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Laura?

(31 Posts)
pluto Tue 15-Jul-08 21:15:45

All opinions welcome!

SquiffyHock Tue 15-Jul-08 21:17:33

Really lovely, very classic and fairly uncommon.

girliefriend Tue 15-Jul-08 21:17:52

Nice enough name, not very unique or original but will never go out of fashion or cause your dd undue embarressment.

IllegallyBrunette Tue 15-Jul-08 21:18:01

I think it is a lovely name.

madcol Tue 15-Jul-08 21:22:44

Ordinary - alright if that's what you're after.

AbbeyA Tue 15-Jul-08 21:30:37

Lovely. Classic names don't date.

pluto Tue 15-Jul-08 21:40:33

Ordinary is what I'm worried about I think. DS has a fairly unusual Scandinavian name so is it going to be a bit of an anti-climax to go for Laura?

purpleflower Tue 15-Jul-08 21:42:47

It's a truely fantastic name wink

namechangecosfeelingsad Tue 15-Jul-08 21:43:29

I agree Purpleflower wink

Purplepillow Tue 15-Jul-08 21:44:46

I totaly agree purpleflower.. best name in the world wink

buttercreamfrosting Tue 15-Jul-08 21:49:02

Lovely. I do think it's classic & elegant rather than ordinary or boring.

Fimbo Tue 15-Jul-08 21:50:44

Very unusual these days although ds does have one in his nursery class.

It's also my cousin's name

Cosette Tue 15-Jul-08 21:54:28

Yes really like it, it has the advantage of being a lovely name but isn't overly popular.

madcol Tue 15-Jul-08 21:56:27

Some names become less common/frequent but still sound very ordinary/boring IMO can't explain it but emma and sarah are the same I think.
Probably the worng person to comment cos I have a very weird name.

anotherbadnight Tue 15-Jul-08 22:01:14

I really like Laura - not many little ones about these days and all the Lauras I've ever known were really nice!

PaulineMole1 Tue 15-Jul-08 22:02:52

My cousin is Laura and she is a lovely girl .

I think it's very simple and nice a perfect English rose name

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bandgeek Tue 15-Jul-08 22:04:46

Not as common these days...my school was full of Lauras' though!

namechangecosfeelingsad Tue 15-Jul-08 22:05:07

Are you still reading this, purple Lauras? Are you getting a big head? I am grin

pluto Tue 15-Jul-08 22:05:28

So, overall the reaction is pretty positive. I'll put it on the definite maybe list - still have another 29 weeks to decide

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Tue 15-Jul-08 22:07:03

I like it. It's at least as pretty as Molly, Emma, Ella or Lily and all those other really soft but very popular names (if you know what I mean by a soft name) but a Laura would be unusual.

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Tue 15-Jul-08 22:08:07

Ps what about Leonora with Lara for short? OR Laurel

Maybe those would be better matches to your son's Scandinavian name!?

Purplepillow Tue 15-Jul-08 22:08:14

Glad it's on the definite maybe list, but you will know whether the name fits as soon as you have your baby.

I don't think my head is too big.... but you never know wink

mrswoolf Tue 15-Jul-08 22:10:54

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ravenAK Tue 15-Jul-08 22:12:43

I teach dozens of Lauras!

It's a pretty name. Also, it's classless & neutral in terms of pre-conceptions by teachers I think.

Bit dull though?

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