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Opinions on Arla?

(36 Posts)
CherriesInTheSnow Tue 20-Jun-17 18:31:36

Why do I seem so attracted to dairy brands as names.... hmm

I like Arla, a lot, have just thought of it today, and OH surprisingly liked it too.

I also like Flora an awful lot, and OH likes it but is put off as it's very s

CherriesInTheSnow Tue 20-Jun-17 18:32:38


...very similar to one of his old friends daughters name (they aren't close though)

Have I been brainwashed by marketing or something?? confused

leannejade Tue 20-Jun-17 18:33:11

Arla's cute! We've been considering Arlington for our boy smile

leannejade Tue 20-Jun-17 18:33:25

*Arlo (autocorrect!!)

FrancisCrawford Tue 20-Jun-17 18:34:34

I like Arla!

It's unusual but you know instantly how to say it. Very pretty.

No idea what the brand is though- never heard it before.

Decaffstilltastesweird Tue 20-Jun-17 18:36:20

I did immediately think "dairy", so depends if that bothers you.

I also wonder if it might get misheard as Orla a lot, as Orla seems to be quite popular now.

Other than that it's quite nice.

Llamacorn Tue 20-Jun-17 18:36:27

It looks very pretty and I like it, but it sounds awful with my accent if I'm honest, I sound like I can't pronounce Orla! May sound nice for normal speaking people grin
What about Cora?

5BlueHydrangea Tue 20-Jun-17 18:36:30

Arla is pretty but people might thinks its Isla..

LittleWitch Tue 20-Jun-17 18:37:17

It's a yoghurt isn't it? Not that that matters, necessarily.

RoseVase2010 Tue 20-Jun-17 18:39:24


MarvinKMooney Tue 20-Jun-17 18:42:23

I immediately thought of Arla foods who produce a lot of dairy products. Not sure if they make Flora though ...wink

LadyPenelopeCantDance Tue 20-Jun-17 18:42:48


Is Arya any good?

MrsHathaway Tue 20-Jun-17 18:43:42

I don't like Arla at all as I only know it as a dairy brand. Is it really a name? Am I living in a bubble? Similar sound to girls' names I don't much like such as Carla or Darla. I don't see the attraction.

Flora on the other hand has lots of provenance as a strong girl's name centuries before it was slapped on margarine tubs. I definitely think little girl before spread nowadays. Fabulous name.

Skyr? very now


Names I think sound or feel similar (you seem to be avoiding very girly names and very common names and the -ie names):


Yogagirl123 Tue 20-Jun-17 18:46:41

Arla sounds nice or Aria? Flora is a lovely but all the jokes about margarine would put me off.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 20-Jun-17 19:52:23

Ayla ?

villainousbroodmare Tue 20-Jun-17 19:54:28

I much prefer Orla, Flora or Arya.

terrylene Tue 20-Jun-17 20:02:26

Echire (very upmarket wink)

Nonameyet1 Tue 20-Jun-17 20:04:14

Not really for me but love Flora!

disneykid Tue 20-Jun-17 20:07:23

Why not go for Utterly-Butterly?

SingaSong12 Tue 20-Jun-17 20:08:27

My immediate thought was the dairy.

CherriesInTheSnow Tue 20-Jun-17 20:18:17

I've gone off it now! grin

I don't like the similar sounding names either, but do still like Flora smile

I love Evie very much, but Eva is my middle name!

Decaffstilltastesweird Tue 20-Jun-17 20:19:48

Flora is lovely. Way nicer than Arla smile.

terrylene Tue 20-Jun-17 20:26:04

Flora is nice. It has context outside of the margarine world.

(I wonder if Fauna will catch on hmm)

terrylene Tue 20-Jun-17 20:27:51

You could try Florence, and call her Flora for short grin

SaltySalt Tue 20-Jun-17 20:29:42

What about i can't believe it's not arla?

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