AIBU to change baby's name?

(27 Posts)
mummyshambles123 Thu 16-Jun-16 11:44:25

I ned my 3-month-old daughter a slightly unique name which also happens to be the same as a high end lingerie store (Myla). I like the sound of the name but I'm worried other people will think of knickers and plastic (Mylar).

I'm considering changing it to Eira (pronounced eye-rah). The meaning is snow in Welsh and is also a Norse goddess of medicine.

What do you prefer and would. Be unreasonable to change her name?

OnlyTheStones Thu 16-Jun-16 11:51:35

I like the name you chose. It didn't make me think of knickers or plastic.
YWNBU to change it, but you can't change the birth certificate so when she is older and has to provide identification she will need to show birth certificate and proof of new name.

Tinklypoo Thu 16-Jun-16 11:54:04

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mummyshambles123 Thu 16-Jun-16 13:02:00

Thanks Tinklypoo and OnlytheStones smile

new5poundnote Thu 16-Jun-16 13:15:37

I've never heard of Myla but then I get my pants lingerie from Asda! If that's the only reason to change it then I don't think you need to. However, I love Eira. Wish I'd thought of that for my DC! If you are going to change the name now is a good time as your baby will be unaware.

fatandold Thu 16-Jun-16 13:22:43

Myla is beautiful. I've never heard of this lingerie line and expect most others haven't either.

The other name is lovely, but......you/she will spend all your time correcting people's spelling and pronunciation of it. It will be aura, eyra, ira, aira .... whether written or said. Myla does what it says on the tin ifkwim

tibbawyrots Thu 16-Jun-16 13:25:28

Myla is a pretty name smile

blueskyinmarch Thu 16-Jun-16 13:27:19

I like Myla as a name and have never heard of the underwear brand. Dont change it.

JudgeLionelNutmeg Thu 16-Jun-16 13:27:48

Yes I like Myla and have never heard of Myla the lingerie shop. Keep her name!

Crunchymum Thu 16-Jun-16 13:31:43

Whilst I am not massively keen on Myla, at least she wont have any prononciation issues!!

She'll forever have to tell people how to pronounce her name if you go with the other option?

AnnaMarlowe Thu 16-Jun-16 13:35:14

Myla is pretty and I too had never hear of the brand. I wouldn't have thought of Mylar either.

Your other option is also nice but I don't see the need to change really.

5madthings Thu 16-Jun-16 13:37:22

I know a five year old Myla, I just associate the name with her, never thought about the underwear brand.

It's a lovely name.

Flossiesmummy Thu 16-Jun-16 14:12:47

It's fine, stick with it I say!

NavyAndWhite Thu 16-Jun-16 14:14:49

What about Lyra?

Mrs9C Thu 16-Jun-16 14:17:43

Myla is a beautiful name, I have no associations with that name, and if I'd heard it before I would have considered using it smile

frikadela01 Thu 16-Jun-16 14:17:50

Myla is a gorgeous name, I'd stick with that. I've never heard of the lingerie line so wouldn't worry about that.

Vixster99 Thu 16-Jun-16 14:22:43

I think its finesmile

You CAN change the birth certificate (England/Wales: not sure if this also applies to Scotland) but you need to do it within 12 months of the birth.

LouBlue1507 Thu 16-Jun-16 14:27:26

Eira (Welsh for snow) is not pronounced eye-rah. The 'eye' is pronounced as the letter 'a'.

Dexterjamesmummy Thu 16-Jun-16 14:42:41

I used to be a lingerie designer so I do think of the knickers and other things sold by the brand. It is a nice name though x

CurlyBlueberry Thu 16-Jun-16 14:46:25

I have heard of Myla the lingerie, but I do also think it's a pretty name and I wouldn't think it was odd or anything. I vote to keep Myla.

2016Hopeful Thu 16-Jun-16 14:55:17

I like the name Myla and have never heard of the lingerie brand. It is a pretty name and while being unusual is easy to pronounce.

Princesspinkgirl Thu 16-Jun-16 15:01:25

If I'm having a girl I'm calling her caya I like your first option of names very pretty

cosmicglittergirl Thu 16-Jun-16 15:03:58

I have heard of the store, but it doesn't occur to me when someone has that name if you see what I mean. My DD1 has a name that is also a noun, but I don't think it occurs to people.

FireTruckOhFireTruck Thu 16-Jun-16 15:49:55

Myla is a lovely name, it didn't make me thing of any lingerie brands.

limon Thu 16-Jun-16 16:16:15

yanbu . However Eira isn't pronounced eye-rs. its pronounced ey-ra. (same a sound as in pain or rain)

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