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Zara - chavvy or classy

(40 Posts)
moobrain Sat 13-Aug-11 22:34:20

Keep changing my mind and DH loves it.

And I'm kind of keen on 'Faith' as a middle name. But Zara Faith keeps making me think Clothes Shop - Shoe Shop

What do you think?

Beamur Sat 13-Aug-11 22:35:24

I quite like it, but not with Faith - you're right, it's too high street as a combination.

InstantAtom Sat 13-Aug-11 22:37:24

Zara is lovely. I think of Zara Philips, not the relatively new shop. Zara Faith is nice too and again, I didn't think "shops".

LynetteScavo Sat 13-Aug-11 22:38:08

Zara is lovely (Zara Philips stops it being chavy), but not with Faith.

snice Sat 13-Aug-11 22:39:35

Zara Hope instead?

manicinsomniac Sat 13-Aug-11 22:40:19

well there are two in the private prep school where I teach. I think it's classy. And really pretty.

Zara Faith sounds nice but yeah, I kind of agree about the shops!

Zara Faye?
Zara Felicity?
Zara Grace?

moobrain Sat 13-Aug-11 22:47:33

manic Grace is already taken by DD1 grin

but snice I quite like Hope which is along similar lines

snice Sat 13-Aug-11 22:48:20

I am on FIRE tonight grin

MelinaM Sat 13-Aug-11 22:52:00

Zara is lovelysmile ...but not with Faith.

Virtue names:

Zara Amity
Zara Clemence
Zara Esperanza
Zara Harmony
Zara Honor
Zara Joy
Zara Patrice
Zara Serenity
Zara Unity

Alexandra or Elizabeth are both fab mn's toosmile

birdofthenorth Sat 13-Aug-11 23:09:26

Zara and Hope are both on my list! Zara Hope is lovely smile

Bandwithering Sat 13-Aug-11 23:26:23

Neither, it's neutral. I'd say that was part of its appeal for princess anne. Peter is the same style really.

I love Faith. But agree with the others. NOT with Zara!

Zara Lucille
Zara Joy
Zara Juliet
Zara Vivien

Reb3cca Sun 14-Aug-11 11:56:52

I know a few Zaras and they are all very much chavvy... I also know a newborn names faith who's parents are very chavvy... so for me I wouldn't touch either with a barge pole!

Crosshair Sun 14-Aug-11 13:25:46

I honestly think it depends on where you're from and your accent. To me its sounds chavvy but when I say it it does, dp doesnt have much of an accent and most names sound classy when he says them. [confused

Sophiesmummie Sun 14-Aug-11 13:44:57

Why do names on mumsnet always have to be 'labelled' as either "chav" or "posh" hmm.

Personally I'm not a fan of Zara as it reminds me of the chain of fashion stores. They were founded in 1975 (so not young as an earlier posted suggested) and are still expanding globally. To me it is as well known as GAP, h&m or Next.

Dolcegusto Sun 14-Aug-11 13:56:39

I have a zara . Definitely not chavvy grin

SaffronCake Sun 14-Aug-11 15:10:28

Zara's neutral on the posh/chav front, but does remind people of the clothes shop. If you put Faith with it it's far too ShopaholicBubblehead. Which is sad, because otherwise it'd be a good choice.

Zara Hope?
Zara Liberty?
Zara Constance?

Rhubarbgarden Sun 14-Aug-11 18:08:42

I like Zara, and I agree it's neutral in terms of obvious class connotations.

PercyFilth Sun 14-Aug-11 20:13:16

How many syllables in the surname?

moobrain Sun 14-Aug-11 22:30:43

percy - 1 syllable in our surname. And don't think I'm outing myself by revealing that it is ...... Smith !!! grin

moobrain Sun 14-Aug-11 22:31:35

But I think we're decided on either Zara Hope or Zara Elizabeth

Thanks for all the input grin

northernruth Sun 14-Aug-11 22:33:32

Not necessarily chavvy but it is a little bit too aspirational for my tastes. Plus I agree on the clothes shop.

I love Faith tho - and Hope!

InstantAtom Sun 14-Aug-11 22:33:49

Zara Hope is gorgeous.

Zara Elizabeth nice too although I wonder if you'd get "royal family" comments!

mayanna123 Mon 15-Aug-11 10:55:41

Zara makes me think of the fashion store. Like calling a child Next or Liberty.

How about Sarah?

Ephiny Mon 15-Aug-11 11:48:38

I like Zara a lot, wouldn't use myself as it's a bit too close to my own name, but otherwise it'd be on my list!

Didn't know there was a shop called Faith so wouldn't make that connection personally, but agree two clothes/shoe shops in one name sounds a bit odd!

Hope is lovely as a middle name, goes nicely with Zara too.

Ephiny Mon 15-Aug-11 11:49:51

Alternatively Sara Faith would have a similar sound but avoid the shop issue?

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