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almosttherenow Mon 22-May-17 23:27:42

Is Mira (pronounced Meer-ra) too close to Mila (pronounced Mil-la)? They will be cousins (not siblings), just gathering opinions before we contemplate asking SIL!

Buntysoven Mon 22-May-17 23:31:25

I think its ok

BridgetDarcy Mon 22-May-17 23:34:01

I saw it and assumed it was pronounced Myra.....

muffinwaggon Mon 22-May-17 23:35:46


ProseccoBitch Mon 22-May-17 23:36:06

Personally I'd say it's too similar to Myra (as in Hindley) but that might be my age talking.

HerRoyalFattyness Mon 22-May-17 23:36:18

I like Mira.

ProseccoBitch Mon 22-May-17 23:36:55

Waves at @muffinwaggon smile

muffinwaggon Mon 22-May-17 23:37:11

I know it's not spelt the same before anyone points out my comment 😂 but that's what I instantly thought when I looked.

muffinwaggon Mon 22-May-17 23:43:29

@ProseccoBitch hey 👋🏼 smile

Smeaton Mon 22-May-17 23:45:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsMoastyToasty Mon 22-May-17 23:46:16

That spelling as also a brand of electric showers. that's a no from me then

Doowappydoo Mon 22-May-17 23:47:59

Yes showers , that was my first thought

SuperBeagle Mon 22-May-17 23:55:34

I also thought of Myra Hindley

BikeRunSki Mon 22-May-17 23:57:35

I also thought Mira Showers.

mammmamia Mon 22-May-17 23:57:39

Cant you spell it Meera -so much nicer

YouWhatMate Tue 23-May-17 01:52:55

No I do not think it's too close to Mila if it's just a cousin.

Nice name, OP.

Notmyrealname85 Tue 23-May-17 01:59:02

If you're in the uk you'll have people associate it with Myra hindley in afraid. Mila would be safer as different sound

MrsNuckyThompson Tue 23-May-17 02:27:10

I really didn't think of Myra. I know a Mira and she's lovely.

I'd go for it.

Topseyt Tue 23-May-17 02:43:30

I instantly thought of Myra Hindley I'm afraid, and for that reason alone I just wouldn't.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 23-May-17 02:48:12

I love this name and would never think of Myra Hindley. Am not in uk though.

Kittymum03 Tue 23-May-17 02:52:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mise1978 Tue 23-May-17 02:58:25

Really? Not naming a child because in the past there was a killer with the name? As with all time, this killer Myra will be forgotten. The children this Mira grows up will not even know who the killer was probably until they are either close to adulthood or adults.

nooka Tue 23-May-17 03:02:18

For cousins I think it's fine. The names look very similar written down but are pronounced quite differently.

Mira is used as a girls name in several countries and has some very nice meanings (wonder, peace, kindness). If you are really worried OP you could opt for something longer on your dd's birth certificate like Miriam, Miranda or Mirabelle. That might also dissuade people from making the connection to Myra, although that is a completely different name.

Sunshineandgin Tue 23-May-17 03:46:59

I've known two little girls called Mira, a lovely name when they're small but I think will still be great when they're older too. Pronounced with an "i" not "I" more like mirror than Myra.

KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth Tue 23-May-17 03:47:35

Cross between Myra and a shower brand.

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