Ciara

(48 Posts)
Psychology90 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:28:05

Thoughts on Ciara? I think I love it, but want to be 100%!

abiirthdaycake Mon 07-Nov-16 13:32:18

It's not something I'd go for because of how common it is here (though maybe not as common in babies as it was ~20 years ago) but it's a nice-sounding, classic name where I live - definitely go for it!

reallyanotherone Mon 07-Nov-16 13:34:58

While I do like it, i automatically think kee-ar-a, even when I totally know it's pronounced Keer-a

Giratina Mon 07-Nov-16 13:36:32

I know one who pronounces it See-a-ra just to confuse the issue.

Psychology90 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:37:39

No one should pronounce it that way grin there's only 1 pronunciation!

user1478450549 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:38:07

I know one who pronounces it See-a-ra just to confuse the issue

People who can't pronounce their own names are so depressing. The letters simply don't make those sounds!

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 07-Nov-16 13:38:11

If YOU love it, you should choose it for your dd. It's a perfectly normal name (even though not my taste)

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 07-Nov-16 13:39:40

But many names pronounce the C as S e.g. Celeste, Celine, Cynthia so why not Ciara?

JinkxMonsoon Mon 07-Nov-16 13:39:59

I wouldn't be sure how to pronounce it.

See-ara
See-air-a
Key-ara
Key-air-a

And so on...

Psychology90 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:40:15

Because that's not the way the name is pronounced confused

user1478450549 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:47:25

But many names pronounce the C as S e.g. Celeste, Celine, Cynthia so why not Ciara?

For one thing, none of those C name have an I following the C. Ci does not make a see sound even in English.
But its not in English, its in Irish, which has a different sound for the letters. Cia is said like Key. There is no other way to say it!

NorbertDentressangle Mon 07-Nov-16 13:47:36

I know a Ciara - pronounced Key-ara (although she is Italian so that might just be the Italian way).

If you want it to be pronounced Keer-ah I would have said Kira was the spelling

Psychology90 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:49:25

No, Ciara is the spelling. Kira isn't even remotely right.

user1478450549 Mon 07-Nov-16 13:51:57

If you want it to be pronounced Keer-ah I would have said Kira was the spelling

You could say that, but you'd be wrong.

You do get that different languages have different sounds, right?

WankersHacksandThieves Mon 07-Nov-16 14:12:18

I have the male version. It's totally the correct spelling and no one I know wouldn't know how to pronounce it. The only other acceptable spelling is the non Gaelic Keira (from the Scottish Keir), although I've seen it as Kiera from anglisised Kieran but I'm not a fan.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 07-Nov-16 15:57:35

You could say that, but you'd be wrong

No, Ciara is the spelling. Kira isn't even remotely right

Kira is a perfectly acceptable spelling

user1478450549 Mon 07-Nov-16 16:03:53

Wrong again. Kira is an entirely different name.

Why are people so confused that Irish names, from Ireland, are pronounced the Irish way? Just because there may be other similar sounding names from other places doesn't mean you can insist they are all the same.

Ciara is an Irish name, with one distinct pronounciation. Kira is another name altogether.

Flywheel Mon 07-Nov-16 16:09:04

Lovely name op. Go for it. It's a strong, pretty name and very easy to pronounce. The world would be very dull if only phonetically simple names were used.

Buttwing Mon 07-Nov-16 16:13:02

I know about 5 people call Ciara and they all pronounce in Keer-ha.
Ki-ar-ra is spelt Chiara. Ch is pronounced as a hard C in Italian.

Buttwing Mon 07-Nov-16 16:15:01

Sorry keer-ah, I'm making things worse!!

MaryPoppinsPenguins Mon 07-Nov-16 16:15:49

I like it, but I read it as 'see air a'

Buttwing Mon 07-Nov-16 16:16:44

See-ar-a? Like the car?!confused

MaryPoppinsPenguins Mon 07-Nov-16 16:31:17

There's a singer called Ciara and it's pronounced like the car... so that's why.

user1478450549 Mon 07-Nov-16 16:32:10

I like it, but I read it as 'see air a'

But it doesn't make those sounds!

ClaudiaWankleman Mon 07-Nov-16 16:37:03

I know a Ciara - pronounced Key-ara (although she is Italian so that might just be the Italian way)

No she's just pronouncing her name wrong. Italians pronounce CI as chee. E.g. Ciabatta

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