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Alina and Iola

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southernbelle77 Wed 02-Sep-09 19:17:34

What do we think of these names?

GossipMonger Wed 02-Sep-09 19:18:26

not my choice

prefer Iola

but quite like Iona instead

MrsBadger Wed 02-Sep-09 19:22:36

both sound suspiciously made up to me, I'm afraid, even though they're not

are they ethnic?

in many typefaces and handwriting styles the uppercase i and the lowercase L look the same so she will constantly be called Lola.

MrsBadger Wed 02-Sep-09 19:23:23

oh and is it pronouced Eye-Oh-La or Yo-La?

GrendelsMum Wed 02-Sep-09 19:25:18

I like them both.

dogofpoints Wed 02-Sep-09 19:25:54

don't like either

SpawnChorus Wed 02-Sep-09 19:27:17

Assuming they are pronounced Ah-LIE-na and eye-OH-la I like them.

NorkilyChallenged Wed 02-Sep-09 19:28:00

I don't like Iola I'm afraid (not sure why as I do like Iona). Think Iola does look like Lola or like you've missed the start off Viola.

Alina - I knew a really nice girl called Alina. She was Alessandra (Italian family) but known as Alina.

notevenamousie Wed 02-Sep-09 19:28:41

Think Iola is unusual outside Wales - I worked for a terrifying femal boss called Iola which has coloured it for me. Alina is ok. Any others?

southernbelle77 Wed 02-Sep-09 20:01:02

Thanks! DH doesn't really like them it seems so probably not, but he does like Ione (eye-oh-nee) - any better or worse?!

KleineMaus Wed 02-Sep-09 21:37:54

Prefer Alina. I also know an Ayla, which I think is lovely and kind of similar.

kitsmummy Wed 02-Sep-09 21:41:17

Umm, Iola always makes me think of Areola, and I don't really like Alina either.
I do however like Ione!

bellissima Wed 02-Sep-09 22:01:56

DD2 (6) has named our new goldfish Alina - have just asked why (she is wide awake I'm afraid - will never get her up for school when it starts) and she says its from 'Barbie Fairytopia'.

Iona - island off Scotland? - stronghold of early celtic Christianity? (I think)

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 02-Sep-09 22:03:03

Alina quite common in Eastern Europe (pronounced A-LEE-na). How about Adina?

choosyfloosy Wed 02-Sep-09 22:05:40

Yours are nice but I think Ione is incredibly beautiful, and I prefer Aline as well, except that I think it would be pronounced wrongly. A problem with a lot of beautiful names - I think Renee is heartbreakingly lovely but Ree-nee is just not bearable.

NadiaWadia Thu 03-Sep-09 00:47:31

Nice. Bit different.

mathanxiety Thu 03-Sep-09 04:58:07

Alina is Russian, I think. (Al-EE-na)

diddl Thu 03-Sep-09 07:23:46


TwoPersephone Thu 03-Sep-09 16:55:17

I quite like Alina

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