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Luna or Lyra

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RainbowJack Mon 27-Jun-16 18:16:46

My cousin likes these names for her little girl but wants some opinions before she makes her choice.

Which do you think is nicer?

Hensintheskirting Mon 27-Jun-16 18:19:22


PaintedDrivesAndPolishedGrass Mon 27-Jun-16 18:21:29

Luna- Harry Potter
Lyra-Northern Lights Trilogy

Is she a fan of children's fiction? Out of the two I prefer Lyra but it does sound similar to liar.

Just5minswithDacre Mon 27-Jun-16 18:21:52


luckiestgirl Mon 27-Jun-16 18:34:29

I love both! I can't decide.

DerelictMyBalls Mon 27-Jun-16 18:40:58


Uptownfuckuup Mon 27-Jun-16 18:41:30


DramaAlpaca Mon 27-Jun-16 18:42:28


1horatio Mon 27-Jun-16 18:53:57

I love the name Luna. Lyra is cute, but Luna is just soo lovely!

sparechange Mon 27-Jun-16 18:55:54

I know 2 Lyra's and 2 Luna's
3 are dogs and 1 is a horse

Smartiepants79 Mon 27-Jun-16 18:56:32

If I have to pick one I'd go with Lyra. However I would not choose either as both are inextricably linked to well know book characters.

NewStartNewName Mon 27-Jun-16 19:04:37

Luna is a bit naff to be honest, and Lyra is going to lead to a whole host of Lycra jokes .........

TheDropBear Mon 27-Jun-16 19:08:14

They're both my little ponies, Princess Luna and Lyra Heartstrings.
I agree with the previous poster about Lyra/liar. Luna is prettier, although I guess then you've got loony luna which isn't great.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 27-Jun-16 19:09:48

Lyra = lycra to me.

Gracey79 Mon 27-Jun-16 19:16:17

Lyra just reminds me of Lycra too, like Luna what about yuna?

Alibobbob Mon 27-Jun-16 19:16:31

My daughter has a Luna in her class - she gets called tic! Not very nice but there you go.

Love the name Lyra.

RattieOfCatan Mon 27-Jun-16 19:25:39

I live both names, if we weren't in live with another name Lyra would be top of our list if we have a girl, and we would use it because of His Dark Materials. Luna is also lovely too though.

RattieOfCatan Mon 27-Jun-16 19:26:11

Fucksake love not live! Stupid autocorrect!

hmmmum Mon 27-Jun-16 19:27:38

Lyra, I think Luna sounds too much like loon / loony

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Mon 27-Jun-16 19:29:19

Lyra. (Probably more because of the HDM link - great choice - but as a name I prefer it too.)

MaryMarigold Mon 27-Jun-16 19:33:36

I would have said Lyra (huge HDM fan), but I know a baby Luna and she's a beautiful bright little thing and suits her name perfectly.

Either or both, basically!

ScarletForYa Mon 27-Jun-16 19:35:28


Luna= loony

Twowrongsdontmakearight Tue 28-Jun-16 07:34:09

Yes Scarlet. My first though was loony Luna too.

julfin Tue 28-Jun-16 07:50:00

I like both. I think Lyra is prettier though, and I agree Luna has the loony/lunatic problem. I don't think of Lycra at all when I see/hear Lyra!

Mottled Tue 28-Jun-16 09:10:51


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