Laura

(42 Posts)
TwoTearsInABucket Mon 29-Apr-13 13:51:09

According to DH it sounds like a "nice" girl with long brown hair. Does it?

We have two other DC with, also according to DH, understated, not too popular but fabulous names(!). Am only 11 weeks pregnant but Laura popped into my head the other day it has kind of stuck. I am sure I will discount it by the time the baby is born.

monica77798 Tue 07-May-13 15:18:31

Very nice name and it is timeless. And all the Lauras I can think of are brunettes lol. Not 100% sure about the "Nice" though, lol. I agree with it being very popular in the 80s, but not so much since

bluecarrot Tue 07-May-13 14:47:24

Ditto crafty cottontail. I was an 80s child and was a v popular name in my year group. In one high school class there was 7 of us. The class only had 14 students! ( and all but one of us had long brown hair)

I know of 3 little Laura's, ranging from age 1-4. Perhaps it's making a quiet comeback?

InkleWinkle Sun 05-May-13 20:27:04

I know a very beautiful 8yr old Laura wink

Tickledyellow Sun 05-May-13 19:51:16

I just found this post. I have a Laura who is nearly four. I have not yet met another little one, although I know of older ones. She is gorgeous of course! I get lots of compliments for her name as if people have forgotten it somehow! Use it, you will not regret it.

LittleMissLucy Wed 01-May-13 04:27:43

I think its lovely and makes me think of Laura Inglis Wilder and Laura from The Glass Menagerie.

ParmaViolette Wed 01-May-13 01:30:45

It's alright. Not a cruel name to give by any stretch of the imagination but it's not something that screams 'timeless and beautiful' imo

I like Laurel

craftycottontail Wed 01-May-13 00:57:38

I'm another 1980s Laura and yes I'm 'nice' with long mousy hair!!

Its drawbacks for me were/are always being surrounded by other Lauras at school and work so everyone tends to call you by your whole name, but imagine your baby won't have that problem. And growing up I hated the fact that I never had a proper nickname as it's really difficult to shorten, though that doesn't bother me now.

Fuckwittery Wed 01-May-13 00:50:45

I really like it. Also, Lorna

HollyGoHeavily Tue 30-Apr-13 06:41:13

Beautiful, classic name - all the Lauras i know (all in their 30s) are lovely, which is no bad thing smile

emmyloo2 Tue 30-Apr-13 06:25:32

I like it and we did consider it for this baby due in 3.5 weeks. However, it was a little "safe" for me. I like slightly quirkier names but my DH still hopes I will change my mind. I think it's a classic, pretty name that will carry her through childhood and adulthood.

raisah Tue 30-Apr-13 05:20:09

My SIL is a Laura & also a brunette and is a quietly classy well mannered woman.

FadingAwayToAHippo Mon 29-Apr-13 23:16:09

I was named after "tell Laura I love her"

And yes I'm a young mum! 32 is young, isn't it??? smile

thermalsinapril Mon 29-Apr-13 23:12:26

Yes Lorna is lovely and a little more unusual.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 29-Apr-13 23:08:40

Lorna is a nice variant too.

EllenParsons Mon 29-Apr-13 21:52:18

I really like Laura. It's a lovely classic name but you don't hear it too often now. I think it definitely seems more timeless than Lauren, IMO. I also absolutely love Lara.

getmeoutofthismadhouse Mon 29-Apr-13 21:05:13

I like Laura , my dd has a 6yr old friend called Laura. Maybe you could use Lauren or Laurie instead?

BrevilleTron Mon 29-Apr-13 21:03:03

Yep! I'm a 33 yr old Laura and mum to a Charlotte
Never had any probs with either name.

Bowlersarm Mon 29-Apr-13 20:54:14

Lovely name. You just can't go wrong with it. Easy to spell and pronounce but not popular. I know a 15 year old Laura and a 5 year old Laura.

I just think of the lovely song 'Tell Laura I love her......' I had picked that name each time I had my four sons!!!

Think it is beautiful xx

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Mon 29-Apr-13 20:49:53

Lovely name. Classic.

My DD is an 18 year old Laura.

thermalsinapril Mon 29-Apr-13 20:46:59

Lovely name and underused at the moment. I don't know any Lauras under about 25. Louisa and Larissa are nice alternatives too.

suchashame Mon 29-Apr-13 19:53:36

I love it... its my name and I was born in the 50's . Very occasionally someone will try to shorten it and I hate that...but most folk don't even try.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Mon 29-Apr-13 19:50:54

I know lots age about 34 but I don't think it has dated as much as some other popular names of the late 70s (Claire, Amanda, Louise, Vicky). Come to think of it those are all rather nice names.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 29-Apr-13 19:45:52

To me Laura is incredibly dull. There are a lot of them aged 22-25 where I live.

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