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user1494738890 Sun 14-May-17 06:24:14

DD is due soon, and I just wanted to gather the general consensus on the name Zora (after Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God).
The dh and I love it, but the other family members, namely parents, don't seem too thrilled. I am also a little afraid it is too similar to Zara or that it might come across a bit techy, if that makes any sense.
Last name starts with a P and is also a boys name and green holiday.

SuperBeagle Sun 14-May-17 06:27:08

It sounds like a drug to me, honestly.

SummerRayne17 Sun 14-May-17 06:28:18

Or a cleaning pregnant product....sorry!

AvengingGerbil Sun 14-May-17 06:29:43

Sister of Zorro

Gallavich Sun 14-May-17 06:32:17

I read zoflora at first glance

spacecowboy99 Sun 14-May-17 06:47:07

First thought here also Zoflora. Might mostly be a mumsnet thing though and not something everyone would think IRL.

Oysterbabe Sun 14-May-17 06:47:26

I really don't like it. I get that it's a real name but it sounds made up.

heateallthebuns Sun 14-May-17 06:51:25

I'm not keen either. It sounds like mis pronounced/spelled Zara. Child will have to correct people every day.

katonic Sun 14-May-17 06:58:21

I teach a Zohra, think that spelling looks a bit more elegant perhaps? Less zoflora!

happydays2017 Sun 14-May-17 07:00:04

YY to Zohra spelling!

Itsmekathy Sun 14-May-17 07:04:27

Never heard of it and don't like it sorry.

The Zara thread is very positive.

TinfoilHattie Sun 14-May-17 08:47:38

Zara is a great name, Zora not so much.

Thatextrainch Sun 14-May-17 08:49:09

I'm in the minority as I live it. I was at school with a Bosnian Zuhra which is pronounced very similary

Jooni Sun 14-May-17 08:52:45

Wtf is this zoflora that I see mentioned on MN so much?!

I like Zora. I'm a Russian speaker and it means "dawn" - lovely. It also has a strong, pretty sound and ZNH is a great namesake.

If you don't mind people mistaking it for more well-known Zara from time to time, then go for it!

Yika Sun 14-May-17 08:54:55

I love it, very simple and unusual and a great namesake. And although unusual it passes the 'OK to be screamed across a crowded playground/park/supermarket aisle'test.

Yika Sun 14-May-17 08:55:46

Ps Goes perfectly with the surname.

mammmamia Sun 14-May-17 09:03:06

Zohra is a Muslim name, spelt like that it's lovely.
How about Zorah? That looks nice as well.

Bananice Sun 14-May-17 09:13:16

Randomly I heard of the name Zora(h?) for the first time today - the daughter of a Muslim family. I love the name: it is strong and has so much character. Go for it OP

ASDismynormality Sun 14-May-17 09:14:56

I went to school with a Zohra, it's a lovely name.

olderthanyouthink Sun 14-May-17 09:27:37

I think it sounds ok but the spelling is what's iffy

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sun 14-May-17 09:30:12

Strong, pretty & easy to say & spell. All good!

CricketRuntAndRashers Sun 14-May-17 09:43:40

Love it! Gorgeous name smile I work with a lovely woman named Zora.

Also reminds me of the book The Outsiders of Uskoken Castle, which I used to love as a child.

CricketRuntAndRashers Sun 14-May-17 09:48:33

Zora Neale Hurston comes to mind as well.

Fabulous name smile!

Kazzawazza69 Sun 14-May-17 11:25:31

I like it x

CrazedZombie Sun 14-May-17 11:28:22

Looks much prettier with the h. So Zorah or Zohra not Zora.

Zora looks like sister of Zorro, misspelled Zara and Zoflora.

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