Mia Grace (Zara's Baby Name)

(97 Posts)
katatonic Thu 23-Jan-14 13:29:46

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eurochick Thu 23-Jan-14 13:30:54

I think it's lovely.

kitsmummy Thu 23-Jan-14 13:32:30

Hmmm, I think it's fine, a bit too "standard" for my taste but at least she's not gone traditional royal

Jemimapuddleduk Thu 23-Jan-14 13:33:06

Pretty name.

ShreddedHoops Thu 23-Jan-14 13:35:05

Love it! Current, not stuffy at all.

blackandwhiteandredallover Thu 23-Jan-14 13:37:05

I think it's refreshingly normal.

bassingtonffrench Thu 23-Jan-14 13:37:09

that really surprises me. I would have assumed something far more unusual - as her own name was at the time she was given it

MrsBungle Thu 23-Jan-14 13:38:16

It's alright, bit boring but it's ok.

Floralnomad Thu 23-Jan-14 13:40:21

I think its lovely .

katatonic Thu 23-Jan-14 13:40:34

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Nice name. Glad she didnt feel the need to go too old royal or celebby - Mia Grace is a perfect sensible name.

HoratiaDrelincourt Thu 23-Jan-14 13:42:56

Oh dear no.

GeekInThePink Thu 23-Jan-14 13:43:33

Do you pronounce it 'me-ahh' or 'my-ahh'?

Either way I like it!

curlew Thu 23-Jan-14 13:48:15

"Maybe she never liked how 'far out' her name is / was and decided to go for something pretty and current."

Think on, all you "unique" name fans!

Me ahh

scaevola Thu 23-Jan-14 13:54:19

It's the name of an Eddie Stobart truck.

squoosh Thu 23-Jan-14 14:05:29

I'd hardly call 'Zara' far out. hmm

There's nothing wrong with Mia Grace save the fact it's a bit boring.

curlew Thu 23-Jan-14 14:08:07

If you were as old as me, you would remember how "far out" Zara was when she was born!

There is a good reason it's not considered far out now.........grin

Solo Thu 23-Jan-14 14:10:09

Quite like it.

DelightedIAm Thu 23-Jan-14 14:12:46

What a lovely name. I imagine she will have all the fun of being the second cousin to king George without having to cut ribbons and have press in her face.

squoosh Thu 23-Jan-14 14:15:28

Yes I suppose in 1980 Zara was considered quite exotic. Strange when her mother always seems like the most conventional sort.

Artandco Thu 23-Jan-14 14:16:50

It's nice. I'm surprised they didn't add Elizabeth or Victoria as a middle name also though. Ie Mia Elizabeth Grace

Snowflakepie Thu 23-Jan-14 14:18:48

I like it. Zara didn't strike me as someone who would go for wacky,.

PenguinsDontEatKale Thu 23-Jan-14 14:21:00

A lovely, normal name. Not totally my personal taste, but very nice.

I did expect something a little more, well unusual, from Zara though. Not wacky, just a wee bit less popular. I know two young Mia Grace's.

OpalQuartz Thu 23-Jan-14 14:21:48

I remember Zara being considered quite far out at the time. My teacher at primary school was quite sniffy about it. We were all called Rebecca or Jonathan or something along those lines. grin

Goodo. She can join the 17 squillion other Mia Graces in the UK.

Thurlow Thu 23-Jan-14 14:23:06

Very early 2010s - I know so many Mia, Amelia, Amelie, Grace, Gracie's.

petitdonkey Thu 23-Jan-14 14:23:39

All I can think of is Princess Mia from The Princess Diaries grin

katatonic Thu 23-Jan-14 14:38:44

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nochipsthanks Thu 23-Jan-14 14:40:04

Nice. Sweet. Pretty. smile

HavantGuard Thu 23-Jan-14 14:44:46

It's great for going incognito. She'll blend in with all the other Mia Graces.

DalmationDots Thu 23-Jan-14 14:46:23

It is nice and I'm glad they haven't felt pressure to go all Royal. I guess it stems back to Princess Anne not wanting her children to have titles and to be able to live relatively normal lives (compared to beatrice and eugine for example who are more in the spot light as Princesses). I can imagine Zara has a similar mindset to Anne.

UriGeller Thu 23-Jan-14 15:06:18

Its not very "nth in line to the throne" but its ok. A bit well used for me but if they like it, they like it.

I always liked Zara and Princess Anne too. That little girls gonna grow up strong!

Mia is Greek for One ...

Bit disappointed surprised. Very popular name.

thegreylady Thu 23-Jan-14 15:15:05

Lovely if a bit 'ordinary'

chickydoo Thu 23-Jan-14 15:16:10

Not my cup of earl grey

ExcuseTypos Thu 23-Jan-14 15:18:17

Love it!

