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Can you help me decide if I like this girl's name?

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DoodleAlley Sat 19-Jan-13 09:40:25

So we've been merrily going through this pregnancy without much thought that the product of it might need a name!

I tend to mull over names and then work out if I like it or not. Most I'll start out liking but then realise its not the name for us.

Except for one name that I can't decide if I love it or am completely not fussed.

So what do you think about... Moira?

Just general impressions if you heard it even if you wouldn't choose it would be appreciated. And is it too closely linked to the newsreader of the same name?!

Thank you!

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 13:29:49

I like most older names but I'm not keen sorry.

lovechocolates Tue 22-Jan-13 11:25:27

nope. not keen. reminds me of a middle aged news reader. sorry. xx

monica77798 Mon 21-Jan-13 10:51:16

I have to disagree. Morag is a much uglier word than Moira (sorry to any Morags reading this).

forgetmenots Mon 21-Jan-13 10:36:17

Prefer the other similar options: Maire, Maren, Morna, Mirren, Muireann, Maura, Mara.

Not keen on Moira for the reasons mentioned above to be honest, it's in there with Barbara and Janice for me (not old enough to be back, but dated).

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 09:41:28

Hi all,

We have moved this to our Baby names topic now.
Please do have a look at our Talk topics

bluer Sat 19-Jan-13 20:17:16

Love it!

florry88 Sat 19-Jan-13 20:15:26

I dont like it, scottish woman in 60's, overweight, greasy hair, smells of rabbits springs to mind!!

what about Morna?

MunchMunch Sat 19-Jan-13 17:20:44

Don't like it.

However a little girl in dd's school is called Betsy and at first I was like "urgh that's horrible, poor kid" but its really grew on me especially when dd says it.

thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 17:20:27

Not Myra please let there be no babies with that name. I cannot listen to The Little Drummer Boy either.
Moira is sweet I think and I like Maura too.

hopenglory Sat 19-Jan-13 17:16:40

I was at school with a Moira, she was irritatingly beautiful and lovely with it grin. Her name suited her when she was a baby, a toddler and as she grew up

sallyanny Sat 19-Jan-13 17:12:37

I like it better spelled Moyra - it looks more friendly, somehow.

DollySisterMadeNoResolutions Sat 19-Jan-13 16:50:10

I agree with TSC, Morag is quite nice, if you're looking for that type of sound.

FWIW, no matter how odd a name sounds at first, the child soon owns it. When my mum's cousin called her dd Violet I was hmm. Now I know this vivacious, cute child I think of the name as vivacious and cute too, Iyswim?

Are you happy to tell us what other names are in the running?

EmpressMaud Sat 19-Jan-13 16:32:57

I think of Moira Shearer first, it's slightly old fashioned perhaps but I don't dislike it.

Ruprekt Sat 19-Jan-13 16:32:29

I cannot think at any stage of my life when I would have wanted to be called Moira!!


Tis old fashioned and frumpy - like Barbara or Glenys.

charlottehere Sat 19-Jan-13 16:31:22

Sounds very hard to my ears <delicate>

LilyBolero Sat 19-Jan-13 16:30:16

I like it.

Other possibilities;


Error Sat 19-Jan-13 16:25:06

I think it's a beautiful name.

quoteunquote Sat 19-Jan-13 13:21:16

Moira a beautiful name, all the people I have come across called Moira have been lovely, went to school with quite a few and there are one or two in the family, never met a nasty one.

I also love the name Mairi, I know a few of those, all lovely.

Mairi Campbell superb scottish singer,

all good scottish names.

AlistairSim Sat 19-Jan-13 13:15:44

I think it's a beautiful name.

Classy and elegant.

Also really like Maura and Miriam.

ArthurandGeorge Sat 19-Jan-13 13:12:49

I don't like it. I just don't like the sound of the word.

12ylnon Sat 19-Jan-13 13:10:47

My mum was called Moira, i think it's beautiful and unusual.... for an adult. We did consider it for DC2, but i just couldn't imagine it on a baby!

zukiecat Sat 19-Jan-13 13:06:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Skang Sat 19-Jan-13 12:59:52

I like it. I remember a girl from ages ago (probably early 30s now) and she was very pretty and popular.

I prefer Mara though. I would use it myself but I already have a Mari!

spatchcock Sat 19-Jan-13 12:11:04

Really, please pay no attention to what anyone thinks, except for you and your DH. You will never get a consensus with any name.

TotemPole Sat 19-Jan-13 11:59:19

Marielle is a nice name.

I think 3 syllables goes well with a 1 syllable surname.

Marielle Smith

I only have 2 syllables for a first name, with a 1 syllable surname. I think my name is too short.sad

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