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Nova or Nola?

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Chocolateyescakeyes Tue 13-Feb-18 21:15:25

Which do you prefer?

HappyLollipop Tue 13-Feb-18 21:16:58


AnotherRoadsideAttraction Tue 13-Feb-18 21:18:13


SlimeSlimeEverywhere Tue 13-Feb-18 21:18:56


upsideup Tue 13-Feb-18 21:19:42

Nova only because I would end up calling her Novi as a nickname and I prefer than than Nolie. Nola is really lovely as well.
Also Supernova.

Chocolateyescakeyes Tue 13-Feb-18 21:20:11

Thank you. Do you think Nova is considered Chavvy?

ExitPursuedByAStare Tue 13-Feb-18 21:21:43

I’m afraid I would think of Vauxhall Nova. Prefer Nola.

Viviennemary Tue 13-Feb-18 21:24:46

Don't like either of them I'm afraid. I've heard of Nula but not Nola.

DramaAlpaca Tue 13-Feb-18 21:26:36

Vauxhall Nova here too.

So Nola, which is nice.

squoosh Tue 13-Feb-18 21:32:34

New Orleans is known as Nola.

implantsandaDyson Tue 13-Feb-18 21:38:30

I know a Nola- it's really grown on me. I wasn't sure when I first heard it but I think it's lovely. It doesn't get shortened or lengthened - she's just Nola.

TulipsInABlueVase Tue 13-Feb-18 21:40:28

Nova. I love it. Does it have star/space connections?

Nola seems like a feminine version of Noel and I wouldn't want to name by child after Noel Edmondsgrin...

Unnoticed Tue 13-Feb-18 21:40:34

A Nova was a small badly built car - I’d go with Nola.

sluj Tue 13-Feb-18 21:44:15

Even Vauxhall had to change the name of the Nova for Europe when they realised it meant "no go" in Spanish.
To be honest both names sound very functional and plain, both are horrible

Knitjob Tue 13-Feb-18 21:45:37


floriad Tue 13-Feb-18 21:54:41

Nola is really sweet. I like it smile

AmysTiara Tue 13-Feb-18 22:03:58


DiegoMadonna Tue 13-Feb-18 22:27:29


IVflytrap Tue 13-Feb-18 22:58:34


Nova sounds like every generic brand name from the 90s. It also means "new" which seems a bit uninspired.

Smoliver Tue 13-Feb-18 23:04:56

I love Nova. Nola is pretty too but I do love Nova. I never though of the car at all (didn't even know it existed! grin) I just think of stars.

Quote from another website:
A nova is a strong, rapid increase in the brightness of a star. The word comes from the latin for "new star," because often a star previously too dim to be seen with the naked eye can become the brightest object in the sky (besides the sun and the moon) when it becomes a nova.

RavenWings Tue 13-Feb-18 23:50:02

Nova by a mile.

Nola reminds me of Nuala, which is an incredibly middle aged name in Ireland.

MissMoodyMoo Wed 14-Feb-18 00:03:39

I'd say Nora sounds better?

Misericord Wed 14-Feb-18 00:09:11

Nova makes me think Nova ring. Bit ironic. Sorry - just a worst case perspective.

SuperBeagle Wed 14-Feb-18 01:44:58


Nola would play bingo with Phyllis and Norma where I live.

buzzbottom Wed 14-Feb-18 06:39:15

That was on my list for a girl!

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