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Keira or Kiera

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fairybunny Fri 09-Feb-18 11:22:12

^ Don't know how to spell itconfused

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 09-Feb-18 11:26:07


Kiera looks like it would be pronounced Kyra - unless that's what you were going for? Then it would be simpler to spell it Kyra

VanessaBet Fri 09-Feb-18 11:28:57

I'd go for Keira, as that is how the most high profile one (Knightley) spells it, and by extension maybe how most people will assume it's spelled.

fairybunny Fri 09-Feb-18 11:29:35

keer-uh is how we want it pronouncedsmile

blinkineckmum Fri 09-Feb-18 23:02:30


xyzandabc Fri 09-Feb-18 23:03:55

Keira or Ciara

Not Kiera

NewDOOFUSfor18 Fri 09-Feb-18 23:07:17

I like Ciara

1haudyerwheesht Fri 09-Feb-18 23:07:39

Ciara. wink

Flywheel Fri 09-Feb-18 23:08:31


pieceofpurplesky Fri 09-Feb-18 23:09:35

I teach one of each in the same class. They argue over who has the correct spelling!!

Tarriance Fri 09-Feb-18 23:13:06

I would call Ciara ‘kee-ah-ra’


Greylilypad Fri 09-Feb-18 23:13:48


Greylilypad Fri 09-Feb-18 23:14:28

Ciara is not pronounced Kee-ah-ra

Linnet Fri 09-Feb-18 23:15:04

I would spell or Kira or Ciara, no e.

LivLemler Fri 09-Feb-18 23:17:58

Ciara (but I'm Irish and that's the Irish spelling, Scottish may be different).

Have a feeling I read that the actress' parents spelled her name wrong, but I might be misremembering that.

Flywheel Fri 09-Feb-18 23:19:20

You're saying it wrong tarriance

afreshnewname Fri 09-Feb-18 23:20:50

I say sierra for ciara

I know a Kira and a Keira both pronounced the same

starzig Fri 09-Feb-18 23:25:49


DropZoneOne Fri 09-Feb-18 23:25:55

I assumed Ciara was same pronunciation as the Italian Chiara, rather than Keira. Obviously I know now that it's not!

gingercat02 Fri 09-Feb-18 23:26:15

Ciara is pronounced keera if that's what you're after. That's the traditional Irish spelling. There are lots of anglised versions

Loveache Fri 09-Feb-18 23:26:51

Ciara. Pronounced keer-a. It's the girls' version of Ciaran, irish name.

Please don't give your child a name and then mispronounce and/or misspell it!

SuperBeagle Fri 09-Feb-18 23:32:09

I think the traditional spelling is Kiera (I'm sure someone will jump on me to tell me Ciara is the traditional spelling - don't bother, I'm aware), but Keira is more popular.

I would spell it Keira for that reason.

Ciara would be mispronounced constantly where I live. I know one and she was constantly called "see-ah-rah" and "kee-ah-rah".

Peachsploosh Fri 09-Feb-18 23:33:34

Ciara is the original spelling, dating back centuries. I have a Ciara (Irish dh but living in England). She has to spell her name to people. Most assume it’s with a K. Slightly annoying but no regrets. Lovely name.
I think Keira Knightly was Kiera but in America they pronounced it incorrectly so she changed the spelling. Might have made that up though!!

calmandbright Fri 09-Feb-18 23:34:12

Keira or Ciara

BikeRunSki Fri 09-Feb-18 23:35:55

I only know people called Kiera (or Kieran) - I always thought that Keira, as in Knightley, was a misspelling.

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