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Nyree for a girl

(19 Posts)
babygirlsep2011 Fri 22-Jul-11 23:36:19

WDYT?

Does it sound made up and trashy or refreshing and different?

tethersend Fri 22-Jul-11 23:39:03

It's spelt Ngaire, a Maori name I think.

TIDDLYMUM Fri 22-Jul-11 23:40:22

Its lovely! I worked with a Nyree , she would be I suppose about 30 ish now.

Lovely girl and lovely name. And unusual.

nineyearoldsarerude Fri 22-Jul-11 23:46:08

I have only seen it as Ngaire as well.

manicinsomniac Fri 22-Jul-11 23:47:15

Never heard it before but I think is has a rather unpleasant, nasal sound.

TIDDLYMUM Fri 22-Jul-11 23:50:19

She spelt it as Nyree, for sure.

mybootsaremuddy Sat 23-Jul-11 10:04:17

Nyree is from the maori Ngarie. It is a beautiful name.
DD1 has Ngarie as one of her middle names. Im 1/2 maori so it was of importance to me to give my dc maori names to honnor their herritage.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 23-Jul-11 10:08:03

I know a Nyree and a Ngaire. There was an actress in the 70's, Nyree Dawn Porter, that my mum bangs on about sometimes. Something to do with the Forsyte Saga I think. Anyway, she changed her name to the phonetic spelling.

birdofthenorth Sat 23-Jul-11 10:15:34

Is it pronounced Nye-ee or Nih-ree?

mybootsaremuddy Sat 23-Jul-11 10:17:15

sorry that was dh writing that for me (im in middle of bf twins!) stupid git spelt it wrong!!! It Ngaire not Ngarie....... dc 1 and 2 are his sdc so i will forgive him (this time).

Geordieminx Sat 23-Jul-11 10:17:30

Heard it a couple of times in Scotland

FannyPriceless Sat 23-Jul-11 10:19:00

The name is Ngaire. It seems a little disrespectful to change the spelling from the Maori, IMHO.

There is a good song about Ngaire.smile

savoycabbage Sat 23-Jul-11 10:25:05

There was a Nyree in my class at school. She was called after the actress. I never gave it a thought and I have never come across another one. I can't say I'd pick it though.

sparkle12mar08 Sat 23-Jul-11 21:46:33

Likewise I knew a Nyree, named after the actress. Wouldn't ne my first choice, but is pretty enough.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 23-Jul-11 22:18:32

Well the actress was Kiwi if that helps. And I've since heard enough Nyrees to assume it's now an accepted spelling. If people can spell Niamh Neve...

nineyearoldsarerude Sat 23-Jul-11 22:46:31

When I first saw Niamh written down I thought I had misheard the name! However as I'm used to Ngaire, Nyree just looks odd!

Rhubarbgarden Sun 24-Jul-11 10:03:04

I don't like it, personally.

EricNorthmansMistressOfPotions Sun 24-Jul-11 17:25:54

It looks made up, but has a nice sound. The trouble is that if you spell it authentically nob ody (apart from those who know) will know how to pronounce or spell it.

babygirlsep2011 Sun 24-Jul-11 23:20:42

Yes pn Ny-ree. It's going on the list!

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