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Does 'Zara' just remind you of the clothes shop?!

(40 Posts)
Mariala Sat 13-May-17 21:44:51

My previous girls name shortlist had Zara as the favourite, almost certain I'm going with Zara now - mentioned to DM and immediately got 'what, like the clothes shop?'

Tbf she had her heart set on another name which I went off grin


BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sat 13-May-17 21:47:12

Nice name, and my first thought isn't the clothes chain.

CricketRuntAndRashers Sat 13-May-17 21:48:44

No, it really doesn't. Zara is awesome smile!

But I would give her a middle name.

donkey86 Sat 13-May-17 21:48:54

I'd think of Zara Phillips first, rather than the shop.

EtonMessi Sat 13-May-17 21:49:55


It's a nice name smile

BurnTheBlackSuit Sat 13-May-17 21:51:24

Made me think of Doctors. How sad am I shock

AutumnalLeaves38 Sat 13-May-17 21:51:42

Nope, I instantly think of the royal Zara (who's widely known to be a hard working, down-to-earth, kind-hearted, unassuming and likeable woman, so that's a very positive association with the name, IMO!).

Great name, OP smile

Itsmekathy Sat 13-May-17 21:51:54

I would think of Zara Phillips. I have never bought anything in Zara the clothes shop in my life so wouldn't think of it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 13-May-17 21:52:39

It's very nice OP.

Foxsox Sat 13-May-17 21:52:49

I think of Zara Phillips
It's a good association and a lovely name

AmyOnTheBorder Sat 13-May-17 21:53:41

I do think immediately of the shop. It's not really a bad association though.

Wolfiefan Sat 13-May-17 21:53:44

Zara Phillips would be my first thought.
Really like the name.

Mum2jenny Sat 13-May-17 21:55:51

I think of the shop, sorry!

LongDivision Sat 13-May-17 21:56:02

I've known a little Zara for a few years now, and it had never crossed my mind that it was the same name as the shop. It's a cute name.

buttercup54321 Sat 13-May-17 21:56:06

Zara Phillips springs to mind

ImGoingForATwix Sat 13-May-17 21:56:25

I always think Zara Phillips or the clothes shop. It's a nice name though.

user1471456357 Sat 13-May-17 21:57:02

I always think of the shop, sorry.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sat 13-May-17 21:57:14

Lovely. I associate it with Zara Phillips too.

the4muppets Sat 13-May-17 22:29:54

It's my sisters name so I automatically think of her.

Sophronia Sat 13-May-17 22:48:27

No. it's a lovely name.

NataliaOsipova Sat 13-May-17 22:50:46

I think Zara Phillips too.

HeyRoly Sat 13-May-17 22:52:09

There's a Zara in my DD's class and I don't think of the clothes shop OR Zara Phillips smile

NennyNooNoo Sat 13-May-17 22:52:21

I thought of Zara Phillips before the shop too.

DramaAlpaca Sat 13-May-17 22:53:55

I think Zara Phillips. I'm old enough to remember when she was born, and how the Queen had to give permission for Princess Anne to use such an unusual (for a Royal back then) name.

Anyway, back to the name - it's lovely OP.

BikeRunSki Sat 13-May-17 22:54:45

Zara is a fabulous name. If you use it, your baby will become the default "Zara" in your life.

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