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Aurora or Aurelia?

(34 Posts)
Alibubba Mon 15-May-17 22:38:59

I like Aurora nicknamed Rory and Aurelia nicknamed Rae. Which do you prefer?

Smellbellina Mon 15-May-17 22:40:40

Aurora nn Rory
Or, just Aurelia. Such a beautiful name shouldn't be shortened. Not to Rae!

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Mon 15-May-17 22:41:45

Aurora was on our shortlist for DD so I would go for that!

Alibubba Mon 15-May-17 22:49:36

I love both full names. But she'll inevitably be nicknamed by her siblings so the shortenings need consideration too.

DramaAlpaca Mon 15-May-17 22:50:30


I think of Rory as very much a boys' name, I don't like it for a girl at all.

Wolfiefan Mon 15-May-17 22:51:24

I love Aurora but not Rory for a girl! Aura?
Nicknames and shorter versions tend to evolve rather than picking them out before the baby arrives.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 15-May-17 22:51:37

Aurora, but I'd call her Aurora. Its such a beautiful elegant name.
I wouldn't want it shortned.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 15-May-17 23:22:57

Aurora, love Rory.

Mrsknackered Mon 15-May-17 23:27:23

Aurora, I like Rory too.
I really don't like Aurelia (sorrry!)

Sophronia Tue 16-May-17 00:22:01

Aurelia. Aurora is getting trendy.

Kimonolady Tue 16-May-17 00:24:32

Love Aurelia (or Aurelie.)
Aurora is too Sleeping Beauty for me.

SoftBlocks Tue 16-May-17 00:28:30


chickpeaburger Tue 16-May-17 00:39:29

I can't take this thread seriously. The next thread was entitled "Placenta", so now I'm thinking Aurelia, Auroura (you've no idea how many times I've just had to check your spelling on that) plus I'm getting really confused. What's the word for the aur...bit round the nipples?

chickpeaburger Tue 16-May-17 00:40:38

Found it...Areola

harderandharder2breathe Tue 16-May-17 07:06:15


Bananamanfan Tue 16-May-17 07:07:10


SuperBeagle Tue 16-May-17 07:10:07


Aurelia always screams areola to me.

GinSwigmore Tue 16-May-17 07:11:01


Bananamanfan Tue 16-May-17 07:22:07

I don't get the areola connection. You say or-ray-lee-yuh.

Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 10:28:06

Aurora by miles! I don't really like Aurelia. It's a bit flouncy to me.

baconsandwiches Tue 16-May-17 14:06:01

I love Aurora and Rory <3

Yika Tue 16-May-17 14:10:57

I prefer Aurelia, Aurora feels odd in my mouth (it's the two or sounds together). I think Aurelia could also be shortened to Rory because it has the -ory sound already.

Enidblyton1 Tue 16-May-17 14:14:56

Aurora to Rory would get my vote. I rather like the contrast because if she turns out to be a girly girl she'll probably prefer Aurora. If tomboyish, she has the option of Rory.

I love Aurelia too. But you cannot butcher a beautiful name by shortening to Rae. Hideous!

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 16-May-17 14:15:36

Both are really lovely!
But I think I prefer Aurora.

Enidblyton1 Tue 16-May-17 14:15:56

P.s didn't mean to offend anyone called Rae! I just think it's not a very nice shortening for Aurelia

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