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What do you think of Ursula?

(20 Posts)
ferngo Mon 31-Aug-09 10:54:26

What do you think of Ursula as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

Deemented Mon 31-Aug-09 10:55:26

It's unusual... i went to school with one and that's the only one i've ever known.

Can't say i'm overly keen.

MeanMother Mon 31-Aug-09 10:55:45

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southernbelle77 Mon 31-Aug-09 10:58:53

Sea monster from The Little Mermaid so NO!

MrsKitty Mon 31-Aug-09 11:00:03

I quite like it actually, but it also makes me think of bears hmm Was there an Ursula Bear character in a book or something?

MrsKitty Mon 31-Aug-09 11:01:19

AH, and now that I look at the mumsnet namefinder it actually means "she-bear" so I'm not completely bonkers after all grin

indiechick Mon 31-Aug-09 11:06:26

Love it, love it, love it. Sula (pronounced soola) for short.

cece Mon 31-Aug-09 11:30:31

Quite nice, we did consider Una for DC3 but he was a boy!

MrsVik Mon 31-Aug-09 11:31:05

I was just saying to my OH the other day that I think this name is quite cool. It's not often you get a woman's name which has a meaning associated with such strength.

It's definitely unusual and a bit exotic sounding.

MamaLazarou Mon 31-Aug-09 12:09:33

It's a wonderful name. More people should use it.

ninedragons Mon 31-Aug-09 12:11:55

DD came out with a head full of fuzzy thick black hair and she looked so much like a little bear I wanted to call her Ursula.

DH vetoed it. Shame.

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Mon 31-Aug-09 12:14:59

I like it, makes me think of Ursula Le Guin.

ohnelly Mon 31-Aug-09 12:15:30

Dont like it sorry

ThingOne Mon 31-Aug-09 12:17:01


justbeenforapromenade Mon 31-Aug-09 15:50:14

OK but as it means bear - not my favourite.

carelesswhispers Mon 31-Aug-09 15:53:11

i went to school with an ursula , she was horrible & a bully ,

terracehouse Mon 31-Aug-09 17:41:15

The German shortening of Ursula, Uschi (pronounced "Oo'shi") is cute, too.

mrswoolf Mon 31-Aug-09 17:47:19

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Poshpaws Mon 31-Aug-09 17:50:28

My best friend is called Ursula. For this reason and this reason only, I like it grin

mumoverseas Tue 01-Sep-09 12:55:01

what a lovely lovely name grin
poshpaws, do I know you wink

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