Just what this little girl needs. A nice, normal name which will let her blend in.

I like it, not all that original but maybe that's what they wanted?
Love the laid back announcement as well

Lottystar Thu 23-Jan-14 15:27:57

I don't like it, just not my taste as very popular. Good for them for going for what they wanted rather than do the royal 'traditional' thing.

looki Thu 23-Jan-14 15:33:23

Did I read its a mix of Mi (Mike) and a (Zara). I'll be honest and say I don't like it.

OhCaptainDarling Thu 23-Jan-14 16:23:19

Not a huge fan, but it's a perfectly pleasant name.

Also like the fact they haven't gone for lots of middle names, it's not fussy just like Zara and Mike - normal people despite having assess to granny's bling

newyearhere Thu 23-Jan-14 16:37:24

I like it.

Sundaedelight Thu 23-Jan-14 16:46:55

Very dull and a bit meh.

curlew Thu 23-Jan-14 16:51:40

How on earth can a name be "dull" or "boring"?

Mim78 Thu 23-Jan-14 16:53:51

It's a very normal name I agree - certainly won't be the only one in her class!

I am a bit tired of hearing the name Grace - it's so popular - but it is clearly not up to me what names other people choose!

HowAboutNo Thu 23-Jan-14 16:54:28

I'm not surprised. They are not conventional, and he is not royal, so a more modern and popular choice was always on the cards. Good on them, bet she's a cutie.

Mim78 Thu 23-Jan-14 16:54:43

Much better than Savannah anyway!

squoosh Thu 23-Jan-14 16:56:19

I can't even imagine the Queen uttering the name 'Savannah'.

Mim78 Thu 23-Jan-14 16:58:10

It is the name of Peter Philips' daughter - always strikes me as really odd for the Royal Family but each to their own...

lilyaldrin Thu 23-Jan-14 17:02:49

Nice, it's a pretty name but very normal. A bit like calling a child Claire Louise in the mid-80s.

chandlery Thu 23-Jan-14 17:03:36

Its a perfectly nice name, I'm so used to it now as know at least 4 baby girl Mia's and 5 Grace's (in various double name combinations) so its very common.

MarieOfRoumania Thu 23-Jan-14 17:08:42


EleanorWaldorf Thu 23-Jan-14 17:10:44

If I was even slightly royal I would have chosen a much more exciting name!

HuevosRancheros Thu 23-Jan-14 17:14:23

was it going to be Savannah? shock

squoosh Thu 23-Jan-14 17:15:02

No Savannah is Mia's cousin.

HuevosRancheros Thu 23-Jan-14 17:16:14

ah, thank you smile

saintmerryweather Thu 23-Jan-14 17:19:40

Boring and ordinary but inoffensive imo

Bue Thu 23-Jan-14 17:37:16

This is a spectacularly crappy name for a child with such amazing name lineage. These two have got to be Britain's most unimaginative couple.

fiverabbits Thu 23-Jan-14 18:02:11

Who are Savannah's parents, I have never heard of her.

AuntieStella Thu 23-Jan-14 18:05:03

Savannah and Isla Philips are the daughters of Princess Anne's son Peter and his wife Autumn.

JapaneseMargaret Thu 23-Jan-14 18:08:03

Does the world really need another Mia Grace?

Apparently so...

Hulababy Thu 23-Jan-14 18:08:07

I quite like it.
Not too popular, but in no way far out or too different.

I don't think it is dull or boring, just quite pretty.

Maybe mum and dad just prefer mainstream names.

LondonNinja Thu 23-Jan-14 18:08:42

Meh. S'okay I spose.

minipie Thu 23-Jan-14 18:10:25

Nice name.

Bear in mind that while it's a very normal name for most of us, it might be seen as quite a departure for a Royal baby, since Royal names are generally uber traditional and Mia is quite trendy.

Ditavontitty Thu 23-Jan-14 18:14:48

Boring name.

brokenhearted55a Thu 23-Jan-14 18:32:36

Boring and plain

It is a shame that people are speaking negativrly about a name that has already been given. Somewhere there is a beautiful brand new baby named Mia Grace and theres people on here saying boring and plain about her name

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 23-Jan-14 18:53:11

I think it's lovely.

I think it's a pretty name.

Frikadellen Thu 23-Jan-14 19:06:19

I am on the ordinary and dull side.

I don't think there is a problem with any feeling that way nor saying it on a forum like this.

