(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.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 29-Apr-13 13:58:34

Love it. Classy and classic to my mind. Would suit all sorts of children and personalities, "nice" or otherwise.

rachel234 Mon 29-Apr-13 14:00:21

Laura is a great name - an underused classic.

AuntieStella Mon 29-Apr-13 14:01:11


Snowflakepie Mon 29-Apr-13 14:07:02

I highly approve lol! And yes I am a nice girl with long brown hair. I've not met many through my life, I think it was more popular during the 1980s. Don't know any babies called Laura. I've never had any negative comments or felt judged by it. Much nicer than Lauren too, IMO. Don't rule it out just yet!

Thurlow Mon 29-Apr-13 14:12:48

Very popular during the 80s - most of my friends are called Laura! But it's a really nice name, quietly classic.

rubylovescheese Mon 29-Apr-13 14:14:00

lovely. and does indeed bring images of quiet brunettes.

weblette Mon 29-Apr-13 14:23:25

I have a long blonde haired Laura! She's 13 and there aren't many others around! We would have gone for Lara as we were living in Russia at the time but TombRaider got in the way...

BNmum Mon 29-Apr-13 14:30:23

Love it! Classic name and not overused.

KittenofDoom Mon 29-Apr-13 14:31:00

All the Lauras must be young mums now smile

TeamEdward Mon 29-Apr-13 14:31:57

Classic, underused, easy to spell. It's a great name.

TwoTearsInABucket Mon 29-Apr-13 14:53:35

I went to school with a Laura (I am late 30s). I had thought of Laurel which Laura is derived from, but a couple of babies in my extended family have nature names so I don't want to carry on the trend...

And there's nothing wrong with being nice, DH!

Thanks for your opinions.

nellyjelly Mon 29-Apr-13 14:54:48

Like it.

fussychica Mon 29-Apr-13 18:44:10

Lovely name but you could go Laurel or Lyra if you want something a bit different but very similar.

RooneyMara Mon 29-Apr-13 18:47:17

Sorry but I don't know why, I just don't really like it. I don't know if it's associations iyswim? There are worse names though.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 29-Apr-13 18:53:17

I'm a Laura and I've always liked my name. Never too popular, difficult to shorten, will go anywhere. It's served me well.

Kitten - I'm an old mum grin

blackteaplease Mon 29-Apr-13 18:58:18

I'm a Laura, I have long brown hair and think I am quite nice!

Haven't met any under the age of 25. I do know about 7 in their early 30's.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My DD is an 18 year old Laura.

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

Lovely name. Classic.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Lorna is a nice variant too.

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

Yes Lorna is lovely and a little more unusual.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

I really like it. Also, Lorna

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.

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

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.

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.

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

I know a very beautiful 8yr old Laura wink

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?

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

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