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Kiera or Mhairi

(47 Posts)
pickletoots Tue 28-Mar-17 11:24:02


I'm in Scotland and due in 2 weeks time. These two names are our top contenders but we can't chose. Which one do people like best?


Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 28-Mar-17 11:25:04


mummytobemaybe Tue 28-Mar-17 11:35:49

Mhairi just reminds me of that incredibly annoying butch SNP political wannabe, sorry a no from me
Kiera is better

bloodymaria Tue 28-Mar-17 11:41:34

Mhairi is lovely! Would you pronounce it the Gaelic way (vari)?

bloodymaria Tue 28-Mar-17 11:42:09

(Either way is nice though imo)

HoratioNightboy Tue 28-Mar-17 12:13:44

I really like Mhairi but there will always be doubts about the pronunciation, i.e. Marry or Varry.

I like Kiera too, so for ease I'd choose that.

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Tue 28-Mar-17 13:12:46

I like Kiera.

Mhari is pronounced with a v, right? It does sound very lovely.

What about Màiri or just Mary? I feel like there may be less pronunciation issues... But Kiera is really pretty!

OnNaturesCourse Tue 28-Mar-17 13:17:20

Mhairi I believe to be said Vhairi by some however Mairi / Mari is Marry to most. Depends how you want it to sound but I love both.

Kiera I'm not so keen on. Kiara however is a name I love.

Best of luck!

Rockaby Tue 28-Mar-17 18:24:44

Mhairi smile

Sophronia Tue 28-Mar-17 18:44:59


BikeRunSki Tue 28-Mar-17 18:47:18


I am familiar with both names, but prefer Kiera.

LorLorr2 Tue 28-Mar-17 18:49:58


dancemom Tue 28-Mar-17 18:52:00

There were lots of Keira's about Scotland around 10 years ago

I like Mhairi

ErrolTheDragon Tue 28-Mar-17 18:54:56

They're both good names, but I think the lovely Ms Knightley has made Keira a bit overpopular, maybe not in a good way (if that sort of thing bothers you).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Mar-17 19:07:06

Mhairi, lovely !
Don't like Keira, sorry.

MrsMeeseeks Tue 28-Mar-17 19:15:02

Mhairi just reminds me of that incredibly annoying butch SNP political wannabe


MrsMeeseeks Tue 28-Mar-17 19:15:39

I like both, OP, but Keira is a bit more modern and easier to spell and pronounce.

olderthanyouthink Tue 28-Mar-17 19:48:23

I don't even know how to say the m one, my brain can't figure it out

And FYI Kiera is the "correct" spelling Kiera knightleys was an error on her her mum made when registering her birth.

I vote Keira/Kiera

olderthanyouthink Tue 28-Mar-17 19:49:42

Also kids can be mean and I foresee "hairy" or "I'm hairy" coming up

goodpiemissedthechips Tue 28-Mar-17 19:50:21

I love Mhairi.

ChippyDucks Tue 28-Mar-17 19:51:42

Mhairi is gorgeous. I know of too many dogs called Keira to think of it as a human name, sorry.

ChippyDucks Tue 28-Mar-17 19:53:03

Oh, wait though. Would you pronunce it the traditional way (vaari?) If so I'd spell it Mairi.

AhNowTed Tue 28-Mar-17 19:56:37

Both are lovely tho I much prefer the Gaelic spelling of Ciara (with fada over the i)

Lucked Tue 28-Mar-17 19:58:22

Mhairi pronounced with a v sound. Lovely.

MistressMolecules Tue 28-Mar-17 20:02:16

I was going to say Mhairi as I always thought it was pronounced Mar - ri and not with a V however I am really not keen on Keira at all so would still say Mhairi if the choice was between those two names.

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