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ButterBeanSoup Thu 09-Feb-17 22:16:33

DP's beautiful mother died two years ago. Both his mother an father are Polish.

If our baby is a girl, I'd love to call her Maura, after his mother, but I'm thinking of nicknames I'd probably prefer (I'd never choose Maura, otherwise, itkwim).

So, I've got Molly....

DD1 is called Tabitha, btw (different dad, though).

wobblywonderwoman Thu 09-Feb-17 22:20:48

Maura is an older type name but what a lovely gesture.
Could Martha work? It would work so well with tabitha (only in my opinion, I know)

libertydoddle Thu 09-Feb-17 22:22:19

I think Maura is a beautiful name. No nickname required smile

Sittinginthesun Thu 09-Feb-17 22:23:09

I quite like Maura just as it is. It's a friendly name.

BellMcEnd Thu 09-Feb-17 22:24:45

I love Maura. I don't think you need a nickname.

I really like that you're remembering his Mum. flowers

MikeUniformMike Thu 09-Feb-17 22:25:05

Use Maura. no nn. It's pretty and a little different.

ScarlettFreestone Thu 09-Feb-17 22:25:16

Maura is a beautiful name- why would you need a nickname?

About 30 yo I was introduced to a very lovely Maura for about 5 minutes and I've always remembered the name.

thisismadness77 Thu 09-Feb-17 22:26:00

It's lovely.

justdontevenfuckingstart Thu 09-Feb-17 22:27:20

Maura is beautiful (hmm I am a bit polish can I rename one of my girls) seriously it is a lovely name.

Heratnumber7 Thu 09-Feb-17 22:30:33

How do you pronounce Maura? Is it Mawra or Mora?

readyforno2 Thu 09-Feb-17 22:44:24

I love the name Maura. It's beautiful

avaj Thu 09-Feb-17 22:48:19

I think it's a lovely name as it is.
I know two Maura's, but neither have a nn as far as I know.

TheCakes Thu 09-Feb-17 22:51:13

Very pretty name

ThomasHardyPerennial Thu 09-Feb-17 23:04:20

It's a lovely name - give her a nickname unrelated to her name if you really want her to have one.

AmysTiara Thu 09-Feb-17 23:10:44

I like Maura, it reminds me of Rizzoli and Isles.

fizzybootlace Thu 09-Feb-17 23:15:38

Lovely name! The only Mauras I know are Irish, has no idea it was Polish.

wigglesrock Fri 10-Feb-17 07:30:04

To be very honest I'd use it as a middle name and pick a name you really want as a first name. All the Mauras I know (all between 55 and 80) are called Mary - Maura is the pet name. I personally find it very old fashioned and not in a granny chic way more in an Assumpta/Concepta /Maureen type way.

NerrSnerr Fri 10-Feb-17 07:34:26

I think Maura is a lovely name and wish we were having a girl so could put it on my list!

stuckinthehouse Fri 10-Feb-17 07:36:27

You may find it's mistaken for Laura a lot...

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 10-Feb-17 08:04:12

My granny was called Maura! It's a lovely name. She never had any nicknames at all though. She was always just Maura. I read a Martina Cole book a while ago where the main character is called Maura and she gets called Maws.

Hubabubba Fri 10-Feb-17 09:23:12

I think Maura is a lovely name! It sounds feminine and is short enough not to need a nicknmame. And it has huge meaning to you. Great choice!

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 10-Feb-17 09:25:29

I'm Polish and I had no idea such name existed in Poland. Isn't it a nickname? Or did you DMIL change her name when she came over here?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 10-Feb-17 09:26:51

I can confidently it doesnmt look or sound Polish and I've never come across it in RL or in books. Unless I misunderstood the OP..

wundringnow Fri 10-Feb-17 09:49:33

I always thought Maura was firmly Irish. I would have thought if Polish it'd be pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with cow.

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 10-Feb-17 09:52:06

Fwiw the granny I mentioned^^ was Irish.

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