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Luna or Lara

(31 Posts)
nov13girl Tue 17-Sep-13 10:52:48

Can't decide between these two names.

Luna I worry will become very popular, trendy and date. Bit like Isla.

Lara I worry is too sensible, but it does feel more classic.

Thoughts please!!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 17-Sep-13 10:58:34

Luna beautiful, unusual and pretty. I think it may get a little surge in popularity but because it is more out there won't go top50 anyway!

OutragedFromLeeds Tue 17-Sep-13 13:22:09


Luna is too slebby and try-hard imo.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Tue 17-Sep-13 13:23:52

Luna will get nn Loony or Loo sad

Saffyz Tue 17-Sep-13 13:24:13

Lara, as nickname for Larissa.

Luna is nice but there would be too many people thinking that "lunatic" was an amusing nickname.

Or how about Lana, Louisa, Laura?

AndWhenYouGetThere Tue 17-Sep-13 13:34:55


(Or Lyra?)

roweeena Tue 17-Sep-13 13:42:46

Lara definitely

Luna just makes me think lunatic

LeoandBoosmum Tue 17-Sep-13 13:45:54

Penelope Cruz just called her daughter Luna. I think it's it Spanish for moon? I do - in my head - automatically follow it with tic, unfortunately sad I'm not fussed on Lara because I automatically think Lara Croft. Probably not as fashionable at the moment but had you considered Laura? I think it's a very pretty, feminine name and close to Lara. Lila is nice too...I can only think of one (Kate Moss's daughter) smile

squoosh Tue 17-Sep-13 13:50:17

Lara, definitely.

Luna = loony or lunatic. Not a good name.

MadBusLady Tue 17-Sep-13 13:50:21

Lana is beautiful, and I think will be less used than either of the others.

tywysogesgymraeg Tue 17-Sep-13 13:53:12

Any child called Luna is going to get called "LunaTIC" at school. Go for Lara.

curmit Tue 17-Sep-13 13:56:24

I don't usually comment on baby names threads, but had to say NOOO to Luna as it sounds like it's short for Lunatic. Isla is pretty.

oohdaddypig Tue 17-Sep-13 13:59:50

I'm sure Laura must be due a comeback....

Luna will always be lunATIC to me. Lara is ok but surely is missing a "u" smile

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 17-Sep-13 14:15:55

Definitely not loony Luna(tic)! The Harry potter character is loopy too, if I recall.... Sorry if that's harsh blush

Lara is good, as are Laura and Lana in my opinion.

AurorasShoes Tue 17-Sep-13 14:19:13


MortifiedAdams Tue 17-Sep-13 14:22:32

Lara. I have it on my list. I also like Lydia.

CornishFirstTimer22 Tue 17-Sep-13 14:25:17

Lara - classic and lovely.(VERY biased grin)

Or as a nn for Larissa (like in Dr Zhivago).

LadyBigtoes Tue 17-Sep-13 14:30:30

I think Luna is a beautiful name and meaning BUT surely you (and everyone else) would end up calling her Looney?

Lara is a bit boring though.

What about Lyra?

MrsOakenshield Tue 17-Sep-13 14:32:02

Isla is nicer than either Lara or Luna! Beautiful name.

Floggingmolly Tue 17-Sep-13 14:36:50

There is not the remotest chance that Luna will become too popular with good reason

elcranko Tue 17-Sep-13 20:46:43

I really like them both, maybe Lara just slightly more.

RoadToTuapeka Tue 17-Sep-13 23:49:42

Lunatic popped straight into my head.

Lara is lovely, as is Lana or Lyra.

pygmy Wed 18-Sep-13 07:23:50

Lara is a classic.

Luna is a celebrity 'fashion' name.

PunkyPod Wed 18-Sep-13 09:05:35

Lola or Lyra or Lorna as alternatives? I like Luna smile

NomDeClavier Wed 18-Sep-13 09:50:12

Lorna is pretty and underused.

Of your 2 I would veto Luna, pretty as it is, and choose Lara.

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