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Salonly Sun 11-Oct-09 13:14:10

I've just found out an old school freind has called their newborn Orlando.

What do you think? I think it's quite cool.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 11-Oct-09 13:17:37

My DS is friends with a little boy called Orlando - I grew to really like it but wasn't sure at first.

Penthesileia Sun 11-Oct-09 13:26:00

Boy or girl? wink grin

starwhoreswonaprize Sun 11-Oct-09 13:30:01

I like it, it was on the list but decided Orlando Bloom was too recent a sleb.

Ondine Sun 11-Oct-09 13:36:19

It's very nice and I like Orli as a nn.

But I'd worry everyone would think I was a fan of Orlando Bloom rather than get it was a Shakespearean name.

JoeyBettany Sun 11-Oct-09 14:05:21

Sounds like an old lady's cat.

UnrequitedSkink Sun 11-Oct-09 14:07:08

Oh it's lovely. Not sure I'd be brave enough but I really like it. Didn't think of 'Bloom' either! I also like Valentine. But REALLY wouldn't be brave enough to try that one.

NinthWave Sun 11-Oct-09 14:09:39

I wanted this, after the Virginia Woolf novel, but unfortunately I Am Not Posh Enough wink

holytoast Sun 11-Oct-09 14:14:21

I called my rabbit this after the novel, as it was a rescue and no idea if boy or girl....like it, but orlando bloom has that slightly pikey look to me so would put me off. also have met his mum and she is loopy.

funny how associations can put you off names - I am a teacher - many a lovely name has been discounted upon remembering an annoying/horrible/geeky/smelly/badly behaved child I taught.

bellissima Sun 11-Oct-09 17:37:25

Yes I know know know it's really a boy's name - but, er, the thought 'Disneyworld' does rather spring to mind.

twosofar Mon 12-Oct-09 08:51:09

It's the Italian/Latin version of Roland, which doesn't sound quite so glamorous!

Marioandluigi Mon 12-Oct-09 10:23:57

Im not sure, I dont like it but I dont hate it.

PestoPumpkinMonster Mon 12-Oct-09 10:35:39

I love it smile

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 12-Oct-09 10:41:43

My cat is called Orlando - and I am not an old lady. I've only met one person called Orlando in RL and I didn't like him much.
But that had nothing to do with his name - he would still have been a smug posh twat if he had been called Wayne.

doubleexpresso Mon 12-Oct-09 13:34:25

Hate it for a child, love it for a cat. It sounds really poncey. Think everyone will assume that child was conceived in Orlando as per Brooklyn Beckham...

BarakObamasTransitVan Tue 13-Oct-09 15:43:18

I know a little one. He gets called Landy (cool if you like Land Rovers) or Lando. I like it.

BarakObamasTransitVan Tue 13-Oct-09 15:44:36

he's neither snooty-posh nor Brooklyn-trashy btw grin

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