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Laoura for a girl?

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FirstTimeMom12 Mon 26-Aug-13 08:35:29

What do you think? Pronounced as La-oo-ra

dyslexicdespot Mon 26-Aug-13 08:37:10

I think she would spend a lifetime saying: "No, not Laura, La-oo-ra"

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 26-Aug-13 08:37:10

Erm. No. People will just think you've misspelled Laura.

Many countries pronounce Laura more like Low-Ra so maybe you could go that route...

num3onway Mon 26-Aug-13 08:38:31

Lorah is a pretty spelling I think

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 26-Aug-13 08:40:23

It sounds like you need the loo-raaaa.

Sorry. grin

RoadToTuapeka Mon 26-Aug-13 08:41:04

Ugh! Looks awful written down, will be mispronounced or assumed to be spelt wrong and is a weird name to say aloud.

sooperdooper Mon 26-Aug-13 08:42:34

No sorry she and you will spend her entire life explaining its not Laura spelled wrong

bridgetsmum Mon 26-Aug-13 08:42:47

Agree it looks like Laura spelled wrong, so does Lorah!!

If you want to call your child Laura, which is a beautiful name, just use the traditional spelling.

And if you want to call your child La-oo-ra, well, just don't

LoopyLupo Mon 26-Aug-13 08:43:38


Sounds awful.
Looks awful.

Just .. why?!

RufousBartleby Mon 26-Aug-13 08:46:05

Please dont OP Laura is a beautiful name. Adding an O in the middle just looks weird.

Sadie204 Mon 26-Aug-13 15:21:32

If you want something similar to Laura, maybe consider names like Lara, Lorelei, Lauren, Laurel, Lori, Lorna. I agree with everyone else that Laoura just looks like another name spelt wrongly.

IslaValargeone Mon 26-Aug-13 15:22:26

What everyone has said.

Minty82 Mon 26-Aug-13 16:00:19

Ooh, now I feel inconsistent, because I defended Amabel on another thread against the charge of being 'Annabel spelt wrong', as it's an old an beautiful name in its own right. But I'm sorry, 'Laoura' is Laura spelt wrong. No way round it...

mootime Mon 26-Aug-13 16:03:12

It's Spanish isn't it? I prefer it to Laura actually.

TeamEdward Mon 26-Aug-13 16:05:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FirstTimeMom12 Mon 26-Aug-13 17:17:58

Yes the Spanish way of saying it, but I am convinced it will not work, thank you for the tips.

It is spelled Laura in Spain, but pronounced La-oo-ra

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Mon 26-Aug-13 17:20:09

It sounds like a treatment for athletes foot....

CaptainJamesTKirk Mon 26-Aug-13 17:21:31

I thought it was pronounced Lau-ra... As in L.ow (I hurt my toe ow) ra. It is in Italian anyway I can ask my Spanish friend tomorrow but I'd be amazed if it was pronounced Laoora.

OrangeLily Mon 26-Aug-13 17:22:27

She will forever get an eyebrow raise and folk spelling and saying it wrong. Also feels strange on my tongue.

LittleBearPad Mon 26-Aug-13 17:24:33

Captain is right about the pronunciation in Spanish. There are two syllables only.

CaptainJamesTKirk Mon 26-Aug-13 17:26:23

You could always go for Lowri (nice welsh girls name).

Capitola Mon 26-Aug-13 17:29:44

It's horrid and looks mangled written down.

I have an Italian friend Laura, which is pronounced 'Loura'. But English people automatically pronounce it Laura.

Floggingmolly Mon 26-Aug-13 17:34:34


Floggingmolly Mon 26-Aug-13 17:35:49

That is not the Spanish pronunciation...

Snatchoo Mon 26-Aug-13 17:37:11

Yes it's pronounced Lowra like ow not low in Spanish. The Spanish don't separate their syllables quite so much!

And it's vile. Lora is a real spelling. I like Luisa as well, has a harder S than Louisa which is more of a Z sound (if you are after a Spanishy name).

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