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Opinions on the name Orla
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Mamadooley · 24/03/2022 12:53

I’m scared to do this 😱

I know a name is a personal choice and what I deem to be a lovely name would be someone else’s absolute bottom choice garbage.

This will be my third baby my other daughter is named Indie Blossom May (Lastname)

If we have another girl we are going to call her Orla Daisy Jean (Lastname)

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Angliski · 24/03/2022 12:54

I know an Orla and she’s a button! Lovely name.

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duvetdayforeveryone · 24/03/2022 12:54

I like it :)

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thingymaboob · 24/03/2022 12:58

Really popular round our way (south west England)

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Mummacake · 24/03/2022 12:59

Lovely name

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NoSquirrels · 24/03/2022 13:00

I love it.

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ThatsNotItAtAll · 24/03/2022 13:01

Orla's nice I think - Anglicised version of an Irish name I think but there's nothing wrong with that.

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Mamadooley · 24/03/2022 13:01

I know if 2 other Orla’s

It was very nearly my other DD’s name before we settled on indie, it was either Indie, Edie or Orla. And we almost changed it to Orla a week after she was born. It means golden princess and we are a family of red heads so I do hope I get to use it this time. Although Finn (fair haired one) is our choice for a boy. So it’ll work out either way 😄

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minniep · 24/03/2022 13:05

Lovely name. Very common here in Ireland. I know lots of Orlas.

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Changethetoner · 24/03/2022 13:08

I love your choice. It s very pretty.

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becca3210 · 24/03/2022 13:09

A lovely name

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Caramelcap · 24/03/2022 13:31

I love the first names of both your girls ❤️ Not keen on your middle name choices but they are rarely used anyway.

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ChuckBerrysBoots · 24/03/2022 13:39

Depends where you live. If it’s pronounced properly (I.e not “Awla”) then go for it. If it isn’t, I don’t love it. But that’s me being a pronunciation snob Grin

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Mamadooley · 24/03/2022 13:42

@ChuckBerrysBoots

Depends where you live. If it’s pronounced properly (I.e not “Awla”) then go for it. If it isn’t, I don’t love it. But that’s me being a pronunciation snob Grin

How would you pronounce it?
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ChuckBerrysBoots · 24/03/2022 14:06

It’a surprisingly hard to find videos of people saying Orla Grin so I defer to Sister Michael at 1.59

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Mamadooley · 24/03/2022 14:10

😂😂 yes that’s the pronunciation x

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LizzieAnt · 24/03/2022 14:12

Orla is lovely, as are your middle names.
The Irish spelling is Órla, but lots of people in Ireland don't use the fada (the accent) either. There are also some older spellings of the name, but they're all pronunced the same. Irish accents are rhotic, unlike most English accents, which means the r in Orla is pronounced.
You can hear it here - the spelling in this case is Orlaith, but it sounds the same.
forvo.com/word/Orlaith/
In the link, I don't think the Australian speaker pronounces the r, but the Irish speakers do.

Love Derry Girls too Grin

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Mamadooley · 24/03/2022 14:21

Me and my OH are both English but he has Irish roots way back and he’s a Celtic fan 🙄😄 honestly though I think it’s just really pretty name but mostly my grandad who is like my all time favourite person in the world, used to call his “golden girl” because of my red hair, and Orla means golden princess so it’s that that has kind of sealed the deal for me

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DotDotDotDotDot · 24/03/2022 14:21

I’m not keen on Orla, too close to oral when I see it written down, sorry.
I was going to suggest Edie even before I saw your update. Suggestions are Eliza, Maeve, Niamh, Lara, Cora, Cleo or Juno?

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Mamadooley · 24/03/2022 14:23

I love love love Edie, although I do think it’s to close to dd1s name Indie for me to use it now. And I couldn’t get OH to agree to it anyway 👎🏻

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TheLovleyChebbyMcGee · 24/03/2022 14:24

I love Orla!!

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2isontheway · 24/03/2022 14:28

I love it- it's our first choice if we have a girl

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Somatronic · 24/03/2022 14:28

Growing up in Ireland in the 90s Orla was a very common name amongst my generation, along with Aoife, Sinéad, Niamh, Méabh, Caoimhe etc.

I think it's very pretty. Other spellings are Orlaith or Órfhlaith but I'd imagine Orla would be best if you're English.

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ChuckBerrysBoots · 24/03/2022 15:01

I think Indie and Orla go really nicely together.

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Trinacham · 24/03/2022 15:04

@DotDotDotDotDot

I’m not keen on Orla, too close to oral when I see it written down, sorry.
I was going to suggest Edie even before I saw your update. Suggestions are Eliza, Maeve, Niamh, Lara, Cora, Cleo or Juno?

That's what I've always thought! It is an anagram of oral, which puts me off.
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Bancha · 24/03/2022 15:05

@DotDotDotDotDot

I’m not keen on Orla, too close to oral when I see it written down, sorry.
I was going to suggest Edie even before I saw your update. Suggestions are Eliza, Maeve, Niamh, Lara, Cora, Cleo or Juno?

My friend’s DD is called Orla and my phone often corrects it to oral. I have to be really careful when I message her!
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