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TwoTearsInABucket Mon 29-Apr-13 13:51:09

According to DH it sounds like a "nice" girl with long brown hair. Does it?

We have two other DC with, also according to DH, understated, not too popular but fabulous names(!). Am only 11 weeks pregnant but Laura popped into my head the other day it has kind of stuck. I am sure I will discount it by the time the baby is born.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 29-Apr-13 13:58:34

Love it. Classy and classic to my mind. Would suit all sorts of children and personalities, "nice" or otherwise.

rachel234 Mon 29-Apr-13 14:00:21

Laura is a great name - an underused classic.

AuntieStella Mon 29-Apr-13 14:01:11


Snowflakepie Mon 29-Apr-13 14:07:02

I highly approve lol! And yes I am a nice girl with long brown hair. I've not met many through my life, I think it was more popular during the 1980s. Don't know any babies called Laura. I've never had any negative comments or felt judged by it. Much nicer than Lauren too, IMO. Don't rule it out just yet!

Thurlow Mon 29-Apr-13 14:12:48

Very popular during the 80s - most of my friends are called Laura! But it's a really nice name, quietly classic.

rubylovescheese Mon 29-Apr-13 14:14:00

lovely. and does indeed bring images of quiet brunettes.

weblette Mon 29-Apr-13 14:23:25

I have a long blonde haired Laura! She's 13 and there aren't many others around! We would have gone for Lara as we were living in Russia at the time but TombRaider got in the way...

BNmum Mon 29-Apr-13 14:30:23

Love it! Classic name and not overused.

KittenofDoom Mon 29-Apr-13 14:31:00

All the Lauras must be young mums now smile

TeamEdward Mon 29-Apr-13 14:31:57

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TwoTearsInABucket Mon 29-Apr-13 14:53:35

I went to school with a Laura (I am late 30s). I had thought of Laurel which Laura is derived from, but a couple of babies in my extended family have nature names so I don't want to carry on the trend...

And there's nothing wrong with being nice, DH!

Thanks for your opinions.

nellyjelly Mon 29-Apr-13 14:54:48

Like it.

fussychica Mon 29-Apr-13 18:44:10

Lovely name but you could go Laurel or Lyra if you want something a bit different but very similar.

RooneyMara Mon 29-Apr-13 18:47:17

Sorry but I don't know why, I just don't really like it. I don't know if it's associations iyswim? There are worse names though.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 29-Apr-13 18:53:17

I'm a Laura and I've always liked my name. Never too popular, difficult to shorten, will go anywhere. It's served me well.

Kitten - I'm an old mum grin

blackteaplease Mon 29-Apr-13 18:58:18

I'm a Laura, I have long brown hair and think I am quite nice!

Haven't met any under the age of 25. I do know about 7 in their early 30's.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 29-Apr-13 19:45:52

To me Laura is incredibly dull. There are a lot of them aged 22-25 where I live.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Mon 29-Apr-13 19:50:54

I know lots age about 34 but I don't think it has dated as much as some other popular names of the late 70s (Claire, Amanda, Louise, Vicky). Come to think of it those are all rather nice names.

suchashame Mon 29-Apr-13 19:53:36

I love it... its my name and I was born in the 50's . Very occasionally someone will try to shorten it and I hate that...but most folk don't even try.

thermalsinapril Mon 29-Apr-13 20:46:59

Lovely name and underused at the moment. I don't know any Lauras under about 25. Louisa and Larissa are nice alternatives too.

KatieScarlett2833 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:48:18

My DD is an 18 year old Laura.

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Mon 29-Apr-13 20:49:53

Lovely name. Classic.

shabbatheGreek Mon 29-Apr-13 20:50:52

I just think of the lovely song 'Tell Laura I love her......' I had picked that name each time I had my four sons!!!

Think it is beautiful xx

Bowlersarm Mon 29-Apr-13 20:54:14

Lovely name. You just can't go wrong with it. Easy to spell and pronounce but not popular. I know a 15 year old Laura and a 5 year old Laura.

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