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Orla or Hattie?
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LittlemissMama67 · 12/05/2022 13:05

Which is better?

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Synchrony · 12/05/2022 13:15

Imo Hattie. Orla is too vowel heavy for me.

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DramaAlpaca · 12/05/2022 13:19

I don't know about 'better'. Just choose the one you prefer.

If it was me choosing I'd pick Orla of the two. However, if it was Harriet on the birth cert I'd choose that and use the diminutive Hattie.

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familyissues12345 · 12/05/2022 13:21

Synchrony

Imo Hattie. Orla is too vowel heavy for me.

Wouldn't a lot of 4 letter names have 2 or more vowels in?!

I love the name Hattie. Would probably use Harriet on the birth certificate

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SallyWD · 12/05/2022 13:25

I much prefer Orla. I don't like Hattie. I know one and it doesn't suit her at all! I think Orla is nice for a child and a serious grown up name too.

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Purpleavocado · 12/05/2022 13:28

I don't like that Hattie rhymes with scatty, i can see that being a nickname. Orla is nice.

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JenniferBarkley · 12/05/2022 13:29

I like both, but if you live somewhere with a non-rhotic accent I'd go with Hattie (Harriet on the bc) as I don't like Orla pronounced Awla.

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GreatCuppa · 12/05/2022 13:51

Orla as I really don’t like Hattie. Not as a full
name anyway, it’s too cutsey and nicknamey.

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TempsPerdu · 12/05/2022 14:01

Hattie if short for Harriet. Otherwise Orla.

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LittlemissMama67 · 12/05/2022 14:04

We actually realised In our accent We pronounce Hattie as (ha-ee) we don’t tend to pronounce our tees (hat-tee) is cute but without the t isn’t as nice so I think we will stick with Orla

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TempsPerdu · 12/05/2022 14:15

We actually realised In our accent We pronounce Hattie as (ha-ee) we don’t tend to pronounce our tees (hat-tee) is cute but without the t isn’t as nice so I think we will stick with Orla

That sounds like a good call OP. DD has a name with similar sounds to Hattie and it really does need the t to be pronounced!

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KirstenBlest · 12/05/2022 14:16

Hattie, but short for Harriet. Both lovely

Not keen on Orla, although it is ok in an irish accent.

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Aquaticshark11 · 12/05/2022 16:07

Hallie is a nice alternative to Hattie.

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SpaceJamtart · 12/05/2022 16:15

Good that sticking with Orla its a lovely name, my local accent you wouldnt get the H either so it would be 'Ah ee' which is pretty bad

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Synchrony · 12/05/2022 20:22

familyissues12345

Synchrony

Imo Hattie. Orla is too vowel heavy for me.

Wouldn't a lot of 4 letter names have 2 or more vowels in?!

I love the name Hattie. Would probably use Harriet on the birth certificate

Yes but it's the sounds for me, not the number.

Eg, Kate has two vowels but to me it is NOT vowel heavy because I mostly hear the K and the T, which are quite hard consonants.

With Orla I mostly hear the O and A. Also r and l are very soft. So to me it sounds mushy and weak.

But it's just an opinion on a naming board! I'm aware that my views do not follow current fashion!

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duvetdayforeveryone · 12/05/2022 20:26

I love the name Hattie :)

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LittlemissMama67 · 13/05/2022 14:17

I love Heidi too but I think it just sounds weird having too (ee) with the two girls..

Hattie and Indie
Heidi and Indie

I do think Orla and Indie sound the best of the 3

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Ellmau · 14/05/2022 16:29

Orla is nice.

Hattie makes me think of headgear.

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AliceMcK · 14/05/2022 22:37

Orla is one of my favourite names, but I also love Hattie too.

I don’t like Harriet though, too horsey/middle class and pretentious.

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Fromthebirdsnest · 15/05/2022 00:18

Love orla its my daughters middle name and it means golden princess which is lovely ..

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AnElegantChaos · 15/05/2022 00:31

Orla's a lovely name.

Hattie just makes me think of Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams giving it the whole Ooooh Matron!

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LittlemissMama67 · 15/05/2022 10:19

Thankyou all, we are going with Orla I have some personalised bits for her already I think it’s just normal to wonder if it’s right still even when you know it is.. my son Rex I almost considered changing to Herbie a week before he was born which i know now he’s glad I didn’t, he gave me the WTAF mum look when I told him 😂

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