Can you help me decide if I like this girl's name?

(83 Posts)
DoodleAlley Sat 19-Jan-13 09:40:25

So we've been merrily going through this pregnancy without much thought that the product of it might need a name!

I tend to mull over names and then work out if I like it or not. Most I'll start out liking but then realise its not the name for us.

Except for one name that I can't decide if I love it or am completely not fussed.

So what do you think about... Moira?

Just general impressions if you heard it even if you wouldn't choose it would be appreciated. And is it too closely linked to the newsreader of the same name?!

Thank you!

Ilovesunflowers Sat 19-Jan-13 09:42:00

I think it's a nice name as the person gets older but not so good for a baby or young child.

millie0210 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:44:29

Moira is a lovely old fashioned name. Many of the older names are coming back into fashion now. If you like the name then use it , but if you are not sure then use it as a middle name because a lot of people are known by their middle names.
Whatever you decide, GOOD LUCK!

TobyLerone Sat 19-Jan-13 09:44:38

I don't like it.

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:45:38

I don't like it either, sorry.

Well, of course the first thing that spring to mind is Moira Stewart, but there are worse people to to namesaked with.

For the above reasons, it brings to mind a studious little girl, but a nice one!

I like it, but then I like Myra too.

seeker Sat 19-Jan-13 09:47:42

I like it. And as for the not good for a baby- well, she'll be a baby for a year, a child for another 13 or so, and an adult for 70, so picking a name that suits a baby is a bit silly really. And that's why grown ups end up being called TrixieBelle and Woffles and Sunny. Because people forget their baby is going to grow up!

I'd be a bit worried about Mo, thought- not sure about that.

Nancy66 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:48:22

I think of a homeless Scottish woman in mittens....

VictorAndBarry Sat 19-Jan-13 09:48:24

I don't lve it , I am afraid. Maura is nicer.

Myra is horrible.

Ilovesunflowers Sat 19-Jan-13 09:49:15

I see your point seeker but there are lots of names that suit children and still suit them when they are an adult. Moira is an adult sounding name IMO.

carbondated Sat 19-Jan-13 09:49:37

Not keen. Sorry

DoodleAlley Sat 19-Jan-13 09:49:55

I'm not too worried about it suiting a baby or
Toddler because I feel that their cuteness tends to turn the name to being theirs.

I just don't know. We're being utterly useless at names. I feel like it could be a name I love but I don't know!!

The comments are really handy though to see things from anther perspective.

Nope, don't like it.

Uppermid Sat 19-Jan-13 09:52:02

Does it matter what a bunch of strangers on the Internet think?

You will never find a name that everyone likes - NEVER!!

So if. YOU like a name, go for it.

BlackStiltonBoots Sat 19-Jan-13 09:53:21

Sorry, I don't like it. Agree with VictorAndBarry that Maura is nicer.

ProtegeMoi Sat 19-Jan-13 09:53:41

Nice babe name. Reminds me off Moira in the L word who then had a sex change to become Max. Couldn't use it after that but it wasn't a hugely popular show.

AlexisCarringtonColby Sat 19-Jan-13 09:55:56

Moira is nice. Maura is nicer, IMO. But I definitely agree that you don't have to chose a name that suits a baby, as they are only little for a short time - you do want a name that will suit all ages.

marcopront Sat 19-Jan-13 09:56:40

What's wrong with Myra?

VictorAndBarry Sat 19-Jan-13 09:57:52

Myra Hindley has forever tainted that name. Just as, I imagine, you don't get many little Adolfs these days.

rhondajean Sat 19-Jan-13 10:00:32

Maura is beautiful!

As is mara, which means sea I think.

Any Moirai I have known have been older. It's a traditional Scottish name. Nothing wrong ŵith it but I wouldn't personally call a child it, as I too associate it with older people.

Moira to me is Moira Barton. I don't like Maura, it doesn't sound nice when saying it out loud.

Jojobump1986 Sat 19-Jan-13 10:01:55

My first thought when I see 'Moira' is that it looks like 'moist'... That would put me off but that's probably really stupid! <Helpful!>

VictorAndBarry Sat 19-Jan-13 10:02:31

Mara and Morna could be contenders.

Or my favourite, Mirrin.

TheSecondComing Sat 19-Jan-13 10:03:33

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