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AutumnRose1988 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:34:24

What do people think to he name Allegra?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 28-Mar-16 18:37:57

I think it's horrible, sorry. It sounds like an incurable disease.

AutumnRose1988 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:43:08

Hehehe what would the symptoms of that illness be do u think? Lol

It's one of those names where I think I like it and then I think it would be borderline ridiculous xx

Sophronia Mon 28-Mar-16 18:48:28

I quite like it.

AutumnRose1988 Mon 28-Mar-16 19:05:05

Sophronia what middle name do u think might go well? X

Beansprout30 Mon 28-Mar-16 21:39:41

Reminds me of viagra when I read it

RockUnit Mon 28-Mar-16 22:43:40

It sounds posh and horsey, a bit 1980s sloane.

Still quite like it though!

DramaAlpaca Mon 28-Mar-16 23:14:32

To me it's a very hard sounding name. I don't like it, tbh.

manicinsomniac Tue 29-Mar-16 00:24:33

I've met one. She was quite posh but I rather like it.

It makes me think of Allegria so I think it's happy rather than harsh.

babymakesfive Tue 29-Mar-16 00:50:00

It's the name of a very popular allergy medication in the States (think the equivalent of naming your DD 'Benadryl')

darkparadise Tue 29-Mar-16 04:38:44

I loved Allegra at one point when I was pregnant but my husband said no. I still like it though, it's lovely!

westcoastnortherneragain Tue 29-Mar-16 05:39:00

Sounds like the car Austin Allegra sorry!

giraffesCantReachTheirToes Tue 29-Mar-16 05:57:22

It's an allergy med.

I take it but I call it fexofenadine.

I came on to thread to offer advice on the drug then realised it's a name thread.

BettyBi0 Tue 29-Mar-16 06:27:13

Good NN potential; Allie, Leggie, etc. Sounds a bit 90s Chelsea set to me. And the car thing.

AutumnRose1988 Tue 29-Mar-16 07:10:30

offer advice on the drug then realised it's a name thread. hehe this isn't a good sign!

For some reason I like it but was definitely in two minds before I posted...I think some names are not meant to be or only meant to be if you are sooo keen on them that you wouldn't care about the odd comment. I do worry about the car thing especially!

i did quite like the 90's Chelsea post hehe X

Duckdeamon Tue 29-Mar-16 07:12:02

I think of the car.

Is it a name from music terms?

PenguinWatch Tue 29-Mar-16 08:51:42

I really like it. It comes from the musical term allegro meaning happy or joyful I believe. I first thought about it for DC1 (who turned out to be DS) after watching the Will Smith film hitch, where one of the characters, played by the supermodel Amber Valletta (sp?) is called Allegra Cole. I just love the sound of it! As for the car thing, I'm early 30s and don't remember Austin Allegro so that won't be an issue for your DD!

lljkk Tue 29-Mar-16 10:05:40

I think it's wonderful, I think of my friend's daughter who has this name (Mom is Spanish speaking, the DD is 25 or so).... But I wouldn't use it if living in Britain, sorry, allergy med!!

KoalaDownUnder Tue 29-Mar-16 10:10:23

I have always loved this name.

eatyouwithaspoon Tue 29-Mar-16 10:11:17

I think of Austin Allegra Im old

Purplebluebird Tue 29-Mar-16 10:12:54

Don't like it, sounds like a medication or something to me! Sorry :p

eatmytoes888 Tue 29-Mar-16 12:37:15

I've known a couple of Allegra's and I love the name. It is unusual and won't appeal to many but that doesn't mean that they are the "name-style police" smile or vice versa.

If you love the name, choose it, don't worry about other people's reactions - you may not like their choices.

HerbieRidesAgain Tue 29-Mar-16 12:42:20

Sorry I don't like it - it sounds like Algebra to me. Vanessa Feltz has a daughter called Allegra as a bit of useless info grin

EmilyAlice Tue 29-Mar-16 12:56:53

I like it. The car was the Austin Allegro. We had an orange one.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 29-Mar-16 12:58:56

I like it.

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