Loretta?

(23 Posts)
BettyBi0 Tue 15-Oct-13 17:34:58

I love this name and its NNs; Lottie, Lori or Etta.
Having run it by a couple of friends feedback hasn't been so great. Apparently it's a working class western name in the US or makes people think of country music??

What do you think?

Other front runners at the moment are; Tabitha (currently being vetoed by DP for being too posh), Liberty or Katherine (too boring?)

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 17:44:20

Lynn.

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 15-Oct-13 17:48:03

I quite like it. But do think general associations not so great.

mrsWast Tue 15-Oct-13 17:53:33

it's a bit country and western, isn't it? tabitha is a fabulous name (possibly biased).

CruCru Tue 15-Oct-13 18:51:27

It's a lovely name.

ginzillas Tue 15-Oct-13 19:52:22

It's my mother in law's name (although slightly different spelling) and she is mainly known as Laurie or Lol.
Think she was 'Lolly' when younger. I like it.

ginzillas Tue 15-Oct-13 19:52:47

I love Liberty too! But it was vetoed by DH.

PrincessRomy Tue 15-Oct-13 19:58:49

I love Loretta. Was on the list if ds had turned out to be a dd.

PoppyAmex Tue 15-Oct-13 20:01:20

Liberty is nice.

Loretta evokes the image of a 65 year old country singer in Nashville with red lipstick and a cigarette in the corner of her mouth. <active imagination>

GreatJoanUmber Tue 15-Oct-13 20:16:10

To me it's very much Monty Python- "I want to be a woman now, and you can call me Loretta" - not sure I could shake off that association!

ArabellaBeaumaris Thu 17-Oct-13 22:24:00

Loretta Bobbit. Can't get rid of the association.

ArabellaBeaumaris Thu 17-Oct-13 22:25:10

Sorry! My association was wrong - it's Lorena Bobbit.

C0ffeeN0biscuit Thu 17-Oct-13 22:27:56

I knew a drippy slightly condescending one years ago. Im going to say no.

PoppadomPreach Thu 17-Oct-13 22:30:43

For GreatJoan........

I want to be called "Loretta"

(Sorry OP, Monty Python was my first thought too!)

CressidaMontgomery Thu 17-Oct-13 22:33:31

Horrible and hard sounding

MacaYoniandCheese Thu 17-Oct-13 22:35:44

Diner waitress. Sorry sad. How about just Etta? Or Harriet? Charlotte?

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 17-Oct-13 22:39:25

I'm not a fan -Etta however is far far nicer

ImAFrequentNameChanger Fri 18-Oct-13 09:10:21

First thought is that it reminds me of the Nick Cave song 'The Curse Of Millhaven' Cool song but not sure I'd name my DD it.

buttercrumble Fri 18-Oct-13 09:10:59

Sorry not keen at all

BettyBi0 Fri 18-Oct-13 13:48:54

Thanks for your honesty.
I just realised that the Nick Cave song was probably where I got it from. Yikes I'm not sure what a therapist would make of that!
Another name bites the dust.

All of the nicknames are far preferable to the full name. I really like Etta and Lori as full names smile

The connotations for me are American sleaze sorry

foofooyeah Sat 19-Oct-13 10:39:22

I like it but a bit too country and western for me.

Loretta makes me think of Family Guy first off.

That aside, I like it though.

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