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March 7th, 2014 09:22 PM #6Senior Member
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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
March 8th, 2014 12:02 AM #8
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March 8th, 2014 12:43 AM #10
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.see my extensive name lists here & see my short film here
alba honey / wilfred leander
annabel briar / emmett cador
billie fenella / wilbur jack
rosemary iseabail / alec emmanuel
thomasin faye / baez casper
olivia, eighteen, future filmmaker and mama.
i live in england with a fluffy black cat, shura
March 8th, 2014 01:19 AM #12
March 8th, 2014 01:30 AM #14