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Sweetweemama Tue 29-May-18 19:10:55

We are thinking of calling our number two girl Sula. It’s the name of a little Scottish Hebridean island and we love the Hebrides. And also means “peace little she bear” in Hebrew which I think is kind of cute too. Opinions please! Any downfalls I’ve not thought of?

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Delphiniumum Tue 29-May-18 19:11:33

I think it's very cute. Be aware that it is a character in "Bing" on Cbeebies though.

MikeUniformMike Tue 29-May-18 19:14:42

Sula looks very pretty. Is it pronounced Soola? Might get shortened to Su/Sue.

shelleybee Tue 29-May-18 19:16:13

I'm sure Sula is a make of sugar-free sweet.

MustBeThursday Tue 29-May-18 19:16:54

Sula is a pretty name and the meaning is very sweet. The only negative thought for me is it's the name of the elephant character in Bing. I can't think of any other negative connections

GoForthSon Tue 29-May-18 19:18:53

I'm sure Sula is a make of sugar-free sweet.

It is, lovely as a name though and especially the meaning. smile

Whatififall Tue 29-May-18 19:23:59

My first thought was the character in Bing too.
But I love the meaning of it and bloody Bing Bear won’t be on tv forever so it will probably just be a short while that it coincides.

Rainatnight Tue 29-May-18 19:27:16

Bing's friend. But it is sweet.

Miloarmadillo2 Tue 29-May-18 19:27:43

Bing, to every parent of a preschool child.

ABCFamily Tue 29-May-18 19:28:17

Sula is pretty. It reminds me of the Toni Morrison novel of the same name.

Sweetweemama Tue 29-May-18 19:28:39

Thanks all! Yea I figure it’s a name for life and everyone will have forgotten about Bing before too long. But I don’t want her to be associated with that as a wee girl. Hmm, will need to think about that one. I’m not too bothered by the sugar free sweet though. Still only 29 weeks so we can sit on it for a while!

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greendale17 Tue 29-May-18 19:30:02

Sounds like an African name. Nice name

Polyannah Tue 29-May-18 19:30:08

First thought was Sulu. Star trek.
Then Bing.

DramaAlpaca Tue 29-May-18 19:31:22

My DC are older & I've never heard of Bing apart from on here.

I think Sula is really pretty & I like the Hebridean associations.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 29-May-18 19:32:26

I only know one sula and she’s a dog... so that’s what it brings to mind.

butlerswharf Tue 29-May-18 19:35:13

I think of Bing right away and so will her contemporaries as they'll most likely grow up watching it too.

Pooshy Tue 29-May-18 19:35:44


MeetYouAtGreggs Tue 29-May-18 19:37:12

It is so pretty. The only time I’ve ever heard it is Bing’s little elephant pal though.

Sametimesameplace Tue 29-May-18 19:38:30

I know someone with Sula as a surname.

Cosmoa Tue 29-May-18 19:38:46

I think it's absolutely beautiful!!

Frogscotch7 Tue 29-May-18 19:40:48

It’s a great name. Reminds me of the book A Song of Sula.

daisypond Tue 29-May-18 19:41:18

I like it. I didn't know about the Hebridean island. I thought of Bing first. But doesn't it come from the Old Norse "sula" meaning gannet/booby, which is maybe not quite so nice? I know nothing about the birds, though - maybe they're lovely.

Sweetweemama Tue 29-May-18 19:43:29

I know nothing about birds either, Thanks for that!

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Sweetweemama Tue 29-May-18 19:44:45

Yea I guess they will. My wee girl isn’t really into Bing so I have heard of it but it isn’t a strong association. Clearly is for others tho, I’ll think about it! Thanks

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foxycleopauper Tue 29-May-18 19:46:51

I heard someone refer to a sweaty upper lip as a Sula once, so that's what it makes me think of blush

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