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PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 21:53:13

Having had a mixed reaction for Gloria, I'm wondering about Floella.

It is a proper name, although the only one I've ever heard of is Floella Benjamin from play school...

iciclewinter Thu 21-Jan-16 21:54:35

I prefer Gloria.

However, I think there is room in the world for more Floellas!

Babymouse Thu 21-Jan-16 21:56:54

Sounds like a euphemism for menstruation - sorry.

PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 21:57:43

Oh god you've just ruined it for me!!!

5BlueHydrangea Thu 21-Jan-16 22:00:54

Babymouse! That was bad.

My immediate thought was Floella Benjamin too. Not heard of any others. I quite like it.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 21-Jan-16 22:02:03

I thought of periods.

Sorry, I can't come out tonight, Floella is visiting

NHKX2 Thu 21-Jan-16 22:02:18

I had never heard the name, but now I can't undo the menstrual association. I haven't replied to your other thread, but I think Gloria is lovely and refreshing!

Elllicam Thu 21-Jan-16 22:02:51

I like Gloria.

PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 22:03:00


FelixFelix Thu 21-Jan-16 22:04:09

Gloria is amazing. Please use it!

MrsMichelRouxJr Thu 21-Jan-16 22:04:13

Agree, sorry. Sounds like drain unblocker or a type of sanitary product.

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Thu 21-Jan-16 22:05:42

There's only one Floella. For me it would be like calling your DD Madonna or Cher or something. But I am 42 so bang in the age zone, you may not find younger types have the same associations!

DancingDinosaur Thu 21-Jan-16 22:07:00

It made me think of periods too. Sorry :-(

wonkylampshade Thu 21-Jan-16 22:07:48

I like Gloria too!

PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 22:09:09

Sadly DH had vetoed Floella, he said it reminds him of butter or a cross between flow and Cinderella

LordOfMisrule Thu 21-Jan-16 22:11:51

Loo unblocker.

Footle Thu 21-Jan-16 22:22:34

I knew a delicious baby Gloria , far away and long ago, child of a tailor in an African market. She used to sit on her Dad's sewing machine table, modelling small beautiful dresses. I've always liked the name since then.
Hope this helps !

Sophronia Thu 21-Jan-16 22:24:49

Gloria is lovely. Not keen on Floella.

SanityClause Thu 21-Jan-16 22:27:57

There used to be an ad on Australian television for a kind of extra strong soap, called Solvol. It starred a brother and sister called Geoffrey and Gloria.

That's what Gloria reminds me of. <obscure>

Floella sounds like a disease or a micro-organism to me.

Lizziedripping1 Thu 21-Jan-16 22:47:43

I just thought of Floella Benjamin...but she was lovely

Gloria always makes me think of 1960s kitchen sink dramas...but not many young ones around now

SnuffleGruntSnorter Thu 21-Jan-16 23:00:27

My immediate thought was tampons I'm afraid

nellyflora Thu 21-Jan-16 23:08:06

Floella Benjamin I loved her as a small child. Would be very disappointed to meet a floella without blue beads in her hair but that's just my generation. As a name it's just been horribly ruined by the previous poster 😳.

thisisbloodyridiculous Thu 21-Jan-16 23:09:42

What about Sylvia?

BooAvenue Thu 21-Jan-16 23:17:21

Honestly? It reminds me of the name of a cream you might use to cure an intimate issue.

candykane25 Thu 21-Jan-16 23:18:37


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