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MotherFunker · 29/01/2008 15:52

Doing this poll on behalf of a good friend who is due on Thursday. What do you narky old hags make of these names ?

Thalia / Talia (and comments on spelling?)
Roseanna / Rosanna (spelling?)
Xia (pronounced Zee-ah)

Will pass on bitchiness comments to friend asap :-)

(p.s. she is a real friend not a 'friend' - ie. I am not up the duff!)

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MotherFunker · 29/01/2008 16:37

What about all those poor Bellas that came before the Tweenies? . It reminds me of a woman I used to work with who called her daughter Cruz (she was Spanish and devoutly Catholic, and Cruz is a typically Spanish Catholic girl's name). Then Dosh & Pecs called their son Cruz about a month later. She wasn't a happy bunny.

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MotherFunker · 29/01/2008 16:39

See, that's sad! that a sweet name like Bella can conjure up images of a chunky, blue-faced, yellow-haired thing in so many minds....

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Elkat · 29/01/2008 21:16

Thea is the nicest by far. Not keen on any of the others I'm afraid.

PrincessSnowLife · 29/01/2008 21:25

Thalia / Talia - no, don't like it
Bella - pretty but a bit Tweenies
Roseanna / Rosanna - reminds me of Roseanne (TV) in a sarcastic and grumpy kind of way
Lola - no, because of that song and the film
Mahalia - hmm, sounds like it is trying to hard
Xia - yes, very nice, but the spelling will be difficult for people and may cause lifelong annoyance. Would certainly make her stand out in a crowd though.

bodiddly · 29/01/2008 21:28

you can also spell talia ... talya short for natalya ... quite like it!

janeite · 29/01/2008 21:36

Bella is lovely; the rest are vile imho.

Bluenosesaint · 29/01/2008 23:05

Thalia / Talia (and comments on spelling?)

  • i really like this, very pretty. Would use the spelling Thalia

  • i think this is a lovely nickname (eg for Isabella) but i'm not kean on it in its own right

Roseanna / Rosanna (spelling?)
  • don't like this, it reminds me of Rosanne Barr

  • cute, but unless she is small and very funny i'm afraid it just won't work

  • sounds like a foreign greeting to me ...

Xia (pronounced Zee-ah)
  • what??
3andnomore · 30/01/2008 09:55

Thalia / Talia (and comments on spelling?)
-I love this name...when growing up I knew a very glamourous girl with that name, if spelled Thalia people might assume it's pronounced the usual TH Talia might be safer.

-Tweenies spring to mind...and isn't Bella that bossy character...also, used to ride a Pony called Bella, lol...not my taste.

Roseanna / Rosanna (spelling?)
-hm...not to keen

-I know it's all fashionable, and it is kind of cute, I suppose...but not one of my favourites.


  • do like this one...there is a singer with that name, isn't there...

Xia (pronounced Zee-ah)
-hm, don't like
cory · 30/01/2008 11:19

Thalia- difficult to know how to pronounce, the original Thalia (Greek muse of tragedy, I think) would be pronounced Thaleea with the stress on the 2nd syllable, but if short for Nathalia presumably different?

Bella- unfortunate CBeebs connotations atm, but that won't last; I'd say it's a possibility

Roseanna- I quite like this one

Lola- out of all of them, this is the one I'm not so keen

Mahalia and Xia- ok, I suppose, not much of a reaction really

alexpolismum · 30/01/2008 17:01

I know several Thalias here in Greece (pronounced with the 'th' as in 'think' and with the stress on the first syllable). It's quite a pretty name, and one I haven't heard much in the uk.

Bella - nice if it's a short form of something else

Roseanna - I want this as a middle name if mine turn's out to be a girl!

cass66 · 30/01/2008 20:12

I was at school with a Mahalia. thought it was very unusual then (25 yrs ago). she had a middle eastern look about her, although I can't remember her origins.

how about Thandi? my south african cousin is called this and I think it's lovely. (also Thandi Newton) pronounced 'tarndy', except the africaans pronunciation is waandi/ouandi, I think. a bit of useless knowledge!! tell your friend good luck!!

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