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Lara or Eva?

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Crazycatlady15 Wed 22-Jul-15 08:48:27

Any thoughts on the two potential names above? To go with a long(ish) surname but no middle name. It appears we like names that end in the letter 'A'.

Thanks smile

midnightvelvetPart2 Wed 22-Jul-15 08:50:03

I like Lara & I know an adult Lara, I prefer it to Eva which is all over the place at the moment along with Evie smile

Vernazza Wed 22-Jul-15 08:50:44

Eva all the way.

familysizepack Wed 22-Jul-15 08:52:41

Definitely Lara. Lots of Evas around so its a bit nice and different. smile

OhahIlostmybra Wed 22-Jul-15 08:59:09

Like them both but prefer Lara. It would be on our list too did it not end in same sound as our DD's name.

fruitbat2008 Wed 22-Jul-15 09:03:25

I love the name Clarasmile

Ahemily Wed 22-Jul-15 09:04:50

Love both - Eva just tops it IMO (but only because I once knew a Lara who wasn't very nice)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 22-Jul-15 09:07:52

Lara, gorgeous name. Makes me think of a cool teen, or feisty attractive professional like a doctor or teacher. (!)

Not so keen on Eva.

Only1scoop Wed 22-Jul-15 09:09:05


Have a similar short name for dd with no middle name and really long surname.

Like it

sweetpeame Wed 22-Jul-15 09:15:48

I really like both but slightly prefer Lara. It seems Eva is more popular although I've only come across one where I live in London. That may not bother you in any case!

AccordingToOurRecords Wed 22-Jul-15 09:16:20

Eva to me is an elderly woman with white overly coiffed hair, a heavily powdered face ( imagine kissing a marshmallow goodnight) and the heady aroma of Charlie with a top note of piddle. My Grandmother!!! I don't like biddy names personally but if you like then use it smile

Sophronia Wed 22-Jul-15 11:13:50

Lara. I like Eva but the Eva/Evie/Evelyn names are just so popular at the moment.

Neednewflowers Fri 24-Jul-15 18:55:47

Prefer Ava, much softer sounding.

Paddingtonthebear Fri 24-Jul-15 18:57:47

Lara. Or even better, Lana.

Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 18:59:47


or Lana

Or Leah

Yarp Fri 24-Jul-15 19:00:21

or Emma

neolara Fri 24-Jul-15 19:00:27

I have a Lara and I think we've only ever met 2 others.

DoNotDenyMe Fri 24-Jul-15 20:21:15


florascotia Fri 24-Jul-15 20:32:31

Eve/Evie/Eva/Ava all very popular.

Lara less popular. I very much prefer the full version of the name, Larisa.

HuftysTrain Mon 27-Jul-15 08:19:07

Really don't like Lara. To my northern ears it sounds like a Mancunian saying Laura.

MamaLazarou Mon 27-Jul-15 08:46:45

Lara! There are already too many Evas. How about Lana?

Diggum Mon 27-Jul-15 08:59:24


But totally agree with fruitbat; Clara is exquisite.

Chimpola Mon 27-Jul-15 12:32:12

Lara definitely.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 28-Jul-15 17:52:31


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