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holidaysareoverated Mon 20-Jul-15 12:06:36

If i like Lara what else might I like?

I thought we were set on this for a girls name but doubts are creeping in.

I really dislike names like Olivia, Amelia all the popular names.

Husband likes names like Jessica which is just too bland for me. Though I love Jesse for a boy!

Any suggestions? Not Clara...

TIA!

Rosiebells Mon 20-Jul-15 12:10:00

Lovely name, was on our shortlist before we ended up having a baby boy.
Go for it!

carrietwick Mon 20-Jul-15 12:14:51

We used that recently! �� We also like Leila and Lyra which are similar.

crapfatbanana Mon 20-Jul-15 12:30:29

Zara? Tamara? Zeta?

Alannah, Tabitha, Jenna, Laura, Ingrid, Astor, Meryl, Sorcha.

Dixiebell Mon 20-Jul-15 13:27:31

Also like Lara, and Layla but have been considering Lyra for DD to be as a bit less popular. Other names on the list are Ada, Alexa, Stella, Eliza, Nora. And Cassia, but DH thinks it sounds made up!

holidaysareoverated Mon 20-Jul-15 13:30:14

I like Lana too but we already know of one so it feels a bit like copying.

Not keen on any of the rhyming names like Zara.

holidaysareoverated Mon 20-Jul-15 13:31:32

I think what is putting me off is that Lara sounds nice in my accent but not my in-laws. They elongate the first a so it's Laaaara.

BothEndsBurning Mon 20-Jul-15 13:51:00

Do you mean they pronounce it like Sarah instead of Sara? L-air-ah

Thatsnotmybabyname Mon 20-Jul-15 13:57:13

Nina?

RiverTam Mon 20-Jul-15 13:59:35

Are they mancunians grin?

Lara is lovely, also Lyra and Layla.

holidaysareoverated Mon 20-Jul-15 14:26:11

Irish!

Junosmum Mon 20-Jul-15 15:21:53

I love Lara, it's on our list. So are Iris and Ella.

spiderlight Mon 20-Jul-15 15:37:56

Laura?

smokedgarlic Mon 20-Jul-15 16:12:04

Tara, Lanya, Layla ?

barbecue Mon 20-Jul-15 19:51:14

Cara
Coralie
Juliet
Miranda
Elodie
Phoebe
Aurelia
Alyssa
Elspeth
Miriam
Jocelyn

thehogopogo Mon 20-Jul-15 19:57:11

Totally do Lara. It's cool, crisp, uncommon, feminine, kickass- if it wasn't my sisters name I'd use it myself. Americans, apparently they have trouble pronouncing it..??

mayaknew Mon 20-Jul-15 19:59:48

Lila
Lola
Lexi
Ava
Leah
Lana

Treesandbees Mon 20-Jul-15 20:21:45

I could have written your post!!

Here's our list. I like the more modern names and my DH likes the more classics names, hence the variety. I love Ada but my DH doesn't like 'granny names' as he calls them!

Georgia
Lyra
Ira
Freya
Florence
Jessica
Eden
Esme
Everly
Evelyn
Erin
Lana
Ada
Eva
Ariana
Mia
Ida
Lyla
Sadie
Megan
Elena

Fizzyplonk Mon 20-Jul-15 20:50:34

Laurel
Lorna
Isla
Anya
Rosa

Love Lara though

JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 20-Jul-15 20:54:03

Lara is completely cool.

'Lara's theme' (from Dr Zhivago) is a wonderful piece of music.

PontyGirl Mon 20-Jul-15 20:54:55

best name ever grin

seriously, do it

BothEndsBurning Mon 20-Jul-15 21:24:28

You could go for the full Russian Larissa.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 21-Jul-15 10:07:34

I think it's a beautiful name, used it recently myself.

I liked Larissa which is what Lara is traditionally a diminutive of in Russia but it's very much a standalone name in the UK and figured I'd have the Devils own job getting people to call her Lara if we went with Larissa.

BothEndsBurning Tue 21-Jul-15 12:13:51

Yes, but OP could possibly get the grandparents to call her Larissa. Just a thought! smile

holidaysareoverated Tue 21-Jul-15 14:39:17

Not at all keen on Larissa but this thread has reaffirmed that I do love the name Lara.

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