Ciara?

(39 Posts)
NotYoMomma Tue 23-Jul-13 12:13:52

how would you pronounce it?

also worried it doesnt 'go' with DD1's name - Sophie

thoughts?

other suggestions from DH include Payton and Stephanie (because he likes short circuit hmm )

my preferences are Eden (which he vetoed) or Georgia (which we had agreed on but now I am unsure)

help!

Keztrel Tue 23-Jul-13 12:17:24

I'd pronounce it Kee-ara, i.e. the same as Chiara.

GibberTheMonkey Tue 23-Jul-13 12:18:33

Kee ara too

Fayrazzled Tue 23-Jul-13 12:19:01

the Irish pronunciation is similar to Kee-ra. The more anglicised pronunciation is Kier-a.

Fayrazzled Tue 23-Jul-13 12:19:57

Sorry, just to add Ciara is an Irish name, Kiera or Keira are more anglicised versions.

NotYoMomma Tue 23-Jul-13 12:21:18

We would pronounce it Kee-ra but I was worried about people saying Key - ara
because that's how I thought it was pronounced at firt

NotYoMomma Tue 23-Jul-13 12:22:30

DDs middle name is Caitlin and we have Irish connections going back.

I don't know what to doooo lol

Keztrel Tue 23-Jul-13 12:25:38

Oh, I just thought it was another spelling of Chiara, hence would pronounce it Kee ara. Both versions/pronunciations are lovely but I think it will get pronounced loads of different ways so I'd go with something else if that bothers you. Some people might say See-ara or Chee-ara too...

pronounciation is Kee ra.

I have a Ciar so obviously like it, but strangely am not so keen on Ciara confused It's maybe cos i know one I don't like very much. I've come across both traditional and anglicised spellings and tbf the one I don't like is a k spelling

It's a much harder name than Sophie, but it doesn't not go. Jennifer I think goes nicely and fits with your other options too.

it's not Irish so much as Gaelic i think

Onyabike Tue 23-Jul-13 12:30:28

I would have said "kear-rah" with two syllables, but have also heard it pronounced "key-are-rah" too. However, I do think the former pronounciation is more common.
I personally don't like Payton, Stephanie or Eden.
I think Sophie & Georgia sound lovely together and certainly "go" - that would be my preference of your choices, although I do think Sophie and Ciara sound ok too.

I'd pronounce it Kee-ra.

Viviennemary Tue 23-Jul-13 12:38:34

I thought Ciara or Chiara was just the Italian version of Claire. Pretty name.

chartreuse Tue 23-Jul-13 12:42:30

Ciara is Irish, Kee-ra
Chiara is Italian, Kee-a-ra

mrstowers Tue 23-Jul-13 12:44:31

Yes Sophie and Georgia sound lovely together.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 12:55:59

Ciara is Irish and pronounced keer-a

VERY popular in Ireland.

Keira Knightley's spelling irritates me.

GibberTheMonkey Tue 23-Jul-13 15:42:18

I always realise after reading these threads that what I say in my head isn't what it comes out as when I try and say it phonetically.
I would be a rubbish primary teacher

I wouldn't spell it Ciara, I'd spell it Chiara

but it's pronounced kee-yar-ra

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:47:33

Ciara and Chiara are different names though.

Ciara's Irish.
Chiara's Italian.

and now I'm glad i said that reading squoosh's post - I didn't know it was irish.

The Chiara I'm referring to is Italian

x-posts! grin

and i also now realise that the whole thread so far is debating the italian versus the irish.

i really didn't think there'd be so many discussions so early into a thread blush

KobayashiMaru Tue 23-Jul-13 15:50:53

Of course its Irish, its one of the most common names.

Keer-ah. Beautiful.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 16:13:59

In fairness Unique you have been busy educating me on Royal naming history! smile

grin

Twirlyhot Tue 23-Jul-13 16:55:33

It's a pretty name and it has the right spelling.

DramaAlpaca Tue 23-Jul-13 16:58:21

I'd pronounce it Keer-a.

Pretty name, very popular in Ireland.

I think it would be nice with Sophie, as would Georgia.

Scruffey Tue 23-Jul-13 17:04:06

I would pronounce it kee ar uh like the italian. I know from reading the thread that I am wrong with this, but most people who meet your dd won't have read the thread!

I think Georgia goes better with Sophie anyway.

Wbdn28 Tue 23-Jul-13 17:42:16

Keer-a

Twirlyhot Tue 23-Jul-13 18:23:25

Not keen on Georgia.

StiffGandT Tue 23-Jul-13 18:41:44

It's a popular name in Scotland, pronounced Kee-ra

Kee-ds. It's a name I used to love but here in Glasgow it seems like every second little girl is calke Ciara.

Don't know what happened there. Keera obviously.

mrsyattering Tue 23-Jul-13 19:02:33

kee ra ....female to Ciaran (kee ran)

mrsyattering - I once worked with a male Ciara. He was American, but his parents were Irish, so should've known better.

arabesque Wed 24-Jul-13 12:44:38

It's an Irish name so pleeeese if you use it, pronounce it properly (Kee-ra).
It's been incredibly popular here in Ireland for the last fifteen years or so but is beginning to go out of fashion now.

qumquat Wed 24-Jul-13 18:38:04

I'd pronounce it the same as Keira - it's the original Irish version of the name. I teach in Catholic school and teach lots of little Ciaras, it would never occur to me to pronounce it differently.

qumquat Wed 24-Jul-13 18:39:17

Ciara (pronounced the Irish way) is much nicer than all of your other options IMHO!

rockybalboa Wed 24-Jul-13 18:39:36

It's definitely one of those names people would mispronounce. I'd go for Kiera or Cara. I love love love Cara and Clara for that matter and think both go really well with Sophie.

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