(69 Posts)
Liverbird77 Sat 23-Nov-19 07:23:26

I'm newly pregnant, so we don't know if we are having a boy or a girl.
We have one ds, Hector. We have quite a few ideas for boys' names, but can't agree on girls'.
The one name we both like is Aurora, nn Rory.
What do you think?
Is it chavvy or lovely? Is it too popular - the new Ella?
All opinions welcome.

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lowlandLucky Sat 23-Nov-19 07:28:40

Too much like areola

Grufallosfriends Sat 23-Nov-19 07:57:26

Aurora is beautiful. Rory is a cute nickname

DivGirl Sat 23-Nov-19 07:59:43

It's lovely but very common where I live. Theres at least three in DS's nursery. My worry with a name like Aurora is that it will date badly.
I do think it's beautiful though.

Liverbird77 Sat 23-Nov-19 08:01:10

Thanks for your replies. I've always loved the name, but I don't like the Disney connection and I am also concerned it will date. We will maybe have to have a re-think

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Howgreenwasmyvalley Sat 23-Nov-19 08:24:30

How about Celeste.

daisypond Sat 23-Nov-19 08:32:01

No. It’s too Sleeping Beauty for me, both Disney Princess and ballet character. I never think Roman goddess of dawn.


ChrisPrattsFace Sat 23-Nov-19 08:33:29

I met three baby auroras in one baby group the other day. Each parent said they had never heard another with the name... it was awkward because they were all very off with each other.
I feel like it’s quiet a popular name now.

SapphosRock Sat 23-Nov-19 08:35:28

Much prefer Aurelia you could call her Rae for short

missmouse101 Sat 23-Nov-19 08:35:59

It's like 'roar roar roar' so really unnatractive sounding.

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 08:39:32

How about Aurelia

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 08:39:49

I personally like Aurora and haven’t met one

Liverbird77 Sat 23-Nov-19 08:51:05

Thanks again everyone. I don't like Celeste and dh has already vetoed Aurelia.
Girls' names are difficult!

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carbo Sat 23-Nov-19 08:52:59

I think it's awkward to say but love the nn Rory

mrssoap Sat 23-Nov-19 08:53:19

I don't like aurora but I like Rory

Spied Sat 23-Nov-19 08:54:05

Chavvy imo sorry.

MrsNoMopp Sat 23-Nov-19 09:05:19

I like Aurora but not Rory.

Thetimetravelerswife Sat 23-Nov-19 09:32:29

I like Aurora. I don’t feel the Disney connotation immediately. Instead I think of Aurora the northern lights. Gives me a beautiful mystical vibe.

I only know one Aurora in her 30s now, with the nickname Rory. I loved her name. I dislike Rory though and prefer Rora.

Don’t be caught up in this names that date malarchy...every single name dates.

Jane, Rebecca and sarah are classic “timeless” names. Jane and Rebecca are definitely dated and sarah is on the way to becoming dated.

I think Aurora is very pretty, ignore the Disney connotation. There’s a Disney princess called Sofia and jasmine...and there’s been recent threads about those names and no one has mentioned Disney!

bridgetreilly Sat 23-Nov-19 10:06:20

I don't dislike it, but in some accents it doesn't sound great. Also, if she has difficulty with her r's, it'll be awful.

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 10:58:04

How about Cora @Liverbird77

I love that name

Roxanne /Roxanna nickname Rox/Roxy

GaraMedouar Sat 23-Nov-19 11:00:20

I can’t say Aurora - I say Or-wor-wa. (I cant say my r’s.) would be a nightmare name for me!

TatianaLarina Sat 23-Nov-19 11:02:44

I don’t associate it with Disney at all. I connect it with the Roman goddess, the Northern Lights and the Sleeping Beauty ballet.

I think classic names can survive popular culture associations.

MikeUniformMike Sat 23-Nov-19 13:20:39

I can't say my Rs either.

DramaAlpaca Sat 23-Nov-19 14:22:36

Rory is a boys' name & it sounds ridiculous on a girl. It's a male name meaning 'red king'. Using it for a girl is yet another example of traditional male names being appropriated for girls. Funny how it doesn't happen the other way round.

Anyway, Aurora is a lovely name, but not with Rory as a diminutive.

Leopardprintboots Sat 23-Nov-19 14:25:48

I think Rory is a great nickname for a girl.
Ha. I know a little baby girl Noah.
No boys names are safe and I love it. Can’t wait for the day boys start using strong girls names like Emma. Maybe not in my lifetime but it’s coming

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