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(36 Posts)
namesstress2323 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:13:12

opinions? smile

skinnyamericano Tue 31-Jan-17 22:23:23

I like it...but I'm afraid I think immediately of the car.

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 31-Jan-17 22:34:25

Sienna as an alternative? Not keen on Sierra.

GreatScot8 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:35:17

I'm not a fan.

It sounds like the slightest variation on Sarah when I say it aloud. I prefer Sarah.

I also like Sienna.

Londonbum Tue 31-Jan-17 22:36:36

I love it!

Enidblyton1 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:36:40

Think I prefer Cortina

namesstress2323 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:38:38

Wait can you explain? are you talking about the phone thing, whats the connection to Sierra

user1483387154 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:40:01

the car

HollywoodStunt Tue 31-Jan-17 22:40:19

I don't like commenting on name threads because each to their own and you can never please everyone, but this is dated because of the automatic association with an 80s car

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 31-Jan-17 22:40:50

Car I'm afraid.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 31-Jan-17 22:44:14

It's the name of a car

Mungobungo Tue 31-Jan-17 22:44:27

My BIL had several Ford Sierras back in the day. He was the 80's/early 90's version of a Mondeo Man.

And because of that, it's too much of a car connotation for me and not long enough ago to have been forgotten.

Sienna is far prettier.

Loyly Tue 31-Jan-17 22:45:20

I also think of the Ford Sierra so, no, I don't like it.

JournosAreLazy Tue 31-Jan-17 22:45:36

Car.

Sienna is better.

EatsShitAndLeaves Tue 31-Jan-17 22:46:00

As long as you are ok with her being nicknamed "Ford" by anyone over 40.....

The etymology is "jagged mountain range" or "Saw" from the Latin Serra.

Not really convinced why this appeals tbh.

WhiskyTangoFoxtrot Tue 31-Jan-17 22:49:05

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I'd think of the NATO alphabet.

Then you could have siblings India, Juliet, Mike, Oscar and Romeo

Mottlemoth Tue 31-Jan-17 22:51:14

Ford had a model called the Sierra for years. Not made anymore but anyone in their 30s or older will immediately think of a mid range saloon car.

EatsShitAndLeaves Tue 31-Jan-17 22:51:19

You could get away with Mercedes though....given the name came before the brand grin

Mercedes-Benz got its name from founder Carl Benz. The word “*Mercedes*” comes from the 10-year-old daughter of a car buyer Emil Jellinek. He was an early customer of the Gottlieb Daimler and ordered a custom-built car that he named after his daughter, Mercedes.

WhiskyTangoFoxtrot Tue 31-Jan-17 22:52:04

And on the same theme, Tango Sierra means Tough Shit (bit niche, as it's military and possibly emergency services slang, but not that uncommon to know, so thought it might be worth making sure you know)

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 31-Jan-17 22:53:04

I like it.

But I'm a dollhouse fan.

They were all named alpha echo Sierra Victor etc

AuntieStella Tue 31-Jan-17 22:54:05

Or Marina (another Ford car, but a more established name, not such a predominant model, and rather longer ago).

More sensibly, how about Sienna or Savannah as names that (to me) have a similar vibe but no auto associations?

TreeTop7 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:56:56

I think of the car too. It was the salesman's choice, wasn't it

Sienna is lovely.

reuset Tue 31-Jan-17 22:57:03

Good one, OP grin

EatsShitAndLeaves Tue 31-Jan-17 22:57:43

Or Escort....hmmm maybe not grin

MortalEnemy Tue 31-Jan-17 22:57:49

It's the topographic/mountain range association for me. I suppose I see it as the equivalent of calling your offspring 'Tundra' or 'upland bog'.

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