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FuckTheJournos Mon 30-Jan-17 00:05:58

Said Mah-rah.
For a girl.

Wdyt? Last name is one syllable, similar to 'Hynes'

DramaAlpaca Mon 30-Jan-17 00:14:47

I agree it looks & sounds quite pretty, but are you aware that mara is the name for a large South American rodent that's a bit like a giant guinea pig? They are quite cute creatures, though.

It might not bother you at all, but just thought I'd point it out in case you didn't know.

TyneTeas Mon 30-Jan-17 00:18:12

The Mara was also a thing on Doctor Who

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mara_(Doctor_Who)

MinnowAndTheBear Mon 30-Jan-17 00:20:55

I quite like it, but I do know that it means "bitter". It's a fairly unusual name from the Book of Ruth so I'd guess that you were religious.

tooclosetocall Mon 30-Jan-17 00:22:02

Pretty, I like it.
I don't know the association with the Dr Who thing or the South American type guinea pig though.
I think you'd be safe using it.

mineallmine Mon 30-Jan-17 00:23:25

I like it. In Irish it's a derivative of the word for the sea. It's lovely.

OrangeJulius Mon 30-Jan-17 00:31:19

Giant adorable rodent. I like it.

mammmamia Mon 30-Jan-17 00:42:58

I think of the Masai Mara in Africa.
How about Amara, pretty name.

Manumission Mon 30-Jan-17 00:44:56

Lovely. Makes me think of Mara Wilson the child actress.

HubrisComicGhoul Mon 30-Jan-17 00:53:56

I have a Mara, so obviously I love the name grin She loves it too and it really does suit her.

MrsPeelyWally Mon 30-Jan-17 01:05:56

Mara is an everyday name where I live. I can count 3 within our family friendship group. Its a lovely name.

Mara means joy in Arabic and can be a unisex name

But its also part of my mothers name in the Irish form mentioned by 'mineallmine'.

Ive been to the Masai Mara and have never thought of it in association with the name.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 30-Jan-17 02:40:14

Mara Hynes just rolls off your tongue.
The little girl, who played Matilda her real name is Mara. Well she wouldn't be so little now,:would she

Joinourclub Mon 30-Jan-17 02:43:16

Mara is cute. I like Tamara too.

chipsnmayo Mon 30-Jan-17 04:48:23

What about Amara?

Mara just doesn't look finished to me.

sofato5miles Mon 30-Jan-17 05:38:14

We call the Masai Mara, the Mara. I like it for that.

My DS has a friend called Amara, lovely too.

MiriAmmerman Mon 30-Jan-17 10:35:25

Beautiful and unusual.
The meaning wouldn't put me off. Yes, it means bitterness, but so do Mary, Marie, Maria, Miriam etc, because they all have a common root. Can't imagine that it bothers the owners of any of those names.

ItchyFoot Mon 30-Jan-17 10:38:37

I love Mara. Wanted it for dd1. She'd have been named after Mara of the Acoma

AlwaysTheWinner Mon 30-Jan-17 10:41:04

I love it. It means 'sea' in Scottish Gaelic too, I think. It's one of my favourite girl's names.

FurbysMakeSexNoises Mon 30-Jan-17 10:41:20

Like it, unusual but not freaky

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 30-Jan-17 17:29:30

Prefer Amara.

Jojo13 Mon 30-Jan-17 19:40:22

I love it, it's top of my list if bump is a girl in a few weeks. I have been watching this forum closely to see if anyone else bought it up and you're the first I've seen.
Short, simple, easy to say/spell, not very common. Certainly ticks all my boxes!

RJnomore1 Mon 30-Jan-17 19:41:42

I love it, it means the sea for me and if I had a third girl it would be up there for consideration.

HelenDenver Mon 30-Jan-17 19:42:04

Nice name!

ChuffChu Mon 30-Jan-17 19:44:16

I love it too!

Also for Mara of the Acoma reasons.

May your dd play the great game well grin

Jooni Mon 30-Jan-17 20:56:48

Mara is lovely. Simple but strong and pretty.

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