Kilda

(49 Posts)
moastina Wed 17-Jul-13 21:54:04

What do you think of the name Kilda for a girl? I saw a boat called Kilda when I was on holiday and really liked it. I also like Hilda but my partner thinks of witches...

MustafaCake Wed 17-Jul-13 21:55:04

Kilda sounds made up, sorry.

And Noooooooooooooo to Hilda. Ogden.

I've heard of St Kilda, not sure who or what it is apart from a place smile I sort of like it.

Layl77 Wed 17-Jul-13 22:05:44

Starts with kill. Don't like Hilda either sorry but whatever floats your boat wink

Killed her...

moastina Wed 17-Jul-13 22:10:02

Killed her.. LOL! Never thought of that.
Yes St Kilda is an island, I like the Scottish islands Isla, Iona, Morven etc.

aftermay Wed 17-Jul-13 22:11:19

Kill da what?

TheKnackeredChef Wed 17-Jul-13 22:11:32

So long as your surname isn't Fox, King, Baker, Bishop, Bird or Kent, it might be OK?

MustafaCake Wed 17-Jul-13 22:16:14

Now Isla, Iona and Morvern are much nicer!

First thing I thought was reservoir - I know it's a different spelling but you usually hear a name rather than see it.

millymae Wed 17-Jul-13 22:26:10

What about Gilda. Google it and you'll see that Rita Heyworth played her in a film of the same name in the 40's

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 22:27:07

I really like it

PixelAteMyFace Wed 17-Jul-13 22:30:51

You want to name your baby after a boat? confused

Kilda is an awful name, but slightly better than Titanic wink

MerryMarigold Wed 17-Jul-13 22:32:49

I actually like Kilda, despite thinking the nn would be 'kill'. I like 'Cillian' as well and that starts with 'kill'.

There will be jokes throughout her life.

MerryMarigold Wed 17-Jul-13 22:33:30

Oh, Hilda - no way.

DorisIsWaiting Wed 17-Jul-13 22:42:04

St Kilda is an Island somewhere . My parents had a house named that (pre them moving in... they ignored the name and just used the number!)

Not convinced at all!

moastina Wed 17-Jul-13 22:48:43

millymae, yes, Gilda definitely an option - like it.

I've never heard Kilda being used as a name in the same way as the other Islands, you'd totally get away with it in Scotland but in the South where they add an eroneous "r" everywhere, it doesn't sound as nice - soi I guess it depends on where you live.

Ailsa is nice a a wee bit less popular than Iona or Isla

Frettchen Wed 17-Jul-13 22:52:35

I'd go with Kelda rather than Kilda. But then it's a Pratchett reference, hence the appeal.

MrsOakenshield Wed 17-Jul-13 22:56:16

St Kilda is in Melbourne and it's main street is lined with amazing cake shops with fantastic displays <helpful>

I quite like it but think unless your Scottish no-one will understand why you'd choose it.

What about Gigha? pronounced Gee ah

sillymillyb Wed 17-Jul-13 23:03:43

Was just going to suggest Kelso too!

sillymillyb Wed 17-Jul-13 23:04:22

Arse... I meant kelda but autocorrect changed it! Oops!

Graceparkhill Wed 17-Jul-13 23:07:01

How about Tilda ( as in Swinton? ) presume it s short for Matilda.

squoosh Thu 18-Jul-13 00:05:48

There seems to be a craze for naming children after Scottish islands, St Kilda is a pretty bleak and unhospitable one though, it's been depopulated.

So on balance, no I don't really like it.

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