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Sister for Lyra?

(12 Posts)
Ava123 Sat 04-Jun-11 17:38:55

Our dd2 is due soon and dh and I cannot agree...I like Iola or Persephone but he's set on Roya (I strongly dislike and I have an uncle Roy!!), plus it kind of rhymes with Lyra (he thinks this is cute, I'm not keen)

greenzebra Sat 04-Jun-11 17:45:26

Iola is sweet. Dont like Persephone myself

How about

Rana - pronounced Ray- na its Finnish and she was the god of spring.

Sorry bit obsessed with mythical names at the moment

Ava123 Sat 04-Jun-11 17:55:37

Same! I love them...could it be spelt Raina?

SheffieldSuomi Sat 04-Jun-11 20:07:29

Not to be rude, but Rana wouldn't be pronounced like that in Finnish, it would be more like rah-nah. If you like the sound of Ray-na but want a Finnish spelling then maybe Reina.

Love Iola btw!

peggotty Sat 04-Jun-11 20:08:48


PatriciatheStripper Sat 04-Jun-11 22:16:04

What about another constellation name, such as Andromeda or Carina?

A1980 Sun 05-Jun-11 00:28:39





Plently of names in His Dark Materials to go with Lyra grin

greenzebra Sun 05-Jun-11 09:47:13

SheffieldSuomi cheers I will remember that for when Im next pregnant. My DH and I got married in Finland and I would love to use a finnish name.

Ava123 I ve been going on a site called Mythica which has all the gods on it, lots of greek gods and Norse ones. Also all the stories that go with them.
I really want to use Callisto for our next baby but not sure the DH will go for it.

SheffieldSuomi Sun 05-Jun-11 16:35:13

Greenzebra There are so many beautiful Finnish names for both girls and boys, I will definitely be using one for when I have children.

redflagsahoy Sun 05-Jun-11 18:09:36

What about Marina, Marina and Lyra

deste Sun 05-Jun-11 19:38:42

My DD has a Turkish friend called Ruya pronounced Freya.

deste Sun 05-Jun-11 19:39:38

Pronounced reeya, sorry predictive text changed it.

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