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Gateau Tue 14-Jul-09 16:00:10

What do you think of this one?

daisydora Tue 14-Jul-09 16:02:09

Sorry but I'm just in the middle of watching Madagascar with DD - its the name of the hippo! Its clouding my judgement.

If it wasn't for the hippo I think its quite nice.

AitchTwoOh Tue 14-Jul-09 16:02:27

i think it's kind of hilarious but then i knew an american girl a long time ago who was a gloria known as glory, which really suited her.

clemette Tue 14-Jul-09 16:04:06

I think it's dreadful.

Gateau Tue 14-Jul-09 16:05:56

It's popular in Spain.
It sounds kind of gaudy but I quite like that. My late aunt was also called Gloria but I really son;t know if her daughter would be pleased if I used it.

AitchTwoOh Tue 14-Jul-09 16:07:40

it is gaudy, isn't it? lol. glory, honestly, was a magnificent creature. what about gloriana, that's even more blowsy but sounds posher.

nickelbabe Tue 14-Jul-09 16:16:56

ooh, don't like gloriana.
sounds really pretentious.
I like Glorie or Glory...

gloria sounds like a granny

GorgonsGin Tue 14-Jul-09 16:18:09

my MIL's name. People call her "Glo" hmm

mrswoolf Tue 14-Jul-09 16:24:28

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Sunshinemummy Tue 14-Jul-09 16:24:50

I know a three year old called Gloria and it really suits her.

GorgonsGin Tue 14-Jul-09 16:26:38

mrs woolf - my MIL grin

jellybeans Tue 14-Jul-09 16:27:29

Really awful old lady name, sorry.

castille Tue 14-Jul-09 16:29:12

Not my bag. Reminds me of a happy clappy evangelist I used to know

tummytickler Tue 14-Jul-09 17:55:37

I know a 3 year old Gloria too, and it really suits her!
I love the name Gloria!

Mammina Tue 14-Jul-09 18:50:54

not my cup of tea sorry, makes me think of gloria hunniford

WinkyWinkola Tue 14-Jul-09 21:24:12

Makes me think of blousy, buxom bar maids.

MamaLazarou Wed 15-Jul-09 08:44:37

Gloria is a brilliant, glamorous name!

Also like Glorie.

MockDuck Wed 15-Jul-09 09:33:44

This caught my eye because I've been considering Gloria, prompted mainly by the Patti Smith song and partly because I think it has a wonderful meaning.

I think associations are irrelevant at the end of the day: children claim a name and make it their own. Over the past few years I've met babies and toddlers called Agnes, Stanley, Eric, and lots of other names where my first reaction was, 'old lady/old man's name'. Within months, I can't think of it as anything but their own name, and you start appreciating the name for its own qualities rather than any associations you might have.

Everyone has very personal associations with names: it's not very useful to say 'Ooh, I knew a xxx at school and she was horrible' (people still do it though, don't they?!). I say, if you like it yourself and there are no famously denigrated examples in popular culture at the moment (Jordan?), go for it!

Of course, the next thing that happens is that you choose a totally inoffensive name and then someone awful rises to prominence three years later...

HollyBunda Wed 15-Jul-09 09:37:29

My dd middle name is Glory. I love Gloria though!

loobylu3 Wed 15-Jul-09 11:56:46

I think it's lovely!

Fimbo Wed 15-Jul-09 13:15:56

Its horribly naff. It's my sil's mother's name.

audley Wed 15-Jul-09 21:20:30

I keep thinking about this one too, I like it

Momdeguerre Wed 15-Jul-09 21:23:21

Makes me wonder how you will be able to say hello to her first thing 'Morning, Glory' wink.

MaggieBeBold Wed 15-Jul-09 21:24:41

Not terribly keen even tho there is a lovely member of my extended family with this name.

Reginamygina Thu 16-Jul-09 13:25:20

Mrs Woolf, my Mil too.

Gloria would be an awful choice of name, but only because my Mil is a nutter.

I can't imagine someone under 60 called that, sorry.

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