What do you think of Kierra, Aurora and Reo?

(50 Posts)
AreAllMenTheSame2 Thu 06-Dec-12 18:46:35

I like unusual names, I don't know what I am having yet so I have Kierra or Aurora for a girl. Or Reo for a boy. What do you think? I know really it should only matter what I think but family do not like Aurora, I think its beautiful. I think Reo is a bit out there, but then again I like it. What are your opinions ladies?

Welovecouscous Sat 08-Dec-12 19:51:08

Of yours I only like Aurora.

YoHoHoAndABottleOfSherry Sat 08-Dec-12 19:42:51

To me, the spellings Kierra and Reo would make me pronounce them differently to Keira and Rio - I would say key-aira and ray-o. (actually I quite like the sound of Reo as ray-o grin).

But people always pronounce my name wrong too, and DD's name, and can never spell either of them, depends if that would bother you or not.

Actually Keira is the feminine of Keir which is a Scottish name. So the e was always before the i in that particular anglicization.

Not to be confused with Ciara the Irish name with which it shares etymology. Ciaran being the male version, which is usually anglicised to Kieran.

Don't believe everything you read in a baby names books or websites. Some of them are shockingly incorrect with their etymologies.

<philologist alert>

baskingseals Sat 08-Dec-12 19:34:37

i really like Rio. i think it is a great boys name.

not so keen on Aurora and Keira.

ErikNorseman Sat 08-Dec-12 19:33:33

Made up spellings of regular names are ridiculous.

MissCellania Sat 08-Dec-12 19:26:05

Well yes. But most of us use actual names, rather than collections of letters that are almost names.

SparklingSnow Sat 08-Dec-12 18:59:46

smile

SparklingSnow Sat 08-Dec-12 18:59:14

You should go for what one you like the best. Try not to worry about whether other people approve. Everyone likes different names. It would be a boring world if we all used the same names! [fmile]

Mammy2Be Sat 08-Dec-12 10:09:29

It's Ciara. It's an Irish name, should be spelt the Irish way (the fact that my username is Mammy, probably gives away the fact that I'm Irish anyway smile )

Overreactionoftheweek Fri 07-Dec-12 11:11:32

Ciara is pronounced keer-a
The I has always been before the E, until Keira Knightley became famous! I much prefer the original Irish spelling and think it's a lovely name

Aurora is sweet, but for that reason it might not hold up as well when she's older?

I don't like Rio at all, with any of the spellings.

Personally, I wouldn't make up spellings to be different. It'll be a pain for your kids and like it or not, they and you will be judged for it.

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Fri 07-Dec-12 11:05:52

Or Kira, which is the Russian version. Or Hindi. It's a name that has a good provenance, coming from the Sanskrit 'Kiran' which means beam of light.

I like Kira or Keira.

Aurora would be fine, if you can pronounce your 'R's.

Rio is, like, a footballer? And is usually pronounced "Reeeeee-oooorrrr!" In bellowed tones round these parts

CarlingBlackMabel Fri 07-Dec-12 10:50:33

oh, sorry!

So, Keira, like Keira Knightly, is pronounced Keer-a, but I always thought Ciara was pronounced Kee-ar -a? Or is Kee-ar-a an anglicised pronounciation, and now often spelt Kiara>

badtime Fri 07-Dec-12 10:41:19

Yes, 'Kiera' is as valid a spelling as 'Keira' - they are both Anglicised versions of 'Ciara'. 'Kierra' looks terrible though, and I would pronounce it to rhyme with 'sierra'.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Fri 07-Dec-12 10:26:57

Keira is spelt KEIRA, with the e first. It IS a real name (for those who say it is not), it is Irish

Spelt like that it isn't Irish. That's the Anglicised version.

tasmaniandevilchaser Fri 07-Dec-12 10:15:34

How is Aurora chavvy?! It's lovely.

But Kierra and Reo are nicer with the proper spellings.

CarlingBlackMabel Fri 07-Dec-12 10:11:13

Ok, Aurora is lovely.

Keira is spelt KEIRA, with the e first. It IS a real name (for those who say it is not), it is Irish, it means 'dark' or 'black haired'.

If you use Rio, spell it Rio.

And choose the names that YOU like. There will be people who love and hate each and every name you suggest. I regularly see my DC names in lists of names loved, and hated.

MyMamaToldMe Fri 07-Dec-12 10:08:41

Have to say I am not keen on any of them.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 10:07:28

Nope, just don't like them. The impression they give to me (and it is only a personal opinion) is that they are 'chavvy' names, regardless of whether Aurora is spelt correctly. It's an instinctive reaction, and of course if someone I knew in real life said they'd named their child Aurora then I'd jolly well just have to get over myself, but that first impression and reaction would always be there.

badtime Fri 07-Dec-12 10:02:48

Ryo would be another possibility if you want an alternative spelling of Rio.
It's a Japanese name. It is pronounced differently, but I know a Japanese guy who anglicises the pronunciation to 'rio'.

I don't think Auroras in the same category as 'Kierra' and 'Reo'???

Auroras a beautiful name and spelt correctly confused

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Fri 07-Dec-12 09:58:55

and just scream 'My mum couldn't spell, okay?!'

Reallly? Even though Aurora is spelt correctly?

ISeeThreadPeople Fri 07-Dec-12 09:58:17

WHY would you spell them differently to the actual way you spell them? Alternative spellings I get, different origins fine, but a completely made up spelling? Why? What benefit does it actually confer apart from a lifetime of spelling it out for people and a vague assumption that your parents can't spell.

I know a family who like creative spellings. They have a Riio, Mylea and a Murfee.

Of course it's your choice but I retain the right to not understand it one iota.

Aurora is beautiful.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 09:52:36

Nope, sorry but all three are vile and chavvy and just scream 'My mum couldn't spell, okay?!'

toobreathless Fri 07-Dec-12 02:00:24

Kierra: ok, better spell Keira.
Aurora: very nice.
Reo: don't like, sorry, better spelt Rio but still chavvy.

thenightsky Thu 06-Dec-12 22:57:58

Sorry but they sound like boring mid-range cars manufactured by a certain Korean company.

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