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?

While I don't like it, Aurora has the benefit of being an actual name.

The other two are hideous.

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LaCiccolina Thu 06-Dec-12 18:49:45

They sound like soft drink cartons.

And the odd spelling of rio would irritate....

Wasn't aurora the real name of Cinderella or one of them. It's better than other two but a bit sickly, might depend on surname though...

oooggs Thu 06-Dec-12 18:51:02

Keira, Aurora or Rio are fine

CarlingBlackMabel Thu 06-Dec-12 18:51:59

They sound like saloon cars models from a far eastern manufacturer.

I have an Aurora, we call her Rorie, we love it (obviously) smile

bellamysbride Thu 06-Dec-12 18:53:57

Love Aurora, really don't like the other two.

mummybare Thu 06-Dec-12 18:55:48

Agree with oooggs on the spellings - that's how I would spell then. And I actually think they're all quite nice. smile

SantaWearsBlueSuedeStilettos Thu 06-Dec-12 18:55:59

Kierra does sound like a drink. How about Kiarna? That's a real name and quite pretty. I went to uni with one and she's lovely!

Aurora is the goddess of the Dawn- hence the northern lights being Aurora Borialis. Also the real name of Sleeping Beauty in the story. I quite like it though. Alternatives may be Alora, Alana, Isla?

Hate Reo, sorry. Even worse with the alternate spelling. I'm not great on boy's names though, but I've always loved Rory.

mummybare Thu 06-Dec-12 18:56:17


AreAllMenTheSame2 Thu 06-Dec-12 18:57:50

I love Aurora too! Really had my heart set on it as did DP then as other people have said they don't like it he has gone off the name. Now he wants to change it. Aw what a pity not many people like Kierra or Reo.

SantaWearsBlueSuedeStilettos Thu 06-Dec-12 18:57:58

XPosts Mistletoe. Aww Rorie as a NN for Aurora! That is lovely. <adds to list>

MrsDeVere Thu 06-Dec-12 18:58:26

You do realise you posted this on Mumsnet dont you?

Just checking... grin

If you like them, they are fine.

GreatUncleEddie Thu 06-Dec-12 18:59:42

Two of them are misspelt. The other is just odd.

Bonsoir Thu 06-Dec-12 19:00:14

Do you mean Keira? If so, it's OK. As is Aurora. Reo is just peculiar and ugly.

casma Thu 06-Dec-12 19:00:21

DD is Aurora, so obviously I love that one! She's 16 now and we've never had anything but people saying they love it apart from on here smile

AreAllMenTheSame2 Thu 06-Dec-12 19:01:06

Thank you ooogs and mummybare. Kiera and Rio are how they would normally be spelt. Thought they looked better my way haha.

YouCanBe Thu 06-Dec-12 19:01:27

I prefer Ciara.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Thu 06-Dec-12 19:01:59

Aurora is fine. Kiera/Ciara and Rio are fine.

Kierra and Reo, however, are truly dreadful.

My Aurora was born at dawn too smile It suits her perfectly.

SantaWearsBlueSuedeStilettos Thu 06-Dec-12 19:17:56

If you spell it Kierra I read it as Key-Air-Ah.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 06-Dec-12 19:42:32

I used to love Aurora. When I was about 8.

The other two I dislike because misspelled names are quite irritating.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Dec-12 22:07:13

Ciara is lovely Kierra is awful.

Aurora is lovely though not my style.

Reo is terrible. And Rio is,in my head, a girls name, "her name is Rio and she dances in the sand" ring any bells?

MissCellania Thu 06-Dec-12 22:29:20

AwfuL mispellings. Why would you inflict a lifetime of people spelling their names right wrong, on purpose? Do you know how much hassle you are giving them?

Try picking an actual name and spelling it properly.

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

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

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.

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?!'

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.

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

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

Reallly? Even though Aurora is spelt correctly?

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

Auroras a beautiful name and spelt correctly confused

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'.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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>

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

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.

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 )

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]

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


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.

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

Made up spellings of regular names are ridiculous.

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.

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>

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.

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

Of yours I only like Aurora.

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