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NotYoMomma Tue 23-Jul-13 12:13:52

how would you pronounce it?

also worried it doesnt 'go' with DD1's name - Sophie


other suggestions from DH include Payton and Stephanie (because he likes short circuit hmm )

my preferences are Eden (which he vetoed) or Georgia (which we had agreed on but now I am unsure)


rockybalboa Wed 24-Jul-13 18:39:36

It's definitely one of those names people would mispronounce. I'd go for Kiera or Cara. I love love love Cara and Clara for that matter and think both go really well with Sophie.

qumquat Wed 24-Jul-13 18:39:17

Ciara (pronounced the Irish way) is much nicer than all of your other options IMHO!

qumquat Wed 24-Jul-13 18:38:04

I'd pronounce it the same as Keira - it's the original Irish version of the name. I teach in Catholic school and teach lots of little Ciaras, it would never occur to me to pronounce it differently.

arabesque Wed 24-Jul-13 12:44:38

It's an Irish name so pleeeese if you use it, pronounce it properly (Kee-ra).
It's been incredibly popular here in Ireland for the last fifteen years or so but is beginning to go out of fashion now.

TotallyEggFlipped Tue 23-Jul-13 20:30:49

mrsyattering - I once worked with a male Ciara. He was American, but his parents were Irish, so should've known better.

mrsyattering Tue 23-Jul-13 19:02:33

kee ra ....female to Ciaran (kee ran)

MotherOfNations Tue 23-Jul-13 18:51:02

Don't know what happened there. Keera obviously.

MotherOfNations Tue 23-Jul-13 18:49:52

Kee-ds. It's a name I used to love but here in Glasgow it seems like every second little girl is calke Ciara.

StiffGandT Tue 23-Jul-13 18:41:44

It's a popular name in Scotland, pronounced Kee-ra

Twirlyhot Tue 23-Jul-13 18:23:25

Not keen on Georgia.

Wbdn28 Tue 23-Jul-13 17:42:16


Scruffey Tue 23-Jul-13 17:04:06

I would pronounce it kee ar uh like the italian. I know from reading the thread that I am wrong with this, but most people who meet your dd won't have read the thread!

I think Georgia goes better with Sophie anyway.

DramaAlpaca Tue 23-Jul-13 16:58:21

I'd pronounce it Keer-a.

Pretty name, very popular in Ireland.

I think it would be nice with Sophie, as would Georgia.

Twirlyhot Tue 23-Jul-13 16:55:33

It's a pretty name and it has the right spelling.

UniqueAndAmazing Tue 23-Jul-13 16:28:20


squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 16:13:59

In fairness Unique you have been busy educating me on Royal naming history! smile

KobayashiMaru Tue 23-Jul-13 15:50:53

Of course its Irish, its one of the most common names.

Keer-ah. Beautiful.

UniqueAndAmazing Tue 23-Jul-13 15:50:53

and i also now realise that the whole thread so far is debating the italian versus the irish.

i really didn't think there'd be so many discussions so early into a thread blush

UniqueAndAmazing Tue 23-Jul-13 15:48:50

x-posts! grin

UniqueAndAmazing Tue 23-Jul-13 15:48:38

and now I'm glad i said that reading squoosh's post - I didn't know it was irish.

The Chiara I'm referring to is Italian

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:47:33

Ciara and Chiara are different names though.

Ciara's Irish.
Chiara's Italian.

UniqueAndAmazing Tue 23-Jul-13 15:44:12

I wouldn't spell it Ciara, I'd spell it Chiara

but it's pronounced kee-yar-ra

GibberTheMonkey Tue 23-Jul-13 15:42:18

I always realise after reading these threads that what I say in my head isn't what it comes out as when I try and say it phonetically.
I would be a rubbish primary teacher

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 12:55:59

Ciara is Irish and pronounced keer-a

VERY popular in Ireland.

Keira Knightley's spelling irritates me.

mrstowers Tue 23-Jul-13 12:44:31

Yes Sophie and Georgia sound lovely together.

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