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!

MunchMunch Sat 19-Jan-13 17:20:44

Don't like it.

However a little girl in dd's school is called Betsy and at first I was like "urgh that's horrible, poor kid" but its really grew on me especially when dd says it.

florry88 Sat 19-Jan-13 20:15:26

I dont like it, scottish woman in 60's, overweight, greasy hair, smells of rabbits springs to mind!!

what about Morna?

bluer Sat 19-Jan-13 20:17:16

Love it!

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 09:41:28

Hi all,

We have moved this to our Baby names topic now.
Please do have a look at our Talk topics

forgetmenots Mon 21-Jan-13 10:36:17

Prefer the other similar options: Maire, Maren, Morna, Mirren, Muireann, Maura, Mara.

Not keen on Moira for the reasons mentioned above to be honest, it's in there with Barbara and Janice for me (not old enough to be back, but dated).

monica77798 Mon 21-Jan-13 10:51:16

I have to disagree. Morag is a much uglier word than Moira (sorry to any Morags reading this).

lovechocolates Tue 22-Jan-13 11:25:27

nope. not keen. reminds me of a middle aged news reader. sorry. xx

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 13:29:49

I like most older names but I'm not keen sorry.

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