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Is my daughters name awful?

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Queeenie Wed 05-Feb-20 11:05:20

I have a DD (no longer a baby) who is called Keira. I have seen threads about “K” apparently being chavvy and also threads discussing the spelling of this name.

I specifically chose this spelling for 2 reasons. 1 - I’m Scottish and it’s the feminine form of the boys name Keir. 2 - because although there are alternative spellings (Ciara and Kiera), this is the most commonly used spelling.

After reading the other threads, I just worry I’ve made a bad choice with this and that my daughter may some day be unhappy with her name.

Have I made a big mistake?

Ughmaybenot Wed 05-Feb-20 11:06:10

Personally I don’t love it, but that’s just because it’s not my style. It’s a perfectly nice name, and non-offensive imo.

WindFlower92 Wed 05-Feb-20 11:06:58

I think it's nice and feminine - I think of Keira Knightley and she's definitely not chavvy!

Reginabambina Wed 05-Feb-20 11:07:31

The only thing that it makes me think of is Keira nightly.

Rainbowqueeen Wed 05-Feb-20 11:07:54

Not awful at all

YappityYapYap Wed 05-Feb-20 11:08:58

I like it

ploughingthrough Wed 05-Feb-20 11:09:01

Do you like it? That is all that matters. It is not a name that will ever embarrass your daughter so if you like it then don't worry.
My dd has a flower name that not everyone likes- I don't give a hoot because I love it and it suits her.

ImTheOnlyUpsyOne Wed 05-Feb-20 11:09:20

It's a lovely....please don't let snobbery get to you. I'm very surprised it's viewed as chavvy

AudaCityLimits Wed 05-Feb-20 11:09:21

I think it's lovely. Really pretty but also strong. There was a Keira in This Life wasn't there? I wouldn't think chavvy at all.

Deadringer Wed 05-Feb-20 11:09:39

I am Irish and more familiar with the Ciara version, but Keira is a lovely name, it's pretty and easy to say. Mn can be a bit snobby about names at times, try not to worry about it.

Mrsjayy Wed 05-Feb-20 11:10:19

I know an adult Kiera and a younger Kiera it is a nice name and certainly not awful.

Whatsyourflava Wed 05-Feb-20 11:11:48

Remind yourself that people will make negative comments about every single name. No name will be universally liked on here and that’s why people come here for advice. For obvious reasons you are focusing on the name Keira and focusing on the negative comments . Do you have an alternative name in mind? Because that name will have negative feedback on here too

Even the safest choice of name (eg Emma or Oliver) will have many people saying they are dull and boring

I personally like Keira and I always think it’s sensible to choose the most common spelling

Mrsjayy Wed 05-Feb-20 11:11:53

Spelling so sorry blush I am also scottish and it is a known normal name.

TiddyTid Wed 05-Feb-20 11:13:16

My adult daughter is a Keira smile

FlowerArranger Wed 05-Feb-20 11:14:18

Keira sounds lovely.

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise smile

welshsoph Wed 05-Feb-20 11:16:13

I think it’s a lovely name, not at all chavvy

Percivalthebabyspider Wed 05-Feb-20 11:17:02

I like it, very pretty smile

diddlediddle Wed 05-Feb-20 11:17:19

It's a lovely name smile

theseriousmoonlight Wed 05-Feb-20 11:17:24

I think it's a lovely name.

funmummy48 Wed 05-Feb-20 11:19:05

I think it’s very pretty.

tinnitusagain Wed 05-Feb-20 11:20:46

lovely name, really pretty!

Iwantmychairback Wed 05-Feb-20 11:22:19

I really like it. Nick name Kizzy.

BlueMoon1103 Wed 05-Feb-20 11:23:13

Love it!

FebruaryRainandSleet Wed 05-Feb-20 11:23:31

I like it. I'd put it in the 'nice normal name' list with Clara and Katie.

I have a perfectly ordinary name with more than one spelling, You just get used to saying 'with-an-e' automatically when you introduce yourself

Shakirasma Wed 05-Feb-20 11:25:45

Its 16 YO DD's name, though hers is spelled Kira.

Nothing chavvy about it, it's very pretty.

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