(31 Posts)
lucywiltshire Sat 02-Feb-13 16:24:12

Considering this as middle name if babba is a girl - first name will be Hope. Hope Kinvara - nice name?

RooneyMara Sat 02-Feb-13 16:26:57

Hmm. I don't want to be negative as first reply! But I'm not keen - what does it mean?

RooneyMara Sat 02-Feb-13 16:27:08

Hope OTOH is beautiful.

diamondee Sat 02-Feb-13 16:28:12

I like it

lucywiltshire Sat 02-Feb-13 16:29:49

Rooney, it is a place in Ireland. Hubby is a teacher and he taught one a few years ago and she used to babysit our DD1. Trying to think of a middle name to go with Hope and not finding it easy! Want something unusual and long.

CheeseStrawWars Sat 02-Feb-13 16:35:04

Kinvara as in the place? It's nice enough. I did have to check it wasn't a brand of wine though, which was my first (random) association.

Both lovely names but personally prefer Kinvara Hope.

Hope is a lovely name - but I'm not sure about Kinvara. What does it mean, where does it come from?

nocake Sat 02-Feb-13 16:39:21

It's the name of a running shoe made by Saucony so no... Hope is nice though.

HindsightisaMarvellousThing Sat 02-Feb-13 16:42:35

Kinvara sounds like the name of a cottage or B&B by the sea to me. As though someone has retired there and called their B&B after their home town.

Hope is nice though - it came up in conversation yesterday as we said Grace is popular, and we wondered if Hope, Faith and Patience would make a similar comeback

lucywiltshire Sat 02-Feb-13 16:42:43

Elekra I agree that Kinvara Hope sounds better BUT we have our hearts set on Hope and Kinvara doesn't flow so well with our surname. Hope sounds like the perfect middle name, along the lines of Grace, Rose etc but we really want it for a first name.
Kinvara not sounding too popular amongst Mumsnetters! We're just finding it really hard to think of a middle name for Hope!

Virgil Sat 02-Feb-13 16:46:30

Kinvara isnt great as a child's name. It does sound like the name of a cottage or something.

Hope is lovely though.


Virgil Sat 02-Feb-13 16:48:23

Is your surname Wiltshire?
If so I'd go for something with three or four syllables as a middle name

galwaygirl Sat 02-Feb-13 16:48:23

Kinvara is a town in county Galway so to me sounds very weird as a name! It's a nice place but no...

mrstowers Sat 02-Feb-13 17:13:41

No, sorry!

lucywiltshire Sat 02-Feb-13 17:17:18

no, surname not Wiltshire. But surname doesn't work with any name ending in A which rules out Kinvara as first name for us.

scottishmummy Sat 02-Feb-13 17:30:30

its a place name,dreadful child name.unless you want to be obtuse and different
different usually means a lifetime of slow pronunciation,explanation inflicted by name
if you like kinvara so much introduce self socially as it, yes just call me kinvara.see the reaction

CheeseStrawWars Sat 02-Feb-13 18:57:05

Kiara/Ciara instead?

vacuuming Sat 02-Feb-13 19:13:04

Same as Galwaygirl, a bit close to home, I think it would be the equivalent to calling a child Cornwall or something, not a name I'd associate with a child.

lucywiltshire Sat 02-Feb-13 19:18:28

Not quite sure why it would be a problem that Kinvara is a place name when other place names such as Iona, India, Paris, Jordan are also place names?!
As a middle name she wouldn't spend her life explaining it or correcting the pronunciation!!!

gazzalw Sat 02-Feb-13 19:22:13

I think one of the former Duke of Norfolk's (not the present one) grand-daughter who is an author is called Kinvara Balfour - so pukka!

scottishmummy Sat 02-Feb-13 19:22:42

look if you have strident reasons why you like it,why are you seeking mn opinion up to you,if youre set on it use it

I thought it was a Hindu god blush
Sounds nice enough with hope though, as a middle name it's fine as a first name I'd be a bit hmm

mathanxiety Sun 03-Feb-13 05:38:02

Kinvara is Cinn Mhara, 'head of the sea', and a nice little coastal village in Galway. It has a nice ring to it, a pretty name.
Mara is nice too -- means sea in Irish..

Other long and unusual names:

Lasairfhíona (pr Lass-a-REE-(uh)-na) means 'light'
Alastríona (pr Aluss-TREE-(uh)-na)

lucywiltshire Sun 03-Feb-13 17:01:20

LOVE Emmeline and Seraphina. I love how you can braver with middle names than first names!

vacuuming Sun 03-Feb-13 17:45:50

What are you thinking for boy's names?

lucywiltshire Sun 03-Feb-13 19:03:17

Charlie or Hector probably!

vacuuming Sun 03-Feb-13 20:42:36

Very nice, though secretly I was hoping you would say Christian wink grin

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 20:46:12

What about Kerenza instead - similar sound. But....if the name has meaning for you then i'd use it - it's not always about how it sounds etc. Sometimes it's nice to do something just because. This is from the person who almost called their son a name and then changed it because in the local accent is sounded too like a girls name. Then we moved and found we'd named him the same a roundabout.

wiltingfast Sun 03-Feb-13 21:05:08

I think it just seems a bit random? Calling your child after a village in Ireland? But you are right, people do that kind of thing all the time.

I think I get what you're trying to do, it sounds strong and grounded and balances the name Hope. I'm not entirely sure about it though, it's nearly too strong up against a first name like Hope?

We've a kinsale (in cork)? I've heard kincaid used as a name, I think it's scottish? Or maybe something greek, or greekish like cassandra?

gazzalw Mon 04-Feb-13 07:19:25

I would have Kinvara as the first name and Hope as the middle one TBQH -

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