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  1. #1
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    Super vintage, super Irish baby name spot!

    I know of a baby girl named Orla Mary who was born March 1 in Iowa.

    She is the first Orla I have ever known. I think her name is beautiful, but I don't think I would be that brave to venture that far outside the box.

    What do you think?

  2. #3
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    I love Irish names! For girls Fiona is a GP and boys, im loving Connor and Cian
    No babies anytime soon... Just planning ahead (VERY far ahead)

  3. #5
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    I've never thought of Orla as an outside-the-box name, but I checked the stats for it in the U.S. and I guess it is! Orla Mary is so sweet and old-fashioned. My only worry is if kids will make "oral" jokes. I know they can make fun of anything but you don't want to make it TOO easy for them. But then, I mentally anagram everything so that could be my weird brain.

    Anyway, what a refreshing find! Very pretty.
    Girls:
    Catherine/Kathleen, Susan/Susannah, Anne/Anna/Annabeth, Jane, Margaret/Marguerite, Rose/Rosemary, Cecile/Cecily, Flora/Laura, Gwendolen, Paloma, Tabitha, Lucille, Beatrice, Harriet

    Boys:
    Frederick, Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy

  4. #7
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    I really like Orla and think it is very pretty.
    Although as isolieth also mentioned, I keep getting the mental anagram of Oral.
    I hope it's not everyone that does this because it really is a lovely name.
    Mummy of Arthur Genki -born 25th November 2014 <3

    Edmund / Linden
    Daisy / Rosamund



  5. #9
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    I know an Orla, and I've always admired her name. I hadn't thought of the 'oral' thing until this thread, and it doesn't bother me all that much.

    I like the combination of Orla Mary--I think a classic like Mary really balances Orla.
    Gwen
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