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Deemented Wed 05-Aug-09 15:24:29

What do you think - is it too old fashioned?

Did i even sell it correctly, or is the i before the e, or should it be Sheelagh?

Deemented Wed 05-Aug-09 15:25:05

*spell... blush

hambo Wed 05-Aug-09 15:26:04

you spelled it fine - i think it is cute. i have an auntie sheila who is great, so might be a bit biased!

bellissima Wed 05-Aug-09 15:35:29

Think it can be either Sheila or Sheilagh.

mrswoolf Wed 05-Aug-09 15:41:32

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Pinkjenny Wed 05-Aug-09 15:46:12

It reminds me of Sheila Grant in Brookside, "alright there, She?"

Not good.

everlong Wed 05-Aug-09 17:32:10

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SecretSlattern Wed 05-Aug-09 17:39:16

Horrid name, sorry

bigstripeytiger Wed 05-Aug-09 17:43:56

I dont like it, sorry.

NotanOtter Wed 05-Aug-09 17:45:19

lovely lovely just different and pretty

MaybeAfterBreakfast Wed 05-Aug-09 17:50:19

awful, sorry.

CrushWithEyeliner Wed 05-Aug-09 17:53:01

God no

belgo Wed 05-Aug-09 17:59:25

Sheelagh/Sheilagh/Sheila are all exceptable spellings.

Pretty name.

belgo Wed 05-Aug-09 18:16:16

I mean acceptable

LouMacca Wed 05-Aug-09 18:23:28

lmao. thanks, best laugh I've had all day!

screamingabdab Wed 05-Aug-09 18:31:25


If you have a boy, call it Nigel

BitOfFun Wed 05-Aug-09 18:33:01

If your name is Dee, you will be known as Dee and She. I hope your DP isn't Lee wink

maggievirgo Wed 05-Aug-09 18:38:20

I think in ten years it will come back.

Personally, I'm not ready for it yet. It's a bit barbara iykwim.

But actually, it's not as bad as Barbara. Middle name?

maggievirgo Wed 05-Aug-09 18:39:11

I have a friend called Sheelagh, and I don't think she hates it, but she's 40ish. I think it would just be odd for a baby. But it's not a terrible name.

Caitni Wed 05-Aug-09 18:46:15

I like this, but only the Irish spelling Síle. Very underused these days so perhaps time for a revival grin

tummytickler Wed 05-Aug-09 19:17:43

I just think of Australians and barbeques tbh. Sounds like a joke name (but then have you seen any of my threads - i am not one to talk there!).
and that god awful Sheilas Wheels advert.

Deemented Wed 05-Aug-09 19:43:25

To be honest, i'm not even sure i like it myself hmm

Tis my late mothers name, and i feel that if this dc is a girl i should honor her in some way, but could i really inflict Sheila on her?

Ideally i'd use it as a middle name, but i'm not sure it goes with any names i like - and i'm struggling to come up with names as it is.

Rohan Sheila - really not sure if that works or not

Erin Sheila - now i really like this, but DF doesn't like Erin

Bridie Sheila - not sure if that goes together or not

Menna Sheila - again, not sure if it works.

And i'm stumped if it's a boy.


screamingabdab Wed 05-Aug-09 19:53:47

I too, love Erin, and it works with Sheila

( BTW, we all feel shitty for dissing your late mum's name)

maggievirgo Wed 05-Aug-09 19:55:44

I think it's ok for a middle name, especially if it would be your daughter's grandmother's name. Sad they never met, so it'd be like passing on a baton.

What about Olwyn Sheila? Olwyn not Irish but seems to have a whiff of Lord of the Rings/celticness to it. Rohan is a boys name. Bridie is a rosary-clutching pious bigot's name, and Menna sounds like a contraceptive device. Please explain your first name choices!!

LouMacca Wed 05-Aug-09 19:59:37

Don't I just feel awful now you have told us its your late mothers name. Sorry blush

I have several friends who have used their mothers name as a middle name for their DD (Rita, Doreen and Jean) and i think its fine as a middle name and a nice way to honour your mum.

I too like Erin Sheila but obviously your DF has to like it too!

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