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Orla Elspeth

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ineedbanoffee Wed 02-Nov-16 21:35:43

I've been on here with about a hundred middle name options so far for Orla. Now DH and I are talking about this. Do you think it's a mouthful?

SillyBub Wed 02-Nov-16 21:39:38

I really like Orla and I love Elspeth. I'd go for Elspeth Orla but as you're dead set on Orla as the first name, I'd say go for it. Not a mouthful in my mind, in fact it flows really nicely.

icantgetnosleep5 Wed 02-Nov-16 21:44:24

I Love Elspeth 💜
Really not a fan of Orla tho sorry

BarInSpace Wed 02-Nov-16 21:48:13

Elspeth is a lovely idea, but with Orla I do think it's a bit of a mouthful TBH.

Pluto30 Wed 02-Nov-16 21:52:48

The vowel sounds clash.

I don't like Elspeth though.

Orla's sweet.

cheekyfunkymonkey Wed 02-Nov-16 21:53:56


Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 02-Nov-16 21:56:04

Very nice 😀

ClaudiaWankleman Wed 02-Nov-16 22:04:34

Too difficult to say.

oleoleoleole Wed 02-Nov-16 22:06:07

Yes it doesn't really flow IMO

Orla Ruth
Orla Joy
Orla Josephine
Orla Beatrice
Orla Grace

Weneverworked Wed 02-Nov-16 22:35:13

Don't like two vowels together . One of my DGDs is Isla Eve and I don't think it flows. We also have an Orla Kate which I love.

ForeverEyesOfBlue Wed 02-Nov-16 22:37:14

I think it's a beautiful name, not too much of a mouthful at all IMO.

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 03-Nov-16 05:47:47

Beautiful. Elspeth is one of my most favourite names. I don't see a problem using it with Orla.

Strawberry90 Thu 03-Nov-16 05:51:34

Doesn't really go.

Orla Eliza?
Orla Elise?

ovenchips Thu 03-Nov-16 05:59:11

IMHO they feel very clunky in your mouth saying them together in that order. I don't feel like they 'go' together through their sound or in fact their spelling.

However unless you are planning on always using both names as their form of address 'Come here Orla Elspeth!' it doesn't much matter tbh.

I gave my children middle names. Neither they, nor us, nor anyone else really, ever use or refer to them. It only seems a big deal in that newborn period.

Manumission Thu 03-Nov-16 06:18:15

Elspeth is gorgeous.

Not so wild about Orla - sorry.

ohdearme1958 Thu 03-Nov-16 06:22:02

I think they are both lovely names when used alone - there was just something about the combination that made my eye have a crash and see Orla as Oral.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 03-Nov-16 06:33:08

I have an Orla on its own . Couldn't find a middle name !

Alorsmum Thu 03-Nov-16 06:44:24

I have an Orla Evelyn

loveyogalovelife Thu 03-Nov-16 06:52:24

Orla Elspeth is lovely, go with your heart. I wouldn't have chosen most of the names of my friends' kids but they wear them so well, now I think they're perfect... each has such different character so why not different names smile

TheNewWife Thu 03-Nov-16 06:55:40

Have Elspeth just as a middle name? I think it's a mouthful when double barrelled as a first name with Orla.
loveyogalovelife is right though, I've heard friends naming their kids and thought 'bloody hell, that's awful' but 3/4/5 years on it's just their wee names and it suits them.
If you and hubby love it, that's all that matters

ineedbanoffee Thu 03-Nov-16 10:18:44

thenewwife I didn't say we'd hyphenate it (we definitely wouldn't - Elspeth was just a middle name suggestion smile ).

oleoleoleole I love Orla Joy but Joy is SIL's middle name and she wants to use it if she ever has a DD, and was a bit weird about the idea of us using it. It put DH off.

TheNewWife Thu 03-Nov-16 10:36:21

Apologies, I misunderstood- definitely then!

ineedbanoffee Thu 03-Nov-16 10:44:41

DH has gone off Orla! Gah!

This is DD3 so I think we are losing the plot shock grin

TheNewWife Thu 03-Nov-16 13:03:12

I'm naming first child and losing the plot - we just don't have similar tastes AT ALL! Baby likely to be called c'mere at this rate!

Strawberry90 Thu 03-Nov-16 13:17:10

I love the name Orla. Don't overthink it. Maybe wait til you see what she looks like and then call it. It's hard when not your first child as you use up all your favourite names on the earlier one!!

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