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August 19th, 2012 02:40 AM #1Senior Member
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Eulalia/Eulalie...following on from my previous post...I'm so seduced by this name :)
So now I've established pronunciation I feel even more seduced by Eulalia and Eulalie and wnat to know more and get peoples honest opinions. Do you think the name is usable in English speaking countries??.Its beautiful for sure but I'm wondering if it would be one of those unfamiliar names that you have to spell out everytime you give your name to someone. A few other questions I have regarding the name aside from peoples general response:
It sounds incredible with a spanish or french accent but do you think its very difficult for English speakers to pronounce... ?
Which version do you prefer? Eulalia, Eulalie, Olaia...or do you know of any others?
Which nn might you use in English spekaing countries laia, lalia, lila?..I've got a thing for lulu, lilou, lula...do you think these may work or just too confusing?!
Finally which middles might compliment Eulalia/Eulalie
Eulalia/Eulalie Plum is one that just popped into my head and sounds adorable to me any other suggestions?
Last edited by fluzie; August 19th, 2012 at 03:02 AM.
August 19th, 2012 08:59 AM #3
August 19th, 2012 10:23 AM #5
I love love love Eulalia (in Spanish). I'm Canadian but I've lived in Spain and the Basque Country, and have a family full of Anglophones... Eulalia is one of those names I know will be complicated in English (especially in the pronunciation I'd use), but honestly, I seriously love it so much I'd use it anyway.
I definitely prefer Eulalia, but I'm also partial to Olaia. I like Olalla and Olaya, too, but I've seen Olalla get misspelled a lot in English as Ollala, and I'm sure most English-speakers would pronounce Olaya as "o-LAY-a" (actually, I took a poll and the overwhelming though for Olaia in English is o-LAY-a, too )
Some other Basque versions are: Eulali (ehu-LA-lee), Eulari (ehu-LA-ree, the R is flapped), and Eulale (ehu-LA-lay). These 3 really aren't used, though.
Laia is accepted as a name in its own right now, too.
I wouldn't personally use a nickname. I don't like any of them nearly as much as the whole name. If she (a hypothetical daughter named Eulalia) wanted to go by a nickname, or if her friends shortened it, that's cool with me, I just wouldn't use it at home unless she told me to quit it with her full name, haha. I do think Lalia is pretty, though. Actually, I could see myself using that. It also takes off the difficult EU sound from Spanish-> English.
Eulalia Leire is my combo if choice. I've gotten really, really good feedback on it, which surprises me because it's not like Leire is uncomplicated either.
Eulalia/ Eulalie Mireille
ETA: Eulària is a Catalan form, too, but also not used. I like it a lot, though.
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September 21st, 2012 10:56 AM #7Member
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this thread is slightly old, but i wanted to chime in because I can't get this name out of my head. I stumbled over it in a random list of names and loved the melodic & whimsical aspects of it. other message boards I have frequented haven't been as kind to the name (likening it to ukulele and eulogy and not being able to get passed that) so i am just so happy to find other people who love it as much as i do! I'm almost convinced that if i have a daughter this will be her name....still working on my husband as he hasn't come out to say if he likes it or not... as far as our choice in middle name his grandmother's first name was Marie so I was leaning towards Eulalie (You-Lay-Lee) Marie // it has a nice rhythm ...or perhaps Eulalie Mae, but I love Eulalie Plum!
will Eulalie have siblings?
have you paired names with her?
September 21st, 2012 11:30 AM #9baby BOY arriving november 2015
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