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do you like Lola?

(75 Posts)
raindropsonroses Tue 17-Jun-08 02:15:41

My sister in law is thinking of Lola if she has a girl.
Does anybody like it?

BrownSuga Tue 17-Jun-08 02:23:28

i do , i named my mini schnuazer that. as long as her last name doesn't start with L, as ours does, and it's a bit of a mouthful.

thumbwitch Tue 17-Jun-08 02:24:13

always makes me think of that lovely song by the Kinks... grin

thumbwitch Tue 17-Jun-08 02:30:53

FYI and entertainment

I met her in a club down in old soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [lp version:
C-o-l-a cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said lola
L-o-l-a lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

Well Im not the worlds most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Well Im not dumb but I cant understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

Well we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
And said dear boy wont you come home with me
Well Im not the worlds most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Then I looked at her and she at me

Well thats the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Its a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola

Well I left home just a week before
And Id never ever kissed a woman before
But lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said dear boy Im gonna make you a man

Well Im not the worlds most masculine man
But I know what I am and Im glad Im a man
And so is lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola lo-lo-lo-lo lola

nooka Tue 17-Jun-08 03:01:24

Fine for a pet, but not for a child I think. It's a bit sexual, and I like "proper" names. Lola is a nickname isn't it?

twosofar Tue 17-Jun-08 07:03:38

Bit porn star for me.. makes me think of Lolo Ferrari (RIP) and Lolita. Not messages I would be wanting to give my daughter

Wilkiepedia Tue 17-Jun-08 07:10:03

Nope think it is hideous

One of my family members has called her daughter it and I really hate it

AbbeyA Tue 17-Jun-08 07:10:45

I don't like it at all.

MaryBS Tue 17-Jun-08 07:27:28

Has she got another child called Charlie? hmm

hf128219 Tue 17-Jun-08 08:01:09

Camilla (Parker Bowles) has a grand-daughter called Lola. I like it - but it is considered a 'bit of a try hard name'.

lucykate Tue 17-Jun-08 08:08:00

i don't like it but i do know a few people who have dd's called lola (ps, have never, ever told them, i don't like the name though, and never would)

spareparts Tue 17-Jun-08 08:09:35

I dislike it. Too sexy for a wee girl.

seeker Tue 17-Jun-08 08:16:12

Too show-girly for a little girl - too cute-sy for an adult woman.

I wish people would remember that they are naming a timid toddler, a fat, spotty teenager, a 30-something career woman, a globe trotting 60 year old, and a 90 year old who wants to be taken seriously on the geriatric ward as well as a georgeous cuddly baby!

LuLuBai Tue 17-Jun-08 08:55:52

I really like it but only as a nickname.

Flllight Tue 17-Jun-08 08:59:41

I detect a hint of pessimism in your OP! grin

I'm not too keen.

Tortington Tue 17-Jun-08 09:01:57

i think its great for hippies and prostitutes

sleepycat Tue 17-Jun-08 09:03:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

artichokes Tue 17-Jun-08 11:53:44

it means "sorrows". for that reason alone i would avoid it.
how about lolita wink?

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Jun-08 11:56:06

Love it - my daughter's name. Hope you all feel terrible now grin.

Lionstar Tue 17-Jun-08 11:57:18

I know 6 (!) under twos called Lola - so becoming rather common around here.

poppy34 Tue 17-Jun-08 11:58:43

yes but dh doesn't

cazzybabs Tue 17-Jun-08 11:59:10


JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Jun-08 11:59:12

Pah! My daughter's 9 so we're well ahead of the curve.

Her twin sister is Scarlet by the way - equally handy were she to need to turn to the oldest profession at any stage shock.

artichokes Tue 17-Jun-08 12:00:45

Lol Justine. Now Scarlet is a name I love smile.

poppy34 Tue 17-Jun-08 12:12:12

lol -justine at versatility of name. out of interest what made you go for scarlet? I'm sure reason for recent popularity is the actress scarlett johannson (sorry if spelled this wrongly).

for similar reasons I had long liked the name sienna but that is firmly off list now

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