In my work I see loads of babies every week there would be a problem fi I said to the parents " oh thats dull an ordinary" when they told me their childs name .. So instead I smile and nod and we move on..

ruby1234 Thu 23-Jan-14 19:07:15

That will make Zara Mamma Mia and her granny the Dancing Queen!


TaraLott Thu 23-Jan-14 19:08:58

Zara was very unusual at the time, Mia Grace is dullsville.

scottishmummy Thu 23-Jan-14 19:14:30

No doubt the royal gushers will think its great
Oh ma'am

Rhubarbgarden Thu 23-Jan-14 21:57:45

Very meh.

poppydaisy Thu 23-Jan-14 22:09:11

"How on earth can a name be "dull" or "boring"?"

Names are subjective and some of us find the name Mia Grace dull, boring and overused, just as others may find other names "interesting" and "unusual".

Personally, Mia Grace isn't my taste and I find it is already starting to sound a little dated/overused to my ears.

The name Zara, on the other hand, I love!

toobreathless Thu 23-Jan-14 22:09:26

Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Good, solid name.

It just doesn't inspire me personally.

But congratulations to them.

GW297 Thu 23-Jan-14 22:55:28

I like it. I love Grace as a middle name.

MarvellousMechanicalMouseOrgan Fri 24-Jan-14 19:42:19

Didn't Kate Winslet start the Mia craze?

SanityClause Fri 24-Jan-14 19:43:51

Fashionable about 15 years ago?

MomentForLife Fri 24-Jan-14 19:48:31

I love it. It's v similar to my DD's name. It is quite a common name but for a Royal it's quite unusual.

NadiaWadia Fri 24-Jan-14 19:57:10

Pleasant name, but very popular at the moment, so in the future it may seem dated?

CPtart Fri 24-Jan-14 19:59:40

Add it to all the thousands of others.

Dolanette Fri 24-Jan-14 20:39:33

Mia , blended version of Mike and Zara. Mi (ke Zar) a
I like it!!

Mellowandfruitful Fri 24-Jan-14 21:30:36

Imagine the grief they'd be getting if they'd gone for Clytemnestra or Massachusetts or whatever. Zara strikes me as someone with her head screwed on who doesn't feel the need to be different for the sake of it.

curlew Fri 24-Jan-14 22:03:07

How on God's Green Earth is Mia a blended version of Mike and Zara?

Dollydowser Fri 24-Jan-14 22:07:49

Maybe she thinks Mia is an unusual name?

squoosh Fri 24-Jan-14 22:18:59

Mi(ke) (Zar)a

curlew Fri 24-Jan-14 22:30:00

But all that shows is that it's got the same letters in it!

curlew Fri 24-Jan-14 22:33:33

"Maybe she thinks Mia is an unusual name?"

Or maybe she's got the sense to realize that every baby is so individual and wonderful that parents who bend over backwards to find a "unique" name because otherwise they will somehow become indistinguishable from all other babies are being just a bit silly?

squoosh Fri 24-Jan-14 22:34:22

Yes I'm sure they didn't really pick a blended name, it's probably something an Express journalist tasked with writing a 10,000 word article on the new baby came up with.

FrumiousBandersnatch Fri 24-Jan-14 22:37:47

It's pretty but I'm surprised that they've gone top ten.

amyshellfish Fri 24-Jan-14 22:52:12

I like the fact they have picked something they clearly like. I thought maybe William and Kate had a list of acceptable names they could pick from and George was the best of a bad bunch of dull royal names. I don't expect Kate had much to do with the naming of her child.

StopSquabbling Fri 24-Jan-14 22:56:38

It's a perfectly nice, meh name.

It's too bland to have an opinion of, but I'm glad she'll have no stupid title with it.

SanityClause Fri 24-Jan-14 23:00:42

DD2 is 12 and had two Mias in her primary school class. I know another Mia who is 13 or 14, and I remember it being a bit of an obvious choice when she was born.

Hulababy Tue 28-Jan-14 18:49:15

Must be a regional thing partly too re popularity.

I work in an infant school and out of the 270 children there isn't a single Mia among them.

There wasn't one in DD's primary school (abt 100 girls) last year either.

YouGrateMyCheese Wed 29-Jan-14 13:43:35

I feel like Zara really couldn't win here. If she had chosen an established royal name she would have been labeled as predictable; if she had gone with a more unique name some would have dismissed it as too try-hard. So I can see why she went with a popular, "safe" name like Mia. It's a perfectly fine, inoffensive, pretty name that should serve the baby well. I'm assuming the parents chose it because - I hope! - they both equally loved it. (Which can be no small feat!) The baby's going to have a life in the spotlight - she probably wanted to give her as normal a name as possible.

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