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MadameJosephine Fri 28-Apr-17 10:55:25

Listening to the radio this morning was struck by the name Imelda which I think is beautiful but very underused, in fact I don't think I've ever come across one in real life. I've finished having babies but thought I'd suggest it in here for those looking for a name for their baby girl. What do others think?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 28-Apr-17 11:43:07

Oh I don't like it. It reminds me of a witch

EssentialHummus Fri 28-Apr-17 11:45:31

I'm neutral towards it. My first thought was the actress Imelda Staunton.

user1491572121 Fri 28-Apr-17 11:58:39

Unfortunately, I'm of the age when my first contact with this name was through Grange Hill. There was a character called Imelda in that...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-W_jeNakos

But that could just be my age. I'm 44. Other people might think of Imelda Staunton.

I'm not that much a fan of it though...I do think there are much prettier names out there.

I like Gwendoline and Guinevere and Morgana...bit Arthurian maybe but they're lovely.

ToffeeCaramel Fri 28-Apr-17 12:01:12

I think of the bully from Grange Hill too

MadameJosephine Fri 28-Apr-17 12:17:28

Just me then lol grin

halcyondays Fri 28-Apr-17 12:20:19

I'd think of Imelda Marcos and her big shoe collection.

Jooni Fri 28-Apr-17 13:39:09

Yes, Marcos is the big problem with this one...

I get it though. I love Isolde/Isolda which is similar and very underused. And Zelda, but I wouldn't because of the video games.

QuietNameChange Fri 28-Apr-17 17:10:41

I love it! Love the nn Immie but hate Imogen. And Imelda is so pretty!

I think I'll have to put it on our list...

zen1 Fri 28-Apr-17 17:12:38

Yup, Grange Hill and shoes!

MadameJosephine Fri 28-Apr-17 20:40:59

Yay! It made someone's list!

QuietNameChange Fri 28-Apr-17 21:13:46

MAdame

Yes, it did. ;)

And somebody on "my name thread" even called it lovely smile

SuperBeagle Fri 28-Apr-17 22:23:42

I don't like it. I agree that it sounds like a witch.

Labtest7 Fri 28-Apr-17 22:43:25

Grange Hill for me too. I think Phil Redmond must have bee not bullied by an Imelda as he also named the Brookie bully this!

frazzlebedazzle Fri 28-Apr-17 22:50:09

Yep Grange Hill for me too - classic!

Sunshineandlaughter Fri 28-Apr-17 23:34:34

I love this name. I'd have nn Mel

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