I like Annabel but that is one of DH's ex girlfriend's names and I think that could be weird too. Expecially if we bumped into her and Hubbie said yes "this is Annabel, Annabel". She'd think stalker...
"Mira!" - isnt that something Dora the Explorer frequently shouts. Must mean something in Spanish.. might be worth checking first
otherwise I guess it is quite pretty and different. You will be asked endlessly how to spell it though - but this shouldnt necessarily put you off. Nice to be a little different sometimes and love the way it sounds with Hugh.
We were thinking shortenings could be Mirrie/Belle/Bella. Will have to check out what Dora is saying.
Re Marco Pierre White, we also have fond memories of meals at Mirabelle but couldn't cite naming the poor child after a restaurant! Could yet be having a boy (scan next week) so all academic yet but thanks for thoughts. Fave boy name is Alfred incidentally.
ha ha, laughing at the x girlfriend situation. My friend's x was William and now she lives in USA. she thought she'd NEVER bump into x again, but she did!!!! She said she nearly dropped the baby it was so embarrassing. He just shrugged in a 'women never forget me' way.