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Aurelia, Orla, Talia, Willow, Isla or Aurora??

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needtomovesomewherewarmer Fri 10-Jun-16 00:01:16

Just that really. Votes please on

ReginaTheVelociraptor Fri 10-Jun-16 00:04:12

I love Willow, Isla and Talia.

ReginaTheVelociraptor Fri 10-Jun-16 00:04:39

Actually truly love Orla too. You have fantastic choice in names.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Fri 10-Jun-16 00:12:59

Not keen on Aurelia or Aurora, just because they're a bit of a mouthful really.

Not sure about Talia although I do know one who is 6 now.

Orla, Willow and Isla are lovely but Isla is getting quite popular if you wanted a more unusual name.

WanderingTrolley1 Fri 10-Jun-16 00:15:33

The best out of a bad bunch would be Isla, I guess.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 10-Jun-16 00:44:55

All gorgeous with the executive of Aurelia
and Orla.
I think at a push though I'd go for Talia, but pronounced Talia not Talia.

KimmySchmidtsSmile Fri 10-Jun-16 00:52:07

Well, blow me, I like them all. Also Freya and Shona and Shana.
In order...

1. Aurélia
2. Talia
3. Isla
4. Orla
5. Aurora
6. Willow

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 10-Jun-16 00:54:28

Orla or Aurora! All great though.

Joinourclub Fri 10-Jun-16 01:04:47

I like Orla, Willow and Isla. Aurelia and Aurora are a bit much, and always remind me of Areola!

MyCatWasRightAboutYou Fri 10-Jun-16 01:12:04

I like Isla and Talia. Talia more.
Aurelia reminds me of something to do with ear disease. (Sorry! blush)

Hariasa Fri 10-Jun-16 01:29:50

Orla or Isla.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 10-Jun-16 01:38:34

Exception not executive. FFS. Will autocorrect never learn to keep its beak out.

julfin Fri 10-Jun-16 02:47:27

All lovely names. But I would steer clear of Isla if you don't want her to be one of half a dozen in her class.

In order:

Would you use one of these for a middle name too, or do you have a different mn planned?

lemonpoppyseed Fri 10-Jun-16 02:50:22

I'm going to throw Willa into the mix too smile I met one at the park earlier this week...

Just5minswithDacre Fri 10-Jun-16 02:57:20

Talia, Willow and Isla are the nicest of those; beautiful but not too frilly.

MumOnACornishFarm Fri 10-Jun-16 04:07:33

Some pretty choices here. smile But Aurora makes me think of a disney princess and Willow makes me think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, sorry.
Isla is lovely but becoming super popular, I think. What about Iona?

ABitAsleep Fri 10-Jun-16 11:46:52

Talia! Love it! Much nicer and less used than some of the others!

LadyAntonella Fri 10-Jun-16 13:12:57

Some lovely names op!

Aurelia - I am one of the few MNetters who doesn't like this name/. I know one and I find it a mouthful; it really doesn't flow well or trip of the (my) tongue.

Orla - really like. It's short, easy to spell and pretty without sounding 'made up' or overused.

Talia - really love this. Think it's my favourite of your list.

Willow - really like this.

Isla - Nice but is quite popular (especially in Scotland). Depends whether that bothers you.

Aurora - love this (actually this might be my favourite) and love the nn Rory.

waxweasel Fri 10-Jun-16 13:53:06

I like Talia most. It was on my shortlist.

Next would be Isla but is too popular for me to choose, followed by Aurelia.

Willow feels a bit faddy and now. But I agree it's a nice sound and has good NN potential.

Really don't like Aurora, I think because it feels a bit frilly, incomplete and lightweight with the lack of hard consonant sounds. I also think it's a bit tricky to say. I dislike Orla too because it feels a bit incomplete, and also makes me think of whales. Maybe because the Italian for whale is orca.

Mrspopper Fri 10-Jun-16 14:00:14

Orla.... Lovely lovely lovely.
I like Isla but it is super popular if that is something that bothers you.

needtomovesomewherewarmer Fri 10-Jun-16 23:25:29

Thanks for everyones comments . I really love Aurelia and have for years but the comments about it being a mouthful and incorrectly pronounced are my thoughts also. And dh isn't sold on it.

Isla dh and I both agree on and like a lot, but we also don't like it's popularity - possibly enough to veto it.

So a potentially shorter list is Orla , Talia (Dh prefers Talitha) or Willow (this is dh's least fav).

No fixed name for middle yet. If it works i'd like to use Jean after my nan. I thought for example Jean work work well with Isla - Isla Jean ........???

WaitroseCoffeeCostaCup Fri 10-Jun-16 23:47:02

Aurelia is utterly beautiful. One thousand Willows, Orlas and Islas here!

PippaFawcett Fri 10-Jun-16 23:54:05


needtomovesomewherewarmer Fri 10-Jun-16 23:59:23

Waitrose really?? We have a few Islas around here but I have only met one Orla (an older work colleague some years ago from somewhere else in Europe) and not a single Willow....

needtomovesomewherewarmer Sat 11-Jun-16 00:00:54

Aghh i do love Aurelia though . And the nn options. dh will never agree i don't think!!

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