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Rosetree123 Fri 24-Mar-17 23:35:01

Orla or Orlagh?
Can't decide! Auto correction on phones etc change Orla to Oral which is a pain in the bum.

Sophronia Fri 24-Mar-17 23:35:42

Orla

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 24-Mar-17 23:39:17

Orla here too.

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Mar-17 23:40:45

How about Órfhlaith grin

If you're in the UK I'd go for Orla, for ease of spelling. Beautiful name.

Rosetree123 Fri 24-Mar-17 23:46:54

See I love the more Irish spellings, I am from Scotland but my family are Irish. My partner prefers these 2 spellings but I just can't decide smile

reuset Fri 24-Mar-17 23:54:29

Orla might be easier option if not in Ireland. I prefer Orlaith to Orlagh or Orfhlaith, however.

Good name though, whichever spelling you go for.

SuperBeagle Sat 25-Mar-17 00:01:07

Orla.

Orlagh makes me want to say Or-lag, even though I know it's not pronounced like that. But I'm Australian, so. I know a Clodagh and she gets "clo-dag" a lot.

People can't get Orla wrong.

Lochan Sat 25-Mar-17 00:03:54

I like Orlagh but then I'm Scottish so possibly more comfortable/familiar with Gaelic spellings than you might find if you are in England.

It's a beautiful name with any of the spellings though!

Redpramlady Sat 25-Mar-17 00:08:18

Orla

Pallisers Sat 25-Mar-17 00:15:59

Orla.

I am Irish. The other spellings are very "newly come to Irish names" spellings to me. Every Orla I knew growing up in the 60s/70s in Ireland were Orla.

squoosh Sat 25-Mar-17 00:16:49

Orla. It's the most common spelling in Ireland. It's not an anglicisation and it's a more legitimate spelling than some of the manglings that particular name comes in for. And it looks better!

There is a recently elected Sinn Fein politician called Orlaithi something, with a fada over the first and last letters. I cringe for her.

RicketyCricket Sat 25-Mar-17 00:20:27

Orla.

It seems to be a thing now to try and prove your Irishness by shoving as many consonants and extraneous fadas into a name as possible.

reuset Sat 25-Mar-17 00:20:52

It is the most common spelling in Ireland. I know of three, offhand, all Orla spelling.

Rosetree123 Sat 25-Mar-17 00:25:15

I think that's it decided then. Thanks everyone!

MarilynWhirlwindRocks Sat 25-Mar-17 02:41:27

Orla is such a beautiful name. Absolutely one of my favourites smile

marmitecrumpets Sat 25-Mar-17 03:19:45

Orla.

It looks prettier

Joeybee Sat 25-Mar-17 04:49:12

Orla, definitely.

Rockaby Sat 25-Mar-17 16:51:55

I've only ever seen the spellings Orla and Orlaith before. I like them both but not in love with Orlagh tbh, so I'd vote for Orla (or Orlaith if that's an option).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 25-Mar-17 17:37:14

Orla.

IslaMann Sat 25-Mar-17 17:41:12

I asked exactly this question 15 months ago. We went for Órla. We like the fada.

Great name

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