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babyno2pending Mon 18-Jan-21 19:22:13

Okay so I've loved this name ever since I was a girl for my first daughter, but absolutely everyone I've said it to despises it😂

Nala Carmen

First and middle name.

Nice or awful?

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Folicky Mon 18-Jan-21 19:24:11

How is Nala pronounced? Phonetically or Nail-a? Or indeed Nayla?

Speechiebaby Mon 18-Jan-21 19:24:42

I wouldn't care what other people think and keep the names you like a secret so ppl can't pass judgement xx

babyno2pending Mon 18-Jan-21 19:26:09

@Folicky like 'Narla' smile

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CodenameVillanelle Mon 18-Jan-21 19:26:26

Nala is awful but carmen is nice

Odile13 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:26:33

I like the name Carmen - I prefer that as a first name. I’m not sure about the pronunciation of Nala.

Neighneigh Mon 18-Jan-21 19:26:42

They do merge into each other a bit. My name and maiden surname did too, and saying them out loud I used to have to be careful not to make them one word.

babyno2pending Mon 18-Jan-21 19:27:01

@Speechiebaby true I could keep it a surprise then people can't really say they don't like it when the baby is right in front of them 😂xx

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Harmarsuperstar Mon 18-Jan-21 19:28:41

Reminds me of narwhal 🤔

EdgeOfACoin Mon 18-Jan-21 19:29:23

I'm afraid Nala just makes me think of the Lion King.

PinkFizz19 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:29:44

I like Nala but it's the name of puppy smile

It's Simba's friend and then partner (lioness) in the Lion King xxx

PinkFizz19 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:30:05

Sorry name of my* puppy

lljkk Mon 18-Jan-21 19:30:29

I wouldn't care what other people think and keep the names you like a secret so ppl can't pass judgement xx

^ That. 100%

Odile13 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:31:37

Actually, doesn’t Halle Berry have a daughter named Nahla? I remember thinking that was a pretty name when she announced it and it’s possibly a better way of spelling it too.

ChelseaCat Mon 18-Jan-21 19:32:41

I actually like both names but I’m not sure they work together in my opinion

formerbabe Mon 18-Jan-21 19:33:24

Love the name Carmen

Nala is a nice sound...never heard it before.

Twillow Mon 18-Jan-21 19:33:32

My association for Nala is the Lion King. So a little weird.

Harmarsuperstar Mon 18-Jan-21 19:33:45

Odile13

Actually, doesn’t Halle Berry have a daughter named Nahla? I remember thinking that was a pretty name when she announced it and it’s possibly a better way of spelling it too.

Yes, I like this spelling much better for some reason

babyno2pending Mon 18-Jan-21 19:33:46

It's funny people mention lion king, that was my fave film as a child so I think that's where I got the fascination! Thank you for feedback guys

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20CMB21 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:34:12

Carmen rollers.

Nala: no.

Speechiebaby Mon 18-Jan-21 19:34:46

That's what I'm doing for my pending baby lol as it would just annoy me if someone close to me said something. They wouldn't dare once she is born haha xxgrin

cautiouscovidity Mon 18-Jan-21 19:35:39

Nala is a common cat name around here (after The Lion King). I don't really like it for a child - sorry confused
Carmen is lovely though.

user1174147897 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:39:39

More Nahla than Narla? It sounds a bit like "gnarly Carmen" as a combo.

Carmen is nice. I could probably come around to Nahla, but not keen on them together.

muser1548 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:45:34

I actually like Nala, agree that Nahla looks nice too.
Am not usually a fan of quirky names but that's a grower.

ItsIgginningtolooklikelockdown Mon 18-Jan-21 19:50:35

Nahla Carmen is easier to pronounce than Narla Carmen (the sounds, irrespective of the spelling).
I would not know to pronounce Nala as Narla.
The names would need a short additional middle name - you could say Narla Anne Carmen, Narla Rose Carmen etc much more easily.

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