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What do you think of Dolores?

(26 Posts)
TabithaTwitchet Thu 13-Aug-09 17:05:54

As a middle name? Quite like it (apart from Harry Potter connection) Prbably first name would be Christina or Josephine

herladyship Thu 13-Aug-09 17:08:52

was going to mention the harry potter connection..

but then you can choose a name that suddenly becomes associated with someone famous - we know a real life harry potter in his thirties.. god how he loathes jk rowling grin

Greensleeves Thu 13-Aug-09 17:09:30

it means sorrow though

hocuspontas Thu 13-Aug-09 17:10:44

First impression - the name of women who advertise in phone booths.

StayFrostyFelchMeLazyJourno Thu 13-Aug-09 17:13:34

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mumoverseas Thu 13-Aug-09 17:30:31

sorry but just can't get the thought of the evil old witch from HP out of my head

boodleboot Thu 13-Aug-09 17:39:53

i really don't like it, i know a Dolores but she uses Dee instead and doesn't like Dolores....i love Dolly as a NN tho which you wouldn't have with it being a middle name.

mathanxiety Fri 14-Aug-09 23:28:15

I sort of associate it with Stab City too, not necessarily Dolores O'Riordan, but the general atmosphere of Limerick back in the seventies. It was very popular many years ago in Ireland (Maria Dolores means Mary of the Sorrows in Latin) and it kind of irks me that someone would call a girl that or identify with women who put up with a lot (hence the Sorrows). I know it's one of the titles of Mary (ref Jesus), but it's a sort of old-fashioned virtue that is very gender-specific, to bear sorrows and not complain IMHO.

mrswoolf Sat 15-Aug-09 00:29:48

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teamcullen Sat 15-Aug-09 00:34:18

My DH has an auntie Dolores. She often gets called Lori. She as mad as a Hatter and definatly all Irish ha ha

MamaLazarou Mon 17-Aug-09 08:33:26

I have never seen or read Harry Potter, so Dolores for me means the singer from the Cranberries, or the character of Lolita from Nabokov's book. It's a nice name, with pretty diminutives, IMO.

qumquat Tue 18-Aug-09 16:07:43

I agree with Mathanxiety that I don;t really like the connotations, but it's nice sounding and would go well with your first names, especially Christina (which I love!)

moondog Tue 18-Aug-09 16:09:11

It's nice.

PuppyMonkey Tue 18-Aug-09 16:17:39

Sounds bleddy awful to me. The name of a 70s prostitute or something. Soz.

Ondine Tue 18-Aug-09 16:40:16

I like it a lot, enough to consider using it one day. My first associate would always be Our Lady of the Sorrows.

It's very grown up and elegant imo. I'd like to be called it myself actually.

Disenchanted3 Tue 18-Aug-09 16:41:45


Old lady.

Not good for a baby.

Rachiesparrow Wed 19-Aug-09 10:38:00

I love it. Our cat is called it (Dolly for short) and I really seriously wondered for a while whether I could get away with having a cat AND and a child called Dolores. My OH said no though. So we are thinking of calling our daughter Kitty instead. Short for Catherine, so not completely bonkers in a cat/child confusion type way.

Tortington Wed 19-Aug-09 10:39:32

i like it as a first name

Iwantscallops Wed 19-Aug-09 13:55:53

Love it! And definately sounds great as a first name.

heartonsleeve Wed 19-Aug-09 13:59:35

Sister Act?

JeanLouiseFinch Mon 24-Aug-09 00:51:52

Dolores makes me think of Kathy Bates

hambler Mon 24-Aug-09 00:57:05

love it

crotchet Mon 24-Aug-09 10:44:41

Call me Dolores, like they do in the stories.... very Dylan Thomas!

BonsoirAnna Mon 24-Aug-09 10:45:50

Really awful!

Amapoleon Mon 24-Aug-09 10:47:09

I'm not really keen on it but I live in Spain and there are lots of old ladies called Dolores. It is shortened to Lola in Spain.

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