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Obliviated Wed 01-Jun-16 15:59:54

Im in Spain at the moment and there's a little girl sitting across from us called Bianca. It sounds lovely, especially said with the Spanish accent.

In the UK it's not going to work though is it? I'm already thinking 'Rickaaaaay' in my head.

What do you think?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 01-Jun-16 16:05:38

Lovely in Spain, dire in the UK, first thing of was Rickaaaay! Saying that, her peers won't be aware of that connection.

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 01-Jun-16 16:35:02

I think it's a great name but I fear it is tainted by Eastenders life Courtney and Tiffany.

TornUpPaper Wed 01-Jun-16 17:06:37


Loads of names work in Spain but not England. I've spent a lot of time in Spain and Joan (said Joanne) is a common boys name. Also Vera (said Vair-rah).

ABitAsleep Thu 02-Jun-16 11:32:18

I love Bianca - I do slightly get reminded of Eastenders, but also of The Rescuers cartoon films i watched when i was a child

katand2kits Thu 02-Jun-16 11:35:39

Sorry, I also immediately thought of Eastenders. It's a definite no-go in the UK in my opinion.

almapudden Thu 02-Jun-16 11:37:20

I really like it. Your DD's peers wouldn't make the Eastenders association, so I don't think it's a problem.

squoosh Thu 02-Jun-16 12:57:55

It's a gorgeous name.

I do think of Rickaaaay and Biancaaaaaa but are they even in Eastenders any more?

squoosh Thu 02-Jun-16 13:00:14

Do you think she's mid 'Rickaaaay' here?

Normandy144 Thu 02-Jun-16 13:09:40

I know a Bianca who is the absolute opposite of her from EE. It's a nice name and really suits her. Sadly a to of people won't be able to get past the EE association.

DerelictMyBalls Thu 02-Jun-16 13:23:40

I know a baby Bianca and absolutely love her name. The Rickaaaay association only lasted a short while for me, and now I never think of it when I see her.

Allalonenow Thu 02-Jun-16 13:23:42

Agree about the Eastenders link, but how about Paloma, that has a similar style I think.

tornuppaper Thu 02-Jun-16 23:06:02

Paloma can mean dove, but also is used for pigeon.

andadietcoke Thu 02-Jun-16 23:07:23

I didn't even think of eastenders but did think of biancas gascoigne and jagger

unicornthong Sun 05-Jun-16 18:34:17

A gorgeous name anywhere but the UK. sad

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 05-Jun-16 23:49:34

Lovely name but most people's point of reference will be Eastenders.

I really love Audrey but know most people in the uk will think "coronation street" not "Hepburn".

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 05-Jun-16 23:52:41

I think Shakespeare and then The Rescuers. EE wouldn't jump into my head, but then I've never watched it - I do know there's a character called that, but it wouldn't be my first thought.

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