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Dara or Gabriel?

(19 Posts)
YouDoTheMath Thu 29-Sep-11 16:49:18

For a boy obviously!

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 29-Sep-11 16:49:38

Both lovely, Dara my favourite smile

Toobluntforboss Thu 29-Sep-11 16:50:04

Love both although prefer Dara spelt Darragh.

MmePamplemousse Thu 29-Sep-11 17:01:58

There are lots of Gabriels near us. I'd go for Dara. But not spelt Darragh (sorry Toobluntforboss)!

ForYourDreamsAreChina Thu 29-Sep-11 17:03:49

Dara. Because I loooooove him. grin

Meteorite Thu 29-Sep-11 17:35:04

I'd go for Gabriel. I know Dara is a boys' name but it still sounds too feminine, like Lara/Cara/Sara.

StrandedBear Thu 29-Sep-11 17:46:22

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GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 29-Sep-11 18:09:09

That's no bad thing smile

ChrissyHynde Thu 29-Sep-11 18:13:04

Dara is great not keen on Gabriel

vess Thu 29-Sep-11 18:20:10

If you spell it Dara it looks like a girl's name. In fact, it IS a girl's name.

DigOfTheStump Thu 29-Sep-11 20:27:36

Dara - Gabriel is very now and not very nice. A bit too angelic for a boy.

HoldTouchEngage Thu 29-Sep-11 20:40:56

Gabriel - although obviously biased! grin

Dara i'd never thought of until i read this post - but it's a grower!

Gabriel may be popular in some areas but i've only ever met two!

thisisyesterday Thu 29-Sep-11 20:42:56

i was going to say the same as Vess... thought Dara (to rhyme with Tara) was a girls name

have never seen it as an alternative spelling to Darragh

personally i prefer Gabriel, but then I am slightly biased!

LetThereBeRock Thu 29-Sep-11 20:55:25

Definitely Gabriel.

GobbyCah Thu 29-Sep-11 21:04:41


It is Irish and definitely a boy's name. Darragh is a variation.

Gabriel is nice but much more popular. Lots of little Gabriels with bowl haircuts running around norf London these days.

seanbonbon Thu 29-Sep-11 21:10:04

Sorry lads, Dara is the correct spelling of the Irish boy's name- Darragh is the english spelling- the girls name is Daire.

I'm Irish and this is according to my SIL who's an Irish teacher. (I checked with her before calling my son Dara).

Love the name and no one has ever connected it to Dara O'Briain, though that wouldn't be a bad thing for me either. smile

thisisyesterday Thu 29-Sep-11 21:10:35

no need for the sighs! i was just saying i'd never come across it as a boys name.


FairyArmadillo Thu 29-Sep-11 21:13:02


wigglesrock Thu 29-Sep-11 21:13:20

I really like both, if it matters I'm in NI and Dara is really popular at the minute, I know 5 under 3.

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