more green...)

Too many greens!

For no reason whatsoever, I like orla Joanne.

Orla Katherine
Orla Michelle
Orla (granny's name?)
Orla (your middle name?)

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 10:40:57

Orla Emerald Peregreen is far too much of a mouthful and it doesn't even flow.
With the last name being so long a short mn is better suited.
Orla Frances Peregreen
Orla Beth Peregreen
Orla Marie Peregreen
Orla Jess Peregreen
Orla Ruby Peregreen

xmasseason Sun 03-Jan-16 11:16:27

Orla Meredith
Orla Caitlin
Orla Nancy
Orla Rowena
Orla Natalie
Orla Jennifer
Orla Xanthe
Orla Hermione

ske001 Sun 03-Jan-16 12:03:22

I like orla grace and orla may.. I agree that emerald doesn't sound right together but it's what you like!.. I do love orla though!

tangerinesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 03-Jan-16 12:04:52

Do you not think that Grace and May are becoming a tad overused?

tangerinesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 03-Jan-16 12:06:39

And Rose too while we're at it?

Lovely names, all of them, but surely there must be zillions of them now?

insancerre Sun 03-Jan-16 12:17:35

I know an Orlaith, her sister is Niamh
Orla Niamh is easier to say then orla emerald

Horseshoe1 Sun 03-Jan-16 13:02:43

Orla Jade

peregreen Mon 04-Jan-16 09:12:14

This is way I have gone for Emerald because I'm fed up of hearing May, Rose, Grace etc.. I wanted something different smile

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gamerchick Mon 04-Jan-16 09:21:57

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wigglesrock Mon 04-Jan-16 11:53:51

Orla Violet
Orla Esme
Orla Eden
Orla Ferne

gincamelbak Mon 04-Jan-16 11:59:28

I like Orla Emerald!

How often are you going to say the full name for it to be a mouthful with the surname? Hardly ever. So go with it!

AmysTiara Mon 04-Jan-16 12:12:09

Orla Sophia
Orla Jasmine
Orla Nicole
Orla Violet

or if you're set on jewels, Orla Ruby or Orla Topaz sound okay

MrsCaecilius Mon 04-Jan-16 14:24:13

I wish I had a surname as brilliant as yours!

Love Orla and I think Orla Peregreen is amazing. As it is so amazing I think it can carry Emerald, in a way that a lesser surname couldn't.

Orla Emerald Smith = rubbish
Orla Emerald Peregreen = romantic heroine!

tangerinesarenottheonlyfruit Mon 04-Jan-16 14:40:27

I agree, Orla Emerald Peregreen is a great name ;)

AngelsWithFilthySouls Mon 04-Jan-16 16:01:43

We would have used Orlaith Beth if had a DD so I second ilive's suggestion of that.

peregreen Tue 05-Jan-16 17:42:07

Yeah I've got my hubby to thank for the gorgeous surname I love it! It's Welsh smile

I thank we will probably go with Orla Emerald smile i think it goes nice with our first born Elsie Willow too smile

I do like

Orla Marie and Orla Jasmine as well though

villainousbroodmare Wed 06-Jan-16 17:42:18

While I get the slight "stop" as you say the name, I still think it's magnificent. Go for it, definitely.

peregreen Wed 06-Jan-16 21:50:41

I think its really quirky and unusual, that's what I love about it smile

JenniferAnistonsHair Wed 06-Jan-16 22:04:55

I like...

Orla Faith
Orla Blossom
Orla Winter
Orla Robyn
Orla Primrose

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