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Thoughts on Marlena . . .?

(44 Posts)
Honeybee79 Sat 27-Aug-16 17:24:07

And Marla or Marly for short?


QueenLizIII Sat 27-Aug-16 17:25:23

I like it if you are pronouncing it Mar-lay-na

Soubriquet Sat 27-Aug-16 17:25:40

I like it

How would you pronounce it though?

I said Mar-lay-na but I know some people will say Mar-leen-na

Loyly Sat 27-Aug-16 17:26:57

I like it as Mar-lay-na. 'Marly' is awful. Marla is really lovely.

Honeybee79 Sat 27-Aug-16 17:29:18

Mar-lay-na, yes.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sat 27-Aug-16 17:29:44

I have a friend called Marlene - Portugese so pronounced 'Marlena'.

She's beautiful and very intelligent.

QueenLizIII Sat 27-Aug-16 17:30:49

Very pretty pronounced that way

dotdotdotmustdash Sat 27-Aug-16 17:32:55

It's a cool song...

Honeybee79 Sat 27-Aug-16 17:40:42

The song link hadn't dawned on me! Do like Suzanne Vega tho smile

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sat 27-Aug-16 17:40:49

I really like it.

I'm a Marlena Shaw fan.

everdene Sat 27-Aug-16 17:46:35

I thought of the Suzanne Vega song but love it! Marla is very lovely too.

Honeybee79 Sat 27-Aug-16 17:50:52

I'm liking the positive associations!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 27-Aug-16 20:19:08

Not keen. I can't help but think of Marlene from Only Fools & Horses (which has to be one of my absolute least favourite programs).

BreconBeBuggered Sat 27-Aug-16 22:24:46

I like it.

SilveryFoxy Sat 27-Aug-16 22:45:21

Marlena makes me think of only fools and horses. Love Marla though

blueskyinmarch Sat 27-Aug-16 22:47:37

I think it is a terrible name Sounds like a 70’s country singer, sorry.

BackforGood Sat 27-Aug-16 22:50:11

I have to agree with Steviebuns apart from the bit about not liking the programme. Not at all keen myself.

squoosh Sat 27-Aug-16 22:53:53

Love it.

Maggie2828 Sat 27-Aug-16 23:05:47

Like marla, but not Marlena.

ThePinkCat Sat 27-Aug-16 23:22:19

Very 80s. Outdated. Only Fools and Horses.

squoosh Sat 27-Aug-16 23:24:22

Only Fools and Horses character was pronounced Marleen. Or Mah-leeeeeeeeeeeeeen.

RainbowDashstolemyidentity Sat 27-Aug-16 23:28:57

I thought the Marlena on the wall - Susan vega song was about a domestic abuse victim?
Not the happiest song!
My DD is called Mara, I love it & it suits her!

PotatoBread Sat 27-Aug-16 23:37:59

Marla much better IMO. Like others have stated Marlena makes me think of Marlene in Only Fools and Horses. I would pronounce it Mar-lean-a

squoosh Sat 27-Aug-16 23:38:42

Marla is nice but has an unfortunate Donald Trump link.

Marla Maples.

squoosh Sat 27-Aug-16 23:39:58

She was one of the lucky ladies he married.

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