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(26 Posts)
Logolphin Tue 16-May-17 20:28:59

What do you think of Laurena? Is it too unusual? Any similar alternatives?

HipsterRaccoon Tue 16-May-17 20:45:55

Pronounced lorraina or lauren-a? Like the sound of lorraina but wouldn't spell it laurena.

Maggie2828 Tue 16-May-17 21:00:54

Hmmm. Not keen, sorry. Just looks a bit cobbled-together-made-up. Lauren and Laura are ok though.

PurpleDaisies Tue 16-May-17 21:01:50

It looks made up to me too. I don't like it.

Lochan Tue 16-May-17 21:03:29

What about Laurana?

Rainsbow Tue 16-May-17 21:12:04


VikingLady Tue 16-May-17 21:14:12

I know it was spelt differently, but my instant reaction is "Bobbitt"

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 16-May-17 21:15:29

I like Laura, or Rena.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Tue 16-May-17 21:18:03

I thought Bobbitt too.

Logolphin Tue 16-May-17 21:39:40

I've gone off it now! grin

Wasn't it Loretta Bobett?

SirNiallDementia Tue 16-May-17 21:46:23

How about Laurel instead?

Mupflup Tue 16-May-17 21:48:03

It sounds like a contraceptive pill to me OP, sorry!

Lunar1 Tue 16-May-17 21:50:14

My dyslexic brain could not cope trying to spell that one!

BarchesterFlowers Tue 16-May-17 21:50:27

My thoughts exactly mup.

EverythingEverywhere1234 Tue 16-May-17 21:55:17

Lowenna or Lorna?

SuperBeagle Tue 16-May-17 22:03:40

Pronounced lore-ee-nah or Lauren-ah?

Lorena is a legitimate name for the former pronunciation.

olderthanyouthink Tue 16-May-17 22:04:32

Looks like a typo

HildaOg Tue 16-May-17 22:05:43

It sounds made up. How about Lorna? Beautiful name.

floatingfrog Tue 16-May-17 22:06:15

Lauren would be much better. grin

Bambambini Tue 16-May-17 22:08:07

Like lauren a lot - laurena not at all. Any sister would have to be called Jolene.

Topseyt Tue 16-May-17 22:09:55

It was Lorena Bobbitt. She who cut off her husband's willy.

The story probably does date those of us who are mentioning it, but it was quite big news at the time.

I don't think it is a bad name, but the Bobbitt story is unfortunately what I would think of if I heard it.

Bambambini Tue 16-May-17 22:10:08

Lauren, Lonnie, Laurie or Lorel

Sophronia Wed 17-May-17 00:39:34

I like it spelled Lorena.

CreamCheez Wed 17-May-17 00:55:51

I'm mostly seeing / hearing Lorna

MiniMaxi Wed 17-May-17 04:28:11

I know a very chic Laurena! She's French though so that affects how it's pronounced.

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