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Lauren942 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:13:19

Okay so we have both agreed on a name for our little one, however we are stuck on which spelling..
Orla or Orlaith.
Orla reminds me of oral at first look. 🙈
But our problem is we are not in Ireland or Irish at all. Would it be a problem for us to use the Irish spelling do people think?
I no it sounds silly you spell how you want but I need opinions please! Thanks all

Emelene Fri 09-Feb-18 18:15:32

I think Orla, looks elegant and it's easy to say and spell. My Irish auntie spells her name Orla. Honestly I think outside of Ireland Orlaith will cause a lot of problems with pronunciation and spelling.

pilates Fri 09-Feb-18 18:16:29

Orla, beautiful 💕

Meemzinha Fri 09-Feb-18 18:43:02


Biscuitsneeded Fri 09-Feb-18 18:44:29

Orla. Nice name.

Afreshcuppateaplease Fri 09-Feb-18 18:44:43


ASDismynormality Fri 09-Feb-18 18:48:40

Another vote for Orla

TyrionLannistersShadow Fri 09-Feb-18 18:48:55

There is also Orlagh? People might recognise that as having a silent ending more so than Orlaith iykwim

pallisers Fri 09-Feb-18 18:49:14


Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 09-Feb-18 18:49:23


Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 09-Feb-18 18:56:52

Orla does often auto correct to Oral.
I don't like the look or Orlaith.
Orlagh is good alternative.

Redpramlady Fri 09-Feb-18 19:44:21

Orla ... lovely

Glumglowworm Fri 09-Feb-18 19:51:59

I know that Orlaith is pronounced Orla but my head still tries to pronounce all the letters blush

Countingsheeeep Fri 09-Feb-18 19:54:09


Lauren942 Fri 09-Feb-18 20:09:36

Think it’s definitely going to be Orla thankyou everyone.. I didn’t want her to have to continually have to tell people how to pronounce so think that will be the best option! Don’t suppose anyone has any middle name suggestions also? 💗

gingercakeandwhitecustard Fri 09-Feb-18 20:23:07

I know Rose is a very popular middle name but Orla Rose is just beautiful.

Mrsknackered Fri 09-Feb-18 20:24:20

I love Orla! I don't think it needs any extra letters.

Smoliver Fri 09-Feb-18 21:43:32

Love the name Orla.

Middle name suggestions:
Orla Rose
Orla Grace
Orla Mae
Orla Rae
Orla Hazel
Orla Primrose
Orla Sophia
Orla Annabelle

SuperBeagle Fri 09-Feb-18 23:47:05


Like a PP, I know Orlaith is pronounced like Orla, but I still say "or-laith" in my head.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 09-Feb-18 23:48:21

Orla Grace
Orla Jasmine
Orla Sophie
Orla Rose

RavenWings Fri 09-Feb-18 23:59:28

Orla or Orlagh. Never liked Orlaith, and I'm Irish.

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 10-Feb-18 06:48:51

I prefer Orlaith as Orla is a bit close to Oral for me too

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