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  1. #6
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    May 2013
    I actually kind of like it, I especially like it in that combo (I have a soft spot for Irish names and Mary names), and I don't think it's that far "out of the box". Orla Kiely is a designer who has had lines at Target and Anthropologie, so I've seen and heard it enough it seems familiar, to me at least. However, someone suggested Orla to me once for my sibset and it kept auto-correcting to "oral" when I typed it, which kind of turned me off. I wish it didn't bother me, but it does. I don't think of it that way when other people use it though, it's weird like that.
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley

    If we have another...
    Seamus Arthur/Albert or Brigid Ellen/Helen

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I like Aisling. It is a familiar enough pronunciation with a unique and Irish spelling.
    I also like Fiametta (sp?) nn Fia and Finuala nn Fia or Nola. Yes I like Fia as well and Fia may be a good alternate to Mia.

    (just suggesting some Irish names that may be further in the box).
    Last edited by giinkies; March 8th, 2014 at 01:21 AM.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Northern England
    Doesn't feel particularly special to me, but I know so many little Orlas (and several teens/adults). It's really pretty but I prefer the Orlaith spelling for it's Irish authenticity, plus it looks more complete to me. I know an Orlagh which seems like a fairly random spelling - but I assume it's legitimately Gaelic (same end sound as Clodagh, for instance)... I'd take a total guess and say that -laith and -lagh are very similar and interchangeable sounds?

    I also really like Alva/Elva/Ailbhe and Oona/Oonagh.
    collecting for future darlings...

    Wilfred Alec ''Wilf'' ○ Baez Hugh ○ Rufus Eoghan ○ Edgar Nicholas ○ Cas William ○ Amias Leander ''Ami''
    Emmett Virgil / Rosemary Oona
    Sibyl Georgia ''Billie'' ○ Clemency Eilidh Briar ○ Maude Evangeline ○ Estella Margaret ''Esa'' ○ Ishbel Twila

    ...much love and i are waiting for you!
    olivia, eighteen, england.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I think Orla Mary is lovely. I've heard of a little girl named Orla Beatrice, which I adore too.
    Baby girl due on June 20, 2016

    Alice - Beatrix - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Lydia - Susannah - Violet

    August - Darcy - Everett - Frederick - George - Henry - James - Rupert

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    I met a girl named Orla who was Irish, and I liked the name. Though in America, I feel like people will call her "oily" or something if you had a girl named Orla here. Other Irish names I like are:


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