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MagicFinger Thu 07-Jan-16 17:52:06

Lorelai isn't on my list, but I do rather like it...

HopefulHamster Thu 07-Jan-16 17:53:47

Love it!

fluffiphlox Thu 07-Jan-16 17:54:43

Isn't it spelled Lorelei?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 07-Jan-16 17:55:59

Ooo, I'm watching Gilmore Girls now.

If you like it, go for it.


Snoopadoop Thu 07-Jan-16 17:56:05

I'm pretty sure its Loralei or is it Lorelei? I picture a lifetime of spelling it for everyone.

soundsystem Thu 07-Jan-16 17:56:42

I love it!

Creatureofthenight Thu 07-Jan-16 18:02:47

I like, am a Gilmore Girls fan though!
The spelling OP has used is the spelling they use on the show, I think.

Branleuse Thu 07-Jan-16 18:04:40

its spelled Lorelei isnt it?

R0nJ0n Thu 07-Jan-16 18:08:49

Love it. Lorelei nn Rory if you're a Gilmore Girls fan, otherwise Lori works as a great nn.

musicinspring1 Thu 07-Jan-16 18:09:00

I am a massive GG fan but not keen on this name. I considered Rory for DD but with Aurora as the 'full name' instead and Rory as the nn. DH wasn't so keen!

scribblegirl Thu 07-Jan-16 18:11:44

The myth of the lorelei on the Rhine isn't the best, but I think it's a lovely name and if you don't care about the myth then go for it!

MagicFinger Thu 07-Jan-16 19:19:46

Ah, so pleased it's liked!

What are the different ways of pronouncing it?

MagicFinger Thu 07-Jan-16 20:18:20

Lora-lee or Lora-lye?

lljkk Thu 07-Jan-16 20:26:05

Lore-uh-LYE is the one in my family, spelled Lorelei. I think the other spellings are fine, but I'd go for Laura myself instead.

lljkk Thu 07-Jan-16 20:26:47

oh no... I got the wrong, the emphasis is in middle in my family.

Reminds me the 7 different ways to say Helena.

SmashleyHop Fri 08-Jan-16 22:12:55

I have a Lorelai. Lore-uh-lye. We always get complimented on her name. It is weird though.. In my life I never met another Lorelai. After we had our DD I seem to find them everywhere.

Case in point- We went to a random little family farm in the middle of no where Wales. Only 2 other families were there at the same time we were. DD runs off so I call after her. A grandmother of one of the families there approached me and asked if she heard me right, that DD was Lorelai. I said yes.
She laughed and said her name was Lorelai, her adult daughter who was there was a Lorelai, and one of her granddaughters there was a Lorelai. So there in the middle of a random farm in rural Wales were four Lorelai's. smile

xmasseason Fri 08-Jan-16 22:19:25

I don't really like it, sorry. It sounds a bit ponderous. I thought it was pronounced Lo-RAY-li at first, and think you'd have to tell people how to pronounce/spell it quite often.

HeffalumpTrap Fri 08-Jan-16 22:20:55

Not my cup of tea, but if you like it use it

Rowboat Fri 08-Jan-16 22:24:34

The Lorelei lure sailors to their doom. It's also, I think, plural. Don't really like it as a name because of this connection. and I can completely imagine my mother's response

HanSolo Fri 08-Jan-16 22:33:46

There is a wonderful, wonderful book named 'Lorelei's Secret'. It's about a dog that can talk (well, kind of)

CockwombleJeff Fri 08-Jan-16 23:09:23

Sounds like a Thai bride (sorry op) .

Noodle1234 Sun 10-Jan-16 09:40:08

Lorelei is lovely. The ei spelling is traditional but the ai spelling has been popularised by GG. Both variations are legitimate.

Is the German legend any more tragic than the stories associated with other names (esp Greek or from Shakespeare)? And it's a lot easier to spell than most Irish names. Even seemingly straight forward names like Catherine have umpteen spelling variations, and names like Evelyn can be pronounced a gazillion ways. I don't think any of these concerns should be reason enough not to choose a name. I say go for it!

Rosaaa Sun 10-Jan-16 14:05:19

I like it smile

scribblegirl Sun 10-Jan-16 15:03:05

Good point Noodle, I like Ophelia so I can hardly talk! wink

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