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Ursula...for a baby girl

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victorianababy Sun 05-Oct-08 21:24:38

So what do you think and would you say Ur-sula or Ur-shula?

umberella Sun 05-Oct-08 21:25:47

ur-sula. lovely, i really like this name.

EdithsMummy Sun 05-Oct-08 21:26:11

Ur-sula. I went to the Ursuline school and we pronounced it -suline not -shuline. smile

Buda Sun 05-Oct-08 21:26:13

Ur-sula

I like it.

Worked with one in Dublin years ago and have liked it since.

EyeballsintheSky Sun 05-Oct-08 21:27:35

Edith, you weren't in Wimbledon, were you?

I love Ursula, definitely Ur-sula

winegoddess Sun 05-Oct-08 21:27:40

Ur-sula. Doesn't conjure up really cuchie coo images but could be one of those names that you hear being called out and then think 'why didn't i call my daughter that?'

RhinestoneCowghoul Sun 05-Oct-08 21:27:46

One of my best friends is called Ursula - it's a great name (she pronounces it ur-shula tho, just to be contrary...)

skidoodle Sun 05-Oct-08 21:29:37

Ur-sula

Lilymaid Sun 05-Oct-08 21:31:09

Another victim of the Ursulines, here. Oh it is quite a nice name I suppose (better than St Angela) as long as you don't take the story of the thousand(s) of virgins too literally.

raindropsonroses Sun 05-Oct-08 21:33:15

I think of this Ursula
sorry
I would say ur soo la. No 'H' sound.

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 05-Oct-08 21:44:42

I had an aunt Ursula..but it makes me think of Ursulines

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 05-Oct-08 21:45:01

or DH Lawrence

EdithsMummy Sun 05-Oct-08 21:51:14

Eyeballs - no, Ilford! Are you an Ursuline girl, too, then? grin think there's a few of us knocking around!

WendyWeber Sun 05-Oct-08 21:54:18

I know an Ursula - her dad is a DH Lawrence scholar - she is def pronounced Urshula.

Tommy Sun 05-Oct-08 21:57:00

lovley - have heard it pronounced both ways. I think I prefer Ur-sula although a good friend of mine is Ur-shula or Ursh more usually which is not very pretty for a baby girl! grin

EyeballsintheSky Sun 05-Oct-08 23:00:25

Yes, the good old Ursuline Convent - dodgy nuns included! Bless 'em

TheBlonde Sun 05-Oct-08 23:11:17

I love it

serin Sun 05-Oct-08 23:18:37

Gorgeous, I was in Ursula Hall when I was a student and have loved the sound of it ever since, but didn't go with our surname.

UrsulatheSeaWitch Sun 05-Oct-08 23:18:45

Watch it, raindrops wink

Tinker Sun 05-Oct-08 23:20:39

Like it. Think I'd pronounce it both ways.

Plonker Mon 06-Oct-08 23:52:52

Have heard it pn both ways. My instinct would be to say Ur-sula.

It reminds me of the sea witch also, sorry.

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