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MissJSays Sat 24-Dec-16 14:33:42

Irena (eye-ree-na)

My mums name is Irene, her mum (my Nana) was Irene.
I love other more popular names too. My first choice was Charlotte, nn Lottie which we both love.
I've mentioned Irene a few times but OH always said 'yes, as a middle name it would be cute.' We were at the cemetery yesterday putting some Christmassy flowers down for my Nana (Irene) and OH looked at the grave stone and almost yelled 'WHAT ABOUT IRENA!!!'
Think it's really sweet that he's thinking of including my mum and nana's name, but a little unsure.
Any opinions?

Sirzy Sat 24-Dec-16 14:35:50

I'm not keen and think a lot of people would just think Irene anyway.

Much prefer charlotte/Lottie

Largemelons Sat 24-Dec-16 14:41:03

I think it's quite sweet and there won't be many around. It's a family name so is extra special. How about Irena Charlotte?

MilkybarMars Sat 24-Dec-16 15:33:46

I know one pronounced EE-ren-a so not like Irene at all

DollyPlastic Sat 24-Dec-16 15:39:49

I like it. I'd try for Rene as a nn.

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 24-Dec-16 15:40:38

I like it.

musicalmama Sat 24-Dec-16 15:44:13

I've heard it pronounced in a couple of younger ones as i- ren-a. The I pronounced as you teach little ones to spell phonetically. You could add in an extra n to make it a bit different? X

FatOldBag Sat 24-Dec-16 15:46:57

I like it, it's a lovely name. Definitely nicer than Irene for a baby. It's very popular in Russia.

Kelsey28 Sat 24-Dec-16 16:44:56

Once taught a lovely Portuguese girl named Irina and reminds me of the model Irina Shayk.

neonrainbow Sat 24-Dec-16 16:47:51

I like it.

MissJSays Sat 24-Dec-16 17:24:31

Thank you all, you have been most helpful. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new yearfsmile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 24-Dec-16 17:31:11

Rena, is a lovely name.

NavyandWhite Sat 24-Dec-16 18:15:31

Absolutely dreadful.
Dated and hard sounding.

TroysMammy Sat 24-Dec-16 18:22:03

How about spelling it Irina?

Capepoint Sat 24-Dec-16 18:31:35

I think it sounds lovely and has a very special meaning to you and your family.

Pluto30 Sat 24-Dec-16 20:13:06

I prefer the spelling Irina.

But I do think it's a bit outdated, like Irene.

Shadowboy Sat 24-Dec-16 20:15:18

Like it. Very Russian actually. Love the nn too.

littledinaco Sat 24-Dec-16 20:16:41

I much prefer Irina spelling. It's nice and unusual. Charlotte/Lottie is really boring,sorry.

Prettybaffled Sat 24-Dec-16 20:18:13

Love name and meaning in Greek - peace iirc. Knew a Greek one spelled Irini.

ToffeeAppleDragon Sat 24-Dec-16 20:21:12

Beautiful name

howtheheckdoidealwiththis Sat 24-Dec-16 20:28:32

I think it's beautiful. Ir-ren-ah.
An elegant name.

JudgeJudySheidlin Sat 24-Dec-16 21:23:16

Like it when it's phonetically pronounced as Ee-ree-na. Don't like it when it's pronounced I-ree-na.

Great choice for something a little different

hoddtastic Sun 25-Dec-16 16:27:59

love it, i have a mate called Irene, we call her Reeny.

MikeUniformMike Sun 25-Dec-16 17:58:20

Suggest you spell it Irina. It's pretty and has a nice meaning.

I like Irene pronounced eye-REEnee but most people would say eye-REEN.

Would you pronounce it Irr Ayna or Eye-REEna?

MikeUniformMike Sun 25-Dec-16 18:06:44

oops, silly me. Irena pron. Eye-REE-na is lovely.

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