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Lyra, Lila, Luna or Lara?

(17 Posts)
jumpyj Tue 12-May-15 10:30:42

Need to cull my shortlist of L names. Iris and Maeve are the other shortlisted names.

LollyLondon Tue 12-May-15 10:32:50

Lara and Lila are my favourites of your L names.
Of the other two, Iris is gorgeous. Not so keen on Maeve.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 12-May-15 10:34:00


ALittleFaith Tue 12-May-15 10:35:29

I like Lara and Lila. I'm not keen on Lyra. I love Luna but I think it's still strongly associated with Harry Potter.

youngestisapyscho Tue 12-May-15 10:36:43

Not on your list, but I like Lilia....

iseenodust Tue 12-May-15 10:37:36

Please not Luna. Do you really want her taunted with lunatic by mean teens ?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 12-May-15 10:41:15

Love Lara.

Like Luna and Lyra.

Not so keen on Lila.

Much prefer Lara to Maeve and Iris.

Notso Tue 12-May-15 10:58:50

I like Lila but prefer Lyla spelling.

Luna and Lara are ok.

Can't stand Lyra, too much like Lycra. MN loves it though.

Love Iris was on a short list for DC2,3 and 4 but they were all boys!

Not keen on Maeve at all.

DuncanQuagmire Tue 12-May-15 11:02:34

Lara definitely

sweetpeame Tue 12-May-15 11:04:41

Lyra - fine, seems to be popular on mumsnet although I've never met one in real life.
Lila - very nice
Luna - awful, can't understand why this is so popular on here. It sounds like the word lunatic...
Lara - my favourite of your list
Iris - nice
Maeve - boring, it was very common in Ireland when I grew up there in the 80's/90's. Maeves were two a penny.

CrispyFern Tue 12-May-15 11:07:59

Lara is my favourite of all your names.

VenusVanDamme Tue 12-May-15 11:16:32

Definitely use Lara, it's lovely and my favourite of all your options. Also like Lila. The 'L' names seem very different in style to the 2 others.

MrsNextDoor Tue 12-May-15 11:23:30

Not Luna.

I like Lyra best. Luna-tic.

scarletforya Tue 12-May-15 11:25:21


Not Luna, it's awful and yes there will be 'Loony' 'jokes'.

DramaAlpaca Tue 12-May-15 13:28:50

Lara or Lyra

Allthatnonsense Tue 12-May-15 13:57:14


How about Lydia? It's beautiful, classic and much less popular than your other choices.

Sophronia Tue 12-May-15 15:03:41

I like Lila, Lara and Iris.

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