2 days old and unnamed- Lara or Cora?

(45 Posts)
hereorthere71 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:03:42

Our baby girl is 2 days old and we still haven't settled on name yet. Currently swinging between Lara ( Larissa) and Cora. Which do you prefer? Need to settle on something asap.

rachyconks Sun 13-Oct-13 20:05:09

I love them both! I think I prefer Cora, but think I will be in the minority. I mentioned it in a thread here once and it got shot down. hmm

DontCallMeDaughter Sun 13-Oct-13 20:05:54

Lara for me, but Cora is lovely too!

alwaysneedaholiday Sun 13-Oct-13 20:06:46

Lara....a big regret of mine that i didn't use it.

I do like cora too though.

Beckett3 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:07:05

Love Cora!

YoMamma Sun 13-Oct-13 20:07:46


AmberDextrous Sun 13-Oct-13 20:08:21

Lara is lovely.

Not so keen on Cora, it sounds old to me, though maybe that's just because of Cora in Eastenders!!

ScaryMartian Sun 13-Oct-13 20:09:00

Cora, it's lovely.

AllDirections Sun 13-Oct-13 20:09:56


kasbah72 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:06


minipie Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:23

I love the name Cara, blend of the two.... how about that?

Out of Lara and Cora I think I prefer Lara. Cora is having a "moment" right now but might date badly. I like both though.

CPtart Sun 13-Oct-13 20:12:19

Cora reminds me of a device that removes the cores from fruit!

SoulTrain Sun 13-Oct-13 20:12:30

Love both of them!

Rhubarbgarden Sun 13-Oct-13 20:13:22


Clargo55 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:13:31

I love Cora. Not keen on Lara.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 13-Oct-13 20:13:32

Cora smile

invicta Sun 13-Oct-13 20:14:42


sapphirestar Sun 13-Oct-13 20:14:56

Cora but probably because Lara reminds me of a little girl who hit me over the head with a bucketful of lego and laughed about it when I babysat her!

TallulahBetty Sun 13-Oct-13 20:16:50

Wow i can see your dilemma! Both gorgeous <unhelpful>

fuckwittery Sun 13-Oct-13 20:17:41

I love both but Cora wins for me.

MissStrawberry Sun 13-Oct-13 20:19:36

Don't like either.

Make your choice from how you felt when someone chose one. If you were disappointed then use the other one!

Viviennemary Sun 13-Oct-13 20:20:54

I definitely like Cora best. Bt also Coralie and Corrine.

2andout Sun 13-Oct-13 20:20:59

Another vote for Lara here. Have you decided yet??

Floralnomad Sun 13-Oct-13 20:23:32

I was also going to say Coralie .

LaundryFairy Sun 13-Oct-13 20:24:06

What about Carla? I've always loved that name and it combines sounds from both.

ginzillas Sun 13-Oct-13 20:26:02

Cora. Love it.

bundaberg Sun 13-Oct-13 20:26:40

i like both but prefer Cora. it's so lovely

YummyMummybee Sun 13-Oct-13 20:30:11

Lara, always loved it since I read Dr Zhivago, however I'm a big fan of Downton Abbey & Cora has somewhat of a revival since Downton

SatinSandals Sun 13-Oct-13 20:37:14


hawkmcqueen Sun 13-Oct-13 20:53:44

Have you thought of Clara? Putting the two together kinda!

herecomesthsun Sun 13-Oct-13 21:02:44


MollyRoses Sun 13-Oct-13 21:03:11


DramaAlpaca Sun 13-Oct-13 21:05:04


Thants Sun 13-Oct-13 21:05:19


Theironfistofarkus Sun 13-Oct-13 21:09:10

Prefer Lara. Also depending on surname Cora could sound funny eg Cora Sidebottom = Cor! A Sidebottom. Snigger snigger.

Layl77 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:11:59

I like them both equally. Don't like Larissa sounds cheaper and Clara is nice.

AlfalfaMum Sun 13-Oct-13 21:13:41

Cora.. or Clara smile

rockybalBOOOOa Sun 13-Oct-13 21:19:14

Cora!! Beautiful.

mathanxiety Sun 13-Oct-13 21:42:58

Lara. Not Larissa but just plain Lara.

I laughed really hard when I saw the character of Cora on Downton, because Cora to me is a middle aged Irish Home Economics teacher c. 1979, not one bit elegant or smooth.

There are thousands of Coras in Ireland, all aged about 80 to 90 now. It's the Gladys or Phyllis or Mavis of Ireland, along with Assumpta or Attracta. Not granny chic.

TwinkleSparkleBling Sun 13-Oct-13 21:45:54


Alisvolatpropiis Sun 13-Oct-13 21:58:46


TheNunsOfGavarone Sun 13-Oct-13 22:11:30

Lara is lovely.

Cora just makes me think of the insides of apples.

Jojay Sun 13-Oct-13 22:16:43

Lara, but not Larissa.

Lara stands alone perfectly well. Beautiful.


thegreylady Sun 13-Oct-13 22:26:21

Lara is beautiful I am less keen on Cora (corer). I have an apple corer which I got fromLakeland. If it wasn't for that it might be ok but it sounds a bit like a blousy American housewife to me whereas Lara is elegant and lovely.

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