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Laurianna...would you call your daughter this?

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Peppapigallowsmetoshower Sun 20-Dec-15 20:38:21

Do you know anyone called Laurianna or Lauriana?

Would you use this name? Is it too 'out there'? I think it's beautiful with the nickname of Laurie.

I'm just throwing it to the MN jury. I'm curious about opinions smile

eastwest Sun 20-Dec-15 20:39:13

I would use it with one n not two. Two makes it seem a bit like two names stuck together somehow.

ScarlettDarling Sun 20-Dec-15 20:39:38

No, I think it's awful, sorry. It doesn't sound like a 'real' name.

Why not just Laurie?

rainydaygrey Sun 20-Dec-15 20:41:30

Agree Lauriana with 1 'n'. I would probably think it was pronounced "Lauriarna" (non-rhotive r).

Not Laurianna, sorry. I agree with eastwest that it doesn't work.

timelytess Sun 20-Dec-15 20:42:01

Certainly not. I don't know a 'Laurianna' and would not call a daughter by that name. Nicknames are entirely superfluous if you give a child a proper name.

'Anna' would be fine. 'Laurel', 'Lauren' or even 'Lorraine'. But not Laurianna.

Arfarfanarf Sun 20-Dec-15 20:42:53

Is that the alien from men in black?

Ive heard worse. If you like it, use it.

Its a big old world and not everyone is called harry or jane.

Raasay Sun 20-Dec-15 20:43:24

A girl in our school was called Lorana. Suited her.

Peppapigallowsmetoshower Sun 20-Dec-15 20:49:36

Oooft...fair play! I asked! smile

Yes I like Laurie. And I agree about -ana vs -anna. I just wondered if it was a name anyone had ever come across in RL.

DickDewy Sun 20-Dec-15 20:51:09

No it sounds made up.

rainydaygrey Sun 20-Dec-15 20:54:39

Not come across it in real life, no. Lorena, Adriana, Celestina, Marianna, yes.

It rhymes with Pollyanna which is a negative IMO.

I do agree with a PP that we can't all have common names. Go with what YOU like.

TangledUpInGin Sun 20-Dec-15 20:56:34

I quite like it - it sounds nice when you say it out loud smile

ImperialBlether Sun 20-Dec-15 20:58:06

It's a made up name, isn't it? Can you imagine how many times she'll have to spell it out and explain it to people?

VocationalGoat Sun 20-Dec-15 20:59:16

I think spelling it Lauriana or Loriana is much better.

I like Lorena, Lana, Lorna, and Loralie as well.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 20-Dec-15 21:26:29

Even if I had 10 DDS it woudnt even make my short list but that's because in my opinion there are more appealing names but I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as its being made out to be,

Sophronia Sun 20-Dec-15 22:50:38

I'd prefer one of these...

Loredana
Laura
Laurentine
Laurentina
Lorena
Laurentia
Lorinda
Loretta

Sophronia Sun 20-Dec-15 22:51:41

Or Lorelei

Wolfiefan Sun 20-Dec-15 22:53:40

Sounds made up. Sorry.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 20-Dec-15 23:07:10

Sounds like the name of a country and western singer.

There are nicer names that start with Laur..

CandlesAreBurning Sun 20-Dec-15 23:07:43

Agree with the one n, and possibly spelt loriana. So what if it sounds made up. Pamela was once a made up name for a play, now its a real name.

MissAlabamaWhitman Mon 21-Dec-15 01:33:28

No.

It's bloody awful. Don't invent names for real. Please.

Artsmanouvre Mon 21-Dec-15 06:30:01

Loriana is my preferred spelling and if I met a baby with that name I'd think how lovely!

But here I have Evie, Isabel name fatigue

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 21-Dec-15 06:41:14

Why not name her Laurie Anna (ie Anna as middle name) if you're going to use Laurie? That way you get to use the whole thing on high days and holidays if you like, but no one can accuse you of making a name up!

Pipistrella Mon 21-Dec-15 07:05:20

It's quite nice actually, but I don't really get on with the name 'Laurie' to begin with as to me it's just a bit too much like lorry. (apologies!)

Kraggle Mon 21-Dec-15 07:15:18

Depends, Laurianna I would say it as if it was the two names, Lauriana I would say Lor-ee-ahh-na which is the way I prefer. I think it's pretty.

AppleSetsSail Mon 21-Dec-15 07:20:00

No.

But here I have Evie, Isabel name fatigue

Me too.

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