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Shemozzle Mon 12-Sep-16 20:38:37

What is your first impression? Other than Vauxhall? What kind of parent would use the name do you think?

PurpleDaisies Mon 12-Sep-16 20:41:09

I'm afraid my first impression is the car.

I don't like it at all. I would guess a "crunchy" mum might use this sort of name.

OhFuds Mon 12-Sep-16 20:42:22

Reminds me of Teen Mom on MTV.

crje Mon 12-Sep-16 20:45:44

American mom
Not keen on it.

Loyly Mon 12-Sep-16 20:45:45

I don't like it. I've only once heard of a 'Nova', I think - one of the babies on MTV's reality show Teen Mom.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 12-Sep-16 20:46:39

Teen Mom has a Nova, I believe.

I thought of that, and then the car. No real opinion on who would name their child that... I'm not sure you can judge anyone on the names of their children!

FreezerBird Mon 12-Sep-16 20:47:34

I have a good friend called Nova, she'd be 40ish.

So she's my first impression - ferociously intelligent, hilarious and a very accomplished surfer.

skyyequake Mon 12-Sep-16 20:49:10

I think its nice smile

The only assumption I would be making about you is that you're not keen on conventional names grin

(I've never watched Teen Mom)

Ginger4justice Mon 12-Sep-16 20:53:15

My first impression is that it's a superhero <massive geek> I'd be surprised if he doesn't pop up in a film soon, they are cycling through the characters fairly quickly.

Seekingmiracles Mon 12-Sep-16 20:58:36

I can't believe how many people watch Teen Mom!!
I really like the name but can't get past the car.

softboiledeggs Mon 12-Sep-16 21:10:25

I really like it, it's hard to find a name with no other associations...actually it's probably impossible either bad or good.

Honeybee79 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:22:01

I would think of the car first!

Drquin Mon 12-Sep-16 21:31:21

I remember a Marketing lecturer telling us about the importance of understanding the meaning of names in other languages, if it's an international product. She said "Nova" can be roughly interpreted as "doesn't go" in French (and probably others). Which, for a car, isn't such a great line!

Hence why UK Novas became Corsas eventually .........

Because I'm so used to hearing it in relation to cars, I'd tend not to think of "Nova" as a person's name.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 12-Sep-16 21:36:06

I've only ever met one and she's lovely .
The only other one I've heard of is teen mom but I don't associate it with Americams.

AngharadTheSplendid Tue 13-Sep-16 00:28:58

What about Neva?

Natalia Vodianova has one... I think it means Snow?

AlmaMartyr Tue 13-Sep-16 00:37:52

I know an adult Nova and she is awesome. I'd go for it.

PaperdollCartoon Tue 13-Sep-16 00:40:05

I like it. I knew sisters once called Aura and Mars and this fits in with that. Though Nova is also mine and DPs future dogs name.

user1471734618 Tue 13-Sep-16 00:44:46

I used to look after a horse called Nova - cannot really move on from that. If you like it, use it.

FairyAccess Tue 13-Sep-16 00:45:51

I quite it. I though of a SuperNova not the car or anything else.

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 13-Sep-16 00:46:03

My first thought was the female lurve of Scooby Doo in Crystal Cove.
<shoots self for watching CBBC>

tararabumdeay Tue 13-Sep-16 00:48:33

The name of a distant cousin who was a stunning baby and became an extremely clever woman. She'll be about 40 now.

BlossomHillOne Tue 13-Sep-16 02:13:56

It is the name of an inter-uterine coil.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Tue 13-Sep-16 02:22:34

It was Spanish not French.

Please no.

ABCFamily Tue 13-Sep-16 02:23:18

It's my dog's name, so I think of her first.

Her and the other four-legged Nova that we regularly meet in the park.

scrivette Tue 13-Sep-16 03:15:12

I immediately thought 'won't go'

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