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Lara or cara

(44 Posts)
Mazza22 Tue 24-May-16 18:32:56

Hi what do people think of these 2 names? Am drawn to the Irish connection with cara but think that Lara has a softer sound. Thanks!

ElleBellyBeeblebrox Tue 24-May-16 18:34:00

Both pretty smile sorry no help!!

Aquiver Tue 24-May-16 18:36:04

Cara for me - it is such a beautiful and feminine name, would suit any age smile

ElspethFlashman Tue 24-May-16 18:38:31

Cara, Lara is lovely but inevitably people will misread it as Laura which might annoy her.

But you can't go too wrong with either.

mrsschu Tue 24-May-16 18:40:57

I like Cara but adore Lara...

InstinctivelyITry Tue 24-May-16 18:42:47

Cara. Lara was on shortlist when dd was born 13 years ago... Still love it but Cara edges it...
Lovely choice either way

Brokenbiscuit Tue 24-May-16 18:43:20

Prefer Lara. Don't know why, but Cara sounds like the mean kid at school to me.

Disclaimer: I didn't ever go to school with anyone called CARA and they might all be very nice in reality!

2nds Tue 24-May-16 18:44:17

There is the name Clara, if you like both equally :-) , it was on my list for my second

MrsBungle Tue 24-May-16 18:44:40

I really like both. I think i prefer cara - just!

allegretto Tue 24-May-16 18:45:45

I prefer Lara - but would like to suggest Mara, Sara and Tara. grin

teabag20048 Tue 24-May-16 18:46:01

Cara is lovely

2nds Tue 24-May-16 18:46:17

Or Zara

teabag20048 Tue 24-May-16 18:46:53

Equally love the name Clara

daisywhoopsie Tue 24-May-16 18:47:14

I like Cara.

dizzytomato Tue 24-May-16 18:50:17

I like Lara, Cara means face in Portuguese and expensive in Spanish. Cannot get the association out of my head, sorry.
There are alternatives like Yara/Iara too which I like.

SerenaVanDerWoodsen Tue 24-May-16 18:50:29

I think Lara is a beautiful name. For some reason I've never liked the name Cara, or Clara for that matter. Not really sure why though

dizzytomato Tue 24-May-16 18:50:57

Clara is beautiful too, as is Zara.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Tue 24-May-16 18:56:01

I think Cara is a beautiful name, and I really like Lara too. Good taste, OP...

septembersunshine Tue 24-May-16 19:04:52

Lara for me. Or Clara. Sorry, Cara is not for me. The word 'Car' just dominates the whole name.

PterodactylToenails Tue 24-May-16 19:58:00

Hmmm not keen on Lara I think it sounds harsh. I would go for Clara over Cara.

Artandco Tue 24-May-16 19:59:49

Clara. Whenever I see Clara I read it as Clara anyway, and when I hear cara it sound awkward like the L is missing.

MouldyPeach Tue 24-May-16 20:03:42

LOVE the name Cara, wanted to use it but is too close to my own name

adagio Tue 24-May-16 20:12:00

Definately Cara, although I am a little biased

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 24-May-16 20:13:15

I don't understand the hype over Lara. Cara is much prettier

Lou2711 Tue 24-May-16 20:17:37

Cara is lovely!! grin